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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

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RATINGS: 1050   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%).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2006
Clear dark red color with fine head. Very sweet malty and fruity flavor. A bit atrong alcohol in the finish. Don’t quite think this is the second best Doppelbock in the world!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
Hazy brown, offwhite head. Spicy, almondy, fudgy nose. Grainy, malty sweet& sugary flavour with some notes of milkchocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2008 (Bottle) Pours dark red. White/nougat head. Aroma of grain and some porrige. Malty caramel sweetness. Yeast and some herbs. Flavour is a bit stale and malty. Some chocolate and toffee notes. Minerals. Medium buttery mouthfeel. 3/3/5/3/11 Second try: (Bottle) The beer pours an unspeakably beautiful, light hazy, deep red colour with a small creamy off-white head. The aroma is heavily malty with notes of fresh German bock tones like fresh toasted malt, dark bread and medium sweet caramel alongside light spicy and smoky hints. The hops bring notes of grass and herbs. The nose is rather simplistic, yet down to the core (fat and malty) - a perfect bock. Maybe a touch of dark fruitiness/plums, mild orange juice, nuts and dark chocolate. The flavour is full of dark bready and caramelly malt alongside a light roasted touch of nuts and mild vinous touch of grapes and sour cherries. The mouthfeel is juicy, smooth and creamy yet clean and lively carbonated. Perfect sweet and perfect bitter. A near full-bodied. A perfect bock!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1451) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2006
Wow! Bottle. The beer is of full chocolate colour. The aroma is sweet and sour - nuts, raisins, rum, even some lingonberry. The taste is sweet, with a warming alcohol in the finish. Notes of champagne(!). Remarkable - maybe a match for Aventinus? I have to test these two.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 First rating
(At Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg)
Dark red color, tan head, sweet and a bit coffee scent. Medium mouth feel. Sweet taste.
6/3/6/2/11=2.8

Second rating
(50 cl bottle Delirium Café, Göteborg)
Clear brown color, big tan head. Roasted malt and small chocolate scent, also a bit metallic. Sweet, sugary and alcohol taste; some marzipan. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
6/4/6/3/12=3.1

Third rating
(Draught at Andechser am Dom, München)
Clear dark red to brown color, tan head. Grainy and sweet alcohol scent. Grainy, raissin, sweet, malty, chocolate, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness. Sweet and bitter aftertaste.
6/4/6/3/13=3.2

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50 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on March 24, 2012
BB 18.07.12
Hazy dark copper to brown color, small tan head. sweet, malty, some urine scent. Malty, a bit roasted and ash taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
6/3/6/3/12=3.0

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2006
I was let down by this one after all the good things I had heard in the past. The pour was a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was floral and malty. The taste was thick--which I liked, but the flavors weren’t my favorites. I mostly got a strong smoke flavor, some rich malt, and tobacco.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2006
Draught at GBBF 2006. I wanted just the normal dunkel, but the guy behind the bar misheard me. Never mind, I was pretty pleased to get this. Mahogany with lasting beige head. Brown sugar aroma, bit of sickly malt. Sweet, sticky. Quite strong. Rich and dark malts. But not too sweet. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Pre-GTMW tasting @ 1FastSTi’s place. Dark amber with off-white head, fading. The aroam is caramel, banana and floral. The flavor is toffee, floral and light. Medium/light body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Aromas of sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate, subtle raisins. Malty and complex. Ruby-amber in color with a cream colored head. Flavors of bready caramel, hint of minerals and subtle malty notes that are very smooth, creamy and flavorful without being too sweet at all. Thanks to stewardofgondor for sharing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
Draught @ Kloster Andechs. Dark strong bock with nice head. Smooth caramel and fruit flavours. Wonderful chocolate roasted malt aroma followed by a dry finish.


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