Klosterbrauerei Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel (7.1%)

Pouring a deep mahogany brown and smelling strongly of biscuits, chocolate and liquorice, this is an enormous beer for a lunchtime.
Perhaps I should’ve left it until tonight but I only ever drink lagered beer with lunch.
I’m not sure why but I never think of lager after 5pm.
This is a big malty, meaty beer that touches on stock cube saltiness but is pulled back from the edge by a good heap of canned fruit, spices and liquorice sticks.
The hops are brown and crunchy and only just make it through as the drive of alcoholic digestive biscuits just grow and grow until your whole being is malted.
A bit too malted in fact.
This is big and bold and probably a classic but it’s not my favourite beer in this style.
The Oxo cube meaty brownness of it is just too strong for me.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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