Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours with a reddish copper color. Velvety texture and aromas of dark fruit and caramel. Flavors of malt candy, quite sweet with no alcohol hotness. Some more complexities develop as it warms up, such as caramel and some toastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle. Dark red/brown color with a nice white foam. Aroma of dark bread, malt and syrup. Sweet, malty flavour with notes of dark bread, some liqourice and spices. Very fullbodied, pretty smooth, creamy and thick. I really love the palate. Alcohol is warming in the stomach. Great doppelbock! I wish it was available in Sweden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (873) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2008
bottled, tnx to DH8VV ! color is dark as expected with a tan thick head. Nose has caramel and malts. Aroma has malts, burned caramel and stings of alcohol. Perfectly composed ! Flavour has malts and complex sweetness with a flattened malty finish. Palate is amazing. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6674) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
On tap @ De Geuzen last winter. Dark reddish brown, creamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, laurel, liquorice. Taste is sweet, malty, laurel and liquorice as well. Became cloying towards the end, too much sugar I guess. Lots of nice flavours though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 From bottle. Dark redish brown, hazy. Little head that quickly goes away.Malty aroma. Very malty taste, burnt caramel. Carbonated. Taste not very complex, mostly malt. Somewhat sweet. Ok I guess. I am an Ale drinker venturing out into other worlds. I still prefer ales so my rating could be biased.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
draught in Munich. Typical brown appearance with a sweet caramel smell. Powerful caramel, plum and grape flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (910) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle: darkish brown with a frothy tan head, malty and brown sugar aroma, taste is malty, brown sugar and a slight bitter finish, not sweet. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5309) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2008
RBESG08 grand tasting
Dark brown/amber body. Caramelly and grainy nose. A superb malty taste, somewhat grainy. Brilliant, one of the shortest ratings for one of the beers I wanted to try the most. I really need to get this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2008
500 mL bottle poured in my mug I got in Ueberlingen in 2003. Pours a dark amber color with a strong, off-white head that retains very well. Smell of burnt caramel, slight bit of earthy hops, and some dark fruit, most noteably some cherry. Smell still is a little weak for what I was expecting, good, but not very strong. Light toastiness in the taste. Certainly some burnt caramel is noticed as well as some slightly grainy flavors. Sweet caramel finish, that ends up being dry. Higher than medium carbonation with medium body. Very nice beer to drink, I think it may be even better when enjoyed straight from the brewery.

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