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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 364
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

inflatablechair, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a bottle with largadeer. Best before 30th July 2008

A: Crimson with a nice, dense tan head

S: Fruity with dark raisins, plums, dates and caramel. Slightly bready. Different from other dopplebocks i've had but still recognizable.

T: Complex yeasty, fruity profile with a hint of rum. Bready, fruity sweetness with a medium body and a dry finish

M: Medium bodied but with a dry finish, this one's great. The drying finish is spectacular

D: Very easy to drink a ton of this. I wish i could find more and easily.

DefenCorps, May 14, 2008
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CGPeltier, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

imperiallibations, Jan 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased in Munich, Germany. Best by 08/10/08

Pours a deep dark mahogany, with a one finger head that fades slowly to a solid cap, leaving behind a nice webbing of lace.

Smell; caramel and molasses dominate upfront, followed closely by a little chocolate. Brown sugar covered dates, with a mild hint of some herbal/grassy hops fade to a some more dark fruits such as raisins and plums.

Taste; thick sweet molasses and caramel kick things off, then chocolate and a faint roasted malt flavor comes forward. The middle is all dark fruits with some dates, raisins, and cherries (after a bit of warming). Herbal/grassy hops are present, but they definitely take a supporting role to the malts.

moutfeel/Drnkability; mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with a smooth carbonation, and, for me, the drinkabilty is off the charts.

I've had about twenty bottles of this so far between Germany, and the bottles I've brought back, and each time I've had this I discover another flavor that I didn;t notice before.

RedHaze, Jul 22, 2008
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rredshift, Aug 07, 2013
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metalgdog, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What we have here is an outstanding beer...and even better if you fortunate enough to have it at Kloster Andechs. Truly a great experience. It's about 40-45 min. outside of Munich on the S-Bahn (toward Herrsching) but well worth the trip. We had a perfectly clear day to visit this gorgeous hilltop setting with visibility for miles it seemed. As majestic as the scenery was the beer, brewed here for more than 500 years. Superb doppelbock, big with malty goodness, the real deal. The monks sacrificed little while fasting on this liquid bread.

John, Jun 17, 2002
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MikeCactusGordon, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer at the cafe in the central are of old Burghausen with the Andechs umbrellas and sign.

Appearance: Served in a tall, narrow stange glass. Dark brown with a ruby hue. Off white head with very thick lacing on the sides of the glass. Wow.

Smell: Caramel, malty sweetness and ripe berries.

Taste: Sweet caramel flavor with a clean maltiness and a light roastiness. Vinous, earthy, bark, brown sugar, and plums. This beer is thick and full with flavor.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy sweet but smooth and clean.

Drinkability: Very good and drinkable. It makes a great dessert beer. It's strong but not overpowering or offensive. Rich in flavor and complex. I liked this beer in the bottle but I LOVE it on tap.

This was the last beer of the evening on my second night in Germany. I was still jet lagged but that night I had the best night of sleep of any night in Europe. This beer isn't high in alcohol but with the sugars and alcohol together, this was lights out for me. I look forward to drinking this beer again when I am in Germany.

BrewMaster, Jul 01, 2005
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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
95 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.