Andechs Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Andechs Weissbier DunkelAndechs Weissbier Dunkel
BA SCORE
79.5%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 283 Ratings
Andechs Weissbier DunkelAndechs Weissbier Dunkel
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
Ranking:
#4,999
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
283
Liked:
225
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
38
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of nodder
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A-Cloudy, dark brown with a fluffy 2 finger off white head. Sticky lacing on glass.

S- Bananas, clove, sweet/bready aromas. Some roasty/nutty smells also.

T- Nutty banana bread. A big sweet roasted malt flavor that wasnt expected.

M- Medium. Smooth and creamy. Very carbonated. A very filling but easy drinking beer.

O- Delicious. Yet another Andechser beer I feel is underrated. Try this beer if you like Dunkelweizens.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of wattoclone
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

We need to import more of this over here. The aroma of fresh baked banana bread and a rich ripe fruit and caramel taste to match. Unfiltered and dark with more ester flavor than most of the other German imports typically available. Exceptionally smooth with a slight tart finish.

After going through several bottles from my local bottle shop (Capone's) I found a distributor who sells it by the case. This is the closest beer I have found to my all time favorite "Black Walnut Dunkel" by Artisan which is no longer available since it was apparently only brewed once. This has a nutty, tannic finish as one would expect from black walnuts.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

My first Andechs beer.Pours into a weizen glass a chestnut brown with a large blooming tan head atop.Roasted bananas in the nose along with clove and chocolate.Bananas are big on the palate with a bit of nuttiness and chocolate,the phenols are not in your face.Wow a great dunkel weiss here flavor packed but subtle.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a finger and half of head on a cloudy light brown colored body.
The aroma is wet grain, light caramel and slight chocolate.
The taste is amazing: caramel, toasted malt, plum and a little banana. Excellent balance.
The texture is smooth and soft with a nice fizzy.
The taste and texture are both outstanding.

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Photo of Trombone69
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of dar482
3.97/5  rDev 0%

The beer comes in a dark toasty brown.

The beer has a toasted nuttiness towards a brown ale. There's a decent amount of caramel sweetness, light cocoa chocolate, and then onto a big German yeast spiciness of banana and fruit esters.

A good amount of flavor for a dunkel without being too like a hefe simply with toasted qualities.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of fr0wn3r
4.05/5  rDev +2%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sammyt728
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of watchnerd
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a Hofbrau Munchen stein. Murky mahogany brown. Suspended yeast sediment. 2 finger frothy and foamy head settles quickly to creamier film.

S: Lots of clove and banana. Moderate wheat and bread notes. Low bubblegum scent. Roasted caramel malt.

M: Creamy but light bodied. Soft and fluffy. Medium carbonation dries it up.

T: Plain and simple, like a slice of chocolate chip banana bread. Light twang of bubblegum, toffee, brown sugar, walnuts, cracked wheat, and hop spice. This beer is just as good in summer with its light body as it is in the winter months with its comforting flavor.

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Photo of BT_Bobandy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Flounder57
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle was poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: A two finger off white head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a dark brown black color with no vision of anything. That was expected for this style of beer.

Smell: Bananas, cloves, spice, caramel, bready wheat, loaf of bread, and Noble hops.

Taste: Nice Bavarian yeast, caramel, toffee, chocolate, bready wheat, and a loaf of delicious bread.

Mouthfeel: Filling, hearty, chewy, tasty, medium carbonation, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: So much flavor for a 5% beer. This style and doppelbocks are becoming a favorite of mine. This brewery makes both. Both if which are awesome stuff.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of babaracas
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Andechs Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 79.5% out of 100 with 283 ratings
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