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


on tap

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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%).

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   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.

TomHendriksen (695) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
Fles gedeeld met Roelzie1986. Het is een donker bruin bier met weinig schuim. Het heeft een moutige geur. De smaak is moutig, licht zoet en wat waterig.

tommann (3895) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours cola brown with a large head. Aroma is wheaty clove and raisin. Taste has cardboard and cola to start. Wheaty yeast finish.

BenOver (323) - SLOVENIA - SEP 2, 2017
Pours black with a medium off-white top. Head diminishes relatively quickly. Aroma of bananas, bread and yeast. Taste is mainly carbonated up front, light bodied. After the carbonation effect passes, a slightly sour taste takes charge and slowly gives way to a flat, not quite dry finish. A very drinkable beer!

ischas (777) - - SEP 1, 2017
0,5 l Flasche. Schwarzer, trübes Bier, dichter, stabiler, cremefarbener Schaum, akzeptable Gardine. Riecht fruchtig, hefig. Schmeckt hefig, malzig, süßlich, reife Banane, leicht nussig, Röstaroma, leicht säuerlich im Abgang.

thanatosti (1772) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2017
50 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Trinkgut Emmerich. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Banana and caramel aroma with some roasted malts. Sweet taste. Good dunkel.

hman43 (1747) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2017
It pours cloudy brown with a light brown head that has excellent head retention. Aromas of banana and pear are the strongest. There are also notes of wheat, light chocolate, and a bit of caramel. The flavors are strong with banana, pear, and wheat. There are supporting notes of chocolate and caramel. It has a moderate body. The taste starts off sweet and is bitter in the finish. Overall, this is a fruity dunkelweizen that has excellent balance and taste.

TAR (2777) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Fresh bottle. Blackened ruby. Scattered white head. Raisin bread, puttylike yeast, macaroons, black licorice, vanilla beans, overripe banana and clove-spiked plums line the alluring aroma. Hints of baked apples and fusel alcohol. Fuzzy carbonation. Fairly airy, initially, with a gently coarse irony tartness met by a tranquil bready malt and dilute black coffee tailing. Subtle notes of spicy tobacco and a springier wheat like twang ensue, and although some wheat-derived starchiness does spawn a late touch of welcome chewiness, the malt lacks substantialness and certainly melanoidins. Scarcely a trace of phenols. A background cocoa-dusted vanilla cookie note pokes through and speaks to the refined and unblemished malt character, but, again, rather reservedly. Notes of raisin and chocolate cookie reinforce the thinnish body with a fruity softness. Pureed banana and an oily vanilla bean suggestion latch onto the sturdy wheat and augment the body towards the short, clove- and sassy licorice-touched finish. Distant notes of toffee, vanilla and bubblegum linger. Liveliness is what separates the world-class weissbiers from the rest, and while this is a very clean version, it just doesn’t have the phenolic character that leaps from the glass. What this lacks in complexity is made up for in finesse and balance. Just a bummer about the thin and watery mouthfeel and slight tartness. The Weissbier Hell sampled at the brewery years ago remains my favorite beer in their portfolio, but this is very respectable.

WingmanWillis (407) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
At source in Andechs. Pours chestnut brown with a good off white head. Aroma is banana, yeast, clove and a little chocolate. Taste is banana, yeasty bread, clove and a little chocolate. Really nice and easy drinking with good carbonation. Decent stuff

vinivini (2814) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy brown ale with tall dense beide head. Aroma: Spicy yeast, banana, caramel, toast. Light to medium body. Medium dry taste. Malty base makes the start with caramel and toast. Later the yeast takes the lead. Nice spice. Low bitterness on ending. Everything sounds like a routine thing. The fact is this is very good.

McSherman (669) - Aachen, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
schokoladenbraun mit beigem Schaum. Geruch Nelke, etwas Banane, malzig. Geschmack malzig süß mit Aromen von Nelke und nur wenig Banane. Dazu leichte Röst-und Schokoladenaromen. Sehr runde Sache!

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