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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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96
world-class

657 Ratings
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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 361
Gots: 33 | 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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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a mug...

A - Brownish/ruby red appearance with a one finger head. Decent lace retention on the glass

S - Nothing discernible for me. Some light malts and a little caramel possibly, a little bit of a letdown

T - WOW! An absolute stud. Malts, toffee, caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate. They all meld together perfectly. Pretty complex and unlike anything I have tasted. This is so different and so good!

M - Medium to full body feel, mild carbonation that rolls off the palate pretty smooth

O - Most importantly the taste takes the cake here. It totally raises the stock for me in this one. So unique and savoring. Although the other attributes aren't quite there, the taste of this beer is truly world class.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 20:57:44 | More by rjp217
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kilo_005

Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On draft- 30 cL weizen glass

A: hazy brown, minimal lacing. Small head. Beautiful color though in the right light.
S: nothing too strong here. Some boozy aromas. Light malt smell
T: fantastic. Boozy notes up front with standard raisin taste of beers in this style but then finished with incredibly complex flavors. Like a cocoa. Wonderful lingering aftertaste. Lasts for a very long time.
M: amazing. The alcohol up front just tingles the palate but then you get the perfect carbonation and aforementioned lingering taste.
O: An amazing example of how good dark German beers can be. If you live boozy dark Belgians try something like this and you'll be amazed


Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 22:24:15 | More by kilo_005
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-09-2014 15:40:07 | More by soxandbeer
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-09-2014 04:21:27 | More by ajzy
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

03-07-2014 18:46:46 | More by thewimperoo
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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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herrburgess

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-07-2014 01:54:24 | More by herrburgess
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-06-2014 19:03:30 | More by JakerLou
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-06-2014 03:01:02 | More by yeaprolly
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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
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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