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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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96
world-class

673 Ratings
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 363
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
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 -1.4%

06-10-2014 01:29:09 | More by PatGreer
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -3%

Poured from a 500ml bottle, code L3293 might mean it was bottled Oct. 20, 2014.

A brown, reddish body with a solid 2-3 finger head; retention is average a bit. Aroma is brown suggar, bread, banana and molasses. Strong malt flavor, liquid bread, banana chips, very bready and chewy. A nice doppelbock to have.

06-09-2014 01:27:42 | More by papat444
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2014 02:21:30 | More by lupercmda
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gory4d

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-07-2014 03:40:57 | More by gory4d
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Vonhinx

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-04-2014 19:21:49 | More by Vonhinx
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AgentMunky

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-03-2014 22:41:01 | More by AgentMunky
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-02-2014 13:53:35 | More by mattmarka1
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

2.81/5  rDev -34.8%

This is a long-time Want for me, it has been available in my area for a while now but haven't bothered to pick one up until today. An assumed batch number of L3293 is listed on the back.

Appearance - Dark red pour with some orange highlights. A beige head starts off pretty tall and eventually reduces to a splotchy cap with bits of lace.

Smell - Hm. Toasted dark bread, some caramel and cocoa, and nuts are nice, but there is also earthy paper tart cherry weirdness which seem out of place/off. Not bad, but definitely not great.

Taste - Light sour cherry, weird sweetness, licorice, caramel, nuts, some cocoa, cola, bit o' hops. Unfortunately a step down from the smell, not awful, but weak with noticeable off-flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium high-carbonation, watery, not the malty feast that a doppelbock should be.

Overall - I've heard rumors that this beer has gone downhill and/or has infection reports, etc., just wasn't sure how true/extensive it was. Though this wasn't awful, it was easy to see this isn't the beer it could or should be. Not sure if recent reviewers are obliviously blinded by its past reputation and overall rating or if I just got unlucky on this bottle, but either way, an unfortunate disappointment.

06-01-2014 21:14:58 | More by Chico1985
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-01-2014 20:52:36 | More by milkbone_underwear
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%

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Aroma is bready and caramelly. Sweet dried fruit, dark toffee malt. Clean and pure.

Taste is caramel sweet and bready, fresh. Nice hard minerally water and just a touch of hoppy spice.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, nicely carbonated, crisp with a satisfying aftertaste.

Overall a rock-solid doppelbock, among the best I've had. Glad we can finally get these stateside.

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4.66/5  rDev +8.1%

(code L 3013 - poured into a British pint)

A: initial voluminous, sudsy, somewhat open foam stand that slowly condenses into a silky-dense texture, then further into a steady yet not quite uniformly thick cap... brilliantly clear, fiery-red liquid with deep orange-y glow

S: flowery, chalky soap a la Dove/Ivory... medium-toasty bread crust, black tea, faint baker's cocoa... later on, a prune-like, dark fruit wafts off - somewhat reminiscent of a Trappist dubbel or the odd Quad... the melanoidin-smeared bread crust intensifies, while a wet, mountain forest woody scent emerges... overall clarity and potency of aromas are fairly strong

T: mmm... remarkably dynamic depth of flavor - spiced/stewed apples, briefcase leather, ginger snap, potting soil, light milk chocolate with walnuts... chrysanthemum stem mixed with black coffee type of flavor and bitterness highlighting the aftertaste, more chocolate bar as well... roasted sugars a force as well, clinging to the top of the palate...

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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