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Andechser Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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88
very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
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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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.83/5  rDev -28.2%

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Relatively small two finger medium-thin off white head. Head dissipates into a thin film, which disappears itself rather quickly. Minimal carbonation evident. A nice deep dark red colour, perhaps rust or burnt umber. Minimal to no lacing. The nice colour saved this one.

SMELL: Scent of wheat malt, bananas and lemons. Some sweet caramel malt in the back as well, but unfortunately the scent is not strong enough to make a statement. Nice, but not powerful enough to make it really stand out like it wants to.

TASTE: A bit of wheat malt but that's it. Nothing much else to talk about. The only thing that comes up is an odd strong sweet malt tinge at the very end, long after the beer has gone down. This is a bit too strong and is slightly unpleasant. Could definitely be better.

PALATE: Thinner body and medium carbonation. A bit more carbonation on the palate than the look would suggest. Goes down smooth and finishes relatively dry. A tiny little bite at the very back of the throat after it's gone down, which was a unique and welcome touch to what was otherwise a pretty average experience.

OVERALL: Definitely a disappointment. There was just nothing much to this, and what was there wasn't all that great. The scent, beautiful colour, and the little bite at the end were nice, but this one just didn't have the complete package. Won't be looking for it again.

02-09-2009 17:18:53 | More by Jeffo
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-09-2013 07:32:20 | More by largadeer
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-29-2014 02:13:42 | More by Fettpopps
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mjtierney2

Germany

3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-25-2013 19:54:12 | More by mjtierney2
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev -23.1%

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, best before 2nd Jan 2009, drank Sep 2008.

Andechs gets such good press, I am struggling to argee with all the hype surrounding their beers, this is the second I've found wanting (out of three I've reviewed).

This is an average dark wiessbier at best and I thought it almost boring at times.

It is a dark, deep brown colour and a good creamy tan coloured head sat on top, it looked both interesting and inviting.

The aroma was of a weak caramel type smell, with a hint of fruitcake.

The taste was more fizz than flavour, the caramel from the aroma was there, but the fruitcake had gone somewhere and it didn't have a rich, intense feel to it at all.

Not what I was expecting, a big disappointment to be honest.

09-28-2008 08:32:57 | More by BlackHaddock
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3.2/5  rDev -18.8%

smell is quite rich, with a malty dominance (roasted notes) ...
taste however is not very rich, rather watery, with hints of smoked sausage and caramel, a tip bitterness in the aftertaste ...

this is not a typical Weissbier, in a blind tasting I perhaps would rather have thought of a Rauchbier (although not as rich as Schlenkerla) ... interesting, but not necessarily something I would buy regularly

03-21-2011 23:55:43 | More by Daredevil
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stcules

Italy

3.2/5  rDev -18.8%

Brown, with reddish edges. High carbonation.
Light brown colored foam, quite creamy. Some bubbles on the sides.
Classic weizen smell, with a full banana, mostly in the beginning. Then light burnt notes, and cloves.
All that on a good malty base. All resolute and intense.
Malt at the taste, some biscuit, then the same notes of the smell. The smell is maybe a bit better.
Average body. Notes of malt and toffee. Round.
Quite short aftertaste.

05-21-2008 18:19:14 | More by stcules
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JCBears

Germany

3.23/5  rDev -18%

Appearance: was quit dark with a rich bubbly head

Aroma: chocolaty and and sweet with a slight hint of smoke

Taste: A chocolaty hit at first with a nice light hit of hops at the end, runs through a small gambet of flavor yet you can not call this beer dynamic

Mouthfeel: Slight to weak yet still has a little body so not a total loss

Overall: A good beer but not a great beer worth the drink but nothing to write home about

01-14-2004 17:51:55 | More by JCBears
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Markle369

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-30-2014 06:00:43 | More by Markle369
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arkanu

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

01-03-2014 21:55:30 | More by arkanu
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

09-30-2013 19:03:28 | More by Vsarmatov
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-03-2013 17:44:21 | More by JAHMUR
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-29-2014 19:42:22 | More by jwps214
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tjd25

