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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is it! The powerful, full-bodied, strong beer which is Andechss 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 Bavarias 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 Bavarias Holy Mountain presents a pleasant effervescence. And then theres 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%).

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours a darkish amber with a good size head. Nice big aroma of caramel and nut. Nice sweet flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2008
Small light brown head. Deep brownish red body. Deep strong earthy caramelly malt aroma with roasty oily toffee notes and traces of wild berries. Dry-sweet roasty caramelly taste with earthy notes. Light mouthfeel. Chocolatey toffee can also be noted. Sweetish wooden caramel finish with minty notes. Lovely! (0.1l taster from bottle at EBF’08.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle @ EBF. Nice brown color. Aroma was a bit murky with some fruity and malty notes along with some bread. Flavor was malty with some fruity and sweet notes. Not as good as expected.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2008
This was a gift from beeryum some time ago, opened at the faculty Oktoberfest. Poured a rich mahogany with a tall creamy off-white head which refused to dissipate. Rich aroma hits of smoke, raisins, pipe tobacco, biscuit dough and caramel toffee, alluring and inviting. Flavor is a mix of sweet and dry, with notes of raisins, molasses and caramel, a touch of toffee. Terrific, terrific beer, reminding me why this is my favorite German style. As the bottle emptied to the sound of the overwhelming praise of my fellow faculty members, I could not help but curse my inability to get more of this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle. Brown body. Begie head. Aroma is loaded with chocolat, malt, burnt sugar, nuts and mily. Flavor is malty, sweets, nuts and burn sugar. Smooth palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2688) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 6, 2008
500 ml bottle in half maes. Beautiful clear reddish amber with lasting beige head. Toasted caramel and mild port aroma. Toasted malty caramel brown sugar and grainy flavor with some notes of port and medium bitter finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Fairly straight forward. Not quite as good as having it from the huge wooden kegs at the kloster. But still near tops in its style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
A fine example of the style! Dark brown pour with a tan head.Nose is malty and hints at toasted whole grain bread.First sip reveals a slight acidity with sweet ripe fruit. Excellent balance, full bodied with a rich malty flavor what more could you ask for.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 500 ml bottle in Germany I am not really a Doppelbock fan but I must try all of the beers from Andechs. I can get this in bottles from my local market. It is good with a meal but hard to drink in mass on a hot day. There is a reason that this is the third highest rated beer in Germany.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5785) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 (bottle) clear, dark ruby-red colour, frothy off-white head. aroma is a quite harmonious blend of roasted notes, dark fruits, chocolate and cornflakes. flavour has a fresh grainy roasted malt base with more dark fruits and chocolate, very nicely balanced. medium body and carbonation, light roasted-bitter and warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Pours dark, dark brown with a big fluffy tan head that recedes to a cap leaving big clumps of lacing. The beers has a nice hazy amber tint when held up to the light. Smell is headlined by a big caramel malt background with some brown sugar, dark fruits and spices. There was also a hint of hops in the nose as well. Very complex taste that starts with a dry, roasted caramel malt sweetness. There is a cola sweetness on the palate with some sugar and dark fruits. The hops and slight dry character keep the sweetness in check and maintain a great balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with enough carbonation to leave the tastes dancing around on the palate between sips. This is an extremely well-balanced and drinkable dobblebock. I’d probably put it a strong second among dobblebocks I’ve tasted. Highly recommended!


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