Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Bottled 50cl. It pours a beautiful red beer with a quick diminishing beige head. The nose is of nuts, roasted malt, coconut, milk, bread and mothballs. Full bodied. Nuts, molasses and dried fruits in the taste. Good bitterness. Some cherries and marmite show up. Fairly woody with quite a lot of bite just before the finish which is full, herbal and hoppy. The finish lasts for quite a while.. Very powerful and impressive. Full bodied, intense and rather enjoyable. The dried apple-like elements don’t appeal to me though. Additional comment: Full bodied, sweet, malty with hints of marmite. Vinous. Decent. Not worth purchasing again. Rerate pending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - NOV 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 forse la bottiglia non era in perfette condizioni alcumi difetti presenti ma si possonoi percepire notedi frutta passa caramello u leggero fruttato u buon corpo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1214) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Draught at the Kloser Andechs. Nothing like a good doppelbock on a weekday morning on the beautiful balcony of the Kloster. Appears dark red, translucent with a big foamy head that laces well. aAroma is sweet, brown sugar and fruity. A touch bitter in the mouth, full malty body, you can sense but not taste alcohol and it is sweet, but not overbearing. A good doppelbock, but a bit thin. Has a lingering dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2883) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
Flaske. Flot mørkerød øl, med en anelse mere nuance i smagen end semper ardens bock. Men med det sagt er der stadig langt op til en god weizen bock. Derfor en smule skuffet over denne ellers udemærket øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
50cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Thanks, Henrik! Pours a bright, clear, ruby-brown color; light tan head with good retention and lacing. Tons of fresh barley and chewy nougat in the aroma; malty without being sticky. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: toasty grains, cracked, barley, and cereal at the core; very generous, sessionable dunkel; caramel and nougat coming through at mid-palate. I could drink a lot of this. Medium, toasty barley and caramel in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle. This was disappointing. Ruby-red, with a big, tight off-white head. Pronounced sweet malt aroma with some doughiness. Malty, dark fruit flavour with a dry finish. Very easy drinking, but clinical, clean and lacking in character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Thanks Bobo! Poured a glistening chestnut brown. The hue of brown that harkens to the Fall season, warm and inviting. Aroma is seductive. Malt dominant with wisps of leather and a hint of tobacco. Finishes with a touch of sweet caramel. the flavor is not as sweet as the aroma led me to believe. There is a nice full malt flavor, cut with a "wood-like" dryness. Some bitterness, but this is an extremely well integrated beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Last beer sampled at Badgerben’s Cellar Reduction Night. Pours a dark reddish amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissolves to a fine film and ring. Aroma of dark roasted caramel malt, raisins, some sweet chocolate, dried dark pitted fruit and some citrus hops. Taste is smooth, creamy, full bodied with some carbonation and texture. Taste flavor matches its aroma with more roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Finish is semi-sweet with a lingering malt and alcohol aftertaste. I would like to try this brewery fresh the next time. Nice though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Rating #700. Enjoyed on our honeymoon. This was my favorite beer of the trip. Pours a dark brown with red hints. Aroma is of chocolate, dried fruits, and raisins. The dried fruit is strong yet balanced well. Bakers chocolate, licorice, hints of dried fruit, slightly bitter with a touch of tar/charred notes. Light sweetness in the finish is complemented with charred flavors. Excellent doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Thanks to Brewblackhole. Dark reddish color. Smell of roasted malt, cake batter, nuts, caramel and minor spice. Tastes the same but more caramel and roasted malt taste. What a wonder beer. Minor dry taste at the end. I could drink this over and over again.

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