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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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96
world-class

653 Ratings
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 361
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
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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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date that I can find, this just hit the stores around here a few weeks ago.

A: Medium-dark brown with red highlights. Good sized light brown head, quite fizzy and effervescent. Head fades quickly at first but then slows down. Good head retention as it never seems to fully fade away. Nice little walls of lacing too.

S: Hmph, interesting. Heavy on the dark breads, caramel and raisins. But there's a slightly smoky umami in there too. Root beer candy-like sweetness too.

T: Again with the hard root beer candies, especially up front. Caramel sweetness joins it. Some toffee and umami in the middle. Dark fruits everywhere, primarily raisins but fig too I'd say? Cocoa is everywhere too, primarily towards the back end. Sweet bread in the finish with lingering root beer in the aftertaste with some herbal qualities.

M: Surprisingly heavy and full bodied for 7.1%. Smooth.

O: Interesting beer. Never had a doppelbock that tasted like those hard root beer barrels you had as a kid. I assume it's some sort of herbal quality combined with caramel sweetness that is making the association for me. Very unique brew. Strong flavors for only 7.1%. Great complexity and balance too.

Serving type: bottle

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Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark amber mahogany color with vision of slow moving bubbles when held up to light.

Smell: Fruity, caramel, toffee, bready, banana, and raisin.

Taste: Raisins, bananas, toffee, caramel, wheat, toasted malts, grassy hops, a little bitter chocolate, and a little bitternes in the end.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, a little chewy, full bodied, and medium carbonation.

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L - creamy beige head holds good retention atop a bronzed brown body
S - fainter aroma of earthy hops, caramel, grain, and toffee
T - rich and sweet, toffee, caramel, grain, earthy spicy hops, slightly peppery on the finish
F - fullish body, creamy and smooth, finishes clean
O - a bit of a surprise here. I was expecting better. It's still really good, but I was hoping for a little bit more from the #2 ranked doppelbock in the world.

Serving type: bottle

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A - Brownish/ruby red appearance with a one finger head. Decent lace retention on the glass

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T - WOW! An absolute stud. Malts, toffee, caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate. They all meld together perfectly. Pretty complex and unlike anything I have tasted. This is so different and so good!

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S: nothing too strong here. Some boozy aromas. Light malt smell
T: fantastic. Boozy notes up front with standard raisin taste of beers in this style but then finished with incredibly complex flavors. Like a cocoa. Wonderful lingering aftertaste. Lasts for a very long time.
M: amazing. The alcohol up front just tingles the palate but then you get the perfect carbonation and aforementioned lingering taste.
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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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