Andechser Vollbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Its head is firm and fine pored. Its aroma is pure and fresh from the cellar, with soft malty accents imbued with floral hoppiness.

Its light and soft body leaves a pleasant, tangy taste in the mouth. The mild sweetness marries well with the velvety bitterness of the hops. It concludes on a rounded, harmonious note.

Andechser Vollbier Hell is therefore a classical Bavarian Vollbier.

(Beer added by: BeerIsland on 11-18-2013)
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Photo of TheStepChild
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

500ml Bottle in SW burbs of Chicago. Traveled well no perceived off-flavors.

Ar: grainy-sweet cracker with moderately-low grass and lemon hop aroma with some spice notes. No esters.

Ap: Pale gold, clear, with a creamy white head.

Fl: Slightly sweet with a hint of graham cracker, malty profile with medium-low hop bitterness. Moderately-low spicy noble hop flavor with hints of fruit or lemon. Malt remains in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body with smooth malt lightly dry finish.

OI: My favorite helles (currently) due to the malt and hop flavors. Can't wait to try at the brewery.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of nodder
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap in a tumbler at Mickey Finn's.

My lone non-MF beer today, I just had to go for a nice traditional German helles. This stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mild greens, and a hint of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, the hops brighter now, and the biscuit and greens sweeter. A tasty combination, to say the least. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, you gotta hand it to the Germans for continuing to produce solid, enjoyable, and--dare I say it?--refreshing beers like this one. Good times.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of keithmurray
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - _ clear golden straw color with white head

Smell - herbs, biscuit, bit of black pepper

Taste - grains, biscuit, cracker, black pepper in the finish

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, high level of carbonation, crisp and clean flavors

Overall - good edition of the style. A beer I will reach for ever now and again. Lovers of the style should drink this,

Price Point - $3.39/16.9 oz bottle

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY>

Pours a very clear golden yellow- when the sun shines on this one, it becomes the most brilliant golden sun color. Looks like a glass of sunshine. There's a half inch head, and not much lacing.

Smells pretty nice, grassy and floral hops. Subtle but nice aroma.

This tastes great, and shows that subtlety is sometimes needed in beer. Crisp, bready malts, soft floral and grassy hop flavors, some fruitiness from the yeast. Really tasty stuff.

This one is light bodied, with a very clean and crisp mouthfeel, and a medium amount of carbonation.

Probably the best Helles I've ever had, really quite pleasant.

Photo of barnzy78
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle
A 4.25 - very pale golden body with impeccable clarity, plenty of carbonation, white head dissipates to a foam fairly quickly
S 4 - grassy & spicy noble hops, yeast, tangy pilsener malt
T 4 - refreshing, biscuity, pilsener malt, yeast, spicy noble hops, lemongrass
M 4 - creamy and smooth, lighter bodied, a bit tangy, finishes clean and balanced
O 4 - very solid Munich helles lager - easily among the best in the world. I'd drink this any time, any day.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Jacobob10
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a 500 mL stein.

Clear straw color with a fizzy white head that dies down rather quickly. Grassy hops fill the aroma with soft bready pilsner malt notes. Clean lager taste. Light bodied and slightly sweet. So smooth and easy to drink. This is a benchmark Bavarian lager. Not sure if it's worth seeking out, but if you are a fan of Munich Helles you can do no wrong here. I could drink this all day long.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Andechser Vollbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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