Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1068   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
Very dark brown colour with little film head. Sweet with light caramel - a bit of hops at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2006
Vom fass @ Andescher am Dom, München, Germany.
The afternoon had now reached that nulling peak where the activity heightens as well as slows, the sun peaks as well as withdraws, the back-packers think their next plan as well as plan to head back to the hostel. The last one was us, and this was sadly my last brew at this evangelical ’Tap’. Oh, and maybe a few more Spezial’s from the oak, danke viel mals. Served up the deepest shade of ruby with a tawny edge making it resemble a thin port. The crown was very dense, a well retained bed of beige-ish cream that legged well as I supped (after all we had chasers, I had time!). Savoury, minced fruit, meaty malt and a distinct wash of ripe plums on the nose. In fact there added a little vinous, red wine like a merlot en-route as the beer heated up.
Served a little too chilled I waited to taste it. Satisfied; it’s quite rich, complex yet well melded and oozing in well-charged, spiced Christmas pudding flavours. Sweet liqueur front, savoury mid-section before a very dry burnt sugar, lip-smacking, forest cake-like heaviness and a touch of that mellowing red-wine in back. It has good length, a good warmth of alcohol here aids its general fortified wine flavours. The body, though, is unbelievably light for a beer of such volatile characters. It is a nice drop, one of the better Dunkel stark-biers of my trip but I’d still favour a good Helles over this. Good stuff!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Deep dark brown with mostly lasting light brown head. Amazingly well balanced and primarily malty - some of which burnt - aroma. Slightly sweet caramel malt and some dried fruit in the flavor. Nice hoppiness in the pretty lasting finish. Really well made bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2006
Coke like in appearance. Fruity, estery nose of stewed fruits. Bouquet runs quite deep. High quality flavours are very apparent – dirty big malts with rhubarb and candy sugar do most of the talking. Finishes a little short which is disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 Malty and rich aroma with notes of autumn. Very toasty. pours a darkish brown with a white head that laces very well. flavor is very nicely roasted and possibly the carmalized in the mash. very enjoyable malt taste, nicely balanced, and some hints of alcohol, but nothing that is overwhelming. It is on the thinish side, but its still a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2539) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Dark, redish brown color with a tan foam. Hoppy and malty tones. Full body with a very nice bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear dark red body. Sweet hops aroma. Choccolate and sweet berries flavor with the additions of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Aroma fresh rich maltiness, the monks in Munich would have been proud, strong toasty melanoidins and bread crusts, ruby to garnet in color very clear, lage like in flavor character. Flavor of rich munich and vienna malt no burnt roast or acid burn flavor at all. Nice smoothness and a slight sweet character from the absence of hops. Clean lager like character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Many thanks to saarlander for trading me this gem! Pours a ruby red with a creamy tan head. Smells of nuts, fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste is of nuts, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and lots of fruity hints. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Finish is sweet and chocolatey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
Brown body with a red shine and a brown-golden edge, beige head leaving laces; Very balanced, pleasant nose, not as big as expected, very soft brown malty aromas, backed by brown sugar and a very little fruity freshness; The body has a soft, but really velvety texture, it is a bit too thin, only has a very little sparkle and is a very little bitter; It finishes quite long and changing, with more aroma then found in the nose, again mostly soft and malty. This is actually the beer from Andechser that meet my expectations the least.

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