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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:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,147 |  Reviews: 475
Photo of IndyDad
3.44/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite style.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On Tap at German restaurant in Philly. Pours brown fluffy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of plums, caramel malt and hint of coffee. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of caramel malt, plums, brown sugar and some herbal hops. Finish is long and semi-sweet. Sweet but tasty brew.

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Photo of SamBacon89
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky brown with a one finger head that does not linger long. The first thing I noticed was the incredible aroma that was given off as the head died down. Lots of dark fruit including plum and raisin, and a hefty malt backbone. The taste is more of the same. A truly extraordinary example of a doppelbock. It doesn't get much better than this in the style. I will definitely pick up another one.

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Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Williaar
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of julielynndubee
3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arini10
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, clear garnet, one finger of creamy tan head drops off quickly

Faint aroma the cool, mostly toffee, grape and malt

Big caramel, toffee and bready notes, backed up with brandy, fig, earth, tobacco. Just excellent example of what decoction mash caramelization can do

Mouth feel is full and lush. fairly low carbonation bite

Sadly, I had never heard of Klosterbrauerei Andechs when I was stationed in Germany in my youth.... every one of their beers I've tried are clean and masterfully malted. This one comes in with all the big flavor notes you want in a doppel, without any off flavors. Just amazing.

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Photo of frozyn
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with a reddish tint, perhaps even a dark ruby color. Light tan head froths up, fairly thick, but dissipates quickly and leaves zero lacing behind. The aroma isn't very strong, but presents slightly nutty, very slight fruit notes, and strong malts. First sip flavor is raisiny, lots of malt, with some very minute floral/herby hops that disappear as the beer warms. With warmth, caramel and plum sweetness, as well as strong sometimes chocolatey, sometimes toasty malt, predominate. The sweetness is a bit much at first, probably thanks to the syrupy quality it has, but that evens out as well as the feel turns to a velvety texture.

A great sipping beer and something I would reach for after dinner if I had a serious sweet tooth going on.

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Photo of Rihup
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scbeerman
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an outstanding doppelbock. Pours a gorgeous dark ruby color with two fingers of light tan, smooth head which slowly dissipates while leaving plenty of lacing. Smell is of nutty malt and dark fruit, although not terribly strong. Taste is rich and complex, heavy on hazelnuts, raisins, and a light bitterness and herbal flavor from the hops. Delicious. Mouthfeel is a little lighter than average (to be expected at 7.1%) but very smooth, pretty true to style. Overall this is a world class doppelbock, a little lighter than most but extremely rich and flavorful.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SayBoom
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SCproUA
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a clear ruby coloured with a small creamy head. Smell is not strong but with a pleasant touch of caramel, chocolate and raisins. Not too sweet, well balanced, full-bodied classic doppelbock.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was given this beer up at the Cloverleaf for passing the 2/3 mark on my first PhD and finally got around to it tonight. I never had this before and it had been a long time since I had a Doppelbock but this was a textbook example of the style that was quite potent but also deep in flavor and highly enjoyable once it fully warmed up and grew on me!

Good pour to this as the beer had a dark mahogany hue and bubbly tan head that quickly settled like soda. Plum and dark cherry in the nose with a nice caramel malt backbone in the taste to reinforce those. Syrupy, slick, and deep, the booze added a nice warming effect to this while subtle candied sugar and basic chocolate lent themselves to the sweetness of this beer. A moderate amount of sediment could be seen floating around here and there wasn't any lacing to be seen but when you have something that smells and tastes this alluring, there's no need for bubbles left on the side of a pint glass.

The booze wasn't strong here but it made itself known and enhanced this beer as it should it anything from this neck of the world. Belgian in style, the reviewer below me was correct in stating that this was like bread pudding. The softness made me think of banana bread however and this would pair great with either of those dessert delicacies. With a velvety mouthfeel and aftertaste the let the dark fruits quietly build up my palate, this was one beer that I wouldn't mind having again. Beautifully sinful while remaining true to form, this was one Dopplebock that may be the standard against which others are measured by.

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Photo of cj8311
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KJ2013
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kscaldef
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A rare opportunity to use my de Garde dimpled mug.

Pours cola colored with minimal head, quickly fading to just a few bubbles on the surface. Aroma is quite faint. Lightly sweet, with notes of toffee, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Just light touches of dark, dried fruit. Light body and moderately high carbonation combine for high drinkability.

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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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