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Andechser Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
88
very good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This dark Weissbier retains its aromatic character thanks to the select choice of Hallertau aroma hops and highest quality Bavarian wheat and dark barley malts.

Its characteristic, distinctive maroon colour is a feast for the eyes. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. The perfect complement is provided by the very creamy, fine pored head. This dark Weissbier from the Holy Mountain will delight connoisseurs with a harmonious interplay of fruity odours, above all ripe bananas and pineapple, with undertones of caramel and cocoa.

Andechser Weissbier Dunkel teases the tongue with a delicate tanginess carried by a round, soft body. A light caramel sweetness harmonises well with the fine hoppy bitterness. It concludes on a soft and refreshing note.

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Ingjald

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-07-2013 19:07:08 | More by Ingjald
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gory4d

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-14-2014 20:23:47 | More by gory4d
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-25-2013 20:29:52 | More by brandonld23
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-01-2011 15:49:23 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%

I had this on tap at the brewery restaurant on March 18, 2006.

A: Cloudy chestnut, off-white head, great retention and lace.

S: Christmas cake (fruit bread with a little spice).

T: Bready, nutty and caramel malt, slightly earthy spice, with a little banana.

M: Light to moderate body (a little prickly), moderate carbonation.

D: IST GUT!

04-04-2006 22:27:58 | More by Derek
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%

Had this on 2013-10-18 in Columbia, PA

A - Dark caramel with a 2-finger dark tan, pillowy head that fades quickly to 1/2-finger and leaves mild lacing.

S - Banana, sharp clove, yeasty bread.

T - Toasted dark bread, mild banana, clove, cocoa, subdued hops that provide a touch of spice and moderating bitterness. Dries pretty quickly with a bit of lingering malt sweetness and clove.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. A little creamy at first but the carbonation scrubs that away quickly making this an easy to drink, refreshing beer.

O - A very fine dunkel. Right up there with the best.

10-18-2013 21:34:53 | More by Tucquan
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 3/4" tan head over the cloudy reddish brown brew. Frothy head collapses ever-so slowly, with thick coating lace. Aroma is banana and cloves, with a slight burnt character.

Taste is sweet to start, cloves and banana and slight burnt in the middle, with a light acrid character coming on at the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is great. Another good brew.

01-12-2014 23:59:14 | More by ppoitras
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richdebs

United Kingdom (England)

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

Appearance: I must admit to being a fan of Andechs's methodof colour coding their beerlabels. In this instance the black front label looks good and the back label has a photo of the monastery, it's always nice to see a beer's home!. When poured, the beer is a dark brown, burnt caramel colour, the head forms qucly but soon dissipates.

Smell: Very promising, wheaty & stong

Taste: Excellent, this is just what I expected from this type of beer, the flavour really hits the back of your throat on it's way down. I'd love to be able to describe better but sadly I'm a mere amateur at this game!

Mouthfeel: This is a chunky beer with just the right amount of carbonation

Drinkability: More please!!

05-04-2005 21:16:41 | More by richdebs
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy chocolate brown pour with a huge three finger beige head with great retention and nice lacing. Malty, spicy, earthy nose with hints of brown bread, banana, dark fruits, toffee, and subtle cloves. The taste follows suit with big banana bread notes along with hints of toast, cocoa, spicy hops, nutmeg, dark fruits, toffee, nuts, cloves, and just a touch of cinnamon. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied than I had expected, but still substantial and slightly chewy. Subtle fizzy carbonation, great balance, and hugely drinkable. Overall, a great interpretation of the style from one of my favorite German Breweries.

03-18-2014 18:09:44 | More by beerdrifter
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

Full pour results into a fistful of thick, billowy taupe foam. Translucent dark brown liquid with no visible carbonation.

Aroma of carmaker and bananas , honey, toffee and rich sweet malts. Smells great.

Carbonation on the back of the tongue . Carbonation is not too much. Clean , smooth start. Banana, cloves, sweet toasted malts. Sweet, delicious, quaffable in mass quantities, refreshing. Medium mouthfeel. Bananas again. Clean finish.

A friend who lives in Munich took me to the and echo bar in downtown Munich. Heavenly beers in tap. Never knew that Andechs was available in the USA. Wonderfully delicious and refreshing beer, even for a dunker weissbier. Full flavor, sweet malts. Ill stock up if I can find more. I recommend you do the same.

