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Andechser Vollbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
89
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-03-2014 19:48:04 | More by Thorpe429
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

11-18-2013 19:04:26 | More by BeerIsland
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2014 02:16:20 | More by mdaschaf
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Dan114

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25%

03-04-2014 01:12:11 | More by Dan114
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

01-22-2014 09:33:32 | More by Ciocanelu
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oso

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-18-2014 04:56:26 | More by oso
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emerge077

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

12-26-2013 01:28:00 | More by emerge077
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-04-2014 23:51:58 | More by enelson
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%

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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Drew88

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2014 17:06:03 | More by Drew88
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-03-2014 03:10:54 | More by largadeer
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2013 01:30:47 | More by Chugs13
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metter98

New York

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

01-01-2014 19:51:08 | More by metter98
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-28-2013 18:21:24 | More by WeisGuy
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Keginator70

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-08-2014 12:21:32 | More by Keginator70
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bsm80x

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-22-2013 00:35:38 | More by bsm80x
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2014 21:24:54 | More by pathman
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +4%

@ 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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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

01-16-2014 21:44:56 | More by ppoitras
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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

08-21-2014 23:12:14 | More by snowmageddon
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

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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Andechser Vollbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.