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Andechser Spezial Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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very good

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Its clear gleaming look and firm, fine pored head goes hand in hand with its fresh and pure aroma. Malty nuances are the first impressions.

Spezial Hell is pleasantly tangy with a full, round malt body that cannot fail to fascinate. The soft flavour carries a distinctive balance of sweet accents and bitter hoppiness.

It concludes on equally soft malty nuances – a classical festival beer in the tradition of old Bavarian brewing.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2002)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

0.4 Litre, served in handled mug. Very pale straw
colour, clear, two finger head, kept a lid of foam
on top, also had some lacing. S: Not overly
pronounced, but a bit of subtle orangy Bavarian
malt. T: Hint of sharpness added to the south
Bavarian malts, notes of orange. M: Minimal
carbonation, light body, went down OK. O: More
export than Helles, very drinkable.

jonb5, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of WGO
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

WGO, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Oidmoe, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

macesq, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jmtpi, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

aneraxz, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Kevlee722, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

rredshift, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jscal10, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

samEBC, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mizx, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Kanewai, Apr 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

cbnz, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

GeeZaa, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

leitmotif, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Shandycan, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dcmchew, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Ciocanelu, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a bright, light yellow color with a nice-sized white head.

Sweet malt aroma with some floral and grassy hops.

Sweet malt taste, bready. Late floral hoppiness.

This beer was a perfect beer to start my evening. Light, crisp, very drinkable. It paired well with some almonds I was eating.

lordofthewiens, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of weeare138
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

weeare138, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of JCBears
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

appearance: crystal clear, a pleasant rich head but not doughy, effervescent without being over bubbly

smell: straw smell with a bit of fruit on the sides, nice mix

taste: nice where can I start. First its smooth flavor of great rich malty sweetness. On the end is a nice bight but not too much. Really loving this flavor.

mouthfeel: bit weak wish it hung out a bit longer, but it is more of just a bitter flavor not the full Monty

overall: A good brew they made this one so you would want one after another. I like it definitely recommend to anyone

JCBears, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden; clear; effervescent; medium head

Aroma: Malty; citrusy; honey-like

Taste: Juicy with a slightly bitter start and slightly dry, bitter finish

Remarks: A little too bitter for me

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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Cozzatoad
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle

A- Golden colour, perfectly transparent, some carbonation bubbles reaching the top. Nice white head, a couple of fingers, nice retention and lacing

S- Clean classic pale lager smell: grainy, a fresh herbal whiff, mild citric notes backfront

T- Again perfectly clean as the smell suggested. Very pleasant and natural feeling crackery crispness from the malts, quite bitter (for the style i mean) herbal/grassy notes on the back of the mouth and in aftertaste. A lemon note and the slightest hint of spiciness also present, bringing that very appreciated touch of complexity that still doesn't take away anything from the amazing drinkability. Perfectly dry finish leaves you longing for another sip

M- Body and carbonation are a bit more vivid than the usual helles (this is in fact what would be once called an export version). Can't really say why but crispness is somehow more pleasant than in most helles, still the beer is amazingly smooth and easy

O- A plain excellent beer in all what helles are supposed to be. Just very very good

Cozzatoad, Jun 04, 2013
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Andechser Spezial Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
87 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.