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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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world-class

637 Ratings
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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.95%
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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep brown color with a one finger off white head. Recedes down to a thin cap fairly quickly.

S: A big overlying rye bread note, caramel, toasted bread crust, grain, light powdered cocoa, earthy malt and some light dark fruit notes.

T: A rich wave of rye and nuttiness right away. Middle is primarily dark fruit, with a bit of banana and raisin skin. Light cocoa, molasses and rye crust on the finish. Very well balanced. A really solid doppel.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 04:21:31 | More by notchucknorris
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle, code L3293 might mean it was bottled Oct. 20, 2014.

A brown, reddish body with a solid 2-3 finger head; retention is average a bit. Aroma is brown suggar, bread, banana and molasses. Strong malt flavor, liquid bread, banana chips, very bready and chewy. A nice doppelbock to have.

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

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Chico1985

Massachusetts

2.81/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This is a long-time Want for me, it has been available in my area for a while now but haven't bothered to pick one up until today. An assumed batch number of L3293 is listed on the back.

Appearance - Dark red pour with some orange highlights. A beige head starts off pretty tall and eventually reduces to a splotchy cap with bits of lace.

Smell - Hm. Toasted dark bread, some caramel and cocoa, and nuts are nice, but there is also earthy paper tart cherry weirdness which seem out of place/off. Not bad, but definitely not great.

Taste - Light sour cherry, weird sweetness, licorice, caramel, nuts, some cocoa, cola, bit o' hops. Unfortunately a step down from the smell, not awful, but weak with noticeable off-flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium high-carbonation, watery, not the malty feast that a doppelbock should be.

Overall - I've heard rumors that this beer has gone downhill and/or has infection reports, etc., just wasn't sure how true/extensive it was. Though this wasn't awful, it was easy to see this isn't the beer it could or should be. Not sure if recent reviewers are obliviously blinded by its past reputation and overall rating or if I just got unlucky on this bottle, but either way, an unfortunate disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 21:14:58 | More by Chico1985
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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
96 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.