Andechser Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
The colour is black-brown; the liquid is hazy. The finger thick head is pale brown.
The smell is sour (almost tart) with lightly roasted creamy notes. Fresh flavours of green apples, coffee, yeast and cocoa.
The taste is very fresh with notes of matured apples, plums, wheat dough, and coffee with cream. The aftertaste got notes of bitter hops/herbs, sour yeast, cocoa and a hint of red grapes.
The carbonation is fresh and quite strong, but at the same time quite short. Small bubbles. The liquid is medium smooth and a bit dry.
A nice example of a rather unusual style; a good wheat beer for the winter nights.
10-31-2008 18:49:20 | More by bark
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
3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Murky brown color under a massive compact pale brown head. Really slow dissipation leaves rich lacings.
S: A mild metallic smell hits the nose at first, then the ripe bananas and the roasted malt appears. Citric notes along sides with cloves. Some yeast. But a bit milder smell than I was hoping for.
T: Ripe bananas, sweet. Malt is roasted, but balanced. Lots of cloves. Some bitterness. Creamy. Faint strong black coffee.
M: Quite long bitter aftertaste. Body is smooth and a bit thicker than most in this style. Lots of small bubbles.
O: A bit uneven, nice though. The best part is the mix between barley and wheat - very smooth and well balanced.
06-13-2013 19:36:52 | More by Evil_Pidde
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
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
Andechser Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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