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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

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RATINGS: 1146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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%).


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2016
Draft to taster at Churchkey pour dark cola brown with thin tan head. Nose molasses, toffee, hint of soy. Taste raisin, prune, molasses, sweet character throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (1012) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
Tap at churchkey in DC. Dark copper plum with thick off white head. Dark fruit nose. Malty. Malty sweet and tangy grain. Slight caramel taste. Otherwise the malty grain dominates. Dark fruit is low in the taste. Finish is ok. Medium body. I wanted more layers and depth, but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2058) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 6, 2016
Draft 0.33l at Cafe Brecht Amsterdam Netherlands.28.03.2016.Pour it dark color with medium white head.Aroma blueberry,caramel,just pinch of spices.Taste starts with caramel,brown sugar,rusted note and finish with blueberry juice.Nice easy drinkable,with fizzy carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aherbelste (72) - - APR 4, 2016
Quite impressive in aroma and taste: quite similar to Schlenkerla’s products, but without the bitterness added from the smoked malts. Strong lager with quite unique presence of malts and sweetness... overall, pretty good doppelbock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cthulhu (943) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - APR 1, 2016
Garrafa de 50 cl partilhada com alguns amigos em Nuremberga.Uma Doppelbock muito bem conseguida. Escura com tons de rubi.Aroma de frutos secos e caramelo. Encorpada com sabor a cacau , especiarias e ligeiro lúpulo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5870) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle: Pours almost clear, dark, wet, copper with a thick tan head. Aroma of raisin bread, caramel. Flavour is sweet dark bread, wheat malt, chocolate malt, raisin/figs. Really great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danfontaine (41) - - MAR 12, 2016
Ar- strong malts, light caramel, getting a salty molasses Ap- clear brown with hints of red, nice off white head Fl- sweet dark malts, dark toast, no hop flavor, slight hop bitterness, hint of milk chocolate. Mf- full bodied, well carbed, slight warming, smooth Ov- great beer if you like malt sweetness. I do. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritzn (314) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2016 Dark brown, little light brown head. Malt: roast, coffee, dried fruit, raisins. No hops. Light bitterness, sweetness which is almost phenolic. Heavy bitterness in the long finish. Medium body, smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (355) - - FEB 27, 2016
500ml btl. No apparent code date. Appearance: Deep brown and clear, with a beautiful deep ruby red and a moderate khaki head. Aroma: Strong dark fruit character of raisin, fig, and plum Taste: Rich bready, toasty maltiness with caramel and roast. Strong dark fruit flavor continues, predominantly raisin and fig. Fruit has a slightly spicy feel. Bitterness just strong enough to counter the rich malt. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate carbonation. Alcohol strength well hidden. Finish: Toasted bread and dark fruit linger long after. Overall: Top notch Doppelbock. Complex malt character of bread, toast, caramel and a slight touch of roast. Raisin and fig fruit character stays strong on the nose and continues through the taste and finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
gigaphone (7) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
Deep mahogany color, large bubbles head diminishes quickly , fizzy bubbles. Herbs, sour (just right amount of sour) dried fruits, raisin, some smoke on exhale, mouthful, semi sweet. I find this combination of gas and sour common in many German beers. Not my kind of beer, it has too heavy smell for me (hits sinuses), but for those who like malty nut brown ales, may be a real treat.


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