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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Doppelbock
Andechs, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1203   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1592) - San Salvador, - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle: #2 of my RateBeer travel list to Germany. Weak aroma (get it with all Andechsers); red-black clear color. Taste is complex: wood, red berries, brandy, licorice, cough syrop. Very good but not great. Food Pairing: Honey BBQ ribs.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VueltaBirrista (94) - Murcia, SPAIN - APR 20, 2017
Su aroma es licoroso y muy acaramelado. Tambin hay notas de pasas y ciruela. En boca es una cerveza muy maltosa y rica. Muy rotunda, con final amargo y alcohlico. No la tomis nunca con prisas o no disfrutaris de ella.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (3096) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 17, 2017
Botella, @Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla. 17/04/17. BBD: 10/07/17. Color ambarino oscuro una pequea corona de espuma beige persistente, buenos aromas a maltas tostadas notas a caf, el sabor es tostado toques a caf cuerpo medio agradable Rica.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (507) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2017
On draught. Pours mahogany, with a minimal tan head which fades quickly. Nose is dark roast malt and caramel. Taste follows. An excellent doppelbock.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (518) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours deep auburn, thin but lasting lacy tan head. Big aroma of malt, molasses, dark fruit. Lovely full thick sweet mouthfeel. Big deep dark sugar taste, dates, cognac, hint of burnt toast. Really really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stupre (272) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 7, 2017
50cl bottle purchased @ Tante Emma Laden. Belle couleur bne avec fine mousse brune. Puissance malte avec un arme de tartine grille. Lalcool est peu prsent ce qui donne un ct assez aqueux pour une doppelbock.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
victorsampson96 (55) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2017
UPDATED: APR 19, 2017 (500 ml bottle) Dark ruby-maroon beer, with a small tan-coloured head. Continuous, fine carbonation from the bottom of the glass. Big malty aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel - also some cinnamon and fresh dough. A touch of alcohol. Some dark fruits too, like blackberry and cranberry. Hop aroma almost non-existent, bar a little bitterness. Slightly earthy and minerally finish. Nice silky mouthfeel, makes for easy drinking. Lovely little Doppelbock. Comes highly recommended!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgrtnr (86) - Augsburg, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2017
Dark red brown colour, beige head. Roasted malt, caramel and dark chocolate aroma. Bittersweet taste. Lively carbonated. Alcohol well hidden. Full body, medium texture. Nice!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pavloniusz (96) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Ciemno bordowe klarowne. Piana średnia opada do pierścionka. Palony aromat. Trochę chlebowy i susz. Smak karmelowo słodkawy. Goryczka ziemisto palona alkoholowa. Całkiem syte piwo

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rferrey (111) - Huelva, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2017
Cerveza ambar opaca, predominio de mlatas tostadas muy ricas, cuerpo medio y alcohol muy bien integrado, merece la pena

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (1911) - HONG KONG - MAR 4, 2017


500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Looks: Clear copper amber colour; Explosive four finger head with crumpety orange light-beige foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and lively dark malt, with moderate roastyness, strong mustiness, strong dark fruits, red fruits, chocolates, strong caramel, toffee, light burnt toast, floral, brown sugar, dark bread, light lemon and light grass.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet rich dark malt, with caramel, toffee, light red fruits, light dark chocolates, light floral, sugar, spices, strong dark bread, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass. Wow!

Body: Full body. Very slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome, Schwarzbier-like dark maltyness in a thick background, very silky and smooth. All the caramel, toffee, dark chocolate and red fruits are there but they take the back seat as the pure maltyness shines! Wow! Light floral and spicy. Sneaky strong sweetness. Booze is totally hidden, lots of dark breadyness with lemon to round. Incredibly nice!

Hoppiness: Floral, light lemon and light grass in nose. Spices, light floral, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is slightly herbal for a lasting, mid-to-light astringent grassy full malty finish.

After Taste: Dry. Sweet, rich malty and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has a strong Dunkel aroma with sweet malt and mustiness, but I am totally surprised by its full, silky dark malty taste which keeps me yearning for more. Feels like a very pumped-up Schwarzbier with all its restrained chocolate malty characters being liberated. What an experience. Great stuff!


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