Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel

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Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Style: 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, had a bottle date but I forgot to write it down, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a dark brown color with an inch of off-white head, very good retention and lacing.

S- Sweet aroma of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and bread. This actually smells really, really nice. I'm usually not into doppelbocks because of excessive sweetness, but the aroma here is sweet and complex without overdoing it.

T- Again, not too sweet at all. Flavor has a really nice dark fruit component, along with nuts, bread, caramel and brown sugar.

M- Medium-bodied, soft, creamy and smooth.

O- I was very pleasantly surprised by this, it's damn tasty stuff, easily my new favorite in the entire style.

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500 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Mahogany brown with 1 finger of creamy, tan head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Sweet brown bread, fig, date, molasses, toffee, and concord grape.

Sweet dark fruit notes of fig, date, and concord grape. Caramel, toffee, molasses, and plenty of sweet brown breadiness.

Medium bodied, silky, smooth, and sweet.

Super balanced, smooth, and easy drinking. An excellent Doppelbock!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A brownish dense head disappears into a very thin color. The color is impressive: a beautiful brown-red, almost purple, opaque. The smell is of dark malts, non sweet caramel, and a warming winy grapes aspect. The taste is very enjoyable and complex. Raisins with a sweet and refreshing citric aspect (almost like the soda aspect of Belgian stouts); then dark malts, with a thick almost chewy impression of chocolate; the chocolate announces the veil of hoppiness that covers the mouth without overwhelming it. Finally, a warm alcohol feeling. Very well balanced. My favorite Doppelbock .

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a bottle with largadeer. Best before 30th July 2008

A: Crimson with a nice, dense tan head

S: Fruity with dark raisins, plums, dates and caramel. Slightly bready. Different from other dopplebocks i've had but still recognizable.

T: Complex yeasty, fruity profile with a hint of rum. Bready, fruity sweetness with a medium body and a dry finish

M: Medium bodied but with a dry finish, this one's great. The drying finish is spectacular

D: Very easy to drink a ton of this. I wish i could find more and easily.

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What we have here is an outstanding beer...and even better if you fortunate enough to have it at Kloster Andechs. Truly a great experience. It's about 40-45 min. outside of Munich on the S-Bahn (toward Herrsching) but well worth the trip. We had a perfectly clear day to visit this gorgeous hilltop setting with visibility for miles it seemed. As majestic as the scenery was the beer, brewed here for more than 500 years. Superb doppelbock, big with malty goodness, the real deal. The monks sacrificed little while fasting on this liquid bread.

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,163 ratings