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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

673 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Thick, creamy, tan colored head sits silently on top of the hazy mahogany colored beer. Smells of chocolate and sweet malt with undertones dark bread. Sweet roasted and caramel malts mix with a fist full of raisins. Finishes with a mild dark malt astringency that never quite overpowers the firm sweetness of the brew. Good lord the aftertaste lingers. There is almost more flavor left on my tongue then I could detect in the liquid I drank. No complaints, just unique. The alcohol is barely noticeable, especially if the beer is not too cold. A solid beer with a full mouthfeel and some nice flavors.

08-31-2007 07:45:05 | More by HappyHourHero
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brc

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Had on tap at Kloster Andechs Nurnberg. Served in a stemmed Andechs glass.

Mahogany color, 2 fingers of tan head with great retention. Very clear liquid, though dark.

Fairly strong smell, of wood, campfire, and dried fruit. Makes me think of a strange quad/rauch blend.

Lovely rich taste, caramel, raisin, burnt sugar, biscuts, alcohol. Pretty overpowering and incredible.

Medium full mouthfeel. The taste lingers, slight alcohol feel in finish.

Drinkable, though I'd prefer to savor a smaller glass.

04-01-2009 13:53:12 | More by brc
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-03-2013 17:00:14 | More by chippo33
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-15-2013 14:12:43 | More by InspectorBob
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance: Chestnut colored, cream head, quickly dissipates

Aroma: Malty, sweet, honey-like

Taste: Sweet, creamy, with hoppy, dry finish; well balanced

Remarks: This turned out to be my go-to Doppelbock when I lived in Stuttgart.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 01:32:35 | More by IchLiebeBier
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-22-2014 15:09:20 | More by orangesol
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-13-2014 02:54:42 | More by mrebeka
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

500ml bottle I got sometime ago. Noticed this was within a month of it's best by so I opened it up with the only person i know who is crazy about this style - BA smoked. The brew pours a clear mahogany with ruby hints through the body. This looks almost like a clarified sort of maple syrup with 2+ fingers of yellowish tan froth. Stringy fingers of lace stick to the glass. Flawless appearance.

The smell has a solid toasty grain scent that is strikingly fresh. If you have ever witness the sheer awesomeness that is the smell of mashing in to a grist composed heavily of chocolate/caramel malts, this is it encapsulated in a glass. Notes of molasses and toffee, burnt sugars, mild chocolate, coffee and caramel all swell up in the nose. Some herbal hops and modest alcohol inclusion break up the malt assault in your nostrils.

The taste includes flavors of molasses, chocolate and nutty grains on the sweet side. Contrasting is a modest herbal to citrus hops inclusion with minor carbonic quality mixed with minerals. The aftertaste is buttery toffee, raisins, molasses and some earthy to herbal hops along with that carbonic quality previously mentioned.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest to effervescent level of carbonation. It is crisp and somewhat lighter in the feel for 7+%. This is a solid integration of flavors with nice complexity. It has a lingering cling on the palate almost like butter which is my only gripe. Overall a really nice experience that was significantly better than I was expecting. No wonder this is #1 in the style. Get it.

09-05-2012 14:54:06 | More by stakem
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-14-2013 22:40:28 | More by Duff27
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-06-2013 23:33:37 | More by AlexFields
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braican

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-23-2014 19:47:04 | More by braican
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Exiled

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-04-2012 03:03:35 | More by Exiled
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DanforthPewter

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-04-2014 01:00:06 | More by DanforthPewter
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-18-2013 13:04:06 | More by Slatetank
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-19-2012 23:21:04 | More by bauermj
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-13-2014 15:50:09 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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jcb7472

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-07-2014 18:11:31 | More by jcb7472
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-05-2014 21:33:54 | More by Latarnik
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-22-2013 13:59:55 | More by duceswild
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-25-2014 03:27:24 | More by WhiteLight68
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-28-2012 03:31:17 | More by DmanGTR
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-23-2013 11:06:36 | More by zestar
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-21-2013 04:01:29 | More by Holland
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joe1510

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

500ml
$3.69
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
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crisis44

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-01-2012 22:41:24 | More by crisis44
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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