Andechser Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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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
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
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.
01-05-2014 04:23:05 | More by woosterbill
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
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
4.23/5 rDev +7.4%
The beer poured a light chocolate brown color with a 4+ f head in a Weizen glass.
Immediate clove and spice aroma wafting from the glass.
The mouth feel is moderately carbonated.
The taste is strong clove with a lemon aftertaste, and perhaps chocolate.
This beer is different than other Dunkeweizens than I have tasted:
The clove is more piquant- but not overwhelming.
The beer is well balanced. Although the body is slightly more watery than other Dunkelweizens.
it is quite enjoyable.
A classic taste from an old brewery.
11-08-2013 02:59:52 | More by brureview
4.22/5 rDev +7.1%
500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 5.0%. Cloudy dark brown colour, enormous thick and creamy light tan head. Lovely aroma of brown bread, yeast, cloves, banana and caramel. Flavour has malts, caramel, chocolate and cloves, some hops in the fairly dry finish. I had it on its own, must be good with food too. A very fine dunkelweizen.
08-30-2005 17:29:00 | More by Sigmund
4.22/5 rDev +7.1%
The beer has a thick head, almost like Guinness from the tap. The beer is very dark, almost black. I could smell cloves and a hint of malt. The initial taste was that of cloves and banana bread, and the aftertaste had a roasted malt character to it. As I drank more of the beer, I noticed more of a chocolate taste.
12-05-2008 14:11:13 | More by deg
4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
Bottle shared by Joe - much obliged!
Pours a hazy light brown color with a 1.5-finger tan head. The head recedes slowly into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.
Smells of caramel malts overloaded with bruised banana and various spices. As the beer warms the sweetness in the aroma subsides just a bit.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth caramel malt flavors kick things off and are almost immediately overtaken by strong spices - clove mostly with hints of nutmeg and brown sugar. Midway through the sip hints of banana flavors work their way into things before they fade out into mildly earthy hops. The hop, malt, and spices carry through to a crisp and mildly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.
Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could have a few more.
Overall neither the aroma nor the flavors blew me away with this beer although both were very solid. Everything else was solidly above average making this beer well worth a shot.
10-06-2010 01:12:47 | More by glid02
4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
Bottle from World Wide Spirits
Best by 04.10.12
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass
Kloster Andechs' dunkelweizen is a solidly constructed beer, built upon noticeable toasted wheat and roasted malt. These ingredients yield a true-to-form dunkelweizen that has a unique, though subtle, nutty and roasted component that other dunkels choose not to feature. A high quality dunkel that should stand alongside Ayinger and Weihenstephaner (just wish it were available in the US).
Pours a huge, tan-brown head of small and medium-sized bubbles, takes ages for this to recede, leaving about a centimeter cap atop the beer and some good lacing. Body is chocolate brown, with lighter brown around the edges; in light, it has a faint orange tint as well. Totally opaque from yeast sediment, as it should be, but carbonation is still readily visible along the sides of the glass.
Aroma of classic weizens: yeast, bananas, sliced apples, wheat bread, a bit of roasted malt character, spicy phenols. All components are fairly well balanced with each other, so this smells good, but I think the aroma could be a bit stronger and still benefit.
The taste opens with modest wheat and barley malt sweetness joined to some soft roasted malt yielding very subdued nut and chocolate flavors. Sliding down to mid-palate, there's a relative explosion of sweet and delicious flavors: tart wheat malt twang, yeast, bananas, sliced apples, and mild phenols. Back of palate continues with the fruity esters from the yeast and wheat malt, adding a bit more tartness. Lingering aftertaste of toasted bread and nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts).
Body is medium to medium-light, with just a bit of wateriness around the edges. Carbonation is present, but light and effervescent, allowing the beer to feel fairly crisp, and yet foam up a bit on the palate as it travels along. Finish is dry. Generally very drinkable.
04-05-2012 16:24:07 | More by falloutsnow
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
A - Very dark chestnut brown with some ruby hues. About average sized rocky, foamy, light beige head. Disappears fairly fast with no lacing left, but a lot of bubbles.
S - A lot of banana and caramel malt. Very much like a banana bread. Fair amount of bubblegum as well. Some clove and citrus along with a touch of other fruitiness. Nice typical dunkelweizen aroma.
T - Similar to the nose. Strong banana and caramel flavor with some nutty flavor. Similar to a banana bread. Some clove taste as well. Some fruit apart from the banana gives it a bit of a fruitcake taste as well. The flavors are a bit on the thin side, but they are enjoyable.
M - Medium to light body, with it being a bit more on the light side, with a bit above average carbonation. Pretty fizzy feel.
D - Really easy to drink beer. With pretty typical dunkelweizen flavors. None of the flavors are too strong or overpower the palate, but it has a good amount of flavor.
Notes: Best before 29/09/10. Overall a nice dunkelweizen. WEll balanced and flavorful, all though it was a bit thin. It didn't blow me away, but was a solid beer.
06-04-2010 00:27:33 | More by FreshHawk
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
Bright chestnut with loose, rocky beige foam.
Banana bread on the nose with more than a bit of phenol bite, plus woody spice underneath.
Cola, nutmeg, brown soda loaf up front, some clove, walnut oil and natural licorice in the middle plus bubblegum yeast, with mild winter spice hops.
Praline finish and creme caramel linger.
Light, fizzy, clean, creamy.
Surprising complexity from the malts - carob in there, too - switching smoothly from sweet to sharply spicy to nutty. Body manages to be both light and lively (high carb) but luscious as well (some residual sugars.) Shows brightness doesn't have to all be about hops.
Top dark wheat and great autumn beer.
11-01-2013 11:25:22 | More by StJamesGate
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
Had this on tap while in Germany at the Wiesbaden Rathaus. Based on the low scores from bottle reviews, I'd say you definitely need to try this fresh from the tap - pretty good stuff really.
A nice dark weizen with banana bread and clove aroma with some malty dark fruits.
The taste was much the same and the mouthfeel was very smooth and creamy. Very drinkable.
I wish I could have tried all the Andechser beers at this place but unfortunately could only get through three. Next time...
10-17-2010 01:17:13 | More by ecoastman
4.09/5 rDev +3.8%
500ml bottle into Franziskaner Weissbier glass. Thanks a ton Ayn!
A: Pours a clear cola brown with a huge, billowing and frothy dark tan head that took forever to fade into a thick film that left streaky lace down the glass.
S: Rich and lightly sweet notes of whole grain wheat bread, toasted caramel, bananas foster, and brown sugar. Not cloying or synthetic smelling in the slightest.
T: Follows the nose with sweet and ripe banana hitting first followed by caramel, crème brulee, and dark roasted malts. Slight hints of toast, tobacco, leather and dark fruits come through as well. The finish is bready and malt heavy, and the aftertaste is lightly sweet with notes of lingering banana and brown sugar. M: Mouthfeel is slicker and more watery than expected, with a fairly light body, and very low carbonation. Smooth overall, but a bit thin.
O: Like dark bread, banana bread and bananas foster all in one. Very delicious, but a touch thin.
03-29-2014 20:29:29 | More by scottfrie
Andechser Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
88 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.