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Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel

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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (195) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2016
Clear mahogany body with a beige head.
Sweet caramel malt aroma with metallic notes.
Balanced moderate sweetness and bitterness. Rich, malty flavours. Bitter finish with a bit of alcohol.
Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

The smoothness and full malt character make this a very good doppelbock. The aroma is somewhat lacking, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Rich, delectable and complex. The sweet malty nose and deep carmel color make this beer enjoyable even before the first sip. Well-balanced, and although there is a strong alcohol component, this brew is somehow delicate

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4733) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, bread, and a hint of chocolate. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (454) - Berlin, - FEB 2, 2016
Flasche - Pechschwarze Farbe mit cremiger Schaumkrone. Aromen von Schokolade, Toffee, Karamellmalz. Alkohol präsent aber gut verdeckt. Abgang süßlich, gut ausbalanciert.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2769) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
February 1, 2016. Bottle, best before July 6, 2016.
Clear deep mahogny with a small yellowish head. Aroma is malty with toffee, dark bread, hints of prunes, raisins and berries. Taste is sweet, malty soft bitter. Finish is soft bitter, sweet caramel, dark bread, prunes, ripe berries, very light roasted notes, caramel and just a hint of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy and silky texture.
Very good, sweet and malty yet balanced and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3764) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Aged for around 2 years. Dark brown-ruby coloured with a large head of white foam. It has a sweet caramel and malty flavour with chocolate and red fruity flavours followed by more sweet malt on the finish. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Like a good Doppelbock should me. Malty and sweet, a bit boozy and greasy, with that indistinguishable aroma that makes Doppelbock great. Heavy and full-bodied. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared by John - thanks! Orange amber pour with a small dense head. Caramel malty, slightly earthy, mild banana and mild cocoa. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
firsthuman (3) - GERMANY - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
Dark mahogany, full and tasty smell. Rich and full-bodied taste, smooth feeling, only slightly bitter, malt and some caramel, dried fruits. Sweet, but not too sweet. A really good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jenner707 (47) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2016
Red-brown color with a nice large foamy head. The aroma is malty with caramel and small hints of sweet hops.


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