Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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Reviews by unclejimbay:
4.35/5 rDev +0.9%
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
ABV: 7.10 %
A surprise gift from Don Lowman on his wedding/FL visit during Sept 2010. Thanks for the kind gesture Don aka "digita7693"
Enjoyed this brew with a peanut/thai chicken meal in th eback yard with wife and good friends. It was a sipper with the higher abv and semi boozy character. Enjoyable for sure a nice bock sipper, but not a sessionable brew. Good for a cold night or long conversations. Exceptionally good primer for a Terrapin Depth Charge! (Milk/Coffee Stout)
Appearance was dark brown tea in color with amazing clarity, short head and retention.
Smells noticably boozy on a foudation of dark malt and fruityness in the background.
Tastes as it smells with a nice solid dark malt backbone, notes of dark fruit, raisan, toffee, etc.
Mouthfeel is semi slick with medium+ body and high carbonation.
11-10-2010 20:55:43 | More by unclejimbay
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -15.8%
A: Deep reddish brown with a thick tanned head of about 2 cm. The head settles after a while and leaves some lacings.
S: A rather big smell, very malty. Caramel, roasted malts, coffee and dark fruits. Grassy and spicy hop notes.
T: The taste is better than the smell would have you believe. It's not overly sweet, but here's still plenty of malty sweetness. I like how the expected caramel and bready malts are complimented by roasted malts and coffee - interesting and not very common. Lots of date-like fruity notes. Wood and a subtle herbal hop note. The finish is mildly bitter with a well integrated alcohol flavor and lingering malts.
M: Rather full bodied and very smooth. Quite a lot of carbonation.
D: As for doppelbocks go - a style I sometimes have a hard time dealing with due to the cloying sweetness some of them showcase - this is one of the better I've had. The sweetness is not overly powerful and the "dunkel element" in this one adds lots of levels and flavors. Nicely balanced. But still, it's not the most interesting beer in the world, and after one bottle I've had more than enough.
09-21-2009 22:01:55 | More by ricke
4.08/5 rDev -5.3%
A- dark reddish brown with no head at all?!
S- Fruity and malty with a bit of tangy olive. Smells like dark, sweet spent grains.
T- Very fruity. it has a deep roast malt body and finish that is a little smokey.
M. good carbonation. a bit syrupy, which would be complemented by a more creamy head if it had one.
D. Not so much.
08-28-2010 15:56:48 | More by joemacpherson
4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
Thanks to kmpitz2 who hand carried this back to the USA.
Pours into my glass a deep amber/brown with a big creamy white head and great clarity. Looks quite inviting in my glass. Aromas start with deep rich malts. Caramel, sweetbread, a touch nutty and doughy. Just intensely malty with toffee accents as well. Rich, deep and enticing.
First sip brings caramel and toffee German malts rolling all over the place. Doughy with a bit of nuttiness that moves into some dark fruit flavors as well. Flows down with rich lingering malts and a touch of bitterness. Not the most complex of beers but a clean, tasty malt bomb that does not disappoint.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with solid medium body. Quite drinkable and somewhat like a meal in a glass. "Liquid bread" is not a bad way to describe this one. Well worth tracking down if you love doppelbocks. I would love to try this at the source sometime.
05-08-2009 03:33:24 | More by orbitalr0x
5/5 rDev +16%
(1/04 update: Shared two bottles of this with friends over the holidays after they hand-carried them back from Germany. I'd give it solid 6s across the board if it were allowed. It has no equal.)
Finally the bottle and glass were empty, and I cried...
Dark amber/auburn color with a white head that starts firm and gradually goes down to a thin persistent lace. The aroma is a complex maltiness that's one of the seven greatest smells on earth.
One sip fills your mouth with every non-roasted malt flavor there is - raisin, blackcurrant, caramel, toast, chocolate, toffee... I could go on all day. The malt fruitiness & multifaceted lager sweetness (triple decoction? Quadruple?) is just balanced by a background bitterness. The alcohol is present, subtly, and in perfect balance with all of the other flavors. The finish is extraordinarily round, with a bit of licorice waaay in the background. Leaves every single tastebud in the mouth happy.
This beer is proof that the monks are indeed closer to a God than we are.
Note: Heavyweight used this yeast strain in Perkuno's Hammer Imperial Porter.
