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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 364
Gots: 42 | 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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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

appearance: rich amber brown, hints of real red in there not much head but you can imagine why

smell: roasted malted barely stands out with a bit of alcohol in there some walnuts round it out

taste: what a rich walnut tanin taste, a bit over powering but I enjoy it. Almost a wintry brew

mouthfeel: haunts the roof of the mouth with a stratigicly placed biter at the end and those tannins

overall: A great dynamic brew this is one you have when you are looking to drink beer, not party not have drunken good times but really drink a brew. One thing pops into my head $2000 call girl, you spend some time enjoying that

JCBears, Aug 25, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a medium brown color, fizzy with a slight head. The smell is very sweet and heavy on the malt. Dominant smell is brown sugar. Taste is sweet and heavy, with hints of roasted marshmallows and almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is slightly on the lighter, fizzy side for something this strong and tasty. Alcohol is hidden very well. Overall, one of the best of the style I've had.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the real surpises during PIB was to see this beer on tap there.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty outstanding, as the beer show-cases considerable cherry, vanilla, a hint of butter scotch and even light chocolate on a malty frame. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and while the beer is pretty malty and fairly sweet, the beer is not at all heavy, and the beer came across as surprisingly drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long finish. The alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and this beer is ridiculously easy drinking. It's a bit on the sweet side, which didn't work all that well on a warm summer day in Portland, but this beer would be a real treat to drink in fall or winter.

Very nice beer.

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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This Doppelbock is *VERY* long-time "Want" for me, finally had the chance to try this at Portland International Beerfest 2013. A 4 oz. pour (clean glass, first taster of the day) - 1 ticket/$1!.

A: Deep amber with a distinctly reddish undertone in the sunlight. Good, steady carbonation rises and generous lacing falls from a dense ivory head that starts at nearly a finger. Would love to see this as a full pour in "proper" glassware, but this fest's glassware does it justice.

S: A bit sweet and floral, something akin to caramel apple, candied nuts and honey.

T: Plenty of fruit: apple, pear, fig and a little woody brandy. Sugary and malty/grainy (pecan pie or brittle?), but then an ashy-dry bittering follows in the finish. Sturdy and complex flavors, quite well-balanced.

M: Awesome smoothness/creaminess - probably my favorite attribute. Vaguely sticky, but not too starchy/gummy. 7% alcohol is well-concealed.

O: What a treat to try, among my favorites of this terrific festival and among the very best of this beer style that I've tried. Extremely easy to drink (as were the other three from Andechs at PIB, I should add...). Sweet at times, fruity, nutty, and a balanced bitterness - bold and satisfying. Very glad to have tried this!

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
95 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.