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Andechser Vollbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Johnct, Aug 11, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

Pours a clear and beautiful straw color topped by a finger of whitest white foam. Quickly head relaxes to a thin film and persistent ring.

Smell is the tang of some happy lager yeast, mixed with the herbal goodness of noble hop spice. Some bready dough fills the aroma into an enticing scent.

The flavors of the nose are perfectly balanced in the taste, but brighter, and the hop is much more a player, ending the sip with spice to go along with the yeast tart that lasts on through.

Super light in the mouth, lively carb. that is never carbonic, ultra clean, and a fiinsh that is complex and delicious. Uber refreshing beer, masterfully made.

What a great beer. German brewing as good as we can get without visiting Germany. If you see this reasonably priced delight jump on it.

cavedave, Aug 03, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

16oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a pale yet clear straw yellow color. Some good white froth and lacing.

(S)- A nice dry but grainy aroma. Slight biscuit and honey sweetness in the background.

(T)- Again, a slight dry grainy aspect but with this really crisp yet smooth honey biscuit character. Ever so slight grassiness at the end.

(M)- Light and dry yet ever so slightly sweet. Great carbonation level and a crisp yet refreshing quality.

(O)- A really nice crisp and refreshing beer for summer. Great traditional beers like this get lost with all the big sours and barrel aged monsters coming out of everywhere.

sweemzander, Jul 24, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

@ Atwoods, Somerville MA

Stepped outside myself and ordered a beer with the tap handle I liked best. It was white with a brilliant lizard green country scene.

Gold with a white head and an eye catching tap handle for whatever that's worth. Doughy and slightly grassy floral aroma. Tastes spring-y green apple and and honey. Full, plush body. I've had a few good lagers lately (Tarnation comes to mind) but this is the best of the bunch.

The good tap handle =good beer theory works. Sometimes.

donkeyrunner, Jul 18, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -8.3%

One finger starting head but it settles quickly and leaves nearly no lace (just a couple of spots). The liquid is light gold and nearly clear.

Creamy corn aroma. Grainy and a bit sweet.

Leans to the malty side with a cross between grain and pale malts. Decent hop in the swallow. The aftertaste is brief and leaves a milky taste in my mouth. Quite rich for the style, low carbonation.

smcolw, Jul 12, 2014
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Andechser Vollbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.