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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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727 Ratings
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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 366
Gots: 46 | FT: 3
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

WOW. For real, this is the kind of beer I'm always looking for.

yarnbomb, Friday at 01:18 AM
Photo of Chaz
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In color it is between a Ruby-red and chestnut. Pours with excellent/brilliant clarity, topped with a very appealing head, just a bit darker than "pale-tan." Plenty of lace as it drops.

Semi-sour and Sherry-like on the nose. Notes of plum , treacle, sweet... also some oxidation (HEY! It's a long way to Minnesota! Especially since this one made a layover in a NYC bodega.)

Notes of slightly-tart cherry and medium/pale "domestic" malts on the first sip, and they play very nicely together. Some deeper notes of roasted, dark malt toward the middle, and a rather dry finish -- excellent! Not as cloying as I thought it would be from the nose, and not nearly as off-putting as the notes of oxidation suggested, either.

Easy-drinking, and rather lighter in body than I'd expected.

I had mentioned "Sherry" right away, and this one is also vinuous in the best way -- the better doppelbocks definitely feature that characteristic, and this one is certainly among the top doppelbocks. I would definitely recommend this bier to anyone interested in the style. ;)

Did I mention that it was lighter in body and also very-easy drinking? Because it is. In fact, this one might be "dangerously-drinkable" in a certain biergarten setting, nestled in the hills of Bayern . . . SOME day!

A big cheers to BA user "gory4d" for the assist in finally* getting to try this one.

* After hearing about this brew for the past thirty years, we FINALLY have a wholesaler that is bringing in the S&H Brands portfolio of which the Andechs brands are included, and yet for some reason said wholesaler doesn't bring in Andechs! What a shame: I'd LOVE to try this side-by-side with a Korbinian or three...

Chaz, Tuesday at 07:01 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

kcbaby, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of SABERG
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Lost Nation brewing in Morrisville VT.
A - Caramel, color, an ever so slight cream colored cap supported by gently rising
carbonation.
S - A hint of smoked malt, wonderful caramel notes and a kiss of dark fruit.
Light brown sugar, and a touch of winter spice.
T - Malt forward and remarkably clean. Nothing to sweet here, the light hop hints
are buried in the back. We were sharing some smoked bluefish pate for lunch. The match
was quite nice. The finish is wonderfully dry for the style.
F - A delight, starts to coat the palate, then quickly runs for the exit, leaving on a
glass slipper of caramel to track it down with the next sip.
O - A real treat, the nose, body and finish show amazing restraint and balance.
A new favorite.

Cheers all

SABERG, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

runner72, Nov 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

dspinler, Nov 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

IckyT2012, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of nodder
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A- Dark brown with a half finger off white head. Spotty lacing.

S- Figs and other dark fruits, malts, caramel, brown sugar.

T- Dark fruits and sweet malts. There is a burnt chocolate/smokiness also. No alcohol in the taste at all.

M- Medium body and carbonation. As "chewy" as this beer is it goes down very smooth.

O- Like a slice of fresh black bread in a glass. Amazing.

nodder, Nov 07, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

iftcoach, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Lehighace06, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

cistercian12, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Hallertau, Nov 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

SpasmWaiter, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

CuriousMonk, Oct 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

gillagorilla, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of kevinmaher
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

kevinmaher, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of e_dawg
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours dark copper color. When held up to the light a vibrant red with hints of gold is revealed. Almost no head and minimal lacing. Smells of toffee, cookies, butter, wood, banana, malt, and sweet bread. Taste is bready with hints of roasted caramel, very light brown sugar, and more toffee. Not as sweet as the nose had initially suggested. An light and airy mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Good balance to the flavors. Finishes fast and pleasant without much linger. A very drinkable and delicious beer.

e_dawg, Oct 29, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%

lastmanonearth, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

dru37, Oct 25, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

StammBar, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

yemenmocha, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

500 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Mahogany brown with 1 finger of creamy, tan head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Sweet brown bread, fig, date, molasses, toffee, and concord grape.

Taste
Sweet dark fruit notes of fig, date, and concord grape. Caramel, toffee, molasses, and plenty of sweet brown breadiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, smooth, and sweet.

Overall
Super balanced, smooth, and easy drinking. An excellent Doppelbock!

justintcoons, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

aubzachsyd, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a half liter stein a deep garnet color with a off white crown atop,love the rich full color.Buttery caramel and dark German maltiness in the nose,it has an iron/metallic tinge to it.Buttery rum flavors,almost like a rum ball with that butteriness sticking around for awhile with some chocolate coming in the finish but not overly sweet.Worthy of the praise this beer is not in your face and it doesn't hit to hard in one aspect,just a great all around doppelbock.

oberon, Oct 19, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%

Heidelberger, Oct 19, 2014
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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
96 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.