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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 1,147 |  Reviews: 475
Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Short review but worth it. Smells incredible like figs, brown sugar and chocolate milk, tastes like a dark chocolate yoohoo with Kahlua.

Really good stuff.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Deep brown body with a small off-white head. Smells of caramel, bready malt, some dark fruit. Tastes very bready with some sweet caramel and brown malts. A touch of cola before becoming earthy and a little bitter. Medium bodied. Wanted to try this a long time ago. Glad I got to try it. While it’s good, it’s not all that remarkable.

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Photo of Radome
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted from a 500 ml bottle.

L - Beautiful chestnut color with lots of red when held up to the light. Very clear. Thin but solid, creamy and resilient layer of a light tan head. Lots of lacing. A gorgeous beer.

S - Some bready malt but balance is toward slightly skunked noble hops. Not a great nose, perhaps a dated bottle?

T - Lots of bready malt; a bit of raisins and prunes add complexity to it. Mid and late palates show lightly floral hops. No yeast character, as expected for the lager.

F - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation. Bracing hops bitterness. Light alcohol presence for a 7% ABV beer.

O - Overall a good doppelbock, but I have had others with more malt character. The aged hop aroma and lack of malt depth give me the impression I have an older bottle. As judged today, it is not my favorite German doppelbock.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got one on tap at Churchkey, DC.
Smell of light smokey roasted grain, a very pleasant smell.
Taste some of that smokiness also. A sweet malt backbone follows that. Not much hop flavor.
A bit light aftertaste though.

An excellent (and strange) doppelbock from Andechs. Will definitely recommend it.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Brown body, 1 finger brown head.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Dark fruits, mild caramel, toasted bread.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation. The body is a bit watery.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Pours a crystal clear deepest garnet with a bubbly off white head. Some lacing, and retains a coating layer. Fig, plum, and raisin dominate the aroma with touches of caramel and toasted bread. Taste follows with a great sweet toasted bread flavor that lingers. Feel is medium bodied, low carbonation and minimal to zero bitterness. Overall, this doppelbock belongs on the top of the hill (pun intended) with the rest of the best classics. Prost!

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Photo of DOCRW
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alupin
3.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a frothy off-white head.

Smell has notes of grapes, dry red wine, raisins, prunes, brown sugar, and lots of bready malts.

Taste follows the nose with a very dry red wine and bready malt flavor up front. Remarkable how dry the flavors are. Sweetness is less than expected but there are some brown sugar notes. Some dark fruits - raisins, prunes and red grapes - are also noted. Didn't really get any of the chocolate mentioned in the description.

Feel is light yet full bodied. Medium but gentle carbonation. Very dry throughout with a bone dry finish.

Overall a lovely doppelbock and immediately one of my favorites for the style.

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Photo of Premo88
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: ruby red, clear, topped by thick 1-inch-plus head of tan foam that sticks a little; the red has just a twinge of brown/orange in it; the head lingers for a couple of minutes, and there's enough activity in the glass to keep a frothy thick collar and skin of foam; a wonderful percolating show off the pour and a gorgeous beer all around -- the collar and skin are works of art; doesn't lace much but it's still a work of art

S: dark dried fruits galore ... dates, prunes, raisins, raisin bread ... and all of it super sweet; as it warms, the lighter malt gives off some buttery bread; so sweet and dark-malty at times you get a little chocolate out of it ... like a chocolate-covered donut; if the butter is diacetyl, one ask to ask "who cares?" ... noses don't get better than this

T: strong dark malt flavors with tamed-down sweetness, unsweetened prunes; as it warms, a little more sweetness shows up; raisins

F: what beer's all about ... tons of good carbonation, a decent body and all of it softened just a tad by the constant skin you drink through; it seems very light at first, but the overall effect is a near-perfect midweight

O: as good as advertised, perhaps better; Andechs is chock full of dark malt flavors with one of the sweetest, dark-fruitest noses you'll ever come across; as it warms, the flavor opens up into a true treat, almost as good as that nose; at 7.1% ABV it's strong but just tame enough to help you counter the fact that you want to drink it way too fast; I bought two bottles, I should've bought half a case -- it's good enough that I'll seek this out again and again and drink it year round

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,147 ratings
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