Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


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RATINGS: 1077   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%).

GRM's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3375) - Aylmer, Quebec, - JAN 26, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 0.5 l, best before 27 09 12, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 18 2012; eye: ruby with caramel reflections, minimal effervescence, beige head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light pepper, light alcohol, light scotch; mouth: malt, caramel, light pepper, light alcohol, slight acridness, light scotch, slight chocolate, a-bit-short finale with presence of caramel, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 0,5 l, meilleure avant 27 09 12, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 18 octobre 2012; œil : rubis avec des reflets caramel, effervescence minime, mousse beige qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger poivre, léger alcool, léger scotch; bouche : malt, caramel, léger poivre, léger alcool, très légère âcreté, léger scotch, très léger chocolat, finale un peu courte avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foerdifuxx (64) - Franconia, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2015
Ruby beer with a small, short lasting, beige, almost yellow head. Aromas of intense cherry wood, coffee, alcohol, floral and herbal hops, licorice, caramel, malt and yeast . Full of roasted malt in taste, coffee, light peppery notes together with fruity alcohol, sparkling afterglow. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Aroma could be less "plain" malty, apart from that really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2168) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice frothy off white khaki head that settles to a thin sudsy film and collar. Aroma is chocolate roasted malt light clove raisin chocolate licorice. Palate is medium creamy velvety. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kto (287) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2015
pours clear dark brown with a small tan head and a nice lacing. aroma caramel, butterscotch, dried fruits, roasted malts. sweetish flavour; nuts, dried fruits, dark chocolate. slight alcohol warmth, alcohol is well hidden despite 7.1% abv. long finish with some coffee and dark chocolatey bitterness. nice and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (638) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Pours a clear Amber, with a tan head. Nice taste, malt and slightly sweet, well balanced. This is a very good doppelbock. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (953) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2015
On Tap at German restaurant in Philly. Pours brown fluffy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of plums, caramel malt and hint of coffee. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of caramel malt, plums, brown sugar and some herbal hops. Finish is long and semi-sweet. Sweet but tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (507) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is MALTS on MALTS on MALTS, sorghum syrup, raisins, lots of dried fruit. Taste is a little more mellow (but welcome) with some creaminess and light stale breadiness on the finish (also welcome). One of the best malty German beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nybol (137) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Fin krop med smag af chokolade og rosiner anes i sødme. En god bockøl man nemt kan drikke flere af.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slautar (215) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Z zapasów przywiezionych przez Ojca z wycieczki do Niemiec. Być może po prostu nie jest to mój styl ale jedyne co chce mi się o tym piwie powiedzieć to, że szału nie ma, niczego nie urywa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (457) - PORTUGAL - AUG 3, 2015
Review based on the BJCP215 guidelines (style 9A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: significant malt aroma with some caramelized notes and Maillard products (bread crust). slight vinous background. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: ruby body color and translucent. average ivory head with good retention. TASTE: very nice malty flavour with a lot of Maillard products. slight caramel note. low bitterness with an almost sweet finish. PALATE: medium-full body with moderate carbonation. very faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a very good example of a doppelbock with great complexity. recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
diablodawg (31) - - AUG 2, 2015
On tap at the bier Haus. Dark brown, thin lacing, very small head. Huge sweet malt and molasses notes . Complex, deep fruit and chocolate notes. Very interesting and tasty. Will buy again.

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