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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Andechser Weissbier HellAndechser Weissbier Hell

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 42
Gots: 8 | 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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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-27-2014 02:12:12 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

11-20-2013 22:25:46 | More by maxk
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-13-2014 16:43:47 | More by Vsarmatov
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-16-2014 17:34:11 | More by rolltide8425
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-04-2014 21:08:56 | More by samEBC
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-01-2014 04:59:02 | More by brandonld23
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-11-2014 14:15:52 | More by djrn2
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-22-2013 14:30:41 | More by Sturmthis
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%

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

01-09-2012 16:08:13 | More by Cozzatoad
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dar482

New York

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

11-22-2013 04:10:05 | More by dar482
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

500ml bottle courtesy of my good friend Thirstybird. Served in my Weihenstephaner weisse glass. Best before 23 08 12 indicated on the back label. Pours a semi-hazy straw gold with a rocky, two inch bright white head. head settles into a solid, half inch cap - some spots of lacing are revealed but exhibit poor retention. Nose expresses wheat, banana esters and clove; however, it is all somewhat subdued. Taste consistent with nose; however, the wheat overshadows the other flavors expressed in the nose. There's also a light lemony quality interspersed with a slight breadiness that reveals itself towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, even carbonation and the merest hint of acidity. Overall, a very good, albeit not great, Hefeweizen. Not sure if this may be a little past its prime as the flavors are a bit dull. I'll have to retry a fresh bottle to see if that's the case.

05-19-2012 20:53:47 | More by Jwale73
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TKempe

Netherlands

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%

A cloudy looking brew, golden to orange in color with a big head on it. Only the slightest lacing.

The first thing that has my attention when smelling the beer is a buttery note that is quite strong, giving the beer a bit of a cloying character. This is contrasted by a sour and dryish tang that is a little sharp and penetrating as well. Banana is there too, as well as a small bit of hops and of course yeast.

In tasting the beer, typical banana and clove accents are met with first. Slowly they make way for a dry and bitter finish that becomes a little watery for a moment, but then moves on to an after-taste that brings back the sweetness while remaining bitter (very charming). The slick, buttery feel is again quite strong.

A good and strong body and carbonation give this beer a tender feel to the mouth.

This Hefe tends towards the saltier side of the spectrum, but seems to be pulled back by a soddenness that I found to be somewhat nauseating. (Maybe I should have had this cooler or fresher....)

08-29-2008 22:59:14 | More by TKempe
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%

Appearance- Pours up a whole bunch of head which looks to have pretty good retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is hazy, light orange juice/pale to medium amber which appears as a straw pale amber when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Fair nice and fairly representative hefeweizen aroma. Starts off with cloves being the most prominent, then banana, and some coriander in the background. The cloves and coriander fade to reveal a warm banana with soft hints of lemon. Swirling shows hints of spice and oranges.

Taste- Starts with strong citrus (orange and lemon) on the front which leads into cloves, orange and lemon peel, and coriander. Light hints of banana. Lots of spice on the finish. Coriander, of course, but also hints of cinnamon and something resembling sage. Cloves were strong at first but fade quickly. This beer may not have a lot of presence but it makes up for that with delightful balance and integration. A very easygoing and accessible hefeweizen. However, it doesn't amaze me the way that it seems to have wowed most. Good beer but nothing I would classify as a really good beer. It is a very fine representation of the style. Some biscuit and cereal in the background.

Mouthfeel- A little bit more than light bodied with low carbonation and a mild zing. Dry finish really cleans this beer up at the end. A bit smooth and creamy as well.

Drinkability- Quite sessionable but the price point prevents that. I wouldn't purchase this on a regular but would repurchase if I were in the mood for a solid hefeweizen.

Overall- A mostly good beer. Solid representation of the style. Definitely a must try if you like hefeweizens. Or try it regardless. If you don't like it, you probably don't like hefeweizens.

11-17-2013 04:59:27 | More by artoolemomo
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

A murky orange, yellow beer with a creamy blanket of foamy head. It pours like velvet.

Smell is full of clove. This is the one Weizen that only has the clove and not the banana's, although there is exotic fruit in here. The wheat adds a grainy and fresh, mango smell.

Taste is clovey with some dextrines. This is a pretty thick beer for a Weizen and it is kind of sticky too. The wheat is grainy and adds the mango and grape taste together with the yeast. So full of phenols. Drinkability is great.

05-03-2008 15:26:20 | More by Absumaster
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badbeer

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

Very pale and cloudy yellow with a soft white head that retained pretty well. I get some light bubble gum and banana in the nose, as well as bread and some light lemon. Just a touch of tartness and clove in the beginning of the taste. Bready tastes throughout with some lemon, not very much banana, except there is some in the finish. Lower in carbonation than most, very light body. Makes for a light, refreshing beer that I'd enjoy in the summer, but considering it's rarity and there being plenty of superior replacements, I'll drink those instead.

03-17-2007 01:23:50 | More by badbeer
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

04-24-2014 02:46:48 | More by cbutova
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%

Sampled on 10/10/05 at Probka, this gem came out cloudy yellow gold under a three finger white head with excellent retention generating numerous lace strings. The nose is strong of banana, but just banana. No balancing yeast, spice or other fruit. The mouth is very prickly and quite sticky. The taste is dominated by banana, lots of it. There's a bit of yeast and a touch of dry bitter, but no spice or lemon. Pretty much just banana. An enjoyable, good tasting brew, if a bit one-sided.

10-12-2005 03:02:51 | More by Globetrotter
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shambeano

Australia

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured into a weihenstephan weizen glass.

A- Pours a golden yellow, with about 2 inches of fluffy white head that takes ages to subside, looks almost marshmallowy from the top. impressive.

S- heaps of banana straight up, a touch of clove and spice behind it, but im really searching for anything else.

T- sweetness upfront, banana comes in midway and lingers until the end of the beer, spice and a light clove begins to come through once ive gotten used to the banana, there is some citrus in there, and its really quite nice.

F- mouth filling, yet with a prickly carbonation that makes it seem lighter, nice length of flavour too. very good.

O- i liked this beer, its definitely one i would re-visit if it wasnt so difficult to find (and its a tad pricey in melbourne).

12-26-2011 08:31:46 | More by shambeano
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2014 17:02:19 | More by tectactoe
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Miha

Slovenia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2013 15:25:39 | More by Miha
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2014 01:41:42 | More by Griffith
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from a .5L bottle to a hefe glass the color very cloudy yellow orange with good carbonation. The head is big and white and leaves some nice lace.

The smell is a classic Bavarian hefe, lots of banana and clove.

The taste is also quite good, really not much more to say the this is reall good, high quality hefe weitzen.

The mouthfeel is good lighter then medium body and good carbonation.

The drinkability of this brew is high great quality and easy drinking. It does not seem to be the best I have had, looking forward to a taste vom fass.

Prosit mk

07-18-2009 22:25:22 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2014 02:49:44 | More by erialbill
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-18-2014 04:56:38 | More by oso
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2013 20:55:11 | More by JeffreyJDavis
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.