Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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4/5 rDev -7.2%
Clear dark brown colored lager with a small tan colored head. I could almost call the color red.
Smells strongly malty. Aromas of prune and fig. Chocolate, caramel and faint grape scent.
Starts out malty with a big caramel taste. Mildly sweet and nutty, the point being it isn't too sweet. Flavors of fig and raisin with a slight rum flavor. Little bit of chocolate.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall a good Bock that isn't too sweet.
09-21-2013 01:44:54 | More by Zorro
4.18/5 rDev -3%
Ah, the legendary Andechser Doppelbock. I got my chance to try it on-tap at Andechser am Dom in Munich and was excited to have the chance. On to the beer:
This doppelbock is ruby brown in color with red and orange hues which add an extra texture to the appearance. That's not to ignore the good amount of lace which whip around the glass. The nose makes me think of a meal in a glass, a strong dark sweet bread note, but trailing it is a kiss of chocolate. The flavor provided is big in quantity; it's toasty, bready, a little bit sweet, and has a breath of alcohol whicc compliments rather than disturbs the chemistry of the beer. It's medium full bodied, which is fitting, though perhaps not as warming as I expected given the talk of this beer. Make no mistake, this is good stuff that I would recommend you taste when you come to Bavaria.
05-09-2013 16:58:43 | More by DoubleJ
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
Thanks to kbutler1 for this top 100 tick.
Poured into tulip.
Pour 1 finger of khakie head that settles to a small layer. Color is a Mahogony brown.
Aroma: Lots of toffee and caramel malts with some toasted notes. Has some dark dried fruits. Plums, raisins, and dates. This nose on this beer is spot on.
Taste: Fairly close to the nose. Very malty. Toffee, caramel, and toasted notes. A bit biscuity. Has a touch of spice notes. More dark dried fruits (same as nose). Has a bit of cereal grain flavor to it. I like it.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry and malty.
Overall, a very nice lager. One of the top imo. The toastedness really ties this beer together. I am a fan of this one. Pretty drinkable.
11-03-2010 00:49:44 | More by mothman
4.47/5 rDev +3.7%
Thanks goes out to Turdfurgison for this brew.
Pours a very nice dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, little fizzy tan head, very minimal sticky lacing follows. The nose is very big on malts, sweet, and lots of caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, and lots of caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty doppelbock, but I would definitely put up a Celebrator up against it, recommended. Availability is the only thing I can see that makes this special. Thanks Eric.
07-07-2008 23:55:36 | More by Wasatch
4.63/5 rDev +7.4%
500ml bottle from AKSmokedPorter as part of Secret Santa 2005. Thanks for the opportunity.
Poured into a heavy glass chalice glass, formed a 1/4" tan head above the clear dark amber brew. Head fades down to a layer of small bubbles, with ample slow-falling lace. Aroma is heavy caramelly malts, with strong dark fruit highlights. Taste is grain husks upfront, gradually fading into light soft bitterness. Mouthfeel is like plush velvet, and drinkability is incredible. Worth the wait. Have to facilitate drinking this again...
08-10-2006 00:06:55 | More by ppoitras
District of Columbia
4.68/5 rDev +8.6%
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
A: The beer is a hazelnut brown color with crimson highlights. Atop the beer is a thick inch of beige head that leaves a healthy dose of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is pleasant but subtle with hints of yeast and bread.
T: Without a doubt, this is the best doppelbock I have ever had, one of the two best lagers I have ever had (Humulus Lager), and one of the best beers I have had the pleasure to taste. Rich, smooth, packed with flavor...this is world class beer. The beer has a yeastiness and/or bread-like quality characteristic of Belgian quads.
M: Alcohol content completely hidden. Remarkably smooth .
D: Insanely drinkable. It took a lot of willpower to drink this as slowly as I did. My highest recommendation.
11-29-2010 19:45:00 | More by Huhzubendah
4.15/5 rDev -3.7%
Premise: this is not my favorite style, and do not drink many of these.
So...poured a dark mahogany/amber color, slick looking. Head formed to about 2 fingers at first, then settled to a slight 1/2 finger. Nice presentation.
slight sweet caramel, milkweed (?), some toffee and malt gather in the aroma.
Taste: smooth mix of sweet malt, toffee, caramel, some glazed donut and slight hops..slight.
Feels real nice, smooth, no lingering sweet aftertaste which is the reason I don't like most beers in this style (that I've had)
Drank fine, gone without really knowing I drank it. Hmmff.
05-31-2007 16:15:54 | More by Mebuzzard
4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
One of the real surpises during PIB was to see this beer on tap there.
The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty outstanding, as the beer show-cases considerable cherry, vanilla, a hint of butter scotch and even light chocolate on a malty frame. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and while the beer is pretty malty and fairly sweet, the beer is not at all heavy, and the beer came across as surprisingly drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long finish. The alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and this beer is ridiculously easy drinking. It's a bit on the sweet side, which didn't work all that well on a warm summer day in Portland, but this beer would be a real treat to drink in fall or winter.
Very nice beer.
07-22-2013 19:18:32 | More by John_M
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured on tap at Churckey into a tall highball footed glass.
A real nice gorgeous looking doppelbock. Deep ruby red with great tangerine orange edges on the sides that just shine like a gem. Head is one finger tall and super creamy, off tan with even sized bubbles in the formation. A real gorgeous looking beer here.
