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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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4.28/5
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1,150 Ratings
Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Germany
andechs.de

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#679
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,150
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
147
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,150 |  Reviews: 477
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

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

L- Beautiful dark reddish brown. Light head, dissipating quickly.

S- deep bready yeast smells. rye bread, currant, molasses even. Malt over all

T- Really light for the ABV.. dark cherry. chewy malt flavor. some kind of bark/root flavor that I can't quite put my finger on.

F- smooth, light, ready finish.

O- Really a great example of this style. Thick, full, but light enough to drink more than one. Deep dark and malty. Yum.

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Photo of AirBob
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of monk2021
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of opieo
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick rich balanced. Malty. Creamy. Full bodied and complex. This is a high quality brew. This is a must drink brew. Get it.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jesus this is beautiful. Light brown head is plentiful and sticks around on top of the beautiful deep red body.

Taste is malt and malt and malt. Toffee and light peaberry coffee. me of worthers lol. Overall quite smooth.

Excellent.

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

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

Photo of kwjd
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance - The beer poured a murky brown color with a slight white head.

Smell - The sweet malts of a doppelbock resemble freshly baked dark bread.

Taste - There are big sweet chewy mulch here. Dark fruit, caramel, perhaps a hint of cola, then a slightly dry sweetness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - This thickness allows this to linger nicely.

Overall - this is a top-of-the-line doppelbock.

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Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Always up for a Doppelbock, especially this time of year.

Pours jet black with hues of brown. Smells of caramel and black licorice with a little toasted grain. Tastes of plum, caramel, and chocolate with pine in the finish. Has a roasty enveloping for good measure. Medium, smooth and robust.

There's no going wrong here.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jason_nwx
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoryR
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber/brown color with a decent sized tan head, fades quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass or a cap.

Smell has a huge toffee and caramel aroma, quite earthy as well.

Taste starts out with the toffee flavor and lasts pretty much throughout, hints of chocolate dance around in the mouth, still very earthy, quite viscous, soft carbonation with a velvety feel.

This was one of my whales for a long time, I'm quite glad this Doppelbock finally made its way stateside.

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Photo of Yoann
3.08/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,150 ratings
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