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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Ratings:
1,134
Reviews:
470
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Photo of cdwil
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

great price ($3.99) for such an awesome brew! cola-looking but severely lacking in carbonation. i blame shelf age for this as the place i purchased it is notorious for having old beer and the european stuff sits longer than the american stuff. but even with the lack of carbonation this has a very good flavor. a little sweet as most dopples are and a dry finish. dark(er) fruits and the typical great german flavors.....

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Photo of Reidrover
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem Oregon $3.99 Dark amber/ brown colored body with a nice sized thick and frothy cream colored head. Unlike most dopplebocks the aroma of this is mainly wheat, vanilla and hazelnuts. Nice Taste similar to the aroma but more of the dark fruit and over ripe bananas , raisins and a bit of licorice appear..many flavors as it heats. Delicious smooth and silky mouth feel. An excellent traditional dopplebock.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful coppery amber brew with big head in the buxom Weissbier glass. Very sudsy with clouds of carbonation in the mouth in the best German style. Sweet and malty. Tangy edge with a musty, malty aroma.

This tastes more like an English Old Ale to me, with the murky malt and the oxidized note. Some of the usual wheat esters but more burnt clove and lacks the banana. The odd bitterness with the old spice (not the aftershave) aftertaste is not what I like in the Doppelbock, but apparently it's authentic. Date stamp is "L 0906" which would make it not quite four months old. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, which has a whole range from this brewer.

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Photo of CPAles
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayQue
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good Dopplebock. Pours a clear dark amber color with plenty of ruby highlights coming through when held to a light. Medium size antique white/very light tan head. Good retention (maintains a covering of the glass) and some lacing. Aroma and flavor are strong toasted malt, some dark fruit (mostly raisins and a little cherry) . There is some light chocolate flavor and at the finish, a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a Dopplebock, some good ones are like a bready sandwich, but still more than adequate.Overall this rates with the top Dopplebocks .

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tsnider123
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This dopplebock pours a brown color with a slightly red tint. It is lighter than most dopplebocks that I’ve seen. It has a light, frothy head of foam and a high amount of carbonation. The smell is fairly sweet with notes of caramel and some fruit notes, possibly cherry and dates. There is a nice variety bready, caramel, and chocolate malt flavors, though the body is a bit lighter than optimum for a dopplebock in my opinion, though many other reviewers claim the opposite. The fruit flavors are a little more subtle, but there is definitely a slight date and maybe some cherry flavor as well. The flavor is a little sweet, but not as sweet as the smell would have you believe. The finish is slightly on the dry side. Overall this is a pretty good dopplebock, but I’ve definitely had better. The flavor profile is pretty interesting, but despite what reviewers say it tastes a little light compared to my favorites like Celebrator, Unser Aventinus, and Korbinian. Other than those though it’s pretty great, but I do think it's a little overrated.

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Photo of NJB145
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cmf
3.51/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from keg at cloister into 0.5 L stein. Beer poured red and clear with a good head. Very little aroma. Excellent dunkel with focused on even taste little hop flavor. Some bitter aftertaste adds to the experience.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the 500 ml. bottle stamped L-3004. Sampled on May 30, 2016.

That is a gorgeous looking deep amber brown pour leading up to a modest off-white head that diminishes some.

Sweet malts, molasses, raisin reign supreme with a low hop profile.

Medium to heavy body. Delicate and smooth.

The flavor brings out all those rich and luscious molasses, sweet malts, and raisin characters of the nose. Mild bitterness to end. In an ocean of hopped-up bitter beers this one is a step back to the long German tradition.

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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,134 ratings.
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