Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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%).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4829) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
500 ml bottle from Stoughton Spirits in Stoughton, WI, served at a bit below cellar temp in a St. Ambroise glass. Big creamy off-white very stable head diminishes gradually, so gradually atop the dark translucent bronze body, leaving light flecks on the glass-sides...nose is overwhelmingly caramel-cream to begin with, a bit of fig steals in, very sweet, just a touch of roast or smoke...body is sweet, mostly dominated by those caramel malts with just a bit of dry roast coming in at the finish, along with an ashy character that is a bit unpleasant, unfortunately - not ruinous but a definite detraction...body isn’t as full as it could or should be, perhaps not watery but certainly feeling a bit thin; carbonation appropriate or perhaps a little strong. I had a few of these in Vermont in 2013-14 and I think they might have been a little better, perhaps a little fresher; as it is, though not poor by any means this has to count as a disappointment given it’s reputation and how long I’d been looking forward to it. I’ll certainly give it more chances, especially if I can find it a little bit closer to home and more obviously fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
[backlog] 26-08-15 // bottle at Domsgickel, Mainz. Dark brown, beige head. Massive bock. Sweet body. Strong malty. Some caramel. Chocolate, roasty malts.Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (713) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma: caramel, dark bread with fruits, some molasses. Taste: sweet with light acidity and light spicy bitterness. Flavour: light sherry notes, some rotten fruits, Light spicy alcohol in the finish. Very good malty and aromatic beer with well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2016
So this blew me away. Not as sweet as many doppelbocks but just a delicious flavor. Finish is smooth, a little caramel. Easily my favorite doppelbock hands down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear medium brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is fruit, sweet caramel malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich, fruity, light spice, light hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3375) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
Pours a deep deep brown/maroonnwith a medium beige head that leaves pretty good lacing. Nose is of caramel, alcohol and some caramelized/slightly burnt sugars. Taste is moderately sweet and a lightly bitter with more caramel, a light roastiness and light alcohol. Not boozy but slightly warming. Body is medium-full and carbonation moderate. Long lasting sweet finish. A fine doppelbock that is exactly on style. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2016
(Bouteille provenant de Bottlecraft): Une Doppelbock assez croustillante et moyennement sucrée. Pommes cuites, baies et fèves de cacao avec une finale assez rôtie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Deep bronze pour, 2 fingers of light tan head. Nose is dark malt. More sweet than bitter. Middle is chocolate malt, stone fruit, some molasses; bready and delicious. Finish is smooth, with the hops drying things just a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (182) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
No information in detail about the malts, hops or drinktemperature on the bottle but a very good beer. Clear red-brown beer with a nice light cappuccino head, very roasty and good, fizzy, smell is roasty, for a German Doppelbock Dunkel very, very good and one of the best, full body, (I have 0.5l bottle with best-before 24.02.17)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtificialCyst (606) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Aroma: Caramel, bread, raisins, dried fig, light spice, flower. Appearance: Ruby color, head medium-high, note very durable. Taste: Very smooth, bready, caramelly, feels a bit roasty, fruity notes: dates, dried figs, light spicy bitterness. Palate: Body is medium-high, carbonation low, finish sweet, very drinkable and soft.

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