Andechs Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Andechs Weissbier DunkelAndechs Weissbier Dunkel
Very Good
294 Ratings
Andechs Weissbier DunkelAndechs Weissbier Dunkel

Brewed by:
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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of jkuchera
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfillius
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in improper glassware, a snifter, but that's all I've got available.

Wondrous head, chewy and foamy, oatmeal-colored and persistent. Lace is plentiful. The body is surprisingly dark, almost pitch-black. I guess I was expecting something more dark brown. Either way, it's elegant. 5

Aromas of dark bread, rye, toast and caramel all occur to me. Molasses becomes more noticeable with a few more passes of the nose. 4.25

Think raisin bran without the raisins and that's about right for the taste. Very cereal-like with a touch of sweet molasses. Clove and banana become more noticeable as the beer warms and linger on the finish. 3.5

Lighter in the body than I was expecting, but also lighter in carbonation, so the feel here is decent. I'd probably like a bit more body, but you have to appreciate how easily this brew drinks. The finish is grainy and again leaves a feel in the mouth like cereal, which makes it feel quite hearty. 3.75

Not as lovely as their Helles and not at the level of Weihenstephaner, but this brew is plenty enjoyable.

 1,052 characters

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Head is unimpressive. Darker than expected, even for a dunkel weisse. Smells of roast, pencil shavings, and faint notes of fruitiness and cocoa.

144 characters

Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Brim
4.85/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of Malt_Man
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

 585 characters

Photo of yemenmocha
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of alexk100
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

 438 characters

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.

 640 characters

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.

 316 characters

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.

 313 characters

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.

 332 characters

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%

Andechs Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 294 ratings