Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
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German Doppelbock
Ranked #2
Ranked #780
4.31 | pDev: 9.74%
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
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.

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Photo of 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.

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Photo of 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!

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Photo of VABA
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

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Photo of Tilley4
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...

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Photo of josanguapo
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

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Photo of WillNJ
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.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
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.

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Photo of bobv
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!

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
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.

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Photo of Bshaw22
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

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Virtually pitch black. A finger of thick white foam with endless retention.

Smell: Sweet, bready, spicy. Some dried fruit notes.

Taste: Bready, slightly doughy malt. Almost no noticeable hops.

Mouthfeel: Good thickness, not much carbonation. Average body for the style.

Overall: A tasty, high gravity beer. Very warming when served in a big stein.

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Photo of KooVee
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
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 MKV
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +1.9%
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 mehak
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
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 Holderness
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
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


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Photo of hman43
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
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 AZBeerDude72
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark red/brown with rich head and good lacing.
N: Dark fruit, malt, bread, caramel, and some pepper.
T: Amazing flavors, malty with some pepper backed by nice bread notes and sweet caramel/malt.
M: Medium
O: I think I found a new go to beer, this is nothing short of amazing. OUTSTANDING.

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Photo of Nass
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the smoothest doppelbock that I have had. I have tried only about 7 different doppelbocks & this one is by far my favorite. Not too bitter & offensive. A little nutty, fruity, dark bread, & malty. Nothing more to say than Cheers! A-

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

Taste: caramel semi sweet malt, toffee, dark bread cardamon spice smooth. Same with the nose. Dark Brown, mostly clear, with tall tan head and some lace. Medium body with an airy feel. Would pair well with many dishes.

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Photo of detgfrsh
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head. Smells of caramel and raisins. Medium feel. Tastes of caramel, raisins, and brown sugar with some lingering yeast. Some warmth at the end. Excellent.

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Photo of nick_perry
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color. Small white head. Sweet malt with some smoky flavors. Toasted bread, raisin, and fig notes. Alcohol and brown sugar notes on the finish. Warming feeling.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

550ml bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a deep copper color with a two-finger foamy khaki colored head that has good retention long after the pour

S- smells of toasted brown bread, dried fig & raisin, caramel/toffee, light brown sugar & chocolate

T- rich and malty with flavors of toasted bread crust, caramel & toffee, chocolate/cocoa, leafy hops & brown sugar. The finish brings out plenty pf dried dark fruit; fig, raisin & prune. Yeasty & malty linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish, high drinkability

O- an outstanding doppelbock, everything you look for in the style

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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