Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 929   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 Andechsís 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 Ė mouthcoating, velvety, strong This world famous bock from Bavariaís 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 Bavariaís Holy Mountain presents a pleasant effervescence. And then thereís the unmistakable flavour: mouthcoating and velvety, strong and yet pleasantly malty Ė 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2014
Draught. Pours a clear brown color with some slight red to it, and a very large off-white head. Nose is quite bready, with some slight caramel notes to it. Taste is pretty sweet with a fair amount of caramel. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarkam (369) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
500ml bottle from Gourmondo.de, clear dark reddish brown colour, large frothy off-white head, decent lacing. Heavily malty aroma of plums, nuts and a bit of chocolate, moderate herbal and resiny hops. Taste is initially modreately sweet, slightly bitter and acidic, turning into a long light bitter and roasty finish with a moderately alcoholic and acetic feel.Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Certainly one of the better doppelbocks Iíve tried though not an aficionado of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Berrmerchants.com Colour is cherrywood brown, medium to large off white head. Nose is nutty, earthy, caramel, boiled sweet, slight mahogany wood, Autumn leaves. Itís like a strong English bitter. Taste is caramel, nutty, woody, earthy hops, roasted/toasty malt. Itís got a very nutty, earthy, mahogany wood tang which is not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6147) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle in Frankfurt. It pours clear mahogany brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is caramel, toast, raisin, sultana, dried cherry, wood and vinous notes. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, leather, cocoa, plenty of dried fruits, light spice and decent bitterness with a dry, woody finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and pretty flavoursome. A great doppelbock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreiMan (9) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Very nice and strong flavored dopplebock, caramel, chocolaty taste, defiantly a beer to try and drink more than once ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1316) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Truly a great doppelbock with excellent sweet malty character the shows layers of complexity between caramel candy, sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate, hints of fruit. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1016) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle post office vaults Birmingham. Dark brown ruby colour decent tan head. Aroma is fruity malty. Taste is similar dark fruits nice strong malt backbone. Nice body mouthfeel. Great stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Donít really know a great deal about the style. An enjoyable ale, sweet, vinuous. Tastes the 7.1% ABV but very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (797) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
500 ml bottle. Not totally sure why I bought this, but Iím glad I did. Pours clear, dark brown with ruby hues and off white, fine-bubbled head. Beautiful, lush malty aroma: dark fruit, plums, rich dark molasses, even some cocoa. Taste: moderately sweet with a surprisingly dry, roast finish. Love the complexity here. Palate: full body, velvety texture, light carbonation. Overall: itís telling that Iím always surprised by how flavorful and multi-faceted these malt-focused classics can be. Itís definitely something I donít seek out or find much when following my usual tendencies, and that is to my detriment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (352) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2014
Dark brown pour, with an off white head, sweet taste of malt and caramel with a light hop finish, good Doppelbock.

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