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%).

Temptation's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Temptation (256) - - JAN 10, 2013
Great doppelbock, very dark with a deep red colour, almost copper, and a small and shortlasting head. Nuts, roasted malts and some yeast palate. Medium bodied and good development. Rich and great bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malty_MacHops (641) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Details: Bottle purchased from Hometown Spirits. Aroma: The nose is molasses and raisins. There are subtle notes of Worstchershire sauce. Appearance: Deep dark brown, but still transparent. Rich tan head about 1.5" tall which disappears to a thin cap shortly after pouring. Bubbles are visibly apparent. Taste: Sweet with further notes of molasses and prunes. The barest notes of bitter in the finish. Palate: Medium full bodied with a slight effervescence on the tongue. Somewhat mouth coating leaving trailing notes of the aromas. Overall: A remarkable beer well suited to a piece of wheat bread or pumpernickel and a sharp cheese. Equally a match for grilled or roasted meats, and perhaps for smoked and peppered dishes as well.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
impuritylaw (24) - Freibierg, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Bottle bbe 10.12.15. Dark brown beer with a small quickly vanishing head. Sweetish aroma of malt and honey. Pretty flat taste of malt and nuts with minuscule hints of dried fruit. Somewhat nice but not breathtaking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagavulin62 (8) - - NOV 20, 2015 does not count
Reichich Malzaromen und wenig Bitterarumen, Anklänge von Schokolade und Trockenfrüchten, im Abgang etwas kurz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a two finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Impressive retention with sporadic streaks of lace left behind. Toasted, slightly smokey aroma with a nice balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Lots of toffee and caramel along with some bready yeast and subtle zesty spice. I’’ surprised about the roasted/smokey element by it adds another dimension to the swee malt profile. On the fuller end of medium body with a smokey roasted malt presence that gives off a decent amount of lingering bitterness. Hints of toast, smoke and subtle BBQ/smoked meat followed by caramel and toffee sweetness. This is balanced by a strong bready yeast presence as well as some hazelnut and a touch of rye spice. Sweetness nicely counters the roast/toasted malts. Finishes dry and slightly tart. Well balanced and refreshing. ABV is barely noticeable making this complex beer very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kamwitsta (365) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Aroma: malts, a little caramel and honey, a faint fruity note (plums, grapes, this kind of thing), a bit of dark bread, and a little bit of alcohol. Appearance: dark brown; clear; head small, unstable. Taste: sweet and mildly bitter. Palate: body full; carbonation soft; finish sweet and a bit bitter; spicy from alcohol, in a pleasant way; a bit tart. Overall: really nice, intense but not overwhelming. Maybe just a tad too sweet, both in the aroma and in the taste. Quite enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Baalzevuv (87) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Piana delikatnie beżowa, średniopęcherzykowa, nietrwała. Piwo nie koronkuje. Barwa głęboko rubinowa, czerwone refleksy. W smaku alkoholowe, brakuje słodyczy, kwaśności, generalnie wszystkiego. Odczucie w ustach żadne, goryczki brak, wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paladares (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2015
Botella. Color rojizo oscuro. Limpia. Dos dedos de espuma. Aroma muy complejo. Mucho de cereal tostado, pero muy tostado. Recuerda un poco al olor que desprenden las fábricas de cerveza. Hay algo también frutal que no consigo distinguir. Quizá algún fruto del bosque. En boca lo primero que viene son esos cereales tostados para luego sorprendentemente pasar a algo dulce con un final y un postgusto claramente a caramelo. Deja un regusto muy bueno y con 7 grados muy disimulados. Distinta y muy interesante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Daesposi (11) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Beer was good, had a unique palates and taste and was smooth. Unique I will say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (1655) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 22, 2015
Draught @ Cooper Craft Kitchen Chelsea. Dark brown with faint reddish tint, small foamy beige head, faint fruity aroma, medium carbonation, caramel taste, well balanced caramel malt taste, abrupt finish. Very well balanced brew, the high alcohol content is well managed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuszek (702) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Nice ruby color, medium beige head. Sweet caramel, malt, dried fruits, raisins, spices and cherries in aroma. Dried fruits, spices in taste, Low carbonation, medium to full bodied. OK, but IMO not that spectacular to be the 2nd doppelbock on RB.

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