Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 1088   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekstedt (6157) - 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 (5499) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle, thanks to kramer17801. Amber/red, with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, brown sugar, and bread. Flavor is malt, caramel, molasses, bread, and some fruit. A little overpowering, but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Dark amber, tan colored head. Strong aroma, caramel malt, roast, molasses. Rich caramel and bready flavor. Alcohol taste present but subtle. Smooth drinking, velvety. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
bottle. clear amber color. large head. extreemly sweet. very malty. some bread and quite low on carp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2007
From a 500mL Bottle. Pours a transparent ruby tan color with a medium sized layer of off-white head. Perfumy nose with some gumdrop fruity notes and a lightly toasted nuttiness. Hints of chocolate and prune warm the nose as well, bringing to mind visions of a clean, fruity dessert. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate malt character with a clean, unspiced raisin and prune dark fruitiness. A little bit of pumpernickel bread adds some further complexity. Impressive amount of dark, malty, bready flavors considering the light, clean, supple mouthfeel this beer exhibits. Excellent example of the style. Thanks for sharing, Chris!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buffpuke (4) - USA - MAR 5, 2007 does not count
This is a great beer, all the comments so far are more than accurate. With so many opinions I would just like to comment on the nice deep red amber color of this beer. I want to paint my bike this color! good beer, I think I’ll have another........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
I was really glad to see that this wasn’t available just during the Starkbierzeit, since I had just missed missed it by a couple of weeks. I think it’s safe to say that we still would have made a visit to the Kloster even if this particular beer wasn’t available. I don’t know about bottled versions, but fresh vom Faβ this is a real treat and worth the praise it receives. Roasty malts, fennel, plums and raisins. A nice hint of carbonation to keep the palate clean for each successive sip, of which there were many.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle [Tasting @ Per 23-02-2007]. Outstanding Doppelbock! Initial appearance of head was almost none excising. What was there was slightly fizzy and white. Color was light reddish brown like. Aroma was heavy malt with notes of rye bread, caramel, toasted, molasses, light chocolate and cookie. Miscellaneous notes were light dry fruity and some wood like aroma. Full bodied with a light alcoholic texture and a flat carbonation. Flavor was heavy sweet with balancing burned candies bitterness. Excellent sweet caramel finish. Incredible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2007
(bottle) Clear, dark mahogany colour with a nice foamy and lacing tanned head. Moderately sweet roasted malt arma with caramel, liquorice and a touch of coffee. Sweet but not sticky flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Toast-malty, slightly roasted taste with caramel, dried fruits and soft herbal notes. Sweet malty, toasty and tough bitter, but aromatic finish. A very good and rounded, classical Doppelbock.

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