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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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646 Ratings
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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 363
Gots: 30 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This world famous bock from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain is not meant to be rushed, but savoured slowly. As solid as a rock, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel presides over the evening meal with a colour reminiscent of dark copper with nuances of fiery red. Its clear gleaming look harmonises with its firm, fine pored head.

Also the aroma delights the connoisseur: soft roasted accents and a nuance of dried fruit carrying a vein of caramel. This Doppelbock Dunkel from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain presents a pleasant effervescence. And then there’s the unmistakable flavour: mouthcoating and velvety, strong and yet pleasantly malty – a powerful, robust body. At the same time, it develops an easily recognisable sweetness, embraced in roasted cocoa and a light, bitter hoppiness.

Concluding with a powerful punch, this Doppelbock departs with a lingering aftertaste of quality plain chocolate. A strong Doppelbock that embodies the centuries old Benedictine brewing tradition, sip by delicious sip.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 06-16-2002)
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gr0g

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4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut / mahogany in color. Impressive head formation and retention. There's some lace formation, but it's spotty. Aroma is malt-forward in every way. Toasted grain and fresh-baked bread upfront followed by a rich, toffee-like note. Only the faintest trace of alcohol to let you know this is more than a plain-old Dunkel. Faint floral hoppiness.

While many doppels come across as too malty-sweet to me, this isn't one of them. The balance is just about spot-on. That faint hoppiness on the nose is more prevalent here and able to stand up to all the sugars. Overall flavor is dominated by toasty malt, very much like a standard Munich Dunkel. A bit of nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, bordering on a creamy texture, thanks to the carbonation being soft. For a relatively strong beer, it's all too easy to knock back a pint of this and still be up for another.

I'd sum up Andechser's Doppelbock as a robust Dunkel lager. While it doesn't quite have the depth of flavor that Celebrator (my and many others' top pick for doppels) has, it does nothing wrong.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 23:32:05 | More by gr0g
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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
96 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.