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Andechser Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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88
very good

144 Ratings
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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-11-2014 14:18:05 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +1%

A: The beer is hazy very dark brownish red in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thicker collar around the edge of the glass. When I was rinsing out the bottle, lots of large clumps of yeast came out so leave some beer in the bottle and give it some swirls if you want to get all of the yeast.
S: Moderate aromas of bananas are present in the notes along with strong notes of dark fruits.
T: The taste has flavors of bananas and dark fruits along with notes of clove and hints of caramel malts and wheat. Bits of sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an excellent representation of the style as the taste has lots of complex flavors, even without getting all of the yeast out of the bottle.

01-19-2014 21:08:46 | More by metter98
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-22-2014 21:36:52 | More by kjkinsey
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2013 04:16:26 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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

Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, bananas and chocolate come in. The hops presence is mild but very complementary creating a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

06-24-2014 02:51:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-06-2014 04:16:47 | More by nickfl
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

Thanks to my friends Jack and Kristin for bringing this back from Germany.

Very small fizzy head fades quickly, super murky brownish nutty molasses colored beer

Nose true German weiss wheat beer, with wheat, hints of darker malt like with touch of caramel, and some toasty nutty malts, light caramel toasted popcorn, lots of darkish wheat, hint if spices, caramelized banana.

Taste starts lighter, fluffy malts, lots of wheat again with some light bananas foster, hint of weiss like spices, even touch of citrus. Then darker malts, light caramel and toffee, nutty, and again that light toasted fresh unseasoned popcorn. Hint of yeast fruit, etc. however slightly lighter overall character. finish is light and dry, long lingering wheat flavor with hint of bitterness, caramel bananas, and toffee.

Mouth is lighter bodied, a bit too light, decent carb though.

Overall nice but a bit thin, nice malts, interesting almost steinbier flavors, fairly tasty and very drinkable.

07-10-2012 12:32:29 | More by jlindros
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Mora2000

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is dark fruit, yeast and caramel. The flavor is similar with dark fruit, caramel, toffee, yeast, bananas and cloves. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good dunkelweizen from a very good brewery.

09-07-2010 02:52:44 | More by Mora2000
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-10-2013 16:48:33 | More by mendvicdog
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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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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%

Tight, beige head that starts more than four fingers thick. Recedes very slowly leaving a foam dome and plenty of stringy lace on the glass. Deep brown liquid. Appears to be quite clear in front of a bright light.

Smells like chalky chocolate milk. Light alcohol in the background. I get notes of black cherry, raw bread dough and raisin.

Mild, darker malt taste of toast and raw grains. The swallow has a hop presence, but the stronger flavor is of the wheat. Brief sour aftertaste. Thin bodied with a sizable carbonation level.

11-09-2013 23:18:43 | More by smcolw
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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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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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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours a cloudy dark chestnut brown color with dark amber edges and a two finger, frothy off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving sporadic streaks of soapy lacing behind.

Inviting aroma with a nice balance of zesty spice, bready yeast, light fruit, citrus and slightly roasted malt. Very peppery with a strong clove presence followed by sourdough bread, banana and bubblegum. There's also a decent amount of citrus peel but it's somewhat overshadowed by the darker malt bill. Subtle roast with sweeter caramel, toffee, hazelnut and biscuit character. Nice complexity in the nose with a decent roasted malt presence that's well integrated into the weisse bier elements.

Medium body with soft carbonation and a strong peppery spice presence up front that lingers over the yeast, citrus and sweeter malt notes into a spritzy, tart finish. Hints of black pepper and clove dominate at first but are soon countered by some sourdough bread and banana before some citric acidity kicks in on the back end. The malt presence isn't as prominent as in the nose but it's still evident with subtle roast and hints of toasted malt, hazelnut, caramel and toffee. Decent amount of sweetness without taking away from the classic wheat beer flavors. Slightly tart lemon juice/pith flavor toward the back of the palate. Crisp and refreshing and while it's heavier than an average weissebier, it's still pretty easy to drink.

04-27-2014 22:10:05 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-21-2013 01:11:41 | More by weeare138
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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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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-06-2013 03:07:28 | More by duceswild
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DoubleJ

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%

Andechs appearently has a dark side with its wiezen and lager, and it's time to check out both. This dunkelweizen was served on-tap at Andechser am Dom in Munich. On to the beer:

This is brown with an orange hues and cloudiness. The head on top is solid as a rock, in terms of size and retention. The aroma is modest in intensity, but the notes of cinnamon and cider are to be expected per style. Taste....get some toasted grain, then apples, then comes a touch of cinnamon and brown sugar. Its carbonation is low to go with the medium body.

Pleasant dunkelweizen, however I lean towards the brighter weizen of this brand.

05-09-2013 16:49:12 | More by DoubleJ
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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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smakawhat

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +15%

Poured on tap into a tall wheat ale glass at Churchkey DC.

What an amazing looking beer. I felt like I just got served a candy bar. The perfect milk chocolate brown body, with a super creamy light cocoa tan whipped up one finger top presented. Lots of staying power and retention. Fantastic looking.

Bouquet is classic magic and powerful. The beer rips like a banana split. Milky chocolate and banana, with a nice syrup like sensing smell. Warming clove and brown spices with a hint of toasty qualities. It smells amazing.

Palate just explodes on first sip. Sticky toffee, with a crisp light feel. Popping carbonation and milk chocolate almost like penny candy and pop rocks. Fruity banana esters and a quality hop and clove like sensing finish on the swallow. Very light palate but more than enough flavor and makes for easy drinking.

I finished this beer in no time flat. This is not by any stretch one of my favorite styles, but this beer is probably my benchmark now for the style. It is flat out incredible.

09-15-2013 00:13:18 | More by smakawhat
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-31-2014 20:45:28 | More by Latarnik
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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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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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Andechser Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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