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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

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RATINGS: 1208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%).

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Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2009
A deep brown beer with big hints of orange hidden below a nicotine yellow head of eavenly sized bubbles. Seems quite lively. The nose is of very sweet malts (mars bar) with hints of a light tobacco, rye bread and dusty straw. Maybe a hint of alcoholic burn there too. A very appetising balance of sweet and savoury. Very rich in the mouth, a meatlike savoury burst intensifies to marmitey burntness and them mellows through dusty straw and a light sweetness. The finish really brings back the marmite once more. A great level of carbonation keeps it light meaning one doesn’t become overwhelmed by the flavours. A darned lovely beer, you can certainly feel the alcohol warming you up from your stomach. Rich and intense though drinkable.

4.3
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2009
Sötét mahagóni vörös színe szép bézs habbal.Illata aszalt gyümölcsös,karamellás.Íze nagyon rafinált,érezni az alkohol édességét,szárított erdei gyümölcsöket,égetett cukrot,pörkölt magvakat.Utóíze keserédes,összetett,hosszan tartó.Fantasztikus sör,különleges alkalmakra,ünnepnapokra.

3.8
badlizard (5532) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
A nice brown with a small fizzy head. Good mapple and toffee aroma and taste with a smooth palate. Pairs well with bacon.

4.2
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2009
50cl Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color and a nice beige head that disappears rather fast. Wonderful aroma of sweet malt, dried fruits, raisins and berries. The flavours are extremely well balanced. Bread,berries, plums, dried fruit, port wine and more. A wonderful brew.

3.9
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2009
(Bottle from Fat Cat, Norwich) Poured into a dimpled mug, black with dark white head which soon disappeared. Smell was of dark fruits, plums, dark sugar, alcohol and a little sourness. Weirdly I thought of tomatoes as well. Quite complex and intense but not overwhelming. Great well balanced taste - hints of dark fruit, chocolate, nuts, brown bread and a warming alcohol. Initially bitter but then interchanges with the sweet. Velvety mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Not too complex so easy to drink but gorgeous too.

4.2
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - MAR 27, 2009
Dark brown/red color, with good head. Very pleasant aroma of malt, chocolate and maybe some fruit. It has a very balanced flavour, with a nice sweetness that is balanced by the bitterness, and notes of chocolate. Wonderful Bier, looking forward to try this at the Kloster.

4.1
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
bottle, pours a very red amber, with a tall off white/light tan head, good lacing as it goes down. Camel malt, with a plum character aroma. Sweet malt, sour grainyness, and a suprising bitter and smoke filled finish. Wonderful finish that brings another complexity to a well balanced doppelbock. Carbonation is moderate but this full bodied beer retains a creamy mouth with a little crisp edge in the finish. No wonder it’s one of the best.

4.1
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 19, 2009
Draught in Kloster Andechs. Pours lovely dark mahogany, with off-white head. Sumptuous aroma of malts, caramel and coffee. Well balanced complexity on the palate of everything that the aroma promises, with dark fruits besides. Reassuring mouthfeel, and overall a very decent Doppelbock.

2
Grossecaisse (147) - FRANCE - MAR 16, 2009
Une bière qui manque de personnalité. Une amertume du à sa couleur brune. Et une douceur allemande.

3.7
jonno (2886) - JAPAN - MAR 13, 2009
A good doppelbock. Poured very nicely with a lot of carbonation. Little on the palate but with a solid alcohol presence. A bit one dimensional for my liking but still a solid offering. Notes of dark sugar, dark fruits and caramel.


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