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Andechser Bergbock Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
88
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With its firm, fine pored head, luminous gold and clear gleaming look, it cannot fail to awaken expectations of pure pleasure.

Strong malty nuances and floral hoppiness are imbued with accents of slight fruitiness. Despite its strength, Bergbock is pleasantly mouthcoating, with a powerful, but unobtrusive body. A highly discrete, finely bitter hoppiness transforms into a slight honey sweetness to conclude on a soft, harmonious aftertaste.

A harmonious light bock of character that cannot be put down after the first drink.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-19-2002)
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 60 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TKempe:
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TKempe

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a shiny gold with a rather big but frail white head and some lace.

Smell is a thick, honey-like sweetness from the malt, combined with a grainy note, a gentle touch of hops, some fruitiness and an impression of roses. Yeast is a bit musty or peppery, but somehow 'funky' too. Great.

Juicy malt dominates the palate and suggests honey and fresh apples. Next, the taste becomes a bit salty and rather spicy, with a drier trace of wood in the finish. Hop presence is obvious and a bit minty, maybe somewhat subdued considering the style, but in great concord with an incredibly rich malt palette whatever the case. This beer moves towards the sweeter side of the spectrum, but it's very good at doing so. Alcohol is a presence as well.

Mouthfeel is very smooth with moderate carbonation and a medium-to-heavy body.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 21:29:10 | More by TKempe
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Nyczj

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-30-2014 13:39:27 | More by Nyczj
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle .. flakey silver label... poured into my small goblet. nice enough white head.. fairly clear dark golden brew.. spotty lacing.

Nose is big pale malt with some husky astringency.. pretty proper.

Flavor is pretty nice... the bottle might be a bit old, but I am happy to try this one again.. clean lager with not too much in the way of yeasty notes.

Good bubble and body... I would love to spend some time in Andechs some day... I would be a good student.

3.25/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 05:53:20 | More by JohnGalt1
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DuncanMcBommer

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-04-2014 11:08:58 | More by DuncanMcBommer
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Kanewai

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-25-2014 13:28:40 | More by Kanewai
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blabaer

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-13-2014 03:07:15 | More by blabaer
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GeeZaa

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-04-2014 20:22:21 | More by GeeZaa
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-01-2014 18:37:11 | More by leitmotif
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.9%

02-07-2014 21:19:12 | More by Shandycan
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-30-2014 18:50:24 | More by dcmchew
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-15-2014 15:26:51 | More by jwps214
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, clear, medium fading head, not much lacing. S: Freshly cut suger beet, very agricultural. T: Slightly cloying sweetness mixed with a sharp peppery boozyness, malty with a slightly doughy finish. M: Body on the thick side, well carbonated, smooth. O: A decent bock, anyone expecting layer upon later might be disappointed, but this is what a Helles Bock should taste like.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 10:07:50 | More by jonb5
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-10-2013 16:49:38 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-08-2013 00:29:09 | More by duceswild
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-28-2013 18:46:59 | More by ssgunbond
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rredshift

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-07-2013 15:12:30 | More by rredshift
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, poured into a pokal/weizen like glass.

Golden amber colour, very slightly hazy (probably as I use my food fridge), with some carbonation slowly rising. Fairly thick foamy head that dissipated to a thin cap, and some slightly sticky rings on the glass.

Subtle but substantial malt aroma, perhaps a still warm from the oven flapjack smell/slight diacetyl and nuttiness, noble hops sit in the background, some slight citrus.

Full but clean malt flavor, baked-like rather than roasted or toasted and slight diacetyl, backed up by the subtle noble hops.

Pretty high carbonation, but it's quite smooth and has no alch. presence at nearly 7%. This wasn't to my tastes but refreshing in a way for it's maltiness.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 21:25:42 | More by mizx
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear golden like ginger ale; medium, frothy egg-shell head, long lasting; good lacing

Aroma: malty; slightly grassy; faint hops; slight citrus

Taste: Creamy, malty on start; slight citrus on mid with a hoppy, semi-sweet, "salty" finish; alcohol is pretty noticeable throughout; smooth, but not complex; good, though

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:31:36 | More by IchLiebeBier
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shanny1981

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-01-2013 20:05:26 | More by shanny1981
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a dimpled pint mug.

Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head.

Smells quite faint, mild alcohol and fruity sweetness.

Tastes nicely balanced, crisp but not overly so. Fairly sweet with a hint of alcohol on the finish.

Overall a pretty nice beer, strength nicely toned down and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 17:52:41 | More by CwrwAmByth
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Mayr's beer mug.

Beautiful ivory fine thick and stable foam that reduces to thin layer after quite a while. Body is a pale yellow with medium carbonation

Subtle smell of hops and pale malts, honey?

This is very clean. Pale malts cover perfectly the elevated abv of this bock beer, better than most others. There is a buttery undertone. Bitterness comes very late into the game, almost when you think it is already done.

Body seems quite thin in the beginning but then there is a buttery feel just the moment you swallow it down that covers tongue and palate. It has enough carbonation to make it mildly refreshing which is scary at the given abv.

I am neither a big fan nor an expert in the field of Helles Bockbier, but I enjoy the clean taste of this and the fact that the alcohol is so well hidden. It tastes like a Munich Helles with elevated malt sweetness and abv, but I guess this is just what the style is about. I will keep researching this style.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 19:13:58 | More by safaricook
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours with a very tall white, but slightly yellowish head. The head is a bit uneven and sets rather quickly as the clear golden liquid rises. Lots of small bubbles in it. Some faint lacings.

S: Rich malt, honey-sweet and slightly roasted - bready, almost doughy. Citric from floral hops and some bitter hops to complement it. Grassy.

T: Sweet malt, bready and slightly roasted. Still a bit doughy, but not in an unpleasant way. Grass and herbs, it tastes like spring. Some hidden bitter hops.

M: Long sweet and bready aftertaste. Full body and rather rich in carbonation, but not offensive.

O: Well, it looked kind of crappy, but then it turned and my high expectations came true. A very nice Maibock.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 17:15:38 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-20-2013 12:47:20 | More by Ciocanelu
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lafunguspore

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-10-2013 21:02:00 | More by lafunguspore
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with a decent white head.

S: Sweet malts, grass and grain.

T: Delicious! The typical grassy, herbal Helles flavours blend beautifully with a malty, caramel sweetness.

M: Medium-carbonation - slightly watery.

This is the first Maibock I've tried and it came as a complete surprise - I was expecting a variation on a normal Helles, but this really is an altogether different beer. It's the perfect blonde lager for anyone who loves Doppelbocks.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 20:05:52 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Andechser Bergbock Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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