07-10-2002 05:48:35 | More by sponberg
4.05/5 rDev -6%
Dated 10/05/05. Cant read anything on the label -all in German except the Reinheitsgebot! Dark and rubied-brown and clear, can barely see through it. Lovely thick, milkshakey head with a ton iof khaki froth and bubbles crackling through. Lusciously heavy malty aroma, it just smells thick! Caramelly, karo syrup, mollassess... Slightly creamy feel, bit chewy, but not heavy, more medium bodied. The caronation is jut barely noticeable. Very wet feeling. Taste of caramel malts, light toastiness, more sweetness, towards the end of the sip. I get thoughts of cream sherry, but I cant decide if it is from the aroma, taste of maybe just more of the whole experience.... You get a lot of flavor punch in this without it being too much. Not too overpowering. Very good flavors. Makes me keep thinking about it, keep tasting more and more, with each sip of it. Nice one!!
Thank for this one Horst!
03-18-2005 03:26:00 | More by shapudding
4.47/5 rDev +3.7%
16 ouncer,, with "mindestens haltbar bis" dating of 020305, Fresh as far as I can tell. Brought back by a neighbor from Germany. This classy brew is a treat. Rich, bold, and ultra smooth. Pours a classic, brownish dark amber, white tiny bubble head. Nose is pure rich malt. Wonderfully smooth and rich mouthfeel. Notes of dark caramel, raisins, molasas, rum, tastes like a nice sweet light chocolate brownie. Complex, smooth and satisfying. If you can find some, buy it.
11-13-2004 02:48:46 | More by Billolick
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
Had on tap at New World Tavern
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, tan-brown in color, clear
Smell: toasted malt, caramel, and smoke
Taste: burnt caramel, smoke, and toasted malt
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, sweet and smoky, medium carbonation, smooth
Overall: A really nice and smoky classic dopplebock. The smokiness allows this to be sweet but never cloying. Amazing on tap. I would certainly pick this one up again.
10-17-2013 19:48:13 | More by tigg924
4.03/5 rDev -6.5%
500 mL bottle poured in my mug I got in Ueberlingen in 2003.
Pours a dark amber color with a strong, off-white head that retains very well. Smell of burnt caramel, slight bit of earthy hops, and some dark fruit, most noteably some cherry. Smell still is a little weak for what I was expecting, good, but not very strong. Light toastiness in the taste. Certainly some burnt caramel is noticed as well as some slightly grainy flavors. Sweet caramel finish, that ends up being dry. Higher than medium carbonation with medium body. Very nice beer to drink, I think it may be even better when enjoyed straight from the brewery.
03-24-2007 00:50:57 | More by badbeer
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
Cheers to my friend Kerstin who snagged me this brew while in Germany. 3/2/12 is best by date.
Pours with a think head which settles quickly. Dark amber in color. Smell is sweet but not overly so. Taste is sweet and smooth; mix of malts and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is very, very smooth. ABV not detectable. A wonderful doppelbock. I would drink this on a routine basis if available. Worth seeking out. I am a huge fan of the style and this is exceptional.
09-01-2011 19:47:45 | More by SkinnyElvis
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
500ml bottle poured into a .5L Weiß glass. Huge thanks to Thorpe429 for hooking me up!
Pours a seemingly dark brown, until you hold it up to the light and the nice deep dark ruby comes through, it's deep and clear with dark tobacco notes to it. The head is small ut creamy and dark brown. Nose is perfect for the style. It's a bit sweet and very malty, it's a bit bready and yeasty which gives it that classic German Dunkelbier nose.
Right off this thing is super creamy and smooth, light carbonation is spot on, it makes it velvety and smooth without over doing it on the palate. There is a bit of an iron taste to it which is the only detracting thing about it. The dark caramel, and molases comes through really well. You can almost taste the alcohol, but it's don't very well for 7.1%, it's there but it's not in your face. Easily one of the best doppelbocks I've ever had, and certainly deserving of it's spot in the top 100.
11-26-2010 18:30:16 | More by kingcrowing
3.5/5 rDev -18.8%
Slightly hazed caramel orangey-reddish with a low beige head.
Aroma of fig and caramel, some low notes of corn and grassy notes.
Flavor of fig and raisin, low cocoa notes, a slight metallic note, some brown sugar and yeastiness. Roasty malt flavors emerge, mixed with some charred bark and root beer flavors. Noticeable residual sweetness, not overly so. Finishes with some spiciness.
Even mouthfeel, a bit slick, finishes somewhat powdery and dry. Tasty beer, decent drinkability, but could use more complexity. I expected much more based on the over-the-top reviews. Thanks to BuckeyeNation for sharing.
11-16-2009 01:57:03 | More by far333
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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