Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel
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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

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486
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1,171
pDev:
9.81%
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Photo of Treyliff
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of MudDrinker
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pohr10
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

From the bottle, it pours a solid reddish brown with a lovely tan head that sticks around. Some caramel malt and bread in the nose. The mouth gets a velvety smooth malty brew with a touch of caramel. Yum!

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Photo of rab53
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

500mL bottled 7/17/17 poured into a half liter mug just above fridge temp 7.1% ABV. The beer pours very dark brown with red highlights and light brown head. The head recedes a thin ring and a few bubbles. The aroma offers sweet bread and dark fruit. The taste is rich toasted malt, slightly sweet, but not cloying. There is some dark fruit in the taste as well and a gentle, but firm, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, excellent. I really wish it was easier to find beers like this fresh. Recommended if you enjoy the style.

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

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

Klosterbrauerei Andechs "Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel"
on tap at The German Society of Pennsylvania Bierfest 2018 courtesy of Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, PA

Notes: Typical dark doppelbock appearance with a dark mahogany brown body that reveals ruby and orange highlights when held to the light. Frothy then creamy beige head. Very good head retention and lacing. It smells like wort, fresh, bready, and caramelish with a bit of chocolate thrown in. The flavor follows, perhaps even richer than the nose suggests although the aroma is pretty strong. It's caramelish, a hint toffee-like, bready, chocolatey, subtly dark-fruity, and even a slight bit roasty and almost smoky. It's medium bodied with a dextrin-rich feel, and quite smooth with a moderate, seemingly natural, fine-bubbled carbonation. Brilliant!

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Photo of bret717
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- clear ruby-tinged brown liquid; 1 finger head, minimal lacing

Smell- toasty sweet bread, subtle earthy hops and a hint of smoke

Taste- Very rich & savory toasted grainy bread followed by earthy hops and mild bitterness

Feel- medium bodied and creamy, low carbonation

Overall- delightful beer to drink with very full flavored savory malt that offers an umami quality that is nicely balanced by earthy hops

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Photo of Markapeters
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany coloration with a reddish hue and a medium, creamy head. Smells of caramel, bready malt and dark fruits: fig, raisins, with just a hint of brown sugar and chocolate. Taste is a rich and complex malt balance of caramel, dark bread, dark fruits and chocolate, with slight notes of smokiness, licorice and brown sugar coming through as well. Just a hint of grassy, earthy hops in there somewhere, resulting in a pleasant, light bitterness in the aftertaste that helps balance out the sweetness, not that it would be too overpowering in the first place. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, with moderate carbonisation. An expertly balanced Doppelbock that is severly underrated in my opinion and on equal footing with Celebrator.

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Photo of Budlum
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

From a 500ml bottle, code stamped L1987, whatever that may signify. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours a very pretty deep, dark ruby-maple colour with three-plus fingers of soft, dense, but relatively short-lived mocha head that leaves some soft, slippery webs of lace. Great clarity against the light with low visible carbonation.

Smell is warm, rich, full maltiness, leafy, lemon polish and dark dried fruits.

Tastes of brown bread, sweet cream caramel and lightly-bitter cocoa powder, furniture polish, and dense dried brown fruits. Round, slightly sweet, smoky and smooth, with a little leafy bitterness at the finish.

Feel is smooth and creamy, no more than light to medium bodied but feeling a little more robust than that due to the light carbonation.

Overall, a lightly sweet, dark, malty beer, a serious contrast and nice changeup from my regular diet of high-alpha acid NEDIPA's. Remind me to have a couple every now and then.

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Photo of ctmiami
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of lastmango
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown and ruby color with a 3 finger milkshake tan head that quickly reduced to one finger. Heavy lacing is present. Aroma is light and reminds me of homemade fruitcake . . . the good kind! Heavy sweet malt taste with hints of caramel, coffee, cocoa and dried fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy with a deceptive light - moderate feel and light carbonation. A little hop bitterness on the end that reminds me of black licorice. This is a sipper that you want to let roll over your tongue. Overall a great DB!

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Photo of wedamija
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonmbell
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Griphon
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryMills
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice smooth easy drinking beer, as it should be... Nothing stands out and I mean that in a good way, fine example of the style .. Maybe just a hint of too much caramel sweetness for my taste but nothing to be turned off by.

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

Good stuff. Slightly effervescent. Smooth. Tasty. Creamy. Malty. Right amount of rich. Perhaps a very slight too caramelish and effervescent for my taste.

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,171 ratings