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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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652 Ratings
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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 362
Gots: 32 | 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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genog

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass this beer was a light to medium amber color, had decent lacing.

The aroma from this beer is of roasted malt, some slight spice, and strong clove, and a some hint of banana maybe?.

The taste is sweet, some caramel, and a lingering aftertaste. I could also taste a little of the alcohol as well. This was a good beer, but not the best I had on the trip. Some questionable mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 01:11:32 | More by genog
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jamescain

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weissen glass

Appearance: Light brown with an off white fluffy head. There are little bubbles streaming up the sides from the glass telling me this will be pretty lively.

Aroma: German maltiness with dark fruit hints. Caramel with a little bit of smokiness, this is as you would expect from a doppelbock.

Taste: Definitely a bready aspect to this beer with a touch of clove and caramel rounded off with some yeastiness. Not the most diverse beer I’ve ever had, but fitting for the style.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable for 7%. German beers tend to be lower in alcohol and the higher versions tend to show through. The carbonation was not as I expected but fitting for the style and gave the beer its medium body feel.

Overall: A good beer, not the best beer, but a solid representation for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 19:43:01 | More by jamescain
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Spain

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

01-05-2013 22:57:31 | More by Gonzoillini
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

02-11-2014 17:54:15 | More by MWolverines66
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -13%

11-22-2013 02:04:03 | More by ScaryEd
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Wisconsin

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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zink23


3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-07-2012 17:41:35 | More by zink23
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -13%

01-14-2014 23:23:39 | More by jonnypopgun
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13%

12-21-2013 22:45:51 | More by MrNate
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-24-2013 22:58:09 | More by match1112
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this rarity, Mike! Best by date in May, so this is definitely in code. From notes on 3.5.10.

Pours a light chestnut brown color with some light grayish-tan foam. Nice lace and a stunning color with hints of orangey-red, good clarity.

Aroma opens up with some candied dates and a bit of caramel. Not quite as bready as I was expecting? Some earthy hops play over the malt base. Something odd... a little rust? Like a spiced metallic thing going on that is really distracting. This is oxidized? The taste has this as well with a little campfire smokiness combining with a hearty loaf of raisin bread. Not overly sweet, but that metallic flavor is here again.

Granted, I'm not the hugest fan of this style but that metallic quality is really off-putting. Great mouthfeel, just spot on carbonation level creates a nearly chewy body which is just excellent with the breadiness and creates a supremely drinkable brew. I was left a little underwhelmed overall, and kind of annoyed by this rust flavor, but would happily give this another shot down the road.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 19:30:47 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Thirsybird for bringing this back from Germany. 500ml bottle. 6/9/12 indicated on the label. Pours the color of mahogany with a translucent clarity and a loose, quarter inch, tan-colored head that dissipates into soapy swirl. Nose is somewhat dull and doesn't really reveal all that much - just a suggestion of sweetness. Taste is malty, albeit not overly sweet, and somewhat subdued on the backend. There's also a hint of prunes and a faint, German yeast character. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a lively carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall, a very solid and drinkable doppelbock; however, definitely lower in alcohol than many of the other representations of the style that I've tried. That said, not a beer I would recommend for extended cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 14:28:58 | More by Jwale73
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earljones199

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-12-2014 01:59:11 | More by earljones199
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

.5 L draft in a mug at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia

A- Deep brown amber, with a tan head. Doesn't retain.

S- String malt, caramelized sugar, caramel, a bit of iron.

T- A bit of roast. Sweet caramel, a little metallic.

M- Slightly viscous. Pretty light for a doppelbock, however. A bit of a bitter finish.

O- Decent. I'm not superbly impressed, but it has some really good caramelized characters.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2013 19:10:47 | More by BWED
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Reviewed from notes as was in Germany -5/2/08) Poured into a pint glass this beer was a light to medium amber color, semi transparent with a tan head that had decent lacing. The aroma from this beer is of roasted malt, some slight spice, and strong clove. The taste is a little sweet, some caramel, and a clove after taste. I could also taste a little of the alcohol as well. This was a good beer, but not the best I had on the trip.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 20:00:50 | More by WJVII
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Note: this is not my favourite style though I have tried to take it into consideration and marked accordingly.

Appears brown/ruby with a frothy head. Smells rather average to me, caramal/biscuity.

Taste is an improvement, bitter and sweet. Dark fruity tastes and a small amount of hops.

Overall a good doppelbock, went great with a cheese sandwhich too.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 10:02:08 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Prufrock

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

0.5L bottle into a pilsner.

clear dark amber with an inch of off-white bubbly head that leaves nice rings of lace.

cola, caramel, red wine and cherry notes in the aroma. sweet, candy-like and malty, but a touch metallic.

medium-high carbonation with a slightly syrupy feel. starts malty and caramel sweet, then finishes with a touch of bitter cherries, some sour, and some alcohol. has a bit of an odd aftertaste, but a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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