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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 6 | 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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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-29-2013 14:28:24 | More by dcmchew
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DirkNachbar

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-29-2013 12:08:40 | More by DirkNachbar
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

10-10-2013 16:50:02 | More by mendvicdog
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2013-10-08 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty cloudy golden-yellow with a 3-finger pillowy white head that fades quickly but leaves nice lace.

S - Bubblegum and clove, yeasty wheat bread, light touch of citrus.

T - More lemon than in the smell, nice assertion of sweet biscuit, clove, a dash of balancing bitterness that relents quickly. Dries nicely leaving a light malty lemon tart flavor for a few seconds.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Effervescent. Substantial at first ultimately refreshing and thirst quenching.

O - This is a delicious beer. I like it as well as any hefe I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 21:08:32 | More by Tucquan
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-06-2013 03:09:03 | More by duceswild
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L pour into a weizen glass, Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly.

A- Pale orange with some yellow highlighted edges. Hazy, of course. Big beautiful white head retains at 1/4".

S- Amazing aroma! Huge banana and citrus (orange). Clove and spice come up from behind as well.

T- Some banana and orange. Great spice and clove flavors come in too.

M- Nice and smooth. Great bubbly carbonation, just a bit sparkling.

O- This is a fantastic brew, and I'm glad it has landed in a place in the US near me!

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2013 20:33:27 | More by BWED
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metter98

New York

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and appears to have a moderate amount of visible carbonation, although it is difficult to see rising bubbles though the haze. It poured into a weizen glass with a perfect two finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some large patches of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with some notes of clove and hints of banana yeast.
T: The overall taste mostly follows the smell and is dominated by flavors of wheat and complimented by flavors of cloves and bananas.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While some hefeweizens are dominated by aromas and flavors of bananas or cloves, what makes this beer interesting is that the wheat shines out. It's quite easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 13:14:48 | More by metter98
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-17-2013 05:28:33 | More by nygannon
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-31-2013 02:41:52 | More by BeerForMuscle
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John_M

Oregon

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap during PIB.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, golden tan color with good head retention and considerable lacing. On the nose this is textbook hefe, with clove, light banana, nutmeg and considerable underlying spice. As good as it smells, the beer is considerably better on the palate, with the beer showcasing considerable bread dough, clove, banana, and considerable spice, all on a very dry, sharp "clovey" finish. (I hated this flavor combination when I lived in Germany years ago, but now I just love it). Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, but it's truly amazing how much flavor this beer packs with such a low abv.

Excellent. One of those hefe's that immediately puts me in mind of my days living in Germany, even though that was almost 40 years ago now.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 19:23:42 | More by John_M
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-07-2013 21:02:57 | More by Mattias
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2013 13:45:23 | More by mizx
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fsck

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

07-06-2013 04:40:58 | More by fsck
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-06-2013 04:13:55 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-21-2013 19:25:28 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 02:06:24 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Miha

Slovenia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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California

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 16:40:28 | More by DoubleJ
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Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-20-2013 16:49:43 | More by Evil_Pidde
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jooj8

Slovenia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2013 20:12:04 | More by jooj8
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-23-2013 23:08:34 | More by rale
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2013 20:55:11 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-25-2013 08:46:30 | More by Ciocanelu
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.