France

3.28/5  rDev -16.8%

I don't really know what I think about this beer. I guess I just expected more from Andechs on this one. A very dark opaque body, almost black, with a lasting thick bubbly head on top (not exuberantly foamy though). The smell was kinda weak, showing some light bready notes and hints of the traditional weizen styles, with a lot more emphasis on caramel. The taste too, was very caramely for a dunkel weizen, toasted and lamost burnt. The classic bready weizen thing was almost hidden. Mouthfeel was round, but the brew overall lacked of balanced, not fitting right into its style. Not bad, but just nothing in comparison with their doppelbock.

09-02-2005 23:07:23 | More by tjd25
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Naerhu

Japan

3.28/5  rDev -16.8%

A - Beautiful pure white head, completely opaque brown body.
S - Light pastry and brown sugar aromas
T - Very light malt, tired bitterness
MF - Mild carbonation, silky yet slightly acidic(?)
D - A beer this plain from Andechs? A big surprise for me. I had a bottle fo this and was underwhelmed, so I kept my notes, waited a couple days and rereviewed with consistent notes.

06-14-2005 14:24:12 | More by Naerhu
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.35/5  rDev -15%

BB15-11-06.Cola to coffeeblack beer and a beige head above. Nose is bananas floating around in a sweet wet grass field. Quiet some maltyness but no roast detectable and bit of butter there. Not a bad beer but the whole beer is comming as a mess to me, quiet unbalanced as is taste. Dry and caramellic dont fit together and missing a burnt feeling in a dark beer as this is, though having quiet some bitterness for a wheatbeer as this is. Litle more wheat detectable in taste as in nose but wouldn't give this a weizenbeer when tasted blindly except maybe for the mega bananatree that's right there. Still well drinkable and certainly something else as the regular.

07-28-2006 16:56:14 | More by paterlodie
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SanFranJake

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-06-2014 22:46:38 | More by SanFranJake
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-20-2014 18:53:33 | More by Eighty
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-07-2014 21:18:59 | More by Shandycan
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Vonhinx

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-21-2014 21:11:29 | More by Vonhinx
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-29-2013 14:28:05 | More by dcmchew
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -9.9%

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of some bananas, light wheat. Taste is mild, banana, a bit of wheat, good but kind of mild, not much spice. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good, easy drinking beer.

02-23-2014 19:45:56 | More by tone77
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Zorro

California

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

Cloudy brown colored beer with a medium sized dark brown colored head.

Smells strongly of cloves. Reasonable banana scents. Dark dried fruits scents, dates, prunes and figs. Spicy some cinnamon and ginger join the clove aroma.

Starts out semisweet and spicy. Peppery tastes like a Pfeffernüsse cookie. Chocolate and spices but the flavor isn't as intense as the smell.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a tasty Weissbier.

09-13-2013 00:57:32 | More by Zorro
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

Appearance: Dark opaque brown with a large fluffy off white head.

Smell: Banana, oragne peel, and citrus, roasted malt.

Taste/Mouthfell: Mildy sweet with very low bitterness. The banana and citrus from the smell are precent in the taste, but are overpowered by a roasted malt flavor. There is also a faint caramel taste that just doesn't fit the style. The mouthfeel is medium thick and dry.

Drinkabliity: This is a decent beer, but I have had better Dunkel Weizens. I really expected more from Andechs.

05-14-2005 17:23:21 | More by KarlHungus
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -7.6%

Dark brown and almost opaque. Impressive head with good retention and lace formation. Ripe banana hits first on the nose. More like banana bread actually. Floral hoppiness. Toffee malt profile. Not much depth of aroma but what's there is nice.

Light in flavor profile, malt-forward but well-balanced by bitterness. Banana and clove notes. Nice malty sweetness. Prickly carbonation that takes a while to settle down. Good flavor for only a 5% ABV beer. This is a solid, if unspectacular dark wheat.

02-16-2014 18:09:13 | More by gr0g
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Andechser Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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