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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel

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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

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RATINGS: 982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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This is it! The powerful, full-bodied, strong beer which is Andechs’s trademark. Brewed in the traditional Triple Mash procedure and available throughout the year, not just during the "Starkbierzeit"!

When the evening passes into dusk and the day draws to a close, time goes a little slower. Just the right time for a glass of Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel. Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel – mouthcoating, velvety, strong This world famous bock from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain is not meant to be rushed, but savoured slowly. As solid as a rock, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel presides over the evening meal with a colour reminiscent of dark copper with nuances of fiery red. Its clear gleaming look harmonises with its firm, fine pored head. Also the aroma delights the connoisseur: soft roasted accents and a nuance of dried fruit carrying a vein of caramel. This Doppelbock Dunkel from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain presents a pleasant effervescence. And then there’s the unmistakable flavour: mouthcoating and velvety, strong and yet pleasantly malty – a powerful, robust body. At the same time, it develops an easily recognisable sweetness, embraced in roasted cocoa and a light, bitter hoppiness. Concluding with a powerful punch, this Doppelbock departs with a lingering aftertaste of quality plain chocolate. A strong Doppelbock that embodies the centuries old Benedictine brewing tradition, sip by delicious sip (original extract: 18.5%, abv: over 7.1%).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (137) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
50 cl. Pours a moderate diert white head, dark brown to ruby but with still a bit clear colour. Smells brown sugar, light roastiness, cereals, dried fruits, cinammon spices. Tastes caramel, all malt, toffee, hints of cocoa; nice and right level of sweetness, minimal bitter notes, just some slight final roastiness. Medium body, sticky oily texture, good and balanced carbonation. Extremely drinkable, refined; now I aslo see why it has also "dunkel in the name" (not as doppelbock as a celebrator), between the top doppelbock but not the best. Nice one!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1049) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pretty one note, just malty, not much else.  Pours a nice deep red. Smells and tastes like malt liquor. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (433) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma: roasted dark malts, alcohol, light DMS. Appearance: clear dark amber color, nice beige head. Taste: low bitterness (herbs), roasted dark malts, roasted caramel, dried fruits, alcohol, coffee substitute, semisweet, some weak honey notes. Palate: full / medium body and low carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Dopplebock with the clear profile. Can be viewed as an icon in this style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monacomelody (23) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
Sehr schmackhaft mit großem Charakter. Am Ende sehr malzbetont, fast schon wie geröstet. Großes Bier! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (973) - Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2014
500 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To oversized snifter, it pours a an bourbon/oak amber with which an off-white ringed 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of pumpernickel, sorghum molasses, cherry blossom honey, basement smells/dust, dried cranberries, DME, aged cheddar, Munich malt, and traditional Bock yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of tree bark, sweat, pine needles, and sweet malt. Awesome. Alcohol crept soothingly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared at my place. Pours bright mahogany with a ring of white head. Aroma is brown bread, banana, wet dog. Taste is brown bread, molasses, banana, mild clove spice in the finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Filtered ruby burgundy body. Thick caramel looking translucent body. Foamy, respectable off-white head. Malty, rich...but not at all overbearing at 7.1%. Really sublime. Bready caramel, chocolate tones. It is what it is; a DUNKEL Doppelbock, so you get more chocolate tones, less deep red fruit. A touch syrupy in the finish, not so much depth. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (372) - - OCT 19, 2014
Pours flat. Aroma very similar to Newcastle. Flavor is outstanding but palate would be better with more carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in my huge Weihenstephan Weizen glass. A: Pours a beautiful deep dark amber colour forming a big bubbled and beige head. Good retention but not much lacings left S: Quite sweet and toffee in the nose and a little bit smoky too. Notes of caramel malts, grapes, brown bread and Lager yeasts T: Follows the nose, a quite sweet, toffee and molasses upfront. Roasted and caramel malts. Notes of coffee. Brown bread and raisins with a great stingy hoppy bitterness in the end, delicious... M: Medium body. Quite molasses. Medium carbonation. Very well balanced bittersweet aftertaste O: High drinkability. One of the best German beers, for sure. Very rich on smell and tte. Not recommended, but mandatory [ BA Review @ 12/23/2009 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1028) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
Couleur brune au reflets ambrés, mousse qui disparait. Nez caramel et fruits noirs. Bon gout de caramel, fruits noirs, vieux fruits, note grillée. Corps sans carbonation, mais pas trop liquoreux, juste bon. Fin assez rapide sucrée et grillée.


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