Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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%).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jtmoney99 (9) - SUNY ALBANY, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2001 does not count

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2004
The quest for this beer has taken me through many years. Firstly, this beer smells so malty, with hints of dough that make your nose want to stay sniffing the glass. The beer poured a clear, deep amber/brown color with a thick off-white head. The flavor was very balanced with a great maltiness. The finish was great which made this beer even more outstanding. This beer is truly worth a perfect score as it is now my favorite beer for the style and one of my all time favorites. Well worth the wait and very highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Kloster Andechs is a monastery on top of a mountain that sits in the shadow of the Bavarian Alps. The monastery grounds are absolutely beautiful and is surrounded by rich farm land which is owned and worked by the Kloster. Why Andechs is important to a beer lover, is the fact that the Benedictine monks that established this Kloster, also established a brewery in 1455. The Rule of St. Benedict is, as a monk, you have to live by the work of your hands. The work these monks do at Andechs is the brewing some of the most incredible beer on the planet. I have tasted thousands of beers in my life time as a beer drinker, and Andechs Dopplebock Dunkel could possibly be the best beer I have ever tasted in all my years of drinking. It is most certainly the most impressive dopple bock I have ever tried, and drinking a one liter mass of this beer fresh vom fass was a spiritual experience for me. Andechs Dopplebock Dunkel pours to a beautiful, bright, chestnut color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful with deep toasty, nutty and sweet malty aromas. This leads in to a sweet malty, toasty, and nutty palate on a round, smooth, clean, and polished body. Andechs Dopplebock Dunkel finishes with more deep malt character up front, then ends with just enough hop bitterness to take the cloying edge off this beer. There is also a nice subtle, peppery alcohol burn that lingers with flavors of malt on the tongue. Stylistically this beer is flawless. As a dopple bock it is perfect. It is a master piece of the brewer’s art. I’ve had some tremendous dopple bocks in my day, but I am yet to taste one that is better than this beer. I can not put into words the depth of malt aromas and flavors in this beer, and how fantastic this beer really is. You will just have to come to Germany to try this one for yourself, as it is not exported to the US. I was fortunate enough to enjoy 2 liters of this one on a wonderful trip to Andechs, and encourage anyone who is going to Bavaria to take a day trip out to the Kloster.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tnkw01 (1724) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Recently, Tried this on a trip to europe, at the Andech’s Monastary. This is now the best beer I have ever tasted. In my opinion this is the most under-rated beers on the entire web site. Nice malty flavor. Smells like paradise. Everyone who loves dark beers has to try this one once in there life.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rozsoma (858) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 Nice aroma, but a little bit too light., with smoky-dry notes. A deep rubin colour, fast head, almost no lacing. Beautiful silky texture, a bit oily. Brilliant maltiness, i love it. A very fine, well-balanced dunkel. By the end it becomes dense and sweety caramelic. Revisited Starkbierzeit 2016, Andechser am Dom. Perfekt. Pörköltcickány. Bombasztikusan itatja magát. Pörkentyűs disznócska.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kennyrpd (1) - Rochester, USA - DEC 17, 2011 does not count
Had a litre stein this beer at the Monastary from a cask. Dark read color with little head and what little head it has diminishes quickly. Great mouth feel. Not as malty as most Dopplebocks like Ayinger Celebrator or Paulaner Salvator. This is my all time favorite beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MoisesPrieto (5) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2013 does not count
Madre mía.... En buen hora he descubierto esta sublime Dopplebock. Tiene algo de caramelo y de café, quizá, de frutos secos, acaso, y yo qué sé qué más, sin dudarlo. Me encanta!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Pleasantly surprised to find this on tap in the US, in Jenkintown of all places. This is only the second perfect score I’ve given to a beer ever, and that is saying a lot because I tend not to like Doppelbocks as much as many styles. This was an amazing beer. It’s also very aptly described. It has a velvety smoothness, and the aroma is beautiful and evolving. Malty, with notes of cocoa, caramel, dried fruit (date or fig?) Enjoyable to the last drop.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Poured from the tap at Otto’s in Willow Grove, PA. The appearance is a deep reddish brown with a big tan head. the aroma is full of malt and caramel with some coffee in the back. The flavor is incredible and your mouth fills with malty greatness. A world class beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cwill (67) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Pours a clear dark amber color with plenty of ruby highlights coming through when held to a light. A dense, foamy, two-finger light tan colored head quickly reduces to a thin film and collar, leaving behind small amounts of soapy lace. Rich, sweet, toasty and bready malt profiles lead the aroma upfront. Notes of toffee and caramel follow, along with raisins, plums and dark stone fruit. Taste follows suit, but encompasses far more complexity than the nose implied. Soft caramel and toffee lead above an abundance of warm toasted malts, before transitioning to a complex amalgamation of dark fruits with a raisin-like sweetness leading the way; plums, figs, prunes and cherry are all detectible, along with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Towards the finish, slightly darker roast characters combine to bring traces of dark chocolate, cocoa and spice. The mouth feel is a medium to full body and moderate carbonation give a soft, smooth and creamy feel. Traces of roasted bitterness and dark chocolate linger on the finish. Overall this is a fantastic beer. The best Doppelbock I have tasted to date. Highly Recommended.

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