Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel
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Style:
Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #2
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
95
Ranked #793
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 9.74%
Reviews:
524
Ratings:
1,261
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SCORE
95
World-Class
Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel
Notes: This world famous bock from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain is not meant to be rushed, but savoured slowly. As solid as a rock, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel presides over the evening meal with a colour reminiscent of dark copper with nuances of fiery red. Its clear gleaming look harmonises with its firm, fine pored head.

Also the aroma delights the connoisseur: soft roasted accents and a nuance of dried fruit carrying a vein of caramel. This Doppelbock Dunkel from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain presents a pleasant effervescence. And then there’s the unmistakable flavour: mouthcoating and velvety, strong and yet pleasantly malty – a powerful, robust body. At the same time, it develops an easily recognisable sweetness, embraced in roasted cocoa and a light, bitter hoppiness.

Concluding with a powerful punch, this Doppelbock departs with a lingering aftertaste of quality plain chocolate. A strong Doppelbock that embodies the centuries old Benedictine brewing tradition, sip by delicious sip.
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gvickery from Texas

4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark brown, clear, dark tan slight head.
Smell: Dark bread, ginger, molasses, prunes, raisins. Smells like a Christmas bread.
Taste: Slightly sweet, brown bread, molasses, burnt sugar, graham cracker. But not really that sweet. This is outstanding.
Overall: 500 ml bottle is perfect. I get 3 or 4 small glasses from one bottle. A superb after dinner indulgence, like a fine cigar.
So good.

Oct 17, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours dark brown and very foamy. The way it foams is magnificent.

S: I can smell that it's wheat. The clove is present. It has a deep roasted complexity about it.

T: Very nice. No adjuncts--Clean pure flavor. Thick roasted wheat with clove. It's really good! It melts into pure foam when you swish it around. It has almost a candy like sweetness, a tangy bready caramel, but it's balanced by it's bitterness.

F: Toasty finish. There's nothing on the tail end to muss things up.

O: Beyond lovely.

Oct 15, 2020
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champ103 from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a dark but clear reddish mahogany/brown. At first a dense beige head rises to two fingers. Good retention initially, but that fades to a small ring eventually and leaves some spotty lace.
S: The nose on this is huge, it just wafts out of the mug and fills everything. Baked crusty bread, dark cherries, plums and raisins, chocolate. Oh man.
T: Follows the nose with that amazing layered malty flavor. Baked bread, dark chocolate covered cherries. Plums and raisins. Sweetness comes on strong of coarse. Along with an earthiness, almost like tobacco and peppery spice, even just a touch of bitterness sneaking through, that keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. This is excellent.
M/O: A full body with moderate carbonation. Just enough of a crisp snap to let you know the carbonation is there. Then becomes ultra silky smooth. This is a wonderful sipper. I can come back to this with ease, and for a big Dopplebock, would not get tiered with multiple rounds.

I have had this several times, but never put my thoughts down. This is a great Doppelbock, and up there with Celebrator for me. World class is all I have to say.

Sep 18, 2020
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cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, date code L0620
It's good, have had it before. This bottle tastes fresh enough.
Taste: Heavily toasted bread, some caramel/toffee. Hints of buck wheat honey/raisin/molasses flavor to it. Also hint of roasted malts.

Aug 12, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Chestnut brown color with thin caramel colored lacing and nice, vibrant carbonation cascading up through the middle. Very nice clarity with this beer.

S - Lots of bread and bread crust on the nose along with roasted toffee.

T - Follows the nose: bread, bread crust, toasted toffee, and finishes with a delicate earthy citrus over top of toasty bready caramel / toffee malt. Finishes balanced but on the sweeter side.

M - Thick and full bodied with a silky texture that leaves the palate mostly wet.

O - This is a fantastic Doppelbock.

Aug 10, 2020
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours maroon amber red-brown with a dense creamy lasting khaki colored foam head. Smells like toasty brown bread, dried dark fruits, caramel, molasses, hint of chocolate, apple, raisin, grape, plum, prune, dates, hint of yeasty funk, with floral earthy grassy hops. Tastes rich and concentrated with toasted brown bread, caramel, molasses, dark toffee, some chocolate, dried dark fruits, mild fruity esters like apple, raisin, grape, plum, prune, dates, hint of clove spice, and floral earthy grassy hops. Feels medium bodied, full, rich and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great doppelbock dunkel.

