Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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United Kingdom (England)
3.68/5 rDev -14.6%
Beer has a great mahogany colour, is smooth without too much carbonation but I just drank a cheap french lager. Can smell smoked dark chocolate, it also tastes like smoked beer. There are hints of coffee and dark chocolate. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste. Too heavy to session but still very good. This is a beer I can recomend to fans of doppelbock but I won't be drinking it every weekend
10-07-2010 18:09:45 | More by jonb5
3.7/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
01-30-2010 01:11:32 | More by genog
3.73/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
04-21-2011 19:43:01 | More by jamescain
3.75/5 rDev -13%
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.
03-12-2010 19:30:47 | More by Ineedabeerhere
3.75/5 rDev -13%
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.
07-01-2012 14:28:58 | More by Jwale73
3.75/5 rDev -13%
.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.
09-22-2013 19:10:47 | More by BWED
3.78/5 rDev -12.3%
(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.
05-06-2008 20:00:50 | More by WJVII
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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