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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

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RATINGS: 1039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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%).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Pre-Great Taste sampling at 1FastSti’s house


Thanks to StewartOfGondor for bringing this back from Europe. I thought it was going to be the last rate of the night until very late when a special suprise came out. Check my next review to see what it was. If this was a decent nightcap, the next was an encore to end all encores.

Aroma / Appearance - I actually found aspects of this beer mystifying. The nose reminded me of wet cat food, cocoa, honeycomb and cookie dough. Sans the cat food it would have been great. The body was a rich caramel, almost toffee, with thin oily head playing around the glass.

Flavor / Palate - The taste makes up for most of the flaws of the nose. Almonds, caramel, apple butter, brown sugar, wheat, roasted malt and a vague sweetness play throughout the sample at various stages. A nice cross between a doppelbock and a dunkel, it hhas good qualities of both. Fairly unique and enjoyable though not quite a 4 in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Rich appealing flavors...a meld of sweet roasted caramel, brown sugar, dates, plums, and an earth hop bite. Finishes with a dry alcoholic astringency. A high quality beer that the LoSBD tasting heartily agreed was a highlight of the day. Good luck finding it though!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown in colour. Minor beige head. Lacings. It has a malty aroma, roasted and sweet. The flavour is sweetly malty and it feels just right. It has a sweet and filling aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Huge thanks to StewardofGhondor for sharing this one! Thanks Joel! Pours a dark brown color, small light brown head. Aroma is a dark fruit/nut kick. Flavor is a sweet blend of continuing dark fruits, cherries and plums with a healthy kick of chocolate and roasted barleys. Very nice brew. Thanks for lettin’ me try this one Joel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1438) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Not sure if I’m down with the whole dopplebock think. Thick and syrupy. but this one was pretty good. flavorful, i guess but i was too drunk to really enjoy it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Poured a mostly clear, reddish/bronze body with thick legs beneath a sticky, tan head. Caramel aroma, lightly fruity with mild vegetal notes to distract. Big malty flavor with a sticky finish, our tasting group was fumbling for synonyms of "caramel". Mild alcohol astringency and a dry finish. The best of four German brews today, but I found it rather weak in its style category.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - AUG 10, 2006
Had my fair share of this at kloster andechs. Pours a totally clear rubby brown. Aroma is a bit of chocolate and sweet malt. Flavor is tons of sweet malt, a bit of alcohol, and a bit bready chocolate (interesting that there isn’t much nut). Mouthfeel was very smooth and quite light.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
big. dark brown, syrupy, dark candy. more balanced than the otherwise similar Kaiser Dopplemalz. Alcohol well hidden. Better cold on draft than warm from bottle (duh)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Aroma: some musty malts, some chocolate toffee, very delightful, banana milkshake, some hops..?, vaguely smoky.
Appearance: brown-red, pretty dark with yellow beige white foam w/ bigger bubbles, half nice.
Flavor: bitter, slightly bready, weak salt, hoppy mustiness, sourish, slightly burnt aftertaste. Pretty rich.
Palate: quite simple, good carbonation, a bit slimy, drinkable, rich.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottled (thanks DerDoppelbock). Very dark amber colour, beige mediumsized head. Aroma of malts, some alcohol and caramel. Lovely balance. Hoppy malty and sweet vegetably flavour. Aftertaste is grassy, hayish and malty. Lovely palate also.


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