Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 1073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (779) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at the Andechser pub in Munich-Germany. Pours chestnut skin dark color, huge tick brownish cap. Nose: round and distinctive burnt malts aroma, dry fruit, smoke. Mouth: burnt bread crust, cheese (mild), round roast feel. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2610) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottled. Deep brown pour. Strong malt character, hint of dark fruits and spice and candy. As good as advertised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2323) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Amber brown in color... Aroma of Munich malts, caramel and toffee... Flavor is dark fruits, overripe bananas, toffee, molasses... Solid beer, more smooth than I imagined ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (644) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A clear dark brown beer with mahogany hues ; big beige foamy head ; average retention. Toasty aroma, biscuit, raisin and... grease. Medium sweet, light bitter ; light dry. Medium body and texture, average carbonation, sweet caramel lasting finish. Overall, delicious ; surprising peculiar aroma. Awesome !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caribou43 (83) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2015
It is a sweet doppel bock. The colour is dark brown. The beer is not so sparkling and there is a strong presence if caramel and it is makty. It is overall a good product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bawelt (95) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 20, 2015
Un nez très puissant, très présent. On sent très peu l’alcool. Il vient tout de suite une rondeur assimilable au sirop d’érable ou une sauce soja sucrée. En bouche, on pourrait s’attendre à quelque chose de vulgaire et sirupeux. Finalement, l’alcool enrobe un peu la langue mais sert très bien les arômes déjà évoqués et permet même une longueur en bouche très agréable. Finalement, on retient des notes boisées et une impression de rondeur. Un produit de très haute qualité.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
500mL bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. The aroma on this is really toasted and grainy. Not much else. Super malty. Transparent dark amber body with a egg-shell head that is on the small side. Starts with a super toasty malt flavor that essentially mimicks the smell of a boiling mash. This is a nice, nutty caramel sweetness in the middle, before more of the toasty melanoidin flavor comes in at the end. The mouthfeel on this is sublime. This is a much different idea of doppelbock than I am used to tasting. Some late nuttiness and a little leather, too. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3991) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at home, Nivala. BBE 25 03 15. Colour is clear deep reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some dry fruits, chocolate, some sweetness, syrup, hints of caramel and malts. Little bit of disappoint for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Mid brown and ruddy, translucent. Scent consists of caramel, roast malt, treacle, orange peel. Full sweet malt bomb of a taste. Chewy, warming, sedative palette. Gorgeous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a tankard at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a clear amber-brown, and forms a thick, fluffy light tan head with excellent retention. Lacing is somewhat insane. Smell: Sticky buns with raisins throughout, fresh from the oven and just finished glazing, all bread and sweetness and fruit. Taste: Sweetness is the primary characteristic, and it is present in abundance, from the first moments of the sip all the way to the finish. The sweetness is definitely bready as well, alongside a sort of coppery, metallic twang. There’s a not insignificant amount of noble hops in this beer, which lends a slightly medicinal taste to the sweetness, and an oddly bitter finish and aftertaste for a doppelbock. I get no fruit or nut aspects from the flavor, possibly due to the hop factor. Mouthfeel: This beer doesn’t exactly deliver the sort of thick, creamy, sticky mouthfeel I associate with a doppelbock, instead drinking more like a bock. Overall: Being perfectly honest, this isn’t my favorite doppelbock, nor do I classify it in the same tier as Korbinian and Celebrator. This drinks more like a maibock, and it’d be a pretty darned good one.

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