Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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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
4.41/5 rDev +2.3%
This Doppelbock is *VERY* long-time "Want" for me, finally had the chance to try this at Portland International Beerfest 2013. A 4 oz. pour (clean glass, first taster of the day) - 1 ticket/$1!.
A: Deep amber with a distinctly reddish undertone in the sunlight. Good, steady carbonation rises and generous lacing falls from a dense ivory head that starts at nearly a finger. Would love to see this as a full pour in "proper" glassware, but this fest's glassware does it justice.
S: A bit sweet and floral, something akin to caramel apple, candied nuts and honey.
T: Plenty of fruit: apple, pear, fig and a little woody brandy. Sugary and malty/grainy (pecan pie or brittle?), but then an ashy-dry bittering follows in the finish. Sturdy and complex flavors, quite well-balanced.
M: Awesome smoothness/creaminess - probably my favorite attribute. Vaguely sticky, but not too starchy/gummy. 7% alcohol is well-concealed.
O: What a treat to try, among my favorites of this terrific festival and among the very best of this beer style that I've tried. Extremely easy to drink (as were the other three from Andechs at PIB, I should add...). Sweet at times, fruity, nutty, and a balanced bitterness - bold and satisfying. Very glad to have tried this!
07-22-2013 14:06:45 | More by msubulldog25
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
500 ml bottle, had a bottle date but I forgot to write it down, poured into a snifter.
A- Pours a dark brown color with an inch of off-white head, very good retention and lacing.
S- Sweet aroma of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and bread. This actually smells really, really nice. I'm usually not into doppelbocks because of excessive sweetness, but the aroma here is sweet and complex without overdoing it.
T- Again, not too sweet at all. Flavor has a really nice dark fruit component, along with nuts, bread, caramel and brown sugar.
M- Medium-bodied, soft, creamy and smooth.
O- I was very pleasantly surprised by this, it's damn tasty stuff, easily my new favorite in the entire style.
06-16-2013 06:25:41 | More by WillCarrera
4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
Appearance: Chestnut colored, cream head, quickly dissipates
Aroma: Malty, sweet, honey-like
Taste: Sweet, creamy, with hoppy, dry finish; well balanced
Remarks: This turned out to be my go-to Doppelbock when I lived in Stuttgart.
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 01:32:35 | More by IchLiebeBier
4.11/5 rDev -4.6%
Nice fizzy head, hazy sediment yeast laden chestnut brown color
Nose nice toffee, nutty, molasses like almost syrupy candy, toasted wheat, dark wheat, biscuit, etc.
Taste brings light syrupy molasses, then biscuit, toffee, nutty flavors, little buttery brittle, light candy like, lots of wheat and little candied banana, etc. Dry finish, lingering toffee and nutty flavors as well as the banana wheat.
Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, nice carb.
Overall quite nice, cross between a nice German dunkel, and Belgian like monk style beer.
06-05-2013 14:29:31 | More by jlindros
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
"Benediktinische Gastfreundschaft im Andescher Bräustüberl." Brewed in the style of a Doppelbock, one of the highest rated Doppelbock beers in the world, this beer is not distributed outside of the abbey. Thanks to my brother for bringing this highly anticipated treat back from Germany. Date on bottle is 15 03 12.
Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a flute glass. Served north of 51º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a thin copper cream head of a frothy consistency. Body color is a mahogany orange amber of high clarity with ample carbonation. Retention is average. Appearance is pretty nice. 3.5
(Smell) Moderately toasted german malts, a touch of grain character for depth. Big notes of plums, dates and figs and a clean bready yeast tone. A pinch of warming ester alcohol. Very clean aroma, but full of depth. Potency is medium/high. Very inviting aroma. 4.25
(Taste) A modest caramel and german malt sweetness with a touch of bready grain depth, despite being even cleaner than the nose gave off. Immediately follows through with a wave of dark fruit characters- figs, dates and raisins with a moderate sweetness that transitions seamlessly from the malt profile to finish off with a clean, ideally balanced finish. Hops are mostly faded but the malt and yeast characters in this beer are truly enough to carry it unaided. 4.5
(Mouthfeel) Very clean texture with a smooth bready texture, moderate carbonation. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Alcohol presence is low. Really nice texture and carbonation level overall. 4.25
(Overall) I really enjoy the depth and the drinkability of this Doppelbock. My favorite part is the yeast depth falling together so well with the malt profile. This is a well hidden gem of a Doppelbock. Definetly worth trying! 4.25
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
05-27-2013 02:57:51 | More by Jadjunk
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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