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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1,121
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464
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Photo of dspinler
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of IckyT2012
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nodder
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A- Dark brown with a half finger off white head. Spotty lacing.

S- Figs and other dark fruits, malts, caramel, brown sugar.

T- Dark fruits and sweet malts. There is a burnt chocolate/smokiness also. No alcohol in the taste at all.

M- Medium body and carbonation. As "chewy" as this beer is it goes down very smooth.

O- Like a slice of fresh black bread in a glass. Amazing.

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Hallertau
4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kevinmaher
4.56/5  rDev +6%

Photo of e_dawg
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours dark copper color. When held up to the light a vibrant red with hints of gold is revealed. Almost no head and minimal lacing. Smells of toffee, cookies, butter, wood, banana, malt, and sweet bread. Taste is bready with hints of roasted caramel, very light brown sugar, and more toffee. Not as sweet as the nose had initially suggested. An light and airy mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Good balance to the flavors. Finishes fast and pleasant without much linger. A very drinkable and delicious beer.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of dru37
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of StammBar
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of justintcoons
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

500 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Mahogany brown with 1 finger of creamy, tan head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Sweet brown bread, fig, date, molasses, toffee, and concord grape.

Taste
Sweet dark fruit notes of fig, date, and concord grape. Caramel, toffee, molasses, and plenty of sweet brown breadiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, smooth, and sweet.

Overall
Super balanced, smooth, and easy drinking. An excellent Doppelbock!

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Photo of aubzachsyd
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a half liter stein a deep garnet color with a off white crown atop,love the rich full color.Buttery caramel and dark German maltiness in the nose,it has an iron/metallic tinge to it.Buttery rum flavors,almost like a rum ball with that butteriness sticking around for awhile with some chocolate coming in the finish but not overly sweet.Worthy of the praise this beer is not in your face and it doesn't hit to hard in one aspect,just a great all around doppelbock.

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4.12/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev -7%

Very smooth drinking with less of that port wine, rummy taste characteristic of the style. I would still prefer a weizenbock but this is very good. Not too sweet, fully loaded with caramel and burnt sugar. I would rank this third behind EInbecker Winter Bock and Korbinian.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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Photo of Korcula2chill
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Had this at a very old and private Teutonic club on Pittsburgh's North Side (old Deutschtown) ....and on tap no less. What a remarkable find really. Maybe it was being in an old ethnic club and paying homage to one of Pittsburgh's great immigrant communities that welled me up to offer a perfect "5" or having quaffed three of these rare brews but this truly is a remarkable beer IMO.

Der Barmann slow poured this into a 12oz goblet with a beautiful clear amber copper hue. An off-white, one finger head with nice lacing revealed sweet bready notes to the olfactories. Feel was rich, almost nectar like on the mouth with a deep complex sweetness coming off on many tiers; a variety of dried fruits (? figs, raisins etc) and roasted chocolate cacaos finished with a subtle nuanced hoppiness. This doppel really blew my mind. Wow.

No hindsight required here. It's truly deserving of a "5" in my book. I'm glad I had an opportunity to indulge and will seek this one out again.

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,121 ratings.
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