Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel
BA SCORE
92.6%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 1,139 Ratings
Andechser Doppelbock DunkelAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel
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:
#659
Reviews:
471
Ratings:
1,139
Liked:
1,055
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
10.05%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
426
Gots:
147
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,139 |  Reviews: 471
Photo of Masters
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of kwjd
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdagnew
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from beersofeurope.com...

Poured a deep russet brown colour with some coppery hints. Dirty mocha head poured quite small and fizzy then faded almost immediately to light ring around the edge. Quite a lot of carbonation drifts to the surface... no real lacing...

Aroma - Deep rich spicy dark fruits (raisins, prunes, some strawberries, pears), toasted bready malts, toasted fruit cake, brown lemonade hints, some creosote traces, brown sugar sweetness, light medicinal / herbal notes, some leatheriness, slight vinegar notes, no real hops..

Taste – Pretty strong toasted bready malts, deep treacle sweetness, toasted nuttiness, spicy dark fruits (raisins, figs and dates), malt loaf / fruit cake, the faintest of smokiness, light peppery notes, some woodiness...

Feel - More carbonation than i expected - i would have preferred this to be more smooth and creamy... medium bodied... pretty drinkable for a 7.1% beer...

Overall - A pretty good Doppelbock but not the best in my opinion.. the Weltenburger Asam-Bock is easily better than this... definitely worth a try though...

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Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FosterJM
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1374th Review on BA
Bottle to Bock Glass
500ml

Best by: 20/11/12
Thanks to my inlaws for bringing this home from Germany

App- Deep & Rich copper mixed with brown. Fairly dense with some shinny yellow in the center. A good puck of a off white/beige head with a pond layer top.

Smell- A lot going on in this one. A bit small with aromatics of sweet sugar, caramel, wheat and raisins. Seemingly small quad, bock and wheat beer in one. No sign of 7% and just a touch creamy.

Taste- This is very tasty, rich and smooth and filling. More sweetness than I wouldve thought with a malty, raisiny flavor and a touch of creamy sweetness. Again like a small quad with rich flavors that are balanced and layered well.

Mouth- Med/med. creamy malty, liquid simple syrup with brown sugar and wheat.

Drink- Just a fine example of a wonderful style. Wonderfully layered, sweet, savory and rich. Glad I have more!

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Photo of masterofsparks
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from the tap at Otto's in Willow Grove, PA. The appearance is a deep reddish brown with a big tan head. the aroma is full of malt and caramel with some coffee in the back. The flavor is incredible and your mouth fills with malty greatness. A world class beer.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting that Benedictine monks hold to their monastic brewing tradition in this German style.
From my reading, they adhere strictly to traditional brewing and lagering techniques. (Interesting aside, the label omits yeast as an ingredient. )
But, their adherence to tradition shows. The malts are full in the nose, but particularly well-blended in the taste. The fullness of the finish tells me this is a great beer. No need to improve this one.

This lager is listed on the "1001" and deserves to be there.
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 3 of 4 stars and called it "luscious."
A 1/14/17 re-tasting confirms all this praise and does not change this rating.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of mrebeka
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tpd975
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Big thanks to the man the myth.... the mikesgroove.

A: Pours a nice deep brown with a nice tall cream colored head. Okay retention with nice chunky lace.

S: Very malty. Tons of caramel, and brown sugar.

T: Malty as well. Rich sweet caramel and brown sugar. Hints of chocolate and light dark fruit. Subtle molasses and a hint of nutty toffee. Malty goodness for sure.

M: Medium in body, smooth and sweet.

D: Pretty good. Wonderful malt bomb.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of avisong
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AD17
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
1.25/5  rDev -70.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of hopdog
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle.

Poured a dark reddish brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, roasted nuts, and all around malty. Tastes of caramel, toasted nuts, dark fruits, and some chocolate.

Notes from 12/17/07.

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Photo of MattXT
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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: 92.6% out of 100 with 1,139 ratings
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