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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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648 Ratings
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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 363
Gots: 31 | 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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mmmbeerNY

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-05-2014 17:37:50 | More by mmmbeerNY
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-04-2014 13:57:08 | More by tjsmith910
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle, with code of L1693, but not sure what that means.

dark in color but still clear. amber highlights. little head that fades. rich malty aroma - flavors of caramel, pipe tobacco, and plum. same in the taste, very good. low carbonation. the beer coats the mouth, appropriate for the style.

overall a very good doppelbock, approaching Celebrator and Samichlaus.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 04:25:30 | More by jmdrpi
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steveh

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Long-awaited, much anticipated -- was surprised to find this sooner-than-expected.

Half-liter bottle with an odd coding that I hope isn't the bottling date (would decipher around June of 13, so I'm going to ignore it and hope for the best).

A -- Clear, deep chestnut color with ruby highlights and smooth, tan head that settles slowly, leaving a thin, but presentable cap.

S -- Dark breadcrusts, mild molasses, some light earthiness and fruit, and mellow pepperiness from alcohol.

T -- Rich, bready malt -- very pumpernickel-like with a sweet molasses and bready toastiness. There is some underlying bitterness from hops in balance, a light hint of dark fruits, more bready sweetness in the finish and a dry, peppery character from alcohol in the aftertaste -- but stopping just shy of hot.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a dry finish and a medium body bordering on full.

O -- A very classic rendition of the style, yet definitely projecting its own character to distinguish itself. The Andechs is a little drier in the finish than other Doppels, yet the dark bread character up front is just what German (specifically Bavarian) brewers produce so much better than the majority of US micros can duplicate.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 21:51:50 | More by steveh
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-22-2014 02:26:54 | More by Fcolle2
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Kerne

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-21-2014 04:18:37 | More by Kerne
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-19-2014 05:47:02 | More by JMS1512
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-18-2014 16:13:55 | More by JT99125
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-18-2014 01:56:11 | More by DrunkinYogi
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rderedin

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-17-2014 21:59:16 | More by rderedin
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-17-2014 07:07:28 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-17-2014 04:05:42 | More by Benesi88
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a glass bier stein

Clear mahogany ruby with a small steady stream of carbonation. Creates a two finger dense taupe head. Settles into a solid taupe foam layer.

First sniff was of toffee. Deep rich fruits, figs, plums and raisins. Rich malts.

Smooth taste of deep rich malt, deep fruits, chocolate. Gentle carbonation. Smooth aftertaste. Delicious.

Yet another tremendous beer from Andechs. Worthy of stocking in the fridge and repeating often. Great, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 02:46:20 | More by WunderLlama
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

02-16-2014 03:10:29 | More by jwps214
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nyrblue2

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-16-2014 02:17:06 | More by nyrblue2
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

02-15-2014 23:29:50 | More by jkane101
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

02-15-2014 22:11:44 | More by AndrewBV
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Khutso

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

02-15-2014 19:59:21 | More by Khutso
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rose copper color that sporadically lets some light through. Medium-high carbonation visible with a one inch heads that sticks for a while.

S: Dark fruit with slight chocolate undertones.

T: Primarily toffee, mocha, dark cherry, and a flash of toasted bread at times.

M: Medium body, high carbonation that bights the tongue, creamy feel on back-end, and a slight alcohol feeling that builds throughout the pint without being overwhelming.

O: Bottom line - This is Korbinian with not as great of an appearance, but with a slightly better mouthfeel. Andechs and Korbinian are top Bavarian doppelbocks, with Celebrator slightly behind them because it is not as robust.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 19:00:23 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut / mahogany in color. Impressive head formation and retention. There's some lace formation, but it's spotty. Aroma is malt-forward in every way. Toasted grain and fresh-baked bread upfront followed by a rich, toffee-like note. Only the faintest trace of alcohol to let you know this is more than a plain-old Dunkel. Faint floral hoppiness.

While many doppels come across as too malty-sweet to me, this isn't one of them. The balance is just about spot-on. That faint hoppiness on the nose is more prevalent here and able to stand up to all the sugars. Overall flavor is dominated by toasty malt, very much like a standard Munich Dunkel. A bit of nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, bordering on a creamy texture, thanks to the carbonation being soft. For a relatively strong beer, it's all too easy to knock back a pint of this and still be up for another.

I'd sum up Andechser's Doppelbock as a robust Dunkel lager. While it doesn't quite have the depth of flavor that Celebrator (my and many others' top pick for doppels) has, it does nothing wrong.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 23:32:05 | More by gr0g
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MWolverines66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

02-11-2014 17:54:15 | More by MWolverines66
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kevanb

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Liter Stein poured at Suppenküche in San Francisco, review taken from notes.

The beer pours a deep caramel brown color, borderline dark amber with some burgundy tones. A soft, frothy khaki head rises nicely from the beer with great retention and lots of lace. The aroma is is of wonderful smooth chocolate, brown sugar, rich grain, slightly roasted coffee, a touch of bitterness, plays well with the chocolate and doesn't detract at all from the aroma. The flavors are fantastic, such smooth qualities,lots of bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, brown sugar, strong malts, stone fruit and almost a bit of vanilla. It's complex, deep, but more importantly, incredibly balanced and perfectly integrated. The body is great, very rich, full, silky, just enough lively carbonation that finishes good gusto but could pack a better punch.

Verdict: Magnificent beer and definitely the standout for the style, sorry Celebrator. I'd been longing to try this for quite some time and to find it on draft was a real joy. I had no trouble downing a liter of this over dinner and I can't wait to find a few bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2014 06:16:57 | More by kevanb
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-09-2014 18:49:02 | More by Kurmaraja
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brijar

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ancechs Dopplebach Dunkel it by far the best Dopplebock I've ever taster. Brewed in a monastery in Bavaria Germany and sold throughout the region, It's a wonderful bold full bodied beer with a molasses finish. If you ever get the chance to drink one, I highly recommend it. There are not some distributors in the US that are selling this, but I've yet to find it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 23:39:27 | More by brijar
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

02-07-2014 21:17:29 | More by Shandycan
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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