Jul 24, 2020
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Resembles a glass of coke, clear. Pours with 2mm head that almost immediately clears - odd - there was foam on the beer earlier just now, plus the glass has a nucleation spot!
S- It's mild, I just get a pleasant toasty grains note.
T- It's deeply toasty, some richness, very rounded, it rolls across the palate in a very elegant manner. There are several subtle side-notes, for example I'm sure some find fruits like raisons and similar.
F- It's elegant, there is little feel of it being 7.1%, it comes over a lighter, itself of course another sign of elegance and class.
O- It's pleasant enough, and I'd happily buy and drink it again, although I am surprised to see a '95/World Class' rating here, that to me is very rare to find, I've only rated about 5 of my 1240 ratings that high and they were each just stunning dazzlers, show-stoppers (like; Icelandic Lava Beer, German Weihenstephaner Vitus, Belgian St Bernardus Abt12) - to me, this is pleasant, but nowhere approaching that league.
Bought from BeersofEurope/UK for home delivery. 500ml bottle, BB: 02/01/2021. £2.74.

Jul 18, 2020
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brownish copper color with a finger of fluffy head. The nose has notes of caramel and bread. The flavor has a sweet maple syrup taste upfront. The finish is semi-sweet caramel.

Jun 22, 2020
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augustgarage from California

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Ayinger Celebrator pokal.

Bright, clear carmine body with ruby highlights. Active almond cap recedes to a light surface slick; faint lacing; below-average retention.

Melanoidin-suffused, rich malt with faint toast, toffee, coffee, nuts, and golden raisins in the background. Low grassy hops.

Immense brown bread notes - one of the maltiest beers I've had the pleasure of imbibing. Sweet but not cloying, with a medium-dry, earthy, chocolate-coated-blackberry-laden finish. Low bitterness, and superbly clean lager notes.

Not quite medium-bodied with sufficient carbonation. Faintly chewy mouthfeel.

Near the apex of the style - worth seeking out, and an excellent value when you do find it.

May 27, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: absolutely beautiful rich ruby read color with some hints of brown, purple, cherry, and managony. 1/2 finger tan head that fades quickly

s: sweet caramel malts, clove, dark pears, cardamon. some nice earthy grass. sweet banana bread, fresh dough, fig, plum, and raisin. more bread and cracker with of hint of pepper to close. awesome aroma

t: big hit of sweet malts and caramel upfront with some sticky toffee. plums and fig behind that with ripe banana, a touch of wheat, and grass. huge doughy fresh bread presence with a touch of clove. a faint hit of dark chocolate and more dark bread

m: full mouthfeel with strong carbonation

o: seriously awesome beer. excellent example of the style. complex, yet easy to drink. like liquid bread. a must-try if you like the style

Apr 06, 2020
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USArmyRangerVet from New York

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I used to serve in the U.S. Army not far from the monetary which bred this Doppelbock, so I certainly had my share. An outstanding, world class Doppelbock. Zum wohl!

Mar 22, 2020
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Hooded from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 3/14/2020.
Poured from a 500mL bottle into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is amber brown with 3 and 1/2 fingers of off-white foam. Retention is great. The foam recedes leaving a cap. 4.5
The aroma is medium in strength and of ripe banana, sweet malt, and bread. 4.5
The taste is medium in strength and of ripe banana, doughy bread, and semi sweet malt. There's a slight metallic taste. 4.25
The mouth feel is thick, very creamy, a little silky, and has a medium-low level of effervescent carbonation. 5.00
Overall, it's a world class beer. The mouth feel is so good it's ridiculous. I would prefer the flavor to be a bit stronger, but who am I to nitpick an obviously masterfully brewed beer. 4.5

Mar 18, 2020
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Scott17Taylor from Iowa

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with fluffy off white head.
The aroma is dark fruit, carmel and rich brown bread.
The flavor is very complex, it’s big rich dark bready malts, tons of dark fruit and some bittersweet chocolate almost reminiscent of a British old ale or scotch ale.. The hops are present but take a back seat.
The mouthfeel is slick and creamy,
Overall it’s a phenomenal Doppelbock, definitely deserving of where it sits in the reviews.

