Doppelbock Dunkel
Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Doppelbock DunkelDoppelbock Dunkel
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Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Ranked #2
Ranked #1,509
4.28 | pDev: 9.81%
Nov 25, 2023
Jun 16, 2002
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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Rated: 3.8 by MHBraun from California

Nov 25, 2023
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Quite possibly the best doppelbock I have ever had, and it might be the best beer I have had to date...

What an experience - beautiful dark caramel coloration with frothy head, a malty scent to the nose that translates to an even maltier taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel is the best ever, again, possibly - it was thick, rich, creamy, and full-bodied. I cannot remember the last time I was so impressed. Overall, it is one of the best in it's category if not *the* best. I will definitely be on the lookout for this again with the holidays approaching.
Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by AGU313 from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark caramel, medium head, clear
S: some chocolatey maltiness
T: Ranging from clearly complex to simply full malt
M: fluffy and frothy
O: great example of the style
Oct 21, 2023
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Rated by guitarguyny from New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Exceptional Doppelbock Dunkel! Massive amounts of dark chocolate on this beer! Will buy a pint of this any day!
Oct 11, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oh lordy this is great. Pours dark, darker than expected with a lovely effervescent rise of bubbles at the end. Dark, malty brown, almost dubbel, cola dark. Aromas promising dark fruits, rum and caramel. Maltier and less sweet taste than nose would suggest with teast and bready finish. It's complex and full of character. Man, Andechs rarely put a foot wrong.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

May 21, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by not2quick from Missouri

May 18, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by QuintusHorace from California

May 09, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I had this on draft 4/27/23 @ the Beer Temple.

Opaque brown appearance.

Nice khaki head; minimal lace.

Burnt caramel, honeyed grain, mild cream & faint smoke notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Burnt caramel, honeyed grain & faint cream flavors.

A classic.
May 08, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber to deep brown color with a moderate light tan head. SRM of 18-20. (4.00)

Aroma: Strong aromas of brown bread, caramel, some hints of dark fruit of raisin, plum, grape. (4.25)

Flavor: Strong flavors of caramel, brown bread, some hints of dark fruit with some dark grains, yeasty, and bready off the end. (4.25)

Feel: Medium-bodied, strong carbonation. Toasted, mildly sweet finish. (4.25)

Compared to Weihenstephaner Korbinian 3/15/2023: Pours lighter, similar head. Stronger aromas. More brown bread, toasted grains. Less dark fruit and syrup. Less cocoa. Slightly more carbonation and yeastier.

Overall: An excellent doppelbock here as expected. Complex Strong and bready flavors that lean a bit toasted. Nice German yeast give a clean and dry finish. That is what makes this better than every other doppelbock I've tried. Side-by-side this is the best. (Rating: 4.29)
Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 4.68 by MrJones07 from Spain

Feb 09, 2023
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cherry brown with a steady, puffy tan cap of froth; fresh baked bread, red currants, pretzels and Raisinettes; dark bread crust, red plums, brown sugar, carob bark and a vague herbal ending; fizzy, medium, dead smooth.

4 4.25 4.25 4.25 4.25

All the right moves.
Lest it be taken for granted, it is burn-free, attenuated, silky - all of the things you’d expect from German precision brewing. If I’m forced to find fault, it’s a bit undercarbed which makes it play a touch sweeter than it should.
Also surprised and delighted by all the fruit - I can’t help thinking that this brings many of the notes that make Baltic Porter great but in a much more drinkable package. That makes this even less bready and more estery than Korbinian; I’d love to drink the two side by side.
Very digestif; it just slides right down, but I’ll love to pair it with duck or pork chops.

Proper wintery treat; deserves many revisits.
Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Rnormoyle

4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I have been to the monastery in Kloster twice and had this beer fresh from the tap. It has a deep amber color and flavorful aroma. It’s is powerful tasting but not so much as some other German DoppelBachs. Definitely tastes of caramel and very smooth. Almost as good out of the bottle but I can’t think of any beer that is as good out of a bottle than fresh from the tap. This is probably my #1 Doppelbach
Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by misteil from Ireland

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Beecham from California

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by DFred from California

Dec 23, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by TinFang from California

Dec 18, 2022
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