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Andechser Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002)
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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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Jack_Tripper86

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-10-2014 05:29:50 | More by Jack_Tripper86
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-10-2014 02:14:14 | More by JohnnyNicks
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

04-06-2014 03:20:22 | More by victory4me
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%

Deep chestnut brown with a reddish hue and a one inch beige/brown cap of fine bubbles. Decent head retention, some lacing. Aromas of malt and bread, banana and caramel, hint of cloves. Low to moderate bitterness with malt and toffee sweetness, light banana and clove character, a bit bready. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, a bit dry on the palate. Pretty good overall.

04-05-2014 21:15:15 | More by DrJay
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MrDarcy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2014 17:55:31 | More by MrDarcy
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-04-2014 02:36:49 | More by jkane101
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scottfrie

California

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
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-16-2014 18:36:58 | More by RoyFokker
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%

500mL bottle, with a code of L1703 stamped on the label. not sure how that translates into a date.

appears a very dark brown, nice thick cream colored head. great head retention and lacing, which lasts to the bottom of the glass. strong aroma of German ale yeast esters. very herbal. taste is slightly sweet. bready malt flavors, wheat. earthy. yeasty aftertaste. medium body, smooth carbonation, easy drinking.

03-01-2014 03:34:19 | More by jmdrpi
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-27-2014 11:31:35 | More by DrunkinYogi
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-25-2014 22:06:33 | More by leitmotif
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MJVenier

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-25-2014 21:25:01 | More by MJVenier
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-25-2014 19:21:57 | More by Ciocanelu
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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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Vonhinx

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-20-2014 22:16:33 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-16-2014 17:34:45 | More by rolltide8425
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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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fourstringer

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a flared pilsner glass. Moderate hand. No clear date identified on the label.

A: Cloudy, toffee-brown with reddish tint. 2 fingers of slightly rocky, off-white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Banana & darker fruit. Spice, clove. Sweet bread. Chocolate and toffee are revealed as it warms. Pretty nice.

T: Lightly sweet, fruity and spicy up front. Fades into roasted malt notes. A very light touch of hops. Weiss flavors - spice, banana, bubble gum - reappear in the aftertaste. No alcohol.

M: Moderate carbonation that is a tad prickly at first, but then slightly creamy. Moderate to light body and somewhat less full than I was expecting.

O: Solid dunkelweizen with a nice blending of wheat flavors and roasted malts. Good quality, but a bit lighter than some others in the style.

Prost!

01-24-2014 02:55:11 | More by fourstringer
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-20-2014 20:37:29 | More by samEBC
Andechser Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
88 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.