Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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%).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schnabelhund (69) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014
Pours dark brown with a copper hue and sports a beige head, which dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is brimming with toffeeish caramel maltiness, accompanied by notes of prunes, dark berries, honey, and savory soy sauce. The flavor begins with rich malty caramel and muted sweetness, which is then followed by blackcurrant and honey notes while a roasty-toasty dark bread crust note slowly builds up, forming a gently bitter finish. Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel carries its 7.1% ABV with impressive grace - the alcohol feels very gentle throughout. The body is silky and full. While the flavor overall is big, the subtleties are the key to making this beer really shine. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Great Bavarian classic double bock, one of those celebrities in the genre. Yellowish, creamy, not too stable head, colour a dark copper brown, clear and translucent. Nose pretty strong, displaying a fine maltiness with impressions of chocolate, hazelnuts, bread, caramel, coffee beans, some hay. Taste softly malty, mellow, seamlessly evolving into a toasted bitterness, warm and mouth-filling, dark chocolate, and all in the end a subtle, flowery flash of hops. Alcohol well-hidden but still faintly noticeable in the tail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Dark brine pour with tan head. Dark fruits, malts, brown sugar, and other sweet tones. Similar to a celebrator.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (52) - - JUL 22, 2014
Dark brown color with a small white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, dark fruits and bread, taste reflects the nose well. Low to medium carbonation, and medium body. Easily drinkable, although the alcohol is very noticeable. A great doppelbock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Dark brownish almost black with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, milk chocolate, plums. Tastes of cherries, dark fruit, plums, wheat bread, chocolate, spices. Light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Dark brown with medium small tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits. Medium full body. Tiniest bit of alcohol. Sweet mostly. Molasses and dark breadj flavors. Some caramel and a bit of hop balance but remaining on the sweet side. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1997) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer for hunting this down for me. Shared at mrebeks. Clear dark copper pour with very little head. Aromas are butterscotch candy and toffee. Tastes like dark bread, butterscotch, caramel, and cola. Smooth finish, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Brown pour, cream colored head. Chocolate, toasted bread, light honey, very malty and I detect the alcohol a bit in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
500 ml. Pours a clear dunkelish braun with a ruby tint and a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Nose is molasses, dark cherry, toasted peanut and earthy-spicy dry grass. Tastes of the same nice mix. Heavy body is smooth and somehow walks the tightrope to a delicately sweet balance just this side of cloying. I typically like low carbonation but my only quibble with this excellent brew is that it could probably use a tad more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mainuh_man (145) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pours a clear dark brown-black with a fluffy tan head that lingers. Really interesting aromas: Rich malt, soy sauce, cheese, molasses, smoke. Mildy sweet at the beginning, with notes of molasses and nice roasted malt. Sweetness lingers, but develops into a decent bitter roasted malt character, finishing with some alcohol warmth. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and minimal carbonation.Overall, a superlative doppelbock. Amazing complexity in the aromas and really nice flavors. One of the best I’ve had.

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