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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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93
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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 51
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Since Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March 1993, Andechs Weissbier Hell has found many new friends. Untreated and bottled in its natural state of yeasty turbidity, this is a top fermented beer for the epicure.

Its light honey colour makes it an immediate eyecatcher. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. At the same time, the creamy, fine pored head invites you to get to know this light Weissbier from the Holy Mountain. You’ll need two takes to enjoy the aromas to the full.

First, distinctive fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste.

A Weissbier that embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling, it refreshes and renews the thirst for more

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002)
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

16.9 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance
Cloudy apricot color with 1 finger of white head. Lively carbonation.

Nose
Banana bread, caramel, clove, and coriander.

Taste
Caramel drizzled banana bread and wheat. Subtle notes of clove and coriander and a kiss of lemongrass.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, and clean.

Overall
Masterfully balanced and easy drinking. Spot on for the style!

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, no apparent freshness date other than L2813 printed on the label
A - opaque and cloudy orange body with a tall ivory head that holds decent retention
S - typical hefe aroma with banana, wheat, clove, bubble gum
T - good blend of banana, wheat, yeast, clove, bubblegum while being slightly tart on the peppery finish
M - lighter body, effervescent making if feel fuller bodied, nice balance with a clean finish
O - very solid German hefeweizen; I'd drink this any day I'm in the mood for one.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy golden/orange with a fluffy one finger white head. Spotty lacing on the glass.

S- Bananas, bready yeast, cloves. Classic hefe smells.

T- Sweet bananas, lemon, cloves, malty/breadiness. Spot on what a great hefe should taste like.

M- Medium with heavy carbonation. Very clean finish. Easy drinking.

O- This is truly a great beer. Second only to Weihenstephaner For hefe's I've tried

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a very cloudy light amber color with substantial head. Nice fruity, yeasty aroma for a hefeweizen. The taste is excellent, esters, malty and a nice hop finish. I prefer the dunkelweizen version but this is very good, one of the best although there are six Bavarian hefeweizen which I thought were better. Still beats out any U.S. craft hefe but a big margin.

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Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
93 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.