Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel
Doppelbock Dunkel. Andechs. Andechs, Germany.
I used to drink this a lot in San Francisco. Last fall, in Rochester, I was looking out for doppelbocks and couldn’t find them. Not really craving one now, but excited to refresh my memory.
Relatively light head that I poured a bit aggressively to get to foam up. Dark caramel colored.
Super malty. Caramel. Burnt sugar.
Aimee says “loquat extract”. I do not know what loquat is. She clarifies that it is not fresh loquat, but the extract.
First thing I notice is the mouthfeel. Thick.
The taste is just straight malt drink. Not subtle.
There’s some undertone on the aftertaste here that I really dislike, and that I can’t quite identify.
The first thing that hits is the heavy malt flavor, then that fades away and leaves a light bitterness just coating the mouth.
Syrupy and flat. Just sits on your tongue. Not pleasant.
This is fascinatingly dissappointing. I used to drink this beer a lot.
It’s extremely boring. Just dark roasted malt.
The lack of carbination really hurts. Maybe this one has been sitting a long time.