Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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Reviews by czfreeman:
4.83/5 rDev +16.4%
My first Andechs. really hard to find in SC, but here in Germany...89 cents on the shelf.Yes please.
Pours out to reveal agorgeous head, light golden color, gets murkier as the bottle is decanted. Super carbonation gives a very lively body. Really fantastic head, great retention.Really a very bright looking Hefe.
The aromatics take to an even higher level.Really good funky smell, yeasty, fruity,-cloves, nutty grains, orange, yeasty banana, black pepper phenolic spiciness. great for a 5.5% brew. apples come through in the spicy-fruity grain mix. This is either a great Hefe or a bowl of really good Muselix. Digging deeper, and as the beer warms, the complexity really unfolds. I find notes of vanilla, banana, smoke, oak, and a light caramelized sweetness that adds the perfect touch of roundness in the aroma. Weihenstephan, the reigning king of Weissbiers in my book may have been dethroned.
Flavor is extremely balanced, note of oaky graininess gives way to citrus, yeasts, wheaty creaminess. a light tobacco, and a great amount of spice. The vanilla notes come through again and adds a delicate foil of sweetness to the spicy/carbonated balance of perfection. Another stand out factor of this brew is the great carbonation. The yeast has performed its duties quite well, and added a perfect amount of carbonation and cream.This is easily one of the best Weiss beers I have ever had.
The mouthfeel is lively and exciting. I really enjoy the more creamy examples of Hefe's i.e Franziskaner, Weihenstephaner, but this packs the same amount of flavor in and adds an exciting punch of carbonation. I'm not one to award a high score just based on rareness or avaliablitiy, but this beer really is the quintessence of a style. Weihenstephan Weiss is fantastic, but can be bought in the U.S. You cannot buy Andechs Weiss readily in the states, or even in Germany, as with Westy beers you have to seek it out to enjoy. What a perfect balance, and pleasure to enjoy.This was a great brew, and look foward to trying others from this brewery. I could not ask for more in a Weizen.
08-19-2009 19:33:58 | More by czfreeman
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
Very pale and cloudy yellow with a soft white head that retained pretty well. I get some light bubble gum and banana in the nose, as well as bread and some light lemon. Just a touch of tartness and clove in the beginning of the taste. Bready tastes throughout with some lemon, not very much banana, except there is some in the finish. Lower in carbonation than most, very light body. Makes for a light, refreshing beer that I'd enjoy in the summer, but considering it's rarity and there being plenty of superior replacements, I'll drink those instead.
03-17-2007 01:23:50 | More by badbeer
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong bananas and cloves. The flavor is bananas, yeast and cloves. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This beer is exactly what I am looking for in a hefeweizen. Awesome.
09-07-2010 02:50:47 | More by Mora2000
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
(Served in a weizen glass) mind estems haltbar bis:201010
A- This brew pours a pale golden color with a slight hazy 1st pour and a much denser 2nd pour. There is a sea of boiling microbubbles that support a thick creamy off-white head that laces with each sip.
S- The rich yeasty aroma with a full banana is followed by a hop note and then a clove note comes through and grows as the beer opens up.
T- A mellow white bread dough and yeasty flavor has a soft clove spice quality and a soft dry pils malt note in the background. The finish is a slight tartness with a slight carbonic acid note in that cleans up the finish. A soft green hop note grows into a nice hop snap as it warms.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has an effervescent carbonation in the finish.
D- This beer has a nice green flavor that is a bit dry and a bit softer than the aroma and less complex, but very drinkable none the less.
07-14-2010 13:46:00 | More by rhoadsrage
3.55/5 rDev -14.5%
aggressive carbonation, crisp and refreshing. Banana in yeast and pronounced lemony sharpness turned me off somewhat . Faint hint of metallic. Considered one of the best labels not available in North America.With appreciation to Madsberg in Denmark in a trade.
09-25-2005 03:02:12 | More by Sammy
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
Andechser Weissbier Hell
16.9 oz. brown bottle, date code L3013
$4.99 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA
Appearance: Usual cloudy gold body with a bit of an orange cast to it. Very long-lasting head bolstered by an effervescent carbonation.
Smell: Clove and gently plastic-like phenols over sweet wheat malt.
Taste: Lots of lemon tang at first, followed by clove, banana, and spicy phenolics. Richly flavored. As you progress the lemon fades as the malt builds on your palate and a note of vanilla comes through. Some chalky yeast appears in the finish; which is spicier than many, and drier than some others.
Mouthfeel: Light-medium leaning more towards medium in body; bristling effervescent carbonation.
Overall: Unique, but also a classic example of the style. Absolutely worth trying!
08-12-2014 17:26:41 | More by NeroFiddled
4.47/5 rDev +7.7%
A: Yow, one of the best looking Hefeweizens I've ever seen. Beautiful creamsicle orange with a fluffy head. Rising carbonation visible at the bottom and pretty vibrant.
S: Super light and fluffy banana. I know that's the yeast giving it it's creamy quality. Smells like a dessert. Very very faint phenols.
T: Wow, that rivals Weihenstephaner. Really good. My only complaint is that it could be slightly sweeter and or flavorful. But otherwise it's nearly perfect. Excellent blend. It's so well blended, I can't really articulate elements of the flavor. It just is.
M: Mild sting. Fairly soft.
O: One of the best hefeweizens I've had.
10-08-2011 01:32:42 | More by sfprint
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
Split a bottle with some friends, as this is a beer that should be shared out of charity.
Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a fluffy white head that leaves lacing. The aroma and flavor are rich with yeast character - tons of orange, herbal spice, clove, and vanilla. All these tasty flavors carry over only the palate with a mellow wheat malt and bready grains. The body has a little weight to it, but for the most part this is a tasty hefe you could happily drink all day and night long.
07-12-2008 17:45:36 | More by tempest
4/5 rDev -3.6%
Poured from a .5L bottle to a hefe glass the color very cloudy yellow orange with good carbonation. The head is big and white and leaves some nice lace.
The smell is a classic Bavarian hefe, lots of banana and clove.
The taste is also quite good, really not much more to say the this is reall good, high quality hefe weitzen.
The mouthfeel is good lighter then medium body and good carbonation.
The drinkability of this brew is high great quality and easy drinking. It does not seem to be the best I have had, looking forward to a taste vom fass.
07-18-2009 22:25:22 | More by MuenchenerKindl
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
A consistent beer with a clove undelayer. A filling very drinkable weizen. Excellent with a pretzel or just alone, as with most Weizen high carbonation leads to less drinking. It is a great beer to find and enjoy in the afternoon, just wish they sold Kloster Andechs in Pennsylvania.
03-04-2003 07:49:37 | More by bierman2000
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.