Andechser Export Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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3.9/5
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88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Germany
andechs.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Characterised by its firm and fine pored head. Even before the first sip, the beer epicure will register the soft aromas of dark malt carrying caramel and cocoa accents with a nuance of smokiness.

Andechser Export Dunkel is pleasantly tangy with a full, round, malty body. The nuance of quality plain chocolate marries well with the soft bitterness of the smoky undertone.

It concludes on a mild, harmonious note.

Added by Bierman9 on 09-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,017
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
88
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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15
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of mishi_d
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riik3
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Andechser Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

A: The beer is brown when viewed from afar but upon closer inspection the beer is clear and very dark red in color with a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of fruity yeast and dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of dark malts and a bit of sweetness and has notes of fruity yeast and wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little maltier compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of AAG
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very balanced between the munich malt and herbal hops. Drinkable. Unfortunately the smell is much more appreciable than the taste. It's a rare style but it's an interessant one

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This dunkel pours a brown color with a deep ruby tint. It has a somewhat high amount of carbonation and a thin white head. The smell is highly malty with a sweet caramel scent. The taste like the smell is malt heavy with flavors of caramel and dark chocolate dominating. It is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. This has a medium body, similar to their dopplebock, but in this case that body is more appropriate. It’s definitely not as complex as the dopplebock, but the flavors in my opinion are more cohesive and I actually prefer it. This is an excellent dunkel. Probably one of the best examples of the style that I’ve had in fact.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle from Getranke Oase in Munich. Paired with bockwurst and Savora. Regrettably brief notes below:

4.90% ABV.

HEAD: ~6-7cm wide. White colour. Excellent retention - ~10+ minutes.

BODY: Translucent transparent amber of above average vibrance. No yeast/lees can be seen within.

Looks nice for a dunkel, but lacks any unique or special characteristics.

AROMA: Bready dunkel malts, caramel, brown bread, amber malts, Munich malt sweetness. Liquid bread comes to mind, but it doesn't seem as filling as, say, a doppelbock.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Has a lovely softness to it. Bready, with a toasty undertone. Brown bread, rich dark/dunkel malts, malty sweetness, burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, amber malt syrup/treacle. Balanced if simplistic.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, unrefreshing, and of moderate heft and thickness on the palate. Not syrupy or sticky, but filling and bready definitely. Well-carbonated.

There's not quite a harmony of texture and taste here, but the softness of the mouthfeel coupled with the dominant brown bread flavour works well for it.

OVERALL: Its softness does elevate it above most dunkel lagers, but I can imagine a better example of the style. This is nice for what it is, and it's well worth trying for enthusiasts of the style. Certainly drinkable. I'd sooner reach for Andechs' weissbier (or maybe the doppelbock in the winter time), but this is a likable dunkel with plenty of flavour.

Low B- (3.29) / WORTHY

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Photo of BAsbill
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear mahogany color with brown head. Aroma has roasted malts and dark bread crust. Taste is on the sweet side with caramel and bready malts. Body is medium and crisp. A really nice dunkel overall.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up from the monestary. Pours a lovely mahogony with a solid head that faded to nothing. Nose is more than expected for a dark lager. Grain, tea, caramel, and even a little soy sauce. Flavor is...damn...how is this a 4.9% lager? Full bodied, maltly, dark fruit, and some porter-like flavors. Overall, very good and more than expected.

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Photo of drmeto
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a clear copper-ruby with a medium,foamy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-bready,plums,raisins,dates,strawberries,rose hip
T:
-plums,raisins,dates,rose hip,strawberries
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Great Dunkel.
Reminded me of Rose hip Tea

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Photo of South2NW
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zmeik
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark amber colour, almost Rudy brown even. Tan head that dies to lace cover pretty quickly. CO2 presence is very light.

Smell - Musty and grainy aroma, so that this one smells very like chalk or concrete. Over all under the musty aroma this one is herbal and the malt also boasts some prune and raisin.

Taste - Sweet and malty up front with a light touch of dark fruit and very mild caramel leanings. There is a slight sugar element here and some very mild hop leaning that run towards the earthy espresso end of things.

Mouth feel - Plenty of CO2 tingle in an otherwise mild body with slight solvent evidence and a tiny bit of a cloying end.

Overall - Not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination but equally not their best. This one is well balanced but it let down by a poor mouth feel more than anything else.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Andechser Export Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 88 ratings