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

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1,122
Reviews:
465
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Photo of avisong
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bryantan
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of noz03
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber-orange. Nicely formed head. Lasts a bit too.

Grape aroma with a touch too heavy caramel.

Velvety, big body. Light carbonation.

Not too sweet fruit. Heaviest on fig with a little banana. Not too sweet caramel. Bit of bready crust. Also get some hay/wheat in there. Hint of clove spice. Departs with some chocolate elements. Banana-raisin bread pudding.

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Photo of Ebmahoney
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Michael_Lopez
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased bottle 2-28-15. Bottle date L 1595 – June 8 2015
L: A 2” fairly persistent light tan foam column tops a brilliant chestnut pour.
S: Strong bread aromas include bred crumb and crust, traces of tart, fruit, no big hop aromas.
T: Whole grain bread crust flavors, mildly sweet, light kettle sugars, spicy malt flavors, and a restrained hint of chocolate and caramel. The chocolate and caramel come out more as the beer warms. No discernible hop flavor but a slight bitterness. A touch oxidized with traces of wet cardboard.
F: Very creamy medium to medium full body, medium low carbonation.
O: Despite the oxidation, still a very good beer.

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Photo of fisherbray
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of steinwy10
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captaincoffee
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours mahogany brown with a medium head that leaves a ring and lacing. Nose is brown sugars, dates...all that good dark sugary stuff. Flavor is sweet and warm dark malts. Maybe not as complex as I was expecting, but still very good. A bit too carbed for my taste, but full mouthfeel and not cloying. Overall, a great beer.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting that Benedictine monks hold to their monastic brewing tradition in this German style.
From my reading, they adhere strictly to traditional brewing and lagering techniques. (Interesting aside, the label omits yeast as an ingredient. )
But, their adherence to tradition shows. The malts are full in the nose, but particularly well-blended in the taste. The fullness of the finish tells me this is a great beer. No need to improve this one.

This lager is listed on the "1001" and deserves to be there.
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 3 of 4 stars and called it "luscious."
A 1/14/17 re-tasting confirms all this praise and does not change this rating.

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Photo of mncoinman
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Initial smell not of a strong bock malt...more of a dunkel influence. Pours ruby red with minimal foam head. Nice carbonation. Good balance on the sweetness (not too much or too little). Nice warm feeling within after drinking. One of the better mixes of doppelbock dunkels that I've had. Although I tend to favor the distinctive malts that come with doppelbocks, this one does a reasonable job of not letting the dunkel overwhelm the combination of the two.

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

L: Dark, , near brown colored beer, semi-clear with bright ruby accents around the edge of the glass. Poured a light head that slowly fades away. No lacing.
S: Amazing. Has hints of dates and purple grapes, also smells like fresh chocolate. Very hearty and sweet.
T: Repeat of the smell, with dark fruit qualities layered within a light chocolate maltiness. Slight similar burnt notes to a porter but much lighter. Slightly dry/bitter on the finish
F: Very rich, mildly acrid/astringent. Body is full, carbonation is on the higher end. Drinks a little heavy, a bit of a sipper.
O: Great doppelbock, never tried before, will certainly drink again.

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Photo of mkh012
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark red with a thin head. Smell is subtle - caramel, raisins, and slight cherry. The taste largely follows, with some hefeweizen-like banana notes in there as well. A very light and drinkable beer with restrained but prominent maltiness. Nice, but nothing as remarkable as the Aventinus I drank before this. Maybe a little unexciting despite how well-balanced it is. B+ for me

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Photo of dxm
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Andechaer am Dom in Munich. Smooth, rich, with an off-white head. Perfect with the fresh hot pretzel the waitress sold us. Hints of sweetness and a deep malt flavor. I don't understand why some craft fans insist on hopping up everything. There's a reason the Germans don't change up their recipes.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nearly no head and what's there fades to rim bubbles. No lace. Deep brown color but light passes through the center easily. Clear.

Raisins in cream is the first smell I get. There may be some vanilla as well in the background.

Sweet and rich like a dark double bock should be. Lots of raisin, it could almost pass for a port or sherry except for the carbonation, which is still low for this styled beer.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice two finger tannish fluffy head. Beautiful dark reddish brown color. So-so retention and lacing. Great aromas of figs, banana, clove and sweet malt. Nice dark fruit favors, with a bit of banana, clovey spiciness, and sweet molasses. Nice fairly thick mouthfeel for a lager, sweet finish, but not cloying. This beer is one of the classics, and now I know why- simply outstanding!

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,122 ratings.
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