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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 42
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website

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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Reviews by dansmcd:
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4.15/5  rDev 0%

Poured from the bottle into my Weihenstephan weizen glass.

A - Glorious. Yellowy amber, cloudy and effervescent beneath a giant dense foamy white head which carries on to the bottom of the glass. Large chunks of lace adorn the sides and billowing swirls of sediment whirl around the body.

S - Heavy banana, accompanied by old mates clove, wheat and yeast.

T - Follows the nose with a banana backbone with inklings of clove, coriander, wheat and yeast.

M - Moderate to full body, chewy and soapy. Moderately carbonated.

O - A top tier German hefeweizen, though without the depth of flavour of a Weihenstephan.

12-27-2011 14:13:15 | More by dansmcd
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe


4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2014 17:02:19 | More by tectactoe
Photo of JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-09-2014 23:29:25 | More by JakerLou
Photo of badbeer


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
Photo of Mora2000


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
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

12-10-2012 19:27:11 | More by innominat
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2013 15:25:39 | More by Miha
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Very nice, heaps of banana, light citrus orange notes and extremely refreshing, perfect beer for summer, hopefully we see it down under some day.

06-03-2002 17:51:42 | More by rastaman
Photo of rhoadsrage


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
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-08-2012 17:18:04 | More by intoxabroad
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-13-2014 23:42:32 | More by mdaschaf
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2014 01:41:42 | More by Griffith
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-25-2014 23:39:32 | More by Dan114
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of NeroFiddled


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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-25-2013 08:46:30 | More by Ciocanelu
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-11-2014 04:29:01 | More by blabaer
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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
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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
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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.

Prosit mk

07-18-2009 22:25:22 | More by MuenchenerKindl
Photo of bierman2000


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
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2014 02:49:44 | More by erialbill
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-18-2014 04:56:38 | More by oso
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2013 20:55:11 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2014 16:47:58 | More by Kevlee722
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Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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