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

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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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%).


Veer's rating

3.6
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2014
16.9oz bottle shared. Pours a medium mahogany red cole with off white head. Aroma is semi sweet malt. Mild caramel and wheat. The flavor is fantastic, sweet malts mixed with wheat and caramel. Quite smooth start to finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours cloudy brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet beer, with lots of toasted wheat, candi sugar, slight dry and ripe banana. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Toasted sugar on the finish, further wheat bread. Very decent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3718) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle: Brown hazed, with a gigantic tan head. Banana-cream, caramel and cola aroma. Taste is sweet, rich banana, caramel malt. A little chocolate, roast. Very creamy and rich, very malty. Outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mainuh_man (145) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a huge, frothy, off-white head. Tons of banana aromas in this one, with some licorice and butterscotch. Mild sweetness at beginning, and overall, a fairly mild flavor profile. Some of the banana flavors come through in the middle, along with the typical dry, yeast and citrusy flavors of a weissbier, with very mild hints of roasty malt. Medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable weissbier with really potent aromas, but otherwise, fairly mellow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1746) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Translucent medium brown with big beige head. Aroma is estery clove, medium body, medium carbonation, and thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is cocoa, caramel, banana, and clove.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1726) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from Table & Vine. Dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. Herbal clovey aroma with hints of roasted coffee and fruit. Roasted coffee nuts caramel dark chocolate medium assertive herbal fresh hoppy dry finish light lively body. Refreshing and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (401) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured a deep, but clear blackish brown with a frothy head. A bit a caramel flavor with lots of yeast esters. Very drinkable and pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber/brown body. Frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Malty aroma of bread, caramel. Notes of banana and clove. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Bubble gum, banana sweetness in the taste with a lightly acidic, tart finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 1, 2014
Cloudy dark brown color, medium sized tan head. Smokey! Didn’t expect that. So, aroma is roasted malt, banana, oak, bacon, wheat. Oily texture. Thin body, average carbonation. Probably the best Dunkelweizen I’ve had so far.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1837) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at GBBF 2014. Poured a dark, cloudy brown colour, with a dense, off-white head. Aroma of molasses, yeast, orange and cloves. Caramel and wheat flavours, with some spice. Finish was bread, straw and chewy grain.


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