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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 48
Gots: 9 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AndrewScottPentland, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dan114, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

safaricook, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of cbutova
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the 500ml bottle to a pint glass with a semi-hazy light golden body. A white cap rises to about a three fingers high with a creamy and foamy texture. Head retention is good but the cap falls to a small ring. Lacing is spotty.

S- Light fruit esters off the top with bananas and pears that balance out with some phenolic hints of cloves and spices. A bit of crusty wheat, vanilla sweets and bread hints as well.

T- From the aroma, most things carry over but a fairly strong orange/lemon zest and citrus fruit feel opens up to add a new dimension here. A balance between the banana, pear, clove and German yeast notes is present. Crusty wheat and Pilsner malts bring some sweets.

MF- Light bodied with a creamy, silky texture. Carbonation at a fairly high level but very smooth as the texture of the beer shields the palate. Super light tartness overall.

A nice balance between fruits and spicy tones. Refreshing and flavorful and certainly goes down smoothly.

cbutova, Apr 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

gory4d, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Celtics76, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

enelson, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

blabaer, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Jack_Tripper86, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Bromine, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

victory4me, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jim_carignan, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bmac093, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Griffith, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

pathman, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into Weiss glass. Thanks Ayn!

A: Pours a lightly hazy honey color with a thick, fluffy, bright white head that slowly faded into a dense and well retained fuzzy rocky film.
S: Huge nose with notes of ripe bananas, syrupy sweetness, caramel or brown sugar, mild clove, cardamom, honey, and a hint of grainy wheat. Overall very sweet and fruity.
T: Thankfully not as sweet as the nose with flavors of chalky wheat and spice including clove, cardamom and black pepper. Lemon comes through in the finish, with a slight mineral quality and chalky yeast in the aftertaste.
M: Super fluffy carbonation, full soft mouthfeel that tapers off in the finish, and a medium-full body.
O: Very good and traditional tasting. Sweet but not cloying. One of the better I've tasted.

scottfrie, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml was poured into large tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy golden yellow with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Banana, clove, spices, bready and sweet wheat.

Taste: Same as above. Delicious and tasty.

Moutjfeel: Refreshing, light to medium bodied, chewy, and medium carbonations.

Overall: Awesome here. The bests ones are always under $4. Will be revisiting this one again.

Flounder57, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

RoyFokker, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

erialbill, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

djcira, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

EdTheEdge, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Jacobob10
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a treat to finally have this available in the US! I previously had it on-tap at Zum Schneider in NYC in September 2013. This is a review from a bottle I picked up in NJ in February 2014.

Poured about 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, then rolled the bottle in between my hands to dislodge the yeast at the bottom, and poured the remainder. The result was a beautiful, hazy, dark gold beer with a large, frothy white head. Some good lacing on the glass as this one went down.

The aroma was filled with strong phenols and fruity esters, while maintaining its balance. Clove, banana, bubble gum... it's all there and it's delicious.

Light-to-medium bodied and oh so drinkable. Perfectly carbonated. Crisp and refreshing while packing enough flavor to keep you interested throughout the duration of the beer.

This rivals Weihenstephaner as the best hefeweizen I've ever had. Absolute, spot-on version of the style and worth seeking out if you're a weizen fan.

Jacobob10, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

rolltide8425, Feb 16, 2014
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
93 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.