Andechs Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dunkelweizen, a real classic example of the style even if it's not the best one. Nutty and estery, it's more similar in taste to a hefeweizen than some

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.), purchased in Bières & Chopes and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : brown color, with huge tan foamy head (w lacing).
Smell : wheaty and yeasty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel :wheaty flavours, with notes of caramel and dark fruits.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Dunkel weizen.

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Served cool from 500ml bottle into weisse bier glass.

A) Dark chestnut brown, hazy. Head is very thin for a weisse.

S) Fairly muted slightly menthylated cloves.

T) Deep malty, hints of roasted malt / smoke. The banana / clove character is quite muted.

M) Fairly thin and fizzy - and I am not complaining.

O) I was expecting something similar to Schneider Weisse Original and Weihenstephaner Dunkel, but this is an entirely different take on the style and that is great. The roasted flavour comes more into place here giving a well balanced and enjoyable bier. Fill your boots.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle
Binny's - Willowbrook, IL

Andechs' Weissbier Dunkel glugs into the mug a muddy, ruddy, ruby hued garnet. The ruby hues glow along the sides of the glass when backlit. The muddiness of the body make the beer nearly opaque. An off white, khaki crown of foam forms easily on the pour and is continually bolstered by the aggressive streams of carbonation running up the glass until the last drop. This is a fine looking bier.

The nose is richly wheaty and complexly estery & phenolic driven. Warm banana bread kicks things of and is as enticing as it gets. Fresh cracked wheat abounds with a little doughy character. Soft clove and brown sugar pop up here and there with the clove in just the right amounts, very little. Mild baking spices hug the periphery. A drizzle of caramel and a mild herbal quality round it all out.

The flavor profile picks up where the nose left off and may be even more well rounded. Soft clove starts it out before the banana bread joins the fun. Cracked wheat pops up in the middle along with a drizzle of caramel and that brown sugar note. It finishes with the banana fading, the clove stepping back up and being met with the soft baking spices, and an herbal hoppiness. An excellent beer with no edges.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with an ample carbonation that makes it feel lighter yet. You can tell there is some plush weight but it's also sped up with the bubbles. These attributes keep this beer an easy drinker. It dries out over a few seconds and leaves a little spiciness on the tongue. I could slam this stuff.

Andechs yet again hit the nail on the head. A beautifully rounded, even handed beverage. Every aspect is done well from the depth to the drinkability. I might have to keep a few of these handy from now on.

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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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Andechs Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 301 ratings