Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Germany
andechs.de

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Bierman9 on 06-16-2002

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Photo of klaplain
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasting this today at the Andechs brewery. Great smell and velvety mouthfeel

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Photo of DamienArk
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KooVee
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle bb 11.4.19.

Deep chestnut/light mahogany. Light brown foam.

Aroma of raisin and toffee, bready caramel.

Taste is molasses on dark bread and a long sweet nutty aftertaste which is not the strongest possible, though. I would guess something like an equal amount of Munich and Pilsner plus some caramel. Maybe a little bit of chocolate malt, but the burned notes are very subtle. Hops are there merely for an undertone of bitterness that you would not notice if you would not actively seek for it. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and matching carbonation. Easy drinking for the style and strength.

Overall maybe the most drinkable doppelbock I have ever sampled. Restraint and balance in the recipe for those who appreciate finer things.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amoeba
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottyshades
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwherritt
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank it in Germany. Great beer!

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Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thorfinn960
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MKV
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Complex smell, dark brown color. Full but not overpowering mouthfeel, with decent carbonation. Palate is strong, smoky, sweet, with some burnt nuts, very powerful overall but without being too much to handle or too difficult to drink.

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Photo of Offa
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An excellent doppelbock I had in Jan. 2014, this review transcribed from handwritten notes on which I need to catch up.

Deep chestnut, medium big pale tan head soon thins to foamy ring, bit of lace.
Aroma is caramelised roasted chestnuts, gingerbread, steak sauce.
Taste deep malty rich meat glaze, caramliesed brown bread, nus dried fruit. It has deep, rich flavours making it satisfying and interesting, if perhaps a bit much for extended drinking.

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Photo of generallee
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mehak
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark Amber color, close to cola. Smells of anise and bread. Tastes of malt, cocoa and is balanced by some sweetness, not bitter. Has a nice anise aftertaste. Light-medium body.

This an extremely pleasant brew to drink. It is probably my favorite beer so far and a delicious dobbelbock.

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Photo of Skabiski
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baviera
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L -- Lovely deep ruby hued body with total clariy. Finger and a half of tan head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and minimal lacing
S -- Toasted barley malt, brown bread, herbal hop, caramel, molasses, banana bread, apple
T -- Largely follows the nose. Tons of bread, roasty malt, and fruity yeast ester. Hop presence is definitely there, too
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Pretty limp. Long, roasty finish
O -- Nice and hearty, great meal pairing

79/100

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Photo of Gaddabble
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerfam205
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a creamy tan colored head. Head retention is good.

Smell: It has a very strong toasty element. Some of the notes are reminiscent of bread crust. There is a light chocolate note in the background.

Taste: There are strong malty rich maillard flavors with strong toast elements. There is a slight chocolate and plum element in the background.

Feel: It has a moderately full body that is smooth. There is smooth alcohol warming.

Overall, this is a very malty beer with excellent flavors with complementary background notes that enhance the overall presentation.

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Photo of raylpendleton
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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