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Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Munich Dunkel
Ranked #37
Ranked #15,583
3.91 | pDev: 9.46%
Jul 01, 2023
Sep 26, 2003
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.
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Rated by Vlad11 from England

4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A great example of a dark lager. Caramel,malty,dried fruit,chocolate, plus some bready notes. Medium plus body. excellent
Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by BeerWasp from Germany

May 22, 2022
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Chestnut, clear, 2Cm pillowy mid-tan head.
S- Malty magic.
T- Lovely.
F- A malty somewhat rich ale that is in fact a lager.
O- A lovely malty beer. Happy to buy again.
Review2019 / 500ml bottle BB: 16/11/2021 Bought from Marks & Spencer, Oxford Street, London.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by koolkitty from England

Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Jan 17, 2020
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
50cl bottle, bb in 2 weeks, so old already.

Dark clear copper. Light beige medium head, leaving medium persistent lace.

Nose is dark sweet bread and overall grainy notes.

In the taste dark caramel coated bread dominates, leaving grainy medium length aftertaste, with soft roasted and bitter notes fading smoothly. Everything a bit less sweet and dark than your standard dunkel.

A good understated lighter and drier version of dunkel. More drinkable, just wish this had just a bit more material.
Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by mishi_d from Romania

Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by Riik3 from Illinois

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
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
Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 3.2 by AAG from New York

Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
If you ever have an opportunity to visit Kloster Andechs, outside of Munich, so so.
A liter of this and a liter of the lighter lager, and you don't want to drive home.
May 30, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by innominat from Ireland

Oct 15, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by YvesB from Belgium

Jul 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
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
Jun 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
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.
Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Oidmoe from Austria

May 14, 2016
Rated: 4 by chicagobeerguy from Illinois

May 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
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
Apr 08, 2016
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