Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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Reviews by corby112:
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Draft at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a very cloudy and very dark golden orange color with dark golden banana-yellow colored edges and a massive three finger, pillowy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Great retention, coating the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing on the way down.
Lots of spice in the nose with a strong peppery clove presence along with prominent malted wheat and a heavy bread/yeast character. Just a touch of banana with a strong citrus/lemon zest presence. As it warms, I'm also picking up a bit of melon, grapefruit and blood orange. The nose is dominated by clove and peppery spice but the citrus element really opens up after a while.
Full body with a zesty spice presence up font that lingers over the bready yeast, banana and sweet citrus notes into a slight tart, dry finish. Heavy peppery clove flavor up front but it is nicely countered by wheat, sourdough bread, banana and a very prominent citrus flavor. Lots of zesty lemon pith as well as some grapefruit and juicy blood orange. Very refreshing and although the mouthfeel is kind of heavy, it's pretty easy to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2013 02:12:02 | More by corby112
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4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
500ml bottle into Weiss glass. Thanks Ayn!
A: Pours a lightly hazy honey color with a thick, fluffy, bright white head that slowly faded into a dense and well retained fuzzy rocky film.
S: Huge nose with notes of ripe bananas, syrupy sweetness, caramel or brown sugar, mild clove, cardamom, honey, and a hint of grainy wheat. Overall very sweet and fruity.
T: Thankfully not as sweet as the nose with flavors of chalky wheat and spice including clove, cardamom and black pepper. Lemon comes through in the finish, with a slight mineral quality and chalky yeast in the aftertaste.
M: Super fluffy carbonation, full soft mouthfeel that tapers off in the finish, and a medium-full body.
O: Very good and traditional tasting. Sweet but not cloying. One of the better I've tasted.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 20:33:56 | More by scottfrie
4.24/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml was poured into large tulip glass.
Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy golden yellow with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: Banana, clove, spices, bready and sweet wheat.
Taste: Same as above. Delicious and tasty.
Moutjfeel: Refreshing, light to medium bodied, chewy, and medium carbonations.
Overall: Awesome here. The bests ones are always under $4. Will be revisiting this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 22:48:56 | More by Flounder57
4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
What a treat to finally have this available in the US! I previously had it on-tap at Zum Schneider in NYC in September 2013. This is a review from a bottle I picked up in NJ in February 2014.
Poured about 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, then rolled the bottle in between my hands to dislodge the yeast at the bottom, and poured the remainder. The result was a beautiful, hazy, dark gold beer with a large, frothy white head. Some good lacing on the glass as this one went down.
The aroma was filled with strong phenols and fruity esters, while maintaining its balance. Clove, banana, bubble gum... it's all there and it's delicious.
Light-to-medium bodied and oh so drinkable. Perfectly carbonated. Crisp and refreshing while packing enough flavor to keep you interested throughout the duration of the beer.
This rivals Weihenstephaner as the best hefeweizen I've ever had. Absolute, spot-on version of the style and worth seeking out if you're a weizen fan.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 03:47:09 | More by Jacobob10
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.