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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

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RATINGS: 949   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%).


jimstrassburg's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Pour is brownish tan. Creamy head which dissapeared farily quickly. Something odd in the nose that I can’t pick out. I don’t get olives like xproudfoot did but something else. Interesting smell. Taste is very sugary. Nice.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma:cooked végatble,nutty and toffe... Appearance:Clear ruby brown,light head.. Flavor:raisin,honey,light molasse....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14. Dark chestnut brown with moderate light beige edgeing. Nose is dark toffee, nutty vibes, dark malts, caramel, brown bread, dark fruit notes. Taste comprises earthy tones, brown bread, dark malt, trace cocoa, hint of booze. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent Bock.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingvit (142) - - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma: roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate, raisins; Appearance: dark clear brown, vanishing head; Taste: medium sweetness, slight bitterness, slight sourness; Palate: abrupt finish, soft carbonation, medium body, slick texture A tasty dark Doppelbock, pleasantly drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ejr (136) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Fin mørk rødbrun farge med et beige skum, skummet holdt bra. Deilig aroma av røstet malt, røde bær, karamell og treverk. Smaken følger aroma, men her får jeg toner av cherry og brunt sukker i tilegg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (56) - SINGAPORE - AUG 23, 2014
GBBF 2014 on 13-Aug. Cask. Dark, with a small to medium sized cream copper coloured head which disappears quickly. Rich, malt taste. Caramel, dark chocolate and fruits. Nice double bock.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (49) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Nice ruby color sweet smelling and tasting of fruit and bread very smooth tasting with a nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a transparent mahogany brown, big off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Nose is malt forward, caramel, dates, prunes, raisins, molasses. Mouth is medium bodied, light malty sweetness, caramel, toasted pumpernickel bread, raisins and dates. A somewhat thin finisher though. Otherwise very nice. Prost!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (614) - - AUG 11, 2014
Cherry, nuts. Loads of bitter caramel dominating the character. Quite a tasty and smooth doppelbock.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murano (9) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Sparkly on the palate, or so I remember (I did not mark the palate in my notes). This beer has a taste of caramel-coffee with an aroma and a small, small taste of birdseed and new clothes, fresh from the department store. Upon consulting my notes I find that I have jotted down "sort-of roast / barley?" The question mark is because I have no idea what barley tastes like. I was unable to identify some of thw other tastes. Hay? I don’t know. Best enjoyed with Moonrise Kingdom or in front of a fountain.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1398) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
The beer is medium-dark brown with some reddish hue. The color of a dark, polished wood. It is quite clear with no haze evident. The head is medium to small and cream-colored. It builds up into a nice blanket with the first pour but most of that dies away after a minute leaving little lacing. The aroma is rich and malty. Lots of toasty malt, caramel, fruit and assorted other malt sweetness. Dark stone fruit, mild medicinal note, brown sugar, toasted bread, caramel, molasses, raisins. Mild background acidity. Just a bunch of big clean malt flavors. The taste starts off with light, bright malt sugar. Then, fruity notes pop in along with darker sweetness. Brown sugar, treacle, cherries, prunes, mint, maybe a hint of vanilla. Mild vegetal flavor. Little recognizable hop presence, just a touch of grassiness at the end. However, the beer’s sweetness does clean up well in the finish. Never gets cloying or boozy. There’s kind of a mild tannic quality to it, almost woody. Thick feel. Almost syrupy but it’s not sticky, just rich and full. Excellent doppelbock. An absolutely fantastic example of the style. Happy to have finally tried it.


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