Nose is strangely subdued and muted. Soft grains and malt, not much heat, maybe a little bit of toffee. There's an interesting sort of kind of soft melted butter sense to this as well.
Palate improves quite a bit but unexpectedly. Soft toffee, not much caramel or large spice. Incredibly creamy vanilla palate with just a hint of light carbonation to make it fun. Silky finish with a thick coating and light sweetness.
Overall it's a great beer but I was hoping for more of a toffee/caramel angle that's just not here. Still going to have to go with Ayinger-Celebrator for the standard and one to beat, but this is no slouch.
09-13-2013 23:46:52 | More by smakawhat
4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
Big thanks to RedHaze for hooking me up with this one, I've been trying to get for a while.
Pours a clear dark reddish orange, light brown, thick off white head forms, quickly settles to a medium ring, some lace spots on the glass. Smell is glorious, very bready, yeast, biscuit, caramel, bit of iron, dark fruits, bit of orangey citrus, rich and delicious smelling. Taste is great, brown sugar sweetness, citrus, light floral, then caramel, lots of dark fruit and iron, raisins, maybe a touch of chocolate roastiness, very dry biscuity finish, light bit of spice, very enjoyable. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation, bit of warmth but very smooth. Definition of liquid bread, fantastic doppelbock.
09-13-2008 22:05:46 | More by Viggo
4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
A: Pours a dark purple/brown color with a large egg-white head on top, rather foamy. Decent retention that slowly reduces to a thin cap on top. Thin, soapy lacing forms around the entire glass.
S: Sweet aroma with some caramel, dark fruit, plum, raisins, a little bit of chocolate, and brown sugar.
T: Some more dark fruit, dates, plums, and a little raisin. There is some brown sugar, caramel, and toffee, and a little bit of cola. Hint of red apple on the finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Incredibly smooth and creamy. No hint of alcohol at all. Slightly dry finish.
O: Very impressed. Great flavor profile and extremely easy drinking. Mouthfeel is superb.
06-21-2012 02:43:32 | More by mdaschaf
4.83/5 rDev +12.1%
Clear deep burgandy color. Some slight orange highlights. A slight beige head sits on top. Thick maltiness on the nose. Some molasses tones seep in. Great smell. Body is almost full. Silky smooth in the mouth. Chewy maltiness dominates, and it should. Caramel and toffee notes are big. Hops are there solely for balance. Molasses also makes an appearance on the buds. Beautiful. An elite Dopple. This is so damn easy to drink.
Give me a nicely stoked fireplace, some Van Morrison in the background and 10 of these badboys and I'm smiling.
A Bighuge thanks to Shit and Mrs. Shit for securing this dandy for me.
11-02-2002 21:49:36 | More by Bighuge
4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Stone imperial pint glass. Poured a deep and dark caramel color with a huge active tan head to it. The head faded down to a very thin bubbly layer after a few minutes and left a small amount of lacing as I drank it.
The aroma has sweet malty flavor to it with some caramel and nuttiness coming through. Some hints of dark fruits are present as well.
The taste has some very nice caramel and toffee flavors to it. Some dark fruit and a bit of cocoa coming through as well. It has a very flavorful and complex taste to it.
The mouthfeel is is on the heavier side and carbonation is relatively low. Excellent mouthfeel overall. Drinkability is good, it's a very flavorful and easy drinking beer. I really enjoyed it and would gladly have another, but would probably opt for something more available here in the U.S. in the future. I liked Thomas Hooker's Doppelbock just as much, if not more anyway.
06-26-2010 20:19:47 | More by billab914
4.6/5 rDev +6.7%
Got this one in a trade with RedHaze. Thanks!
Clear reddish brown with a garnet, purplish hue when held up to the light. A one finger cap of dense, off-white foam appeared after the pour, settling to a skim of fine bubbles and solid collar after a few minutes. Sticky, spotty lacing. Tons of malt character in the aroma, very cakey and bready, rich with notes of toast and biscuit. It had some fruit character as well, mild dried fruits like raisins and figs. Flashes of dry cocoa and darker malts, plus a bit of smoke, appeared as it warmed too. There was a solid bitterness lying beneath the malt flavour, never too far forward yet providing the necessary balance. Light citrus mid-palate hung around through the finish. Alcohol was present from the start, but stayed light and balanced throughout. Malt sweetness played the dominant role, but the caramelized sugar and bread flavours weren't let run wild. Notes of cake and toffee, perhaps a bit of biscuit, floated in and out of focus, along with some dried fruit sweetness and a hint of yeast. The finish wasn't overlong, but a balanced combination of flavours lingered for a while on the palate. Medium bodied with medium/low, well integrated carbonation. Texture was a bit creamy and chewy. This stuff is superb. I was expecting a lot of malt, but was pleasantly surprised by the complexity of flavours present. That quality made this a pleasure to drink, and very easy to polish off a bottle.
09-26-2008 00:14:35 | More by DrJay
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours with a nice 1/2" light khaki head... the brew is dark brown with beautiful garnet highlights... good lacing.
Nose is dark toast... very malty... light caramel...
Flavor mirrors the nose... no chocolate like some darker versions (like Celebrator)... just pure malty goodness... something that I associate with dates with warmth, so does a grainy sweetness.
Very smooth body... the head is so creamy it almost feels like nitro.
Worthy of the hunt and the reputation.
4.5's across the board.
09-05-2013 03:55:20 | More by JohnGalt1
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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