Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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4.75/5 rDev +10.2%
edit: batch L3293 had some fairly strong vinegar notes. Not at all like the bottle I reviewed below.
a: Bright, chestnut brown; poured with a medium sized fizzy head.
s: Big, beautiful dark bread (pumpernickel?), some figgy fruit, European milk chocolate. Subdued but deep if that makes sense.
t: Nutty, toasted pumpernickel breadiness dominates with hints of dark fruit and lingering warm chocolate.
m: Perfectly silky.
o: Just a beautiful beer. Different from, but on par with, Celebrator.
04-27-2014 22:10:50 | More by DIM
4.45/5 rDev +3.2%
Appearance - translucent mahogany colour with tan head
Smell - Toffee, caramel, hazelnut, soy sauce
Taste - toffee, caramel, hazelnut, hint of soy sauce, mixed nuts
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, sweetness and nuttiness upfront, bitterness in the back end and the finish is toasty and bready
Overall - a very tasty dopplebock that I'm glad made it to the States. Will strive to always have this on hand. Recommended
Price Point - $4.25/16.9 oz bottle
04-26-2014 16:03:27 | More by keithmurray
4.01/5 rDev -7%
Poured a dark copper clear color with a 4F head into a pilsner glass.
Nice looking beer.
The aroma is not as strong as other Doppelbocks- some figs and toffee- but mild.
Mouth feel is malty- relatively smooth and works well with this beer.
Taste: deeper than other Doppelbocks. More breadth, malt, figs.
There was too much bitterness in the finish for this style.
Overall- quite good, but there are other beers in the style I prefer. I like the deep malt-fig character, but the bitterness is too pronounced. I would prefer more malt, stronger fig in the aroma.
The bottle date was late December- perhaps the beer was past its prime. Nevertheless, quite good.
04-21-2014 00:21:33 | More by brureview
4.36/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours a dark brown copper red color. A large head forms and fades but overall good retention. Smells of sweet toffee and a strong malt presents. The taste starts with a strong toasted malt and sweetness of toffee, carmel with raisin and chocolate. There is a subtle complexity. A faint bitter and dry finish. Creamy, smooth, and perfect carbonation. Overall, a great doppelbock. May not be at the same level as Celebrator but close. I'll be looking for it in the future.
04-19-2014 05:14:31 | More by bmac093
4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
Binnys - Willowbrook
Andech's classic doppelbock emerges from the bottle and fills the stein with a gleaming chestnut brown liquid that shows amazing ruby highlights when backlit. Micro carbonation moves up the body, keeping the ecru head sustainable. The foam is creamy and dense while showing no signs of disappearing. Heavy drink lines decorate the glass with each swig.
A meal in a glass, no doubt about it. The nose is impossibly bready. It's rich, slightly sweet, a touch nutty. I always get the faintest touch of lactic sweetness from rich doppelbocks, no different here. A barely there, faint floral note runs along the rear. This beer simply makes my mouth water.
Bread, bread, and more bread. There's a touch of sweetness and a sliver of nuttiness as in the nose. A touch of florals flit throughout but this is all about dough and warm bread. Very substantial and satisfying. Not much to say but delicious.
There's a fair amount of heft, again, substantial. The body is velvety smooth with a palate coating softness. When considering the ABV drinkability is flat out off the charts. There's weight but it's not filling. There's sweetness but in no way cloying.
This just happens to be the standard bearer of the style. It's clean, delicious, full of flavor, and simply mouthwatering. I dare you to dislike this beer. It's impossible. Now that it's in the states it will be a staple in my fridge.
04-19-2014 02:43:40 | More by joe1510
4.01/5 rDev -7%
I had this beer on-tap in a giant stange at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.
Appearance: rich, nut-brown hue with minimal haze and a thick head of creamy ivory foam. Looks outstanding.
Smell: sweet, caramelly and extremely malty aroma. Smells like Whoppers candy.
Taste: sweet with big malt flavor. Not a lot of complexity, mostly just a very clean, very sweet malt character. Very solid.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and a good creaminess.
Overall: sweet but nicely quaffable; this is an archetypal doppelbock.
04-15-2014 19:10:25 | More by flagmantho
4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
Pours a beautiful dark copper, slight hints of red (clear) with a two inch light tan, bubbly head. This a very well balanced and flavorful beer. Amazing notes of caramel, roasted malts and dried fruits. Smooth, a bit sticky on the lips in the finish. Medium bodied and goes down easy. Can easily see the high rating for this and I'm glad I was able to finally grab a bottle.
04-13-2014 01:06:03 | More by ChrisL24481
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
04-10-2014 05:13:14 | More by Dope
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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