Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 1076   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 25, 2007
Thanks to Saarlander for the bottle. Pours a deep autumnal amber, bordering on brown wih a dissipating tannish head. Take a thick piece of whole wheat, load it up with cinnamon and brown sugar and heavily caramelize the thing...that’s what this smells like. Some hint of clove too. The body is med-thick. light enough to make it pallateble, beefy enough to make it substantial. The flavors are so wonderfully malty. Huge breadiness, lots of light chocolate and just a hint of noble spice. Finish is nicely drying. A wonderfully balanced doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7031) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2007
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with foamy beige head. Malty nose with dried fruit (figs, raisins), cherries, brown sugar and strong, sweet coffee. Malty, clean and fresh taste with dried fruit, raisins, brown sugar, coffee and a spicy bitterness in the finish. Full bodied and well balanced. Very nice and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
[Sampled at the outside fireplace to the surprisemeal.] One of the best bock I ever have tasted. Round smooth in the bockway with its personally sticky maltyness. Notes of alcohol, metal, caramel, bread and more. Perfect to many meals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (472) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2007
I need a good glass to drink this. Very smooth, like a belgian. Very sweet, again like a belgian. Unlike a belgian, its dominated with roastiness and grain flavors. Some fruitiness. Dangerously drinkable despite its alcohol content. I’ll rerate when I have a better glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Clear dark mahogany with a dense and long-lastig head, with good lacing. Aroma with a complex malt profile; brown sugar, vanilla, dark fruit (cherry, raisins), cloves, cinnamon and some alcohol, very bready & reminding of cookie-dough. Taste is surprisingly dry and even somewhat smoky, although its definitely on the sweet side with tons of malt, the dark fruit and spices from the aroma shining through. The finish is quite long and luckily not sweet or cloying at all. Mouthfeel is rounded and not too carbonated, which makes this brew surprisingly easy drinkable. Lush.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 I tried this for the first time in Luzern (from DTW) and it blew me away! The beer pours a rich maroon colour with light off-whtie head. The taste is big on roasty malt, with prune, chocolate and caramel flavours. It is sweet, but not overly so, and has a nice smooth finish. The beer has a light body that although strong makes it very drinkable. This beer is amazing!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Big German malt and fruit aroma,with hints of a Christmas cookie spice,taste is a heavenly malt with plenty of fig and raisin fruit gently making its presence known ,also just a wisp of teasing sweetness that floats in and out. The amazing thing about this brew is the texture and mouthfeel ,it is almost perfectly carbonated,the beer is worth drinking just for that wonderful sensation. Defines the style. Thanks Tever

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (940) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 31, 2007
Bottle at Aufsturz, march 07. Rummy aroma, gorgeous brown body with red hues and a solid, compact, beige head. Tastes of dried fruits, some candy and a nice ripe banana ending. A touch of molasses. Texture is medium bodied, very drinkable, velvety and very clean. Very good, flavorfull doppelbock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Bottle (50 cl) from Toom Getränkemarkt, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Deep copper, clear, medium to large beige head. Intense and complex malt aroma with dried fruits, toffee and wood, slightly roasted and earthy. Some hops in the background. Very smooth mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. A firm malt sweetness that never feels overwhelming, and some touch of alcohol, are well balanced by a discrete bitterness. Wonderful. Plus in the margin for a non-stupid name that does not end with -ator.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5428) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
500 ml bottle, via henrikb. Pours a clear chestnut brown body under a firm creamy one inch beige head. Excellent retention even with the minimal carbonation. The aroma is thick syrupy malt with a little bit of an aged character. Nice hefty malt flavor without being overly sweet and sticky like too many Doppelbocks. Light graininess, toffee, light coffee, and a bit of light alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with no sticky or cloying sweetness. Just enough hops to balance it out a little. Moderate fine carbonation. A very good Doppelbock. One of the best and most stylistically true examples I’ve had.

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