Feb 25, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Date code stamped on label is 'L 0789' (3/19/2019).
Clear, brown colored body, with a reddish tint. One thin finger of tan head. No lacing.
Aroma is big with dark raisin bread, caramel, and other dark fruits.
Taste is a little sweet but the dark fruit bread washes over, which leads to the caramel and molasses.
Thick and smooth mouth feel, with a definite mineral quality. Good carbonation.
Big quaffs bring forth the dark fruit (raisin and plum), the molasses, and the dark bread.

Dec 05, 2019
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Decent body very dark brown with very minimal head just a quarter inch that fades to a thin layer. Smells of caramel malts slightly toasted dark fruits and very little ethanol. Taste is sweet earthy toastt with a slightly bitter fish. For the ABV it is smooth creamy and easy to crush. Overall I've never had this before and was quite surprised at not only how cheap it was but how good it was.

Oct 30, 2019
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Nofoba

2.41/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 500ml bottle. It has a clear, mahogany red colored body, with a thick beige head.

It has an aroma of plums, dried fruits, raisins, caramel and alcohol.

The taste is bitter and earthy, with roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel and a warming presence of alcohol. Low carbonation. The aftertaste is dry.

Too strong for my tastes.

Oct 24, 2019
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Noveske

4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Definitely the best doppelbock I've ever had. I was a huge fan of Celebrator which is great. However, this is creamer and tastier. Had it with freshly grilled steak and wow! Had never had anything from this brewery before and was totally impressed!

Oct 23, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours an incredible ruby amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous caramel malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced caramel malt flavors
M-A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A great Doppelbock

Sep 08, 2019
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily the best doppelbock I've ever had... it used to be Celebrator but this is richer...creamier...tastier.... I can imagine this paired with a pork knuckle and some spaetzle by a blazing fire in a German hunting lodge... can't believe how big this drinks for 7.1%...not boozy, mind you...just very rich and full bodied... absolutely delicious beer... I would buy this regularly during the cooler months if I could get it locally...found this in Chicago and couldn't pass on it... truly wonderful...

Aug 25, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa Hefe de Bavaria. Viendo La Casa de Papel 1x06. Birrote. Feel perfecto: suave, llenando boca e invitando a beberla rapidisimo. Riquisimo sabor a caramelo tostado, con retrogusto larguisimo

Aug 22, 2019
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WillNJ from New Jersey

4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So good, tastes exactly like the brewery describes, so I won't reinvent the wheel. Better than Celebrator which is great but a bit one dimensional IMO. This thing works on so many levels. awesome beer.

Aug 17, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reminded me of a scotch ale. A skinny-finger head with aroma of dark toasted malt, and raw sugar and molasses.
Taste was rich and thick, with a bit of the fig and sweet bread in addition to the follow-on flavors from the smell.
I rather enjoyed it until those last couple sips when it had warmed some.

May 24, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch light tan head over a reddish brown, mahogany body with a little lacing. Nose of dark malt and bread, with the faintest slight sweetness of molasses, caramel, and honey. As it warms chocolate aromas come forward. Taste of dark and roasted malts, molasses, caramel, honey, and chocolate. Near the finish it is all chocolate and finishing with bitter chocolate and hops. Very nice feel and overall, such a great beer and would highly recommend it. Cheers!

Apr 15, 2019
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown in color. Aromas of dark bread, chocolate, caramel. Maybe plum/prune. Fruit comes through more in the flavor, as an accent to dark bready malt and rich cocoa. Medium feel, smooth but not oily.

Feb 15, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like roasted chocolate pumpernickel bread. Not my scene but I guess I could see how someone might like it.
Some fig in there too.
Had to split the bottle. Too much otherwise. Tastes of some alcohol too

Feb 09, 2019
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