12-22-2013 01:47:36 | More by WunderLlama
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Bottle from Belmont Station. Holy fuck.

Pouring a very dark brown with reddish brown highlights, this beer is capped with a dense, light brown head with excellent retention and nice lacing. The nose is all sorts of dunkelweizen delicious ridiculousness. Caramelized bananas spiced with cloves and dusted with cocoa just jump straight out of the glass, exceptionally flavorful and balanced. Minimal roast with some toffee, honey and toasted wheat bread are present. The palate is like an alcoholic candy bar, and I mean in the most refined and addictive kind of way. Sweet bananas tempered by toasted wheat and a carbonic acidity; a delicate but fresh and clean clove phenolic character balanced by a touch of chocolate; and a mellow hop character with earth pairing beautifully with the spice and sweetness, this beer is outrageously good. Medium light in body, crisp but creamy in carbonation, this beer finishes dry with a blend of banana, clove and cocoa. The wheat huskiness and carbonic acid lend a cleansing bite to the finish, making this downright quaffable if a hair watery. Still, this is outstanding. Very highly recommended. For under $3 a bottle, it doesn't get better than this.

11-22-2013 07:02:05 | More by DefenCorps
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brc

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

Served in a slender weissbier glass in Kloster Andechs, Nurnberg.

Dark brown / chestnut color with a frothy tan head. There are lots of rising bubbles, in long streams.

Smells of dried fruits. Really a gloriously rich smell; makes you forget you're in a bar instead of at the brewery with your head stuck in a barrel.

Taste biscuts, roasted malt, brown sugar. Some wheat character, and hints of caramel and cocoa. At first it's generally a light taste for such a dark aromatic beer. As it warms the caramel and cocoa flavors become more present.

A bit light in the mouthfeel, a touch watery.

Tasty brew, quite drinkable.

04-01-2009 13:47:55 | More by brc
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%

500ml bottle into a New Glarus Weizen glass.

A: Hazy persimmon body under three fingers of dense, creamy tan head. Great retention but only spotty lace. Very nice.

S: Hugely complex aroma: banana, clove, chocolate, fig, and herbal hops. No one aspect dominates, and all are pleasantly enticing.

T: Delicious, but a little more straightforward than the vibrantly multifaceted nose: rich banana bread up front, mild spiciness midway through, and a cleanly bitter, hoppy finish. The bitterness is surprising, and takes away from the smoothness a bit, but is not entirely unwelcome.

M: Soft, creamy, highly effervescent medium body. Perhaps a little too bubbly, but good for the style.

O: Yet another excellent Andechs brew. The relatively high hoppiness for the style threw me off a bit at first, but in the end I really enjoyed it as a complement to the rich malt and ester sweetness.

Cheers!

01-05-2014 04:23:05 | More by woosterbill
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%

500 ml bottle was poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: A two finger off white head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a dark brown black color with no vision of anything. That was expected for this style of beer.

Smell: Bananas, cloves, spice, caramel, bready wheat, loaf of bread, and Noble hops.

Taste: Nice Bavarian yeast, caramel, toffee, chocolate, bready wheat, and a loaf of delicious bread.

Mouthfeel: Filling, hearty, chewy, tasty, medium carbonation, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: So much flavor for a 5% beer. This style and doppelbocks are becoming a favorite of mine. This brewery makes both. Both if which are awesome stuff.

07-19-2014 05:48:36 | More by Flounder57
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-14-2014 21:59:37 | More by LXIXME
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Bubbles

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-04-2013 01:18:26 | More by Bubbles
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-07-2014 01:23:02 | More by WeisGuy
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-29-2014 16:18:03 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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slbrown

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-14-2013 16:26:17 | More by slbrown
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BeardOfZeus

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-06-2013 17:31:33 | More by BeardOfZeus
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Appearance: Dark chestnut; big cream-colored head

Aroma: Roasted malt; cloves

Taste: Excellent flavor; malty, smooth, and well balanced with roasted malt, spices and bananas; fizzy bite

Remarks: Bought at Kloster Andechs as a mixed 6 pack.

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

06-15-2013 02:05:09 | More by IchLiebeBier
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pmel90

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-12-2013 03:07:20 | More by pmel90
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JMD

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-02-2013 00:48:40 | More by JMD
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-03-2014 17:40:17 | More by mmmbeerNY
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babaracas

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-04-2014 04:07:03 | More by babaracas
Andechser Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
88 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.