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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

234 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 45
Gots: 10 | 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 Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Dirty25, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Sammy, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

CrazyDavros, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of Jeffo
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Jeffo, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of bobsy
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
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...

bobsy, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of TheSarge
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
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!

TheSarge, Mar 27, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

innominat, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

macesq, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

mendvicdog, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

PancakeMcWaffles, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

arkanu, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

mrebeka, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

clarknova, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Shandycan, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

maxk, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Vsarmatov, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

rolltide8425, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

samEBC, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

brandonld23, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

djrn2, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Sturmthis, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Cozzatoad
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

A- Hazy light golden, just what you expect in a weizen. Three fingers head (i usually get a bit more when pouring in a weizenglass), very dense and soft, shows good retention and leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass

S- A light, fresh wheat hint and some yeast notes merge in a refreshing bubblegum-like feel, with some spicy notes of clove and pepper showing up. I don't how if aroma can be described as soft, but if it can be than this is definitely very soft.

T- Very soft as the smell suggested. Mild and refreshing sweetness from the malts with a delicate wheat note, not your breadiest hefeweizen for sure. A bubblegum-like feel as the smell suggested, with spiciness playing a major but still never assertive role, with notes of pepper and of course clove. Light background citric notes on the tongue (lemon, orange peel)

M- Again extremely soft. Decently lively but still gentle carbonation among a delicate light-bodied feel. Overall nicely smooth on both tongue and palate

O- Drinkabilty and overall balance are both very good. Overall a delicate, refreshing weizen. It just lacks something to make it unique, something that might make it a standout among all those weizens out there. I mean, i never tried this beer before but i kind of felt like i already had

Cozzatoad, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of dar482
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in this beautiful hazy sunset golden yellow with a decent 2 finger fluffy white head.

The aroma has a sweet grain/wheat, banana, banana Laffy Taffy candy, lots of orange peel.

The flavor follows with a banana candy, again, lots of orange peel, a bit of pepper, clove. There's a candy sugar sweetness that picks up the beer in the middle. The finish has a bit of a strange wheat/grain flavor. The flavor falls a bit quickly and it does not have much of that explosion of big bubble gum and fruit flavors.

There's tons of carbonation that scrubs the tongue throughout the beer, like champagne.

Still a great beer.

dar482, Nov 22, 2013
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.