Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 962   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle, shared with Blankboy, GregClow, and HogTownHarry, courtesy of my wife’s adventurous bosses in Switzerland. Dark ruby red, very thin white head. Some alcohol, some sweet malt, hint of smoke in aroma. Very solid malt taste, medium body, bubbly mouthfeel. Neat smoky sweet finish. Doesn’t knock your socks off, but this is a very solid bock/dunkel (we coined the phrase Bunkel, which fits here I think). 7.1%? Really?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
Intense bold flavour, bit of everything. Roast, whiff of smoke, some sourness, dark chocolate, molasses. Medium-full chewy mouthful. Dark chocolate colour, chocolate aroma. Creaminess and really interesting range of flavours with multi-course meal. Thanks Mr. Madsberg from Denmark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle from some bottle shop in Switzerland, courtesy of tupalev - shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry and tupalev. Ruby-brown colour with a small mocha head. Aroma is very malty and earthy, with a pleasant hint of smoke that develops nicely as it warms. Flavour is very roasty, with notes of coffee and mild molasses, and more of that lovely smokiness. Really nice stuff - thanks for sharing, Jeff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Feb 06). There were some really nice flavours in this - liqourice, choc, nuts, plenty of malt and an earthy back drop. The agressive carbonation and thin body really spoiled this for me although it was still mighty drinkable considering the strength which wasnt at all noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and Tupalev, bottle courtesy of tupalev - with the aid of a super-secret Canadian/Scottish agency in Switzerland. Poured clear ruby-amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sour roast malt, fungi, plent of bitter hops, smoke - overall a surprisingly dark, funky earthy-peaty beer for a bock, almost a rauchbier to my nose. Taste follows the aroma, sweet roasted malt and balancing hops, but the smoke asserts itself and really grows on you; the alcohol finally makes its presence felt as it warms and opens up. Good thickish body, a bit slick. I really want to try this one again, savour it - good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(500ml, best by 2/18/06) Clear copper body topped by big beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, some cherry, light bread, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, some alcohol, herbal, light molasses. Some nuttiness and chocolate appear as the beer warms. Smooth medium body. Seems a bit light for a doppel -- more like the bocks I have had. Good stuff, but the alcohol shone through a bit too much for me to embrace it to the level that others have.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2005
[bottle from beers of europe] Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma is hugely malty, chocolate, brown sugar, there are also some berry fruit aromas and a faint touch of roasted coffee. body is excellent, alcohol is very well conceiled, finish is silky soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3726) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle, at home. Dark brown with light brown head, almost diminishing, fair lacings. Aroma heavy malty (bread, brown sugar) and moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet with a moderate, long bitter duration. Body medium, oily, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Saarlander sent this gem my way as part of our last trade, Thanks Aaron! aroma of roasted malts, toffee, german chocolate and rye grain. the look is outstanding with its deep chestnut brown body and a whipped, creamy tan head. this has a wonderful balance to the flavor, toffee, chocolate, rye, and a slightly dry hop finish. very smooth and slightly silky on the tongue. light carbonation which is a big plus for me. a superb beer, not only to the style, but to any style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5104) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2005
500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 7.1%. Deep chestnut colour, large and creamy light tan head. Very nice roasty aroma with notes of rye bread, caramel, hints of liquorice and chocolate. Fairly dry roasty flavour (roast malts), notes of coffee, toast and rye bread. Dry and hoppy bitter finish. An excellent doppelbock, not as smooth and sweet as some others of this style.

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