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Andechser Vollbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
89
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerIsland on 11-18-2013

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mmmbirra:
Photo of mmmbirra
4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

0.5 liter bottle
Very pale, very clear. Perhaps too pale.
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of BeerIsland
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Dan114
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of blabaer
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of oso
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Time to finally review this, as had had before many times but never gotten around to it. Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep lemon and bright glimmering brass body, even looks like it has a hue of green to it as well. Perfect amount of carbonation rising from the bottom, fine some larger, some slow some fast. Head is soapy just bleach white but makes about two fingers tall, and hangs around only to dissolve shortly after. Manages a thick soapy collar.

Classic German nose. Dense malt and bakery thick qualities, hints at even some cantalopue like fruit sensations, almost kind of fresh melon. Nice density with a bit of sticky yeast quality but subdued enough to not be distracting. Seems more like a standard German pils than a lighter helles lager.

Palate though just brings the simple goods. Light crisp notes with just a hint of sticky yeast. Mild finish of lime and perhaps a bit of lemon zest poking out. Excellent crisp body, chewy quality mouthfeel as well. Excellent melding of flavors and balance matching hops and light malt density. Bright as all that can be.

A fantastic helles.

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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 LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Drew88
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ScaryEd
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev +4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Andechser Vollbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
89 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.