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Andechser Vollbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
89
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

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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jdense

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-18-2014 20:17:11 | More by jdense
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MypSE

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -25.2%

08-15-2014 20:08:58 | More by MypSE
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Johnct

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-11-2014 02:55:07 | More by Johnct
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cavedave

New York

4.33/5  rDev +8%

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.

08-03-2014 16:27:09 | More by cavedave
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Hagbert

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-02-2014 05:41:39 | More by Hagbert
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chickencoop

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-30-2014 05:42:12 | More by chickencoop
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-28-2014 14:20:05 | More by SunDevilBeer
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

07-24-2014 13:16:38 | More by sweemzander
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-20-2014 03:44:03 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%

@ 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.

07-18-2014 01:21:06 | More by donkeyrunner
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

07-12-2014 22:44:29 | More by smcolw
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-10-2014 17:44:38 | More by ejimhof
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-07-2014 20:47:25 | More by jwps214
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-02-2014 21:50:06 | More by WhiteLight68
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-27-2014 01:25:17 | More by DeutschesBier
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3%

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention due to active carbonation, moderate lacing. Aroma of bready with hints of biscuit malt, grassy hops and lemon. Flavor is slightly sweet bready and biscuit malt, grassy, slightly peppery hops, light citrus and a touch of wheat. A nice, lingering light lemon, hop and malt aftertaste to the finish. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A light, pleasant helles lager that hits all the right notes. Flavor is not intense, but appropriate for the style. A very nice beer for drinking with a meal for non intrusive malt and hops. Sessionable.

06-18-2014 03:38:18 | More by LiquidAmber
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-13-2014 16:02:13 | More by innominat
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-10-2014 16:48:56 | More by Janeinma
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19%

06-09-2014 19:16:53 | More by HoppySeb
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gory4d

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-09-2014 16:56:23 | More by gory4d
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3%

Super hot day, this should go down nicely.

Pours crystal clear, golden pilsner color, some bubbles streaming up to reinforce the thick creamy 1+ finger head that never seems to go away, like a thick rich creamy solid white mass head that leaves lots of foamy lacing, that leaves nice notches as I sip too.

Nose is pretty much like a nice pilsner, toasty pilsner malts, grainy, a nice soft decoction like layered complex malt base, with a nice soft lager note underneath, very faint grassy noble hop note.

Taste is more of the same, as expected from a true German Bavarian Lager. Soft layered malts, decoction most likely, nice complexity in the malts, soft, little grainy, nice toasty pilsner malts, so soft it just flows over the tongue like a liquid pillow. Hops come through a bit more this time, mild to a bit bigger bitterness overall, with a nice grassy noble hop flavor. Soft but crisp lager character too, very faint minerality, and touch of a lager like fruity note. Finish is crisp and soft, quite dry, bit more grassy noble hop bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bod, nice soft pillowy feel, great carb.

Overall what I expected it to be, a great German Bavarian lager, light and drinkable with plenty of complex flavors, lighter complex flavors but still all there, nice hop profile, etc. I could drink beers like this all day and not feel a thing.

06-08-2014 16:36:37 | More by jlindros
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mjtierney2

Germany

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2014 17:10:59 | More by mjtierney2
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-07-2014 01:10:38 | More by hayesjw
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AgentMunky

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-03-2014 22:34:21 | More by AgentMunky
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-02-2014 23:39:57 | More by NWHopinator
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Andechser Vollbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.