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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
Ranking:
#675
Reviews:
475
Ratings:
1,147
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
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Photo of msondel
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NightINgale
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep chewy flavors. Dried fruit. Plums, raisins, dates. Perfectly balanced. This is a must try!

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eldoctorador
2/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bluejacket74
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, no dating that I can find but L 1595 is stamped on the back label. This was a recent arrival at my local beer store so I'm assuming it's somewhat fresh. Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with about an inch and a half light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like toasted malt, caramel, dried dark fruit, and some light grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with some breadiness and chocolate noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and very easy to drink. I thought this was really good, I'll have to pick up some more soon if there's any left at the store! $3.49 a bottle.

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Photo of lucasj82
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of braker649er
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Complex, malty flavor. I tend to prefer less malty beers, but this one's flavor is undeniably rich. Might be my new favorite malt-forward beer.

L-beautiful, copper to ruby with brownish off-white head
S-solid, just didn't knock me out.
T-nice balance of malty sweetness that also had grainy depth and some fruit and dark chocolate at the edges.
F-smooth
O-I can see why this is world famous for the style

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Photo of TEdubbaD
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BWH3
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nataku00
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of parkead2
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of instinct2
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hardy008
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear chestnut with an almost one finger beige head, which has nice retention and lacing. Great aroma with dark fruit, caramel, pears, toasted malt, and brown sugar.

Tastes very much like it smells with dark fruit, toasted malt, caramel, pears, brown sugar, and some hops for a little bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink, with a dark fruit aftertaste. Glad I was able to find this at Total Wines. I have not been to locate this beer in Minnesota before.

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Photo of s4s
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a few 1/2 L at their wonderful, small, freindly restaurant in Munich. Doppelbock & strong Belgian darks are my thing, and this is one of the best. I hope I can find it closer to home. This puts my "daily beer", optimator, to shame. Should you visit Munich, be sure to skip Hofbrauhaus and come to Andechser am dom instead.

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Photo of Johng19751
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle poured into a seidel.

A- Body is brown with blonde hues. Despite the dark color, some clarity is still evident. The head is thick and sudsy and persists for ages. 5

S- Sweet, grassy, caramel. Toast. Light apple. 4.25

T- Toast, grassy hops and caramel, very close to the nose. Alcohol flavor is ever so faintly perceivable as is a slight milk chocolate taste. Vanilla subtly creeps beneath all of the delicious flavors. 4.25

M- Lighter than medium-bodied but with a good dose of creamy, sticky mouthfeel to offset it and play well in the sandbox with the dry alcohol bite and gentle solvent feel. Sweetness is at the forefront for most of the journey until the finish where the alcohol pushes it to the side. The carbonation is on point, injecting a restrained bubbliness that doesn't discard the creaminess. 4.5

Andechs, a place I visited in Germany long before I became obsessive and more knowledgeable about beer, will always hold a place in my heart. But despite my personal bias to this brewery, this beer is truly great and transcends homerism, nostalgia or anything else of that sort.

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