Andechs Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Style: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This dark Weissbier retains its aromatic character thanks to the select choice of Hallertau aroma hops and highest quality Bavarian wheat and dark barley malts.

Its characteristic, distinctive maroon colour is a feast for the eyes. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. The perfect complement is provided by the very creamy, fine pored head. This dark Weissbier from the Holy Mountain will delight connoisseurs with a harmonious interplay of fruity odours, above all ripe bananas and pineapple, with undertones of caramel and cocoa.

Andechser Weissbier Dunkel teases the tongue with a delicate tanginess carried by a round, soft body. A light caramel sweetness harmonises well with the fine hoppy bitterness. It concludes on a soft and refreshing note.

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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jotunsynth
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sokol_1993
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle in Boston.
Super fruity, from the smell to the taste, which is a delightful discovery! Faint roasted smell as well. Little hoppiness. An excellent beer.

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Photo of WoodButcher
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany with a thick dense head with long retention.

Notes of raisins, biscuit, malt.

Taste is of dark fruits, breadiness, a hint of tobacco. Finish is subtle, a little yeast. A little less complex than anticipated.

Mouthfeel is a bit sharp with fine carbonation; a bit more than expected.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of F_riedrich
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Klosterbrauerei Andechs "Weissbier Dunkel"
500 ml brown glass bottle, coded "L1987"
$3.99 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: The Klosterbrauerei Andechs is one of my favorite breweries in Germany and although I've never been able to make it to the brewery itself I have dined at the Andechser am Dom in Munich many times. There I've had many of their beers, and always a doppelbock to finish off the meal before heading out into the night, but the dunkel weissbier was always a favorite as well. Here I have a bottle before me that seems a little long in the tooth, I'm guessing it's a year old, so let me see how it's held up, and how it compares to what I remember having 'vom fass' in Munchen. It's poured with the typical appearance of a brown-black body capped by a massive head of khaki colored foam. I'll have to let it settle a bit to get it all to fit in the glass. The aroma at first gives me a note of milk chocolate, and then I find some light banana and apple. It's gently sweetish with wheat, almost bready or cake-like, and subtly nutty. I don't always get the yeasty esters out of dark weizens and that's one of the reasons I enjoy this so much. On to the flavor, it's more complex than the aroma lets on with additional notes of clove, dark fruits (fig, raisin), and caramel. It's richer than many which often lack yeast character and almost seem just like standard dunkels. It's not that bitter, and it's very nicely balanced, just as a good standard hefeweizen is. There's a touch of acidity that helps to balance it, and it finishes dry. With each sip it seems that something different lingers on the palate: banana, wheat, caramel, dark fruit, nuts, apples, etc. In the mouth it's medium bodied and effervescently crisp. It's not nearly as carbonated as a standard weizen though. So, overall, it's one of the best dunkel weissbiers in my opinion because of its complete character. It's definitely worth trying.
Review# 6,349

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color almost close to black towards the center. A two finger white foamy head delicately dissipates into spider webs appropriately.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of sweet dark and milk chocolate rolling over the appropriate sweet notes of banana then a German popping earthy spice. Sly sweet wheat.
The flavor initially leans into the sweetness making it taste like a chocolate covered banana. Clove-like spices pop the wheat very nicely. Delicate blend of banana, milk chocolate, and clove.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Sly stickiness - not cloying. Carbonation felt fine. Sly wheaty kick beats at some of spicy harshness. Ends up being fairly smooth on the finish.
Overall, a very nice dunkelweizen well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of HungarianCount
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of npfreeman
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thirstykrout
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i love this bier maybe you don't but, in the states where trendy beer take up half the store if i see this i buy it!! Ever hear someone ask the bartender what's the highest alcohol content I.P.A you have? that's the U.S now trendy no taste having kids with no taste !

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Photo of prototypic
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste: caramel semi sweet toasted malt, wheat, bread brown sugar spice smooth finish. Same with the nose. Brown cola hue, mostly clear, with tall tan carbonated head and ring of lattice. Medium body. Again would pair well with many dishes.

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Relative to its style which has few good-lookers, Andechs has produced one only slightly above average.
I expect Smells like their helles weiss, but I figure that dark bananas means spoiled. So they handled aroma correctly, also.
Initial Tastes are slightly better, mostly for the balance and refreshment; but still part of an integrated beer.
While I am not a fan of this much carbonation in dark beers, Andechs handles this well too. (I suppose not much can be done about the clubs of yeast... it does with the style.
Overall: a nice dark wheat beer, modest in its approach and balanced throughout. A great value.

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Photo of obywan59
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to orange/ruby in the neck with a 2 1/2 finger chunky, dark tan head that leaves attractive lacing.

The aroma is of banana bread and raisins with sweet/sour doughy malt.

The taste is more raisin, and lighter banana bread, especially as the beer warms. Cloves rise in the middle with tart wheat

Light to moderate in body with light syrup and light carbonation., becoming drying in the end.

Tasty, smooth, and well rounded. A really good beer.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 500ml into Weiss glass. A light mahogany brown with a 2.5 finger creamy tan foam head that fades into a thick cap. It has a light banana and plum aroma, with some caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is bready malts, wheat and barley with some fruity banana notes, light caramel in the middle, and finishes with some clove. Feel is full-bodied with a creamy feel and excellent carbonation, but has some grit. Enjoyed this one.

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Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fisherbray
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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