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:
276
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
38
For Trade:
1
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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy very dark brownish red in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thicker collar around the edge of the glass. When I was rinsing out the bottle, lots of large clumps of yeast came out so leave some beer in the bottle and give it some swirls if you want to get all of the yeast.
S: Moderate aromas of bananas are present in the notes along with strong notes of dark fruits.
T: The taste has flavors of bananas and dark fruits along with notes of clove and hints of caramel malts and wheat. Bits of sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an excellent representation of the style as the taste has lots of complex flavors, even without getting all of the yeast out of the bottle.

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Photo of wlynch
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

had i not just had the regular hefe they make, this would have stood as an amazing dunkel. but compared to its lighter brother, this just isnt as remarkable. that said, its an awesome example of the style and is one of the better versions i have had in awhile. these guys are awesome, i am yet to have a beer from them that was anything but extremely impressive. deep mahogany in color, with what appears to be a ton of carbonation and a tall off white head in my weissbier glass. rich caramelized aroma, quite sweet, but there are darker notes of roasted barley coming though as well. less of the banana yeast than the hell version, but its still there, just balanced out a bit more by the grain. the flavor is the same as the nose, with a pretty high degree of residual sugar, which i think hurts the overall experience. i would like this to be drier, its filling a little and distraction to the yeast, which is still the focal point, just not as expressive as the hefe they do. dark dried fruits and brown sugar notes in the middle, with the german malt character and the yeast coming on later. long long finish on this one, and a little less than ideal carbonation, but it warms up well and is a heck of a value for how good it is.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours murky medium brown with a rocky tan foam head. I wish this one would grow a bigger thicker head. I slight disappointment, but a minor one.

Yeast, banana, some clove, a little bubblegum and some toasted aromas.

Tasty and refreshing, big fruit up front, with some sweet wheat and grain. As the palate clears you get some of that dark wheat toast and some bitterness to set the balance right. A little banana/fruit and yeasty wheat in the end too.

Lighter bodied, well carbonated.

Very nice. An under-appreciated style and one that is very well done here. Nice complexity and balance here, with an underlying richness that you appreciate as you drink. Bought one bottle, could easily drink another right now.

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Photo of stevoj
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful dunkelweizen, as expected from Andechs. Smoky, chocolate aroma, velvety beige head, and crisp espresso bitterness. Doesn’t get much better than this.

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Photo of JohnW
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Powerful aroma of mixed spices fruit, yeast and sweetness...deep rich colour, all matched to the taste...deep, rich, fruity, real depth of character, though the powerful tastes do not encourage it as a session beer, maybe a bit too sweet for that in my opinion, but - as always with Andechs - a wonderful beer not to be missed.


John W
Bham UK

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of eric5bellies
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Erdinger weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy amber colour with an off white two fingered head that reduces to a film.

S - Hints of caramel malt and banana and a little sweetness.

T - Nice caramel flavours up front with a srong spiceyness follwing before some clove and banaa kick in. A little hoopy and crisp on the finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could have a few more.

O - Well worth a shot

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Andechs Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
3.93 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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