1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Not Rated.
Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

668 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 668
Reviews: 350
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 668 | Reviews: 350 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Zorro
Zorro

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Clear dark brown colored lager with a small tan colored head. I could almost call the color red.

Smells strongly malty. Aromas of prune and fig. Chocolate, caramel and faint grape scent.

Starts out malty with a big caramel taste. Mildly sweet and nutty, the point being it isn't too sweet. Flavors of fig and raisin with a slight rum flavor. Little bit of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good Bock that isn't too sweet.

09-21-2013 01:44:54 | More by Zorro
Photo of AngusOg
AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-20-2013 17:12:27 | More by AngusOg
Photo of Dirty25
Dirty25

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

09-19-2013 17:39:01 | More by Dirty25
Photo of EdTheEdge
EdTheEdge

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-19-2013 01:47:47 | More by EdTheEdge
Photo of jtladner
jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-15-2013 23:09:32 | More by jtladner
Photo of slbrown
slbrown

Germany

5/5  rDev +16%

09-14-2013 16:25:37 | More by slbrown
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured on tap at Churckey into a tall highball footed glass.

A real nice gorgeous looking doppelbock. Deep ruby red with great tangerine orange edges on the sides that just shine like a gem. Head is one finger tall and super creamy, off tan with even sized bubbles in the formation. A real gorgeous looking beer here.

Nose is strangely subdued and muted. Soft grains and malt, not much heat, maybe a little bit of toffee. There's an interesting sort of kind of soft melted butter sense to this as well.

Palate improves quite a bit but unexpectedly. Soft toffee, not much caramel or large spice. Incredibly creamy vanilla palate with just a hint of light carbonation to make it fun. Silky finish with a thick coating and light sweetness.

Overall it's a great beer but I was hoping for more of a toffee/caramel angle that's just not here. Still going to have to go with Ayinger-Celebrator for the standard and one to beat, but this is no slouch.

09-13-2013 23:46:52 | More by smakawhat
Photo of TasteFiend
TasteFiend

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

09-12-2013 20:13:56 | More by TasteFiend
Photo of CityofBals
CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.4%

09-12-2013 02:05:16 | More by CityofBals
Photo of Prospero
Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

09-11-2013 16:15:32 | More by Prospero
Photo of JohnGalt1
JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours with a nice 1/2" light khaki head... the brew is dark brown with beautiful garnet highlights... good lacing.

Nose is dark toast... very malty... light caramel...

Flavor mirrors the nose... no chocolate like some darker versions (like Celebrator)... just pure malty goodness... something that I associate with dates with warmth, so does a grainy sweetness.

Very smooth body... the head is so creamy it almost feels like nitro.

Worthy of the hunt and the reputation.

4.5's across the board.

09-05-2013 03:55:20 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of AaronOp
AaronOp

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-04-2013 02:12:10 | More by AaronOp
Photo of QuakeAttack
QuakeAttack

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-01-2013 15:50:23 | More by QuakeAttack
Photo of ssgunbond
ssgunbond

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2013 15:10:10 | More by ssgunbond
Photo of trxxpaxxs
trxxpaxxs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

08-31-2013 14:09:42 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of allstar255
allstar255

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2013 14:05:01 | More by allstar255
Photo of BeerForMuscle
BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-31-2013 02:23:49 | More by BeerForMuscle
Photo of Amerikon
Amerikon

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

08-26-2013 05:33:10 | More by Amerikon
Photo of JCBears
JCBears

Germany

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

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

08-25-2013 18:37:59 | More by JCBears
Photo of jakea
jakea

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-20-2013 16:02:14 | More by jakea
Photo of ant1
ant1

France

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-14-2013 19:58:56 | More by ant1
Photo of webmanspidey
webmanspidey

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

08-13-2013 16:50:20 | More by webmanspidey
Photo of stampfler07
stampfler07

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-08-2013 02:39:42 | More by stampfler07
Photo of rredshift
rredshift

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-07-2013 15:37:14 | More by rredshift
Photo of shigg85
shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

08-04-2013 03:57:13 | More by shigg85
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
96 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.