Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Dunkelweizen
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
AKA Andechser Dunkles Weissbier

Andechser Weissbier Dunkel has been the perfect completion to the Andechs monastery brewery’s range of products since 1997. This dark Weissbier retains its aromatic character thanks to the select choice of Hallertau aroma hops and highest quality Bavarian wheat and dark barley malts. Its characteristic, distinctive maroon colour is a feast for the eyes. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. The perfect complement is provided by the very creamy, fine pored head. This dark Weissbier from the Holy Mountain will delight connoisseurs with a harmonious interplay of fruity odours, above all ripe bananas and pineapple, with undertones of caramel and cocoa. Andechser Weissbier Dunkel teases the tongue with a delicate tanginess carried by a round, soft body. A light caramel sweetness harmonises well with the fine hoppy bitterness. It concludes on a soft and refreshing note (original extract: 12.5%, abv: 5.0%).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, - OCT 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Aroma: very nice, spicy yeast, seville orange, cloves, cointreau, banana & dark malt. Pumpernickel and dried berries. Vaguely of toffee & glühwein.
Flavour: initially malty & hoppy. Not as sweet as expected. Pleasantly semidry... Mild but full-bodied with warm vanilla- & liquorice-notes. Very good for this gravity,
Appearance: cloudy - the dirty orange brown hue gives it an almost ancient feel. Topped by a beautifully creamy, longlived head (light beige cream coloured).
Palate: smooth, thick & creamy... Slightly slimy. Very rustic yet elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreenCat (37) - SLOVENIA - OCT 23, 2016
0,5 l bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown with big tan quickly dissipating head. Aroma of banana, clove and caramel and chocolate. Flavor is very ripe banana, bread, yeast, caramel, quite sweet with very lively carbonation, all of that on top of very subtle ham and earth feel. Like a light rauchbier. Sweet and light bitter finish. Pleasant and drinkable. Not soft enough for weissbier for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. This is a really nice beer. Hazy brown in color with a large three finger, light tan head. Aroma is fruity with notes of roasted grains. Taste is banana with very light chocolate and spice. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (763) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at a nice steakhouse in Chicago. Aroma is mild roasted wheat. Flavor is sweet well balanced, wheatey, medium bodied. Very smooth. A touch of chocolate and fruit but not overbearing. An outstanding Dunkelweiss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle:   Dark ruby, thin to moderate frothy sandy head.   Not much lacing.   Soft clove on the nose, a bit bready, some minor dark pitted fruit.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Quick finish, a touch of clove but like its lighter cousin it doesn’t have much in the way of banana or bubblegum.   A lighter German example, but still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2016
A nice appearance, this is far too wheaty for me. A lot of banana throughout, the sweetness and the wheat make it unenjoyable to my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2772) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Brown pour with a tan head. A bit of fruit, spice, molasses, caramel toasted malt, and chocolate. Full bodied. A great, hearty German brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of wheat, caramel, clove and banana. Flavor was malty and sweet with caramel, banana, toffee, wheat, raisins and a hint of molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pitch992 (126) - SLOVENIA - SEP 16, 2016
Aroma: pleasant, bubblegum, banana, low phenolics, caramel, cocoa, wheat. Some low herbal bitterness present in taste, fluffy palate. Enjoyable medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2016
500 ml bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish/brown color with about an inch and a half creamy tan head. The head stuck around for a while, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel, clove, bananas, and some chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, there’s caramel malt, clove, banana, bready/grainy malt, toffee and dark fruitiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and easy enough to drink. There’s also a good amount of carbonation. I thought it was an enjoyable enough brew, glad I tried this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (972) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 30, 2016
500ml bottle from Beeratoria in Moscow. Pours cloudy brown with a large beige head - it was beautiful until I made the mistake of pouring out the chunks of yeast at the bottom. Aroma is chocolate, banana. Taste is cocoa, light roastiness, malt, banana.

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