Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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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
Ratings:
1,127
Reviews:
465
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
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147
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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zmeik
4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IndyDad
3.44/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite style.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On Tap at German restaurant in Philly. Pours brown fluffy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of plums, caramel malt and hint of coffee. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of caramel malt, plums, brown sugar and some herbal hops. Finish is long and semi-sweet. Sweet but tasty brew.

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Photo of SamBacon89
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky brown with a one finger head that does not linger long. The first thing I noticed was the incredible aroma that was given off as the head died down. Lots of dark fruit including plum and raisin, and a hefty malt backbone. The taste is more of the same. A truly extraordinary example of a doppelbock. It doesn't get much better than this in the style. I will definitely pick up another one.

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Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Williaar
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cgskippy
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of julielynndubee
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arini10
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, clear garnet, one finger of creamy tan head drops off quickly

Faint aroma the cool, mostly toffee, grape and malt

Big caramel, toffee and bready notes, backed up with brandy, fig, earth, tobacco. Just excellent example of what decoction mash caramelization can do

Mouth feel is full and lush. fairly low carbonation bite

Sadly, I had never heard of Klosterbrauerei Andechs when I was stationed in Germany in my youth.... every one of their beers I've tried are clean and masterfully malted. This one comes in with all the big flavor notes you want in a doppel, without any off flavors. Just amazing.

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Photo of frozyn
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with a reddish tint, perhaps even a dark ruby color. Light tan head froths up, fairly thick, but dissipates quickly and leaves zero lacing behind. The aroma isn't very strong, but presents slightly nutty, very slight fruit notes, and strong malts. First sip flavor is raisiny, lots of malt, with some very minute floral/herby hops that disappear as the beer warms. With warmth, caramel and plum sweetness, as well as strong sometimes chocolatey, sometimes toasty malt, predominate. The sweetness is a bit much at first, probably thanks to the syrupy quality it has, but that evens out as well as the feel turns to a velvety texture.

A great sipping beer and something I would reach for after dinner if I had a serious sweet tooth going on.

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Photo of Rihup
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scbeerman
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an outstanding doppelbock. Pours a gorgeous dark ruby color with two fingers of light tan, smooth head which slowly dissipates while leaving plenty of lacing. Smell is of nutty malt and dark fruit, although not terribly strong. Taste is rich and complex, heavy on hazelnuts, raisins, and a light bitterness and herbal flavor from the hops. Delicious. Mouthfeel is a little lighter than average (to be expected at 7.1%) but very smooth, pretty true to style. Overall this is a world class doppelbock, a little lighter than most but extremely rich and flavorful.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SayBoom
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SCproUA
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,127 ratings.
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