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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel

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BA SCORE
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world-class

585 Ratings
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.93%


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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Reviews by parris:
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parris

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brown hazy color, yeast sediment, thin head, maybe I poured yeast that I shouldn't have.

Armoa is tons of maple syrup, and caramel, smells like you're about to eat a maple syrup hard candy.

Mild taste, very balanced, toasty and sweet

Medium bodied, very satisfying carbonation

This beer starts out as "pretty damn good" then finishes with "crap, it's gone." Very great overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 23:20:11 | More by parris
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bmac093

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown copper red color. A large head forms and fades but overall good retention. Smells of sweet toffee and a strong malt presents. The taste starts with a strong toasted malt and sweetness of toffee, carmel with raisin and chocolate. There is a subtle complexity. A faint bitter and dry finish. Creamy, smooth, and perfect carbonation. Overall, a great doppelbock. May not be at the same level as Celebrator but close. I'll be looking for it in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 05:14:31 | More by bmac093
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joe1510

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml
$3.69
Binnys - Willowbrook

Andech's classic doppelbock emerges from the bottle and fills the stein with a gleaming chestnut brown liquid that shows amazing ruby highlights when backlit. Micro carbonation moves up the body, keeping the ecru head sustainable. The foam is creamy and dense while showing no signs of disappearing. Heavy drink lines decorate the glass with each swig.

A meal in a glass, no doubt about it. The nose is impossibly bready. It's rich, slightly sweet, a touch nutty. I always get the faintest touch of lactic sweetness from rich doppelbocks, no different here. A barely there, faint floral note runs along the rear. This beer simply makes my mouth water.

Bread, bread, and more bread. There's a touch of sweetness and a sliver of nuttiness as in the nose. A touch of florals flit throughout but this is all about dough and warm bread. Very substantial and satisfying. Not much to say but delicious.

There's a fair amount of heft, again, substantial. The body is velvety smooth with a palate coating softness. When considering the ABV drinkability is flat out off the charts. There's weight but it's not filling. There's sweetness but in no way cloying.

This just happens to be the standard bearer of the style. It's clean, delicious, full of flavor, and simply mouthwatering. I dare you to dislike this beer. It's impossible. Now that it's in the states it will be a staple in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 02:43:40 | More by joe1510
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mendonza

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

04-16-2014 05:08:08 | More by mendonza
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-16-2014 02:38:19 | More by sukwonee
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-15-2014 22:35:33 | More by mklisz
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flagmantho

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a giant stange at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: rich, nut-brown hue with minimal haze and a thick head of creamy ivory foam. Looks outstanding.

Smell: sweet, caramelly and extremely malty aroma. Smells like Whoppers candy.

Taste: sweet with big malt flavor. Not a lot of complexity, mostly just a very clean, very sweet malt character. Very solid.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and a good creaminess.

Overall: sweet but nicely quaffable; this is an archetypal doppelbock.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 19:10:25 | More by flagmantho
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark copper, slight hints of red (clear) with a two inch light tan, bubbly head. This a very well balanced and flavorful beer. Amazing notes of caramel, roasted malts and dried fruits. Smooth, a bit sticky on the lips in the finish. Medium bodied and goes down easy. Can easily see the high rating for this and I'm glad I was able to finally grab a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 01:06:03 | More by ChrisL24481
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falcon1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-12-2014 20:48:45 | More by falcon1
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blabaer

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-11-2014 04:28:41 | More by blabaer
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Jack_Tripper86

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-10-2014 05:29:00 | More by Jack_Tripper86
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date that I can find, this just hit the stores around here a few weeks ago.

A: Medium-dark brown with red highlights. Good sized light brown head, quite fizzy and effervescent. Head fades quickly at first but then slows down. Good head retention as it never seems to fully fade away. Nice little walls of lacing too.

S: Hmph, interesting. Heavy on the dark breads, caramel and raisins. But there's a slightly smoky umami in there too. Root beer candy-like sweetness too.

T: Again with the hard root beer candies, especially up front. Caramel sweetness joins it. Some toffee and umami in the middle. Dark fruits everywhere, primarily raisins but fig too I'd say? Cocoa is everywhere too, primarily towards the back end. Sweet bread in the finish with lingering root beer in the aftertaste with some herbal qualities.

M: Surprisingly heavy and full bodied for 7.1%. Smooth.

O: Interesting beer. Never had a doppelbock that tasted like those hard root beer barrels you had as a kid. I assume it's some sort of herbal quality combined with caramel sweetness that is making the association for me. Very unique brew. Strong flavors for only 7.1%. Great complexity and balance too.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 05:13:14 | More by Dope
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ZCW

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-09-2014 23:57:29 | More by ZCW
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scottford

Germany

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-09-2014 12:43:39 | More by scottford
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-06-2014 05:59:49 | More by NWHopinator
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-06-2014 03:19:57 | More by victory4me
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2014 18:27:32 | More by pathman
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-29-2014 06:19:29 | More by Kelp
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2014 00:04:11 | More by Brushkanna
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-28-2014 15:14:23 | More by davemathews68
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RoyFokker

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-25-2014 20:37:43 | More by RoyFokker
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-25-2014 19:22:29 | More by Jspriest
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle was poured into a large tulip.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark amber mahogany color with vision of slow moving bubbles when held up to light.

Smell: Fruity, caramel, toffee, bready, banana, and raisin.

Taste: Raisins, bananas, toffee, caramel, wheat, toasted malts, grassy hops, a little bitter chocolate, and a little bitternes in the end.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, a little chewy, full bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Wow. This doppelbock is the bomb. At less than $4 a bottle, revisiting this beer again is going to be easy.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 04:44:39 | More by Flounder57
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leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-22-2014 15:09:20 | More by orangesol
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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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