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Andechser Vollbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Andechser Vollbier HellAndechser Vollbier Hell

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website

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 DrJay


3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright and clear, light gold with a fluffy white cap. Good head retention overall and lacing was spotty on the glass. Soft malty aroma with notes of floral and grassy hops, almost bready. Mild bitterness, floral and grassy with malt sweetness and slight mineral flavour. Sort of spicy in the finish, but this was mild in character and balanced by the malt and more pronounced bitterness at the end. Medium/light bodied, moderate to low carbonation, on the dry side, soft on the palate, decent texture. I quite enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:53:05 | More by DrJay
Photo of Flounder57


4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a thin later. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready pilsner malts, grassy, herbal, and spicy hops followed by some sweetness.

Taste: Nice bready and sweet pilsner malts with herbal, grassy, and spicy hops. A little lager yeast too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, a little dry,

Overall: Awesome vollbier helles lager. Solid malts and Bavarian hop characterics. I could definitely enjoy more of these in the future

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 01:33:19 | More by Flounder57
Photo of mmmbirra


4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

0.5 liter bottle
Very pale, very clear.
Smells of fresh fresh gently dried grains. Very clean.
More fresh grains with a little malt sweetness. The perfect amount of dryness and hoppiness to finish it off. Smooth.
Goes down way too quick. So clean. Has everything a perfect helles should have, with a perfect soft but noticeable bitterness, and doesn't have any of what brings downs so many other inferior ones.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 21:47:58 | More by mmmbirra
Photo of WunderLlama


4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a glass beer stein

Clear yellow with carbonation creates a thick white foam cap. Settles into a thin layer of bubbles with nice lacings.

Grainy hops, sweet malts, floral hops.

Fresh grain , clean smooth taste with carbonation of the front of the tongue. Hint of bitterness at the back of the tongue. Overall, smooth , light mouthfeel.

Great, clean, fresh, smooth Munich Helles lager. It's what Budweiser wants to be. Eminently quaffable , you can sit Ina bier garden and drink mas after mas after mas of this beer. I've had it at Andechs and this reminds me of Munich. Repeatable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:50:00 | More by WunderLlama
Photo of Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle served in a pilsener glass. L3013 indicated on the back label. Pours a translucent gold with a fluffy, one inch, bright white head that eventually settles into a thin, consistent skim. Tiny bubbles are visible adhering to the sides of the glass and effervescing from the base to the underside of the cap. Nose is grassy and expresses a hint of sour mash and skunk. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of some light, fruity esters towards the back and a faint noble hops presence at the end. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a crisp finish. Overall, a good Helles; simple and refreshing. I'd love to try this fresh on-draft.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:45:06 | More by Jwale73
Photo of ppoitras


3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/2" white head over the clear very light golden brew. Head lasts well, with lasting chunky lacing. Aroma is sedate and balanced.

Taste is sweet to start, touch of citrus in the middle, to a rounded bitter close. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, smooth, and drinkability is nice and easy. Session-worthy.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 21:44:56 | More by ppoitras
Photo of JCBears


2.86/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

appearance: Crystal clear, very pale nice head forms quickly

smell: sweet hops are strong in this one. Bit hard on the nostrils

taste: Not impressed especially for the brewery. It tastes like a Busch League pils (no pun intended)

mouthfeel: A bit watery and over hoppy for my tastes

overall: Frankly a disappointment. I would not get this beer again as I would get most of their other, kind of a shame.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 16:18:00 | More by JCBears
Photo of steveh


3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

How about another old friend for review 400?

A -- Rather hazy, very pale gold with a white head that settles more quickly than I'd expect.

S -- Light bready malt, some light spicy hops, and mild DMS.

T -- Good breadiness up front, a light citrus note with some grassy-herbal hop flavors, a sweeter breadiness in the finish and herbal hops in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a medium-light body and. There's a mild astringency in this beer that isn't right to style and somewhat surprising.

O -- After remembering such good things about Andechs, and thoroughly enjoying the Hefeweizen, I'm just a little surprised at how lackluster the Helles is. The malts are good, but rather weak and carry a drier, crackery character that I find in some Bavarian Helles that don't prove to be my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 19:31:48 | More by steveh
Photo of metter98

New York

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thick collar around the edge of the glass and some bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of floral and grassy hops as well as. Ready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly resembles the smell, except that the malty flavors seem to stand out a little more in front of the hops, the latter of which contribute
M: It feels medium-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an excellent representation of the style and has lots of flavors of malts and hops. If you put a blindfold on me, I could picture myself drinking this in a Biergarten in Germany.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 19:51:08 | More by metter98
Photo of emerge077


4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw gold, rapid carbonation visible. Billowing foam settles to a clingy, soapy white collar after a few minutes. Bright clarity, maybe the slightest haze towards the end of the bottle

Aromas of minerals, grass, and fresh bread.

Bready malt, lemon pith, quenching with a dry grassy finish. Very clean, Light bodied, crisp and well carbonated. It has a prototypical and flawless Helles blueprint. Very drinkable and worth trying if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 01:28:00 | More by emerge077
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, thanks Adam. A new beer from one of my favorite breweries.

The bee is clear and pale golden with a small white head. The aroma offers lightly toasted bread, German malts. Lightly sweet with a dry finish. Perfectly balanced with pleasant hop character. So smooth. I could drink this by the liter. Stellar.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 02:21:12 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of Tucquan


4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-11-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear, golden-yellow with a 1-finger white head that fades pretty quickly and leaves light lacing. The color is quite attractive.

S - Rich, fresh white bread with some yeast, lemon. Pretty aromatic. Quite nice.

T - Light malt, lightly yeasty white bread, lemon, some hop spice and the right, light touch of balancing bitterness. Aftertaste is a tad sour and spicy with a nice amount of light but lingering bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation yield an enjoyable feel. Dries quickly.

O - This is a very fine helles that I'd be glad to have at anytime. Yum.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 19:37:23 | More by Tucquan
Photo of BeerIsland


3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got this at Bierkraft in Brooklyn while picking up a wet hop Blue Point bottle. This refreshing and tasty beer is very bright in the glass poured from the 500 ml bottle. Golden hay notes overlay the malt nose. Great balanced flavor with plenty of heft for a helles. Even better as it warms up. This is a very well made, extremely enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 19:04:26 | More by BeerIsland
Andechser Vollbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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