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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 smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass.

Does not gush or foam very hard on opening, but pours with some aggression makes a super bleach white head that is even pin head bubbled, thick and soapy with thick ring lacing. Body color is a gorgeous and cloudy hue of colors from dully lemon yellow on the bottom to apricot orange through the top. Has a mid haze in the middle with clarity on the edges, and very fine carbonation.

Nose is classic. Spritzy like lemon and drive clove like spices. Some hinting banana senses but more of a balance of spicy and citrus.

Palate comes with classic flavors but a large champagne wet crispness. Not much chewy wheat presence, but great lemon and sharp hop quick dissipating finish. Mild bitterness matching with clove and lemon, and faint toasted white bread just barely breaking out. Light to wet bodied and lots of mimosa like qualities.

It's a little lighter and crisper than most Hefeweizens, but it's very unique and real great tasting. Probably not my favorite in the style but a great one in its own right.

smakawhat, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Andechser am Dom, on to the beer:

A shade darker than yellow in the glass, cloudy, and topped with a head which retains all the way down. The classic hefeweizen nose is clear; spicy clove, banana, nutmeg, a touch of cinnamon, all working together to make a lovely smell. It continues into the taste, which is phenlicand banana first, then comes the spice, and a touch of vanilla. It's a flaovrdul weiss with much appeal. It's nearly medium bodied yet stays refreshing. Of the four Andechs that I tasted, this, not the Doppelbock, was my favorite.

DoubleJ, May 09, 2013
Photo of rastaman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

rastaman, Jun 03, 2002
Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mdaschaf, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Dan114
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Dan114, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Ciocanelu, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Anze
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Anze, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches and ring around the glass, leaving light lacing. Classic hefeweizen aroma of wheat, clove light banana, slightly bready. Flavor is cracked wheat, clove, light breadiness, a touch of lemon citrus and a touch of toffee, finishing with dry wheat and light clove bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A perfectly balanced and flavored wheat beer that hits all the right notes for a hefeweizen. One of the best hefe I've had. Excellent.

LiquidAmber, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of djcira
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

djcira, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of jorgerod99
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jorgerod99, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of AndrewScottPentland
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

AndrewScottPentland, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of DirkNachbar
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

DirkNachbar, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

pathman, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of discharmingly
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

discharmingly, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of jmtpi
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jmtpi, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Cohasset
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Cohasset, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jaxon53, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of jroof1
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jroof1, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Yellowish/Orange; cloudy; big head; good lacing

Aroma: Peppery; cloves; yeasty

Taste: Very good, complex flavor; hints of bananas in the cloves; excellent beer

Remarks: Got this the first time with a mixed 6 pack at Kloster Andechs.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of rredshift
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

rredshift, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

supermeniscus, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

thewimperoo, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mizx, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of StrayteEDGE
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 27, 2014
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.