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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

636 Ratings
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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 363
Gots: 30 | 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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emdawg

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-08-2012 17:31:29 | More by emdawg
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - thanks!

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with an average size fizzy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, butterscotch, an earthiness

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and some butterscotch. There is also some raisin and herbal notes and a bit of a earthy/smokey/roasted flavour. It ends with a malty dark fruit aftertaste with a touch of bitterness.

Overall - I've been wanting to try this one for a while due to the high reviews. It's a good beer.. but nothing mind blowing. My bottle is best before September 2012, but still.. it can't have changed all that much.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 00:49:56 | More by spinrsx
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Liquoric3

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-06-2012 20:51:36 | More by Liquoric3
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kojevergas

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a .5 litre Andechs glass in Germany. Reviewed from notes taken June 2010.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of lovely cream and thickness. Great retention. Colour is a dark ruby. Nontransparent.

Sm: Dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and pleasant dark esters.

T: Dark fruit, caramel, layered beautiful yet minimal hops. Brilliant shining esters (but not berry) on the climax. The full-bodied barley body is subtle and well malted. Very well balanced and built. No alcohol comes through. Perhaps a touch too sweet, but I quite like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavours nciely. Maybe a bit syrupy, but it's forgivable; this style demands thickness and presence.

Dr: Very easy to drink, even refreshing. A fantastic Doppelbock - definitely one of the best I've ever had. Give her a spin; you won't be disappointed. I'd have to have a side by side, but I think I prefer this to Celebrator.

B

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 19:38:11 | More by kojevergas
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2012 22:11:05 | More by bostonryan
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paperwerewolf

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-24-2012 23:08:32 | More by paperwerewolf
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-23-2012 18:20:05 | More by DrunkinDonutz
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-20-2012 23:39:59 | More by sliverX
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whatsgoody

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-16-2012 22:58:11 | More by whatsgoody
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lafunguspore

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-16-2012 19:45:12 | More by lafunguspore
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -19%

11-13-2012 20:07:30 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml courtesy of Don. Thanks! Tulip.

A: Plum and brown color with a quarter inch lasting head. Decent legs.

N: Clove, brown sugar, malt, soy sauce, prune. Has a deep appreciable sweetness that never ventures to cloying.

T: Complex. Brown sugar, some earthy hop bitterness. A hint of smokiness and some soy sauce, but not as a flaw. Incredibly balanced. Clove again. Cola. Breadiness like a dark rye loaf.

M: Rich and full. Very clean.

O: A rewarding beer. A veritable loaf of bread in a glass. Extremely glad t have tried this, and a beer I will revisit whenever I get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 17:30:16 | More by writerLJBerg
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-05-2012 03:30:19 | More by grumpygerman
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2012 14:05:24 | More by cbeer88
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mpetersen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-22-2012 21:53:56 | More by mpetersen
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-19-2012 23:21:04 | More by bauermj
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

10-17-2012 03:19:17 | More by t0rin0
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rjblake1984

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-04-2012 17:05:17 | More by rjblake1984
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Have had this a few times on draft and finally picked up a 0.5L bottle at the local Trinkmarkt. Let me start by saying that I'm not a huge Doppelbock fan, but that I enjoyed this beer a lot.

A: Pours a dark dark brown with some red tint to it. Clear, no turbidity. One or two fingers of head which formed quickly and dissipated equally quickly with almost no lacing.

N: It's nice, of course, mostly malty earthiness with some sweet toffee smells. I get some combo sweet and salty aroma like teriyaki or butterscotch cookies with sea salt. Smells better than I make it sound.

T: Not as sweet as I would have guessed from the nose, more toasty than it smelled. Nutty malty breadiness, with molasses and maybe a cola flavor. Sweet dark fruits, but not overpowering at all. I don't get much alcohol, 7.1% is tucked away nicely. Slightest bit of hop in the finish.

MF: I like the mouthfeel on this, coats the tongue well with good, balanced carbonation. A little too lingering maybe, a little creamy and oily at the end.

Overall this is a great beer and worthy of being highly ranked as (one of) the best in it's style. This is more subdued and balanced than some of the American Craft takes on doppelbock. It's in the same league as Ayinger Celebrator in my book.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 20:25:47 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer a few times, but haven't gotten around to reviewing it. This bottle was from Etre Gourmet and was nearly a year old. Served in some sort of tulip at Tom's place.

A - Light tan foam settles to a thin collar and wispy patches, leaving minimal lacework. Transparent dark almond brown body.

S - A nice collection of toasted malts, cocoa powder, toffees, honey-dipped cake, and a bit of malted milk chocolate (i.e. Whoppers). Perhaps a hint of roast in there as well. It's also got that clean lager feel to it.

T - The taste isn't quite as sweet as the aroma suggests, with more hearty bread and nuts and less of the sweet and sugary flavors. Think banana bread with a dash of dark fruits and toffee and you'd be pretty close. No alcohol, which is appreciated even though this is on the low end of the Doppelbock ABVs scale. Clean and surprisingly refreshing finish.

M - Medium-full bodied, with a bit of roast dryness to the texture. Otherwise chewy and creamy, with medium-low carbonation an a hint of alcohol warmth. Quite easy to drink in comparison to some weightier beers of the style.

D - This is a very good doppelbock, but I think the unavailability factor may drive up the scores a tiny bit. Still, it seems mellower than Ayinger Celebrator even though it's a bit higher in alcohol. I could easily drink a half-litre on my own and I'll make sure to do so next time I'm in Europe.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 15:02:31 | More by MasterSki
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-12-2012 02:01:36 | More by inflatablechair
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Maction

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-10-2012 23:12:13 | More by Maction
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

09-10-2012 20:29:44 | More by MacarthurParker
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schneid

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

09-10-2012 18:11:37 | More by schneid
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 14:54:06 | More by stakem
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
96 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.