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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

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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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.78/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer came last in a blind tasting of 4 German brewed Hefewiezrn biers held at my place last week (Sep 2008). It was up against biers from Krombacher (the best), Erdinger and Schofferhofer.

Typical murky, clouldy yellow body you come to expect of a Hefewiezen, good light head that hangs around for most of the drink.

There was a lot of vanilla and banana in the aroma, but not much spice or citrus to be found.

The taste was again average, not as spritzy, tangy or crisp as the other biers in the tasting, almost bland in some aspects.

I know this beer seems to get high scores from most reviewers, but it did very little to get many votes when compared to the others mentioned. A big dissapointment all round for me.

Photo of Arno
2.86/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

appearance: Light yellow, bit hazy, good firm foamy top.

smell: The usual white bear smell, banana, bread-like, but weak in smell.

taste: Like the smell suggest a bit of a weak, yet refreshing, flavor. It's almost like a light beer. Bit of bread and banana, with a tad of citrus freshness.

mouthfeel: Fresh and light. Quite some carbonation going on.

overall: It's a nice bear, but nothing really special. Just a nice refreshing average summer white bear.

Photo of Daredevil
2.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a foamy (a bit shampoo-type) head ... the color is a bit muddy ... the smell is a bit of overripe pears ... taste is fruity (peach, mango) with a shot of grenadine syrup ... all in all the brew is suited for amateurs of rather sweet drinks ....

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of seanyfo
3.1/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

50CL bottle poured into erdinger weissbier glass.

A- Dark yeasty amber colouring. Head retention is immense, everlasting and great lacing.

S- Lots of cloves, a touch musty, the more i smell i start to get a little burnt rubber lol. Not much banana or spice.

T- Once again lots of clove, a little musty still. Flavour diminishes quickly.

M- Moderate carbonation, a bit greasy on the tongue.

D- Doesnt have the flavour or refreshment of Weihenstephan. Albeit drinkable, still far off from a gold standard Weissbier

Photo of Erdinger2003
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a big hefe-head and stays thick and frothy for some time. The color is light golden yellow and hefe-cloudy. Smell is clovey with a hint of lemon. Taste has a slight banana with a good amount of clove. A slight breadiness acompany's those flavors. It also has a light body feel to it, something I'm not totally used to in a traditional German hefe. The mouthfeel is ok, not so smooth, not so harsh. Overall it was ok, and I can't wait to try it fresh from the brewery sometime.

Photo of fsck
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Kdburrows
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of DaveJanssen
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of RoyFokker
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange/amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows doughy, bready wheat with a hint of baked beans, spicy cloves and a subtle hint of banana.
Nice wheaty flavours, fairly sweet, some cloves but faint. Mild bitterness.
Carbonation could be higher.

Photo of Jeffo
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam

Into a Weizen Glass

APPEARANCE: Pours a medium 2+ finger fluffy medium white head. Colour is orange-tangerine and is very cloudy. Next to zero carbonation evident. Head slowly levels out to a thin film, that basically disappears later as well. Decent lacing.

SMELL: Wheat malt, some banana, lemon and a decent amount of clove as well. A bit of bubble gum in the back too. Decent strength on the nose, and is quite nice.

TASTE: Wheat malt and a strong sweet lemon component. Clove in there as well. The strong but short lasting aftertaste is sweet with citrus qualities. Taste is relatively nice and medium in strength.

PALATE: Medium body with low end carbonation. Goes down smooth with no bite and finishes comparatively dry. Nice palate.

OVERALL: A drinkable brew for sure. It's nice in a subtle way, is not offensive or overpowering, meaning one could drink quite a few of these in an evening. The look hurt it somewhat, but otherwise this is one worth re-visiting. Solid.

Photo of bobsy
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy lemon pour with a billowing white head. Good retention and lace. Strong wheat aroma with the expected banana and clove notes, though not as strong as most hefes. I'm not sure if this bottle is past its prime, but its tastes a little tired. There are some very good banana and clove notes there, but there's also a bit of mustiness, like a forgotten book in somebody's attic. Aside from that there's a nice touch of sourness from the wheat and light apple notes in the background, but nothing that really wows me. The same cannot be said of the body, however, which is spot on. Perfect medium-light body and pillowy carbonation, but not enough to save a ho-hum hefe. Ah well...

Photo of TheSarge
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb is a great looking hefeweizen. It presents itself with massive amounts of pure white head that lasts a long time. The body is a gold hazy peach color, and is of course ultra hazy.

The aromas I detect are that of banana, clove, and a hint of orange rind.

The taste has a little peppery bite, with a little acid sweetness.

This is a very thirst quenching weizen, and a little coarse as well. It is really not too powdery for as much yeast that is left in the bottle.

Overall this is a decent hefeweizen, but not like a good old Weihenstephaner Hefe!

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of macesq
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Peter_Marinelli
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of PancakeMcWaffles
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of arkanu
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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