Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
Brewer: Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: German Doppelbock
Belgium's Trappists get all the press and the accolades, but they're not the only monks that operate their own brewery out of a monastery. Just outside of Munich, the Benedictine monks of Klosterbraurei Andechs can trace their brewing back to the founding of their monastery in the 12th Century. Their most famous (and the fame is well-earned) is the Dopplebock Dunkel. Dopplebock is historically a "liquid bread" beer style that the monks would brew to sustain themselves during Lenten fasting, but the monks of Klosterbrauerie Andechs brew their version year round. This malt bomb clocks in at a hefty 7.1-percent alcohol and is loved for its rich, toasty malt flavor.