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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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95
world-class

704 Ratings
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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 364
Gots: 42 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

chinchill, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

stevoj, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish orange with a frothy tan head that slowly recedes to form a cap on top. Smells of caramel, raisins, burnt sugar, melanoid, slight earthy aroma. Taste is quite sweet with lots of darker and burnt sugars, dark dried fruit like raisins and prunes. There's a touch of alcohol heat but it disappears just after I notice its there. Long lingering sweet malty prunes on the finish. Medium to full body with a moderate level of carbonation, and a sweet almost bubbly mouthfeel. That's a nice bock here, I only wish it were a little easier to come by on this side of the pond.

johnnnniee, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CrellMoset, Jan 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

beast464, Jan 25, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear garnet with a fizzy body and no head. Weird, off look on this. Nose is sweet roasted chestnuts, malted chocolate balls, a signature doppelbock malt. Thin and fizzy in the mouth. Flavor is heavy roasted chestnuts, malted chocolate, a nice dry earthy quality. Either this is an old bottle or something else went wrong as the texture and appearance are all wrong. I'd like to give this another try down the road as it has a lot of nice, warm flavors going on.

JAXSON, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

PretzelCity, Jan 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

PacNWDad, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

metalgdog, Dec 21, 2011
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sjstraub, Dec 19, 2011
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2/5  rDev -53.5%

gameface23, Dec 16, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a stemmed tulip. Thanks to bauermj for bringing back this long-anticipated bottle from Europe.

Appearance: Right away I notice the perfectly sized tan head that is tightly wound with bigger bubbles in the center from an aggressive pour. The beer itself has a date brown color with a ruby tint and transparent edges.

Smell: Rum soaked raisin, plum, dates, figs, and soft molasses. Some clove like spiciness in the background.

Taste: The flavor starts with a rum-soaked raisin. Gooey molasses and toffee sweetness seem to coat a biscuity malt. Some plum and dates some in toward the middle. A slight metallic flavor is a bit off-putting toward the end. A soft, spicy bitterness helps to take the beer out with more balance.

Mouthfeel: There is a sweetness that coats the lips and inside of my mouth with each sip. Almost syrupy, the soft hops at the end prevent it from becoming cloying. Very creamy carbonation, but it is not as strong as it looked after the pour. The body starts medium and seems to get a bit heavier as the sip progresses.

Overall: There is a reason this is a sought after beer. Very well put together, this is the type of beer that I would drink again.

KickInTheChalice, Dec 14, 2011
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pixieskid, Nov 26, 2011
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Joecaddie, Nov 24, 2011
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bigdaddypolite, Nov 19, 2011
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
95 out of 100 based on 704 ratings.