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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 45
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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 NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

NeroFiddled, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy straw color with a white head.
S: Banana, wheat and clove in the nose. Pretty typical of a wheat beer.

T: Banana, clove, bready wheaty malts, wheat, some light fruit. Sounds typical, but it's delicious!

M: Light bodied and smoothish.

O: This is, thus far, my favorite german-style hefeweizen, and I am currently exactly 900 beers into my journey. Definitely recommended to all who like beer.

BierJager89, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Resuin, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jorgerod99, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ChristiBerli, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jmtpi, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

0,5 l bottle into a weizen glass. Hazy golden body with a white foamy head, ok retention and lacing. Fresh citrus and yeasty banana on the nose. The taste starts with semi-sweet malt and mildly tart wheat, ending with yeasty melon and a hint of banana. Medium-light body, medium carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Overall a good hefeweizen, drinkable, refreshing and flavorful.

JTuomi, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MypSE, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Caskaway, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

geuze_gone_wild, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

vjaka, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Kdburrows, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kevlee722, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Dirty25, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jt2488, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tectactoe, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mrebeka, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ejimhof, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rredshift, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Durge, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of babaracas
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy light amber with thick, dense white head, lots of lace down the glass, a half inch of foam sticks around until the end. Smell: very ripe banana, soft slightly grainy sweetness, clove, honeydew. Taste: real banana pudding into clove with some candied lemon-ish acidity, sticky banana mashed on graham cracker finish. Delicious. Extremely fluffy feel, medium body, sweet. If I'm going to go hefeweizen, I think this will be the one.

babaracas, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jroof1, Jun 29, 2014
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.