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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1,134
Reviews:
470
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Photo of twb0392
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cruzbay
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of schiltron
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeffdr123
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Worthy of the reputation. Pours a dark copper with a head that stays. Smells of fig and plumb, so the hops comes as a pleasant surprise. So much fruit and slice that it has a bit of a Abby taste. Right up there with Celebrator. On tap at the Sunnyvale beer garden.

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of silverblaze540
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Brown with a reddish tint. Some active carbonation. 1/4 inch head that holds for 30 seconds. Liquid is substantially opaque, but some light gets through. Looks clear.

S - Prunes, raisins, malts, sweetness, sour cherries. Smell is very strong.

T - Same as smell, but not as strong. No bitterness. Some alcohol. Prune start turns into sour cherries. Finish is just a tad planty.

M - Medium to Thick. A little carbonation burn . Taste holds for 15 seconds.

O - Enjoyable. Great strong smell that matches the taste.

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Photo of nebula1999
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outoffocus
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 911CROFT
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a dimpled mug. Paid £3.10 for a single bottle.

Pours a clear, bright, chestnut body with plenty of beautiful ruby highlights and fine streaming carbonation that only becomes visible when held to the light. A dense, foamy, two-finger in height, light tan coloured head quickly reduces to a thin film and collar, leaving behind small amounts of soapy lace.

Rich, sweet, toasty and bready malt profiles lead the aroma upfront. Substantial notes of toffee and caramel follow, along with raisins, plums and dark stone fruit. Lighter hints of banana-like yeast esters are noticeable in the background, becoming more apparent after warming slightly. Taste follows suit, but encompasses far more complexity than the nose implied. Soft caramel and toffee lead above an abundance of warm toasted malts, before transitioning to a complex amalgamation of dark fruits. Raisin-like sweetness is the most prevalent flavour, but fleshy plums, figs, prunes and cherry are all perceptible, along with hints of brown sugar and molasses throughout the mid-palate. Towards the finish, slightly darker roast characters combine with mildly bitter hops to bring traces of dark chocolate, cocoa, spice and earth, expertly preventing the hugely malt forward profile from becoming cloying. In the mouth, a medium to full body and moderate carbonation give a soft, smooth and velvety feel, drying out just slightly towards the finish in combination with a pleasant amount of alcohol warmth. Traces of roasted bitterness and dark chocolate linger on the palate, but the finish mainly comprises of residual malt and fruit sweetness.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Hugely complex, incredibly well balanced, and ridiculously quaffable. Perhaps it could finish a little drier, but ultimately it still remains the best Doppelbock I have come across to date. Recommended.

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Photo of Justin82
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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