Andechs Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Germany
andechs.de

Style: 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
280
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
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26
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38
For Trade:
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Ratings: 280 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of Daredevil
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

smell is quite rich, with a malty dominance (roasted notes) ...
taste however is not very rich, rather watery, with hints of smoked sausage and caramel, a tip bitterness in the aftertaste ...

this is not a typical Weissbier, in a blind tasting I perhaps would rather have thought of a Rauchbier (although not as rich as Schlenkerla) ... interesting, but not necessarily something I would buy regularly

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Photo of Vsarmatov
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjd25
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't really know what I think about this beer. I guess I just expected more from Andechs on this one. A very dark opaque body, almost black, with a lasting thick bubbly head on top (not exuberantly foamy though). The smell was kinda weak, showing some light bready notes and hints of the traditional weizen styles, with a lot more emphasis on caramel. The taste too, was very caramely for a dunkel weizen, toasted and lamost burnt. The classic bready weizen thing was almost hidden. Mouthfeel was round, but the brew overall lacked of balanced, not fitting right into its style. Not bad, but just nothing in comparison with their doppelbock.

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Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big fine-grained foam in the Affligem chalice. Dark brown in color. Poured from the 500 ml bottle. Sudsy mouthfeel is nice.

A touch of caramel and a little sweetness continues into the aftertaste. This has a bitterish taste and the touch of clove tastes like very old spices from the back of the cabinet. Slightly buttery with the roasted grain taste.

This would probably taste fabulous in a big glass among the vines somewhere along the Rhine. It goes down easy but I'm not wanting to try any more of these Andescher beers after the four I purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BB15-11-06.Cola to coffeeblack beer and a beige head above. Nose is bananas floating around in a sweet wet grass field. Quiet some maltyness but no roast detectable and bit of butter there. Not a bad beer but the whole beer is comming as a mess to me, quiet unbalanced as is taste. Dry and caramellic dont fit together and missing a burnt feeling in a dark beer as this is, though having quiet some bitterness for a wheatbeer as this is. Litle more wheat detectable in taste as in nose but wouldn't give this a weizenbeer when tasted blindly except maybe for the mega bananatree that's right there. Still well drinkable and certainly something else as the regular.

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Photo of Naerhu
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Beautiful pure white head, completely opaque brown body.
S - Light pastry and brown sugar aromas
T - Very light malt, tired bitterness
MF - Mild carbonation, silky yet slightly acidic(?)
D - A beer this plain from Andechs? A big surprise for me. I had a bottle fo this and was underwhelmed, so I kept my notes, waited a couple days and rereviewed with consistent notes.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Doesn't have that banana fruitniess that I know and love in dunkelweizens. Looks nice and drinks like a nice dunkel ale but doesn't hold a candle to Weihenstephaner's version.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Shandycan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Vonhinx
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of some bananas, light wheat. Taste is mild, banana, a bit of wheat, good but kind of mild, not much spice. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of ninaturner
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours cola brown with a frothy, near two-finger width off-white head. Good retention, resulting in a solid film of suds stretching across the surface. Decent lacing, with broken lines and spotting making up the bulk of it.

Smell - The nose is greeted with toffee/caramel, banana, clove and slight tartness.

Taste - A little darker than the nose would indicate. Caramel and slight toffee that is met with a faint, roasty malt flavor. Fair touch of banana and clove, but lacks ideal strength. Light tartness creeps into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with low carbonation. Slightly fluffy texture, going down incredibly easy, but leaving a bit to be desired. Lightly dry finish.

Overall - Not an especially impressive example of the style. A bit weak in flavor and body. Drinkable, but quickly forgettable.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teromous
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The code L 1054 is printed on the bottle.

Appearance: Dark hazy brown body with a huge creamy light tan head.

Aroma: I get a slightly spicy aroma with a bit of what smells like toast and burnt caramel.

Taste: It has a rich caramel presence with a bit of a plum note (not strong) and a papery taste.

Mouthfeel: It feels rather watery and thin.

Overall: While it smells great and tastes pretty good, I would have to say that this is another beer that would probably taste much better if found fresh. I would not hesitate to buy it on tap or even a fresh bottle. From the slight spicy note and papery finish I'm picking up that this beer is fairly aged due to the oxidation. It's not a foreign flavor in imported beers but after having fresh dunkel it leaves much to be desired.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Andechs Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
3.93 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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