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Andechs Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
286 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,228
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
286
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
40
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of Hop_God
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of couchsitta
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
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 GeorgeAKeim
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrovelli
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky hazelnut brown color, with a medium sized, froth head.

Smells of unripe banana and earth covered cherries, together with a decent spiciness. Offers a subtle smokiness with more, riper banana.

Has a higher carbonation with an utmost soft mouthfeel to it, due to the mellowing yeast pillow, building the foundation of this, together with a stony mineral quality to it.

Tastes of banana peel thrown onto forest earth, while offering smoked ham underneath, adding a unique twist to the earth. Together with an incredible smoothness, peppery spices and minerals become visible, resulting into an enjoyable refreshment. Finishes very clean, with earthy malts and a subtle sourness, providing a silk aqueous softness.

This is an easy drinker with a lot of strongheaded character to it. Never experienced smoked malts and banana in the same drink before, but it works out really well, with yeast balancing the taste throughout.

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Photo of JLC60
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into wheat beer glass. The color is cola-brown with orange hues, with a thick, creamy light tan head and nice lacing which did not dissipate. It has an aroma of wheat, bready malt, banana, and a touch of vanilla. The taste follows the nose but with a hint of caramel and nuts. It's tangy and slightly bitter at the finish. It is medium-bodied, lightly carbonated, and very easy to drink at 5% ABV. Overall, it is pleasant but not my favorite style of German ale.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWHopinator
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This is an awesome dunkel. the appearance is a very reddish amber with a minimal white head. The aroma is all fruit and malt. The flavor is malt, spice and fruit and a real joy to drink.

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Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leinie13
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of morimech
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color that only got cloudy with the final ounce in the glass even after aggressively swirling the bottle. A large head forms and slowly settles. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Strong aroma of banana and bubblegum. Also a bit of medicinal astringency. Not much difference between this and the hefeweizen. Nice wheat and banana flavors with notes of bubblegum and cloves. Liked the carbonation that had a bit of zip to it that liven the body. Almost seems like this beer was old but I see no bottle date and this beer is new to this market so not sure.

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Photo of mastema
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I must start off by saying how much of a fan I am of Andechser Weissbier Hell. It is my favorite hefeweizen, beating out Weihenstephaner and Ayinger by a slight margin. Needless to say, expectations were high for the Dunkel.

Look: Deep reddish-brown color with a thick, creamy, off-white head that has great retention. Very cloudy after adding the yeast from the bottle.

Smell: Strong banana aroma with some light clove and even a bit of vanilla. Caramel and bready malts.

Taste: Plenty of fruit and spice. Banana, clove, wheat, caramel, and toasted malt.

Feel: Medium-light bodied with a dry finish. Body was a little too thin and I would have like it to be creamier. Lots of carbonation gave a fizzy, effervescent feel to it on the tongue.

Overall: All of the flavors you'd expect from a weissbier, but the thin texture hurts it a bit. The rich malt provides a bit of added complexity, but also holds it back from being refreshing and quenching.

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Photo of drmeto
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a cloudy mahogany with a small to medium,creamy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-nutty,clove,chocolate,wheaty,burnt toffee
T:
-roasty,caramel,nutty,licorice,slight chocolate,burnt toffee,wheaty,bready
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Very Pleasant

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Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haybeerman
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Andechs Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 286 ratings
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