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Andechser Bergbock Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Andechser Bergbock HellAndechser Bergbock Hell

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BA SCORE
88
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of swizzlenuts
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: A golden colour with a nice finger's width head that sticks around a bit

S: It smells like corn. Corn out of a can or something weird. No hops really.

T: This tastes like canned corn to me. Extremely matly and not very tasty.

M: A bit creamy with a bit of carbonation

D: Sort of

Either this beer is off or it just sucks. I was hoping for more from Andescher.

swizzlenuts, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of stcules
2.6/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Full golden color, white head, a little scarce. Not really beautiful.
Smell: malt. And malt. And honey. Chestnut notes?
The taste has a full malty start, full; then some hops note, and in the finish, maltiness again, sweet. And honey.
Average body.
A little too sweet to be really drinkable, but not bad at all.
Sweet aftertaste, malt again, and honey, and some finishing hop.

stcules, Jan 16, 2006
Photo of Shandycan
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Shandycan, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color helles with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of solid floral malt notes with light sugar notes and some light buttery notes. Taste is also a mix between some floral malt with quite sweet malt backbone with light buttery notes which are more or less pleasant. Body is full with somewhat of an oily texture with good carbonation. Interesting and easily drinkable though not sure such alcohol level is required and the buttery notes are a bit strong for my taste buds.

Phyl21ca, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Ciocanelu, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of GeeZaa
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

GeeZaa, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - thanks!

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, grassy/herbal, corn, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn mixed with some grainy/herbal notes. There is also a bit of a grassiness and some buttery/caramel flavours mixed with some light hops. It ends with a buttery grainy aftertaste.

Overall - Mouthfeel needs some work but the beer has a nice flavour. The highlight is probably the scent. Good for the style but not something I'd be on the look out for in the future.

spinrsx, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RB

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

JohnGalt1, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Cozzatoad
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

A- Golden colour with some orange hints if held through light. Medium and nicely tight head that shows scarce retention and leaves very litlle lacing on the glass

S- Very sweet bready malts, mixed with a fresh wet-grass feel from the hops. A slight hint of citrus on the back. Can't say how but the aroma has a syrup character to it

T- Can I just copy and past the smell part? Sweet bready malts, a fresh and almost not bitter at all herbal feel from the hops. Then some light hints of lemon and a faint spiciness from the esters. Still can't say how, this beer feels quite like syrup even in the taste

M- Smooth with a not so big body for the ABV. Carbonation is quite low, maybe this is why the beer feels oily

O- Highly refreshing for the ABV and an easy drinker. There is no complexity at all though

Cozzatoad, May 07, 2011
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBier
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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of rredshift
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

rredshift, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of jonb5
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.

jonb5, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ssgunbond, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

duceswild, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

DuncanMcBommer, May 04, 2014
Photo of falloutsnow
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Worldwidespirits.de
Date: Best by 12/17/2012
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Pours a 3cm, beige-colored head, fades to a thick ring around the glass with some islands of foam atop the body. As the head fades, minimal lacing is left. Body is a transparent burnt orange in color,

Aroma is sweet, of honey and mild caramel/toffee, with a slight herbal backdrop. Good, not particularly deep or complex, but enjoyable.

Taste is malty, sweet, honey-like with slight herbal, mint-like flavor. Slightly biscuit-like, grain-like, and caramel-like flavors. Slight European hop bitterness arrives at end of mid-palate, lasting through finish. Aftertaste of residual sweetness, some honey, slight bitterness. Flavor is good, but could be bolder and more complex, have more interplay.

Medium to medium-heavy in body, with ample, but gentle carbonation. Result is a foamy mouthfeel with a dry finish and some residual stickiness.

A slightly above average maibock, but its lack of availability is nothing to be concerned about - some locally available beers are comparable or more satisfying.

falloutsnow, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of dgilks
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a gold colour with a small, white head. Poor head retention.

Mild malt aromas with no hop character. Fairly clean but with some light DMS and a hint of diacetyl.

Plenty of clean malt flavour here. No caramels. Some low pepperiness comes through. A hint of DMS. Decent bitterness to balance out the malts. Moderately dry finish.

Medium body with high carbonation. The carbonation level is too high for the beer.

This is a pale, strong lager which is generally decent. Unfortunately, it lacks the x-factor that would make this beer great.

dgilks, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of engisch
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow color. It is definitely helles! Very light indeed, but very full. Very clean and crystal clear. The head disintegrates and is rather poor. The smell is sweet carmel or honey and straw/grains with a very light floral hops aroma.

The taste is very good, making up for the poor showing with head. The mouthfeel is just right to drink many of these. I like this beer, and have had it after having their doppelbock. I would definitely go for the doppelbock over this, but this is nothing to scoff at. This is quite the treat! Light (not boozy tasting), but still a fairly heavy (boozy) beer.

engisch, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of CwrwAmByth
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.

CwrwAmByth, May 27, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very creamy head, otherwise light yellow to look at, with carbonation bubbles. Middling mouthfeel, smooth but also above average carbonation. Bitter initially, grassy, and alcohol presence. satisfying clean and malty finish. Butter oil and malt aftertaste. Fresh aroma. Thanks Mr. Madsberg.

Sammy, Oct 14, 2005
Photo of wl0307
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought at the Nelson Wines, South Wimbledon, London. The BB date had been long overdue when I purchased it (02/02/2006). 6.9%abv., served lightly-chilled in a weizen glass.

A: dark yellowish straw hue, pretty clear; the white beer head comes loosely-formed and pillowy, slowlyg settling to just a thin blanket hanging on top of the gently-fizzy body.
S: deeply malty, sweet, and semi-thick, buttressed by a deep scent of sugar-cane juice and a bitter-sweet edge of grass; the mildly perfumy hops are backed by a moderate fruity note, like dried dates+sultanas+star-fruits and a "stinky" touch of high-mountain honey or mead, but overall pretty mild and approachable if the 6.9%abv. is taken into account.
T: semi-sweet grainy maltiness prevails, backed by a dry and bitter-sweet edge of lemon-grass, mead, sugar-cane juice+water-chestnut, and unidentifiable dried grains; a slightly bitter-sweet grainy aftertone lingers well in the finish, before it reaches a dryish end felt deeply on the sides of the tongue with a faint touch of grassy hops. Rather simplistic yet nice.
M&D: overall the body is mellow and soothing, while the soft carbonation makes a perfect mouthfeel for one to fully enjoy this high-gravity beer easily. But, since this is only my second time to try this beer style (the first being Rogue Dead Guy Ale that is way too hoppy by German standards, I believe), it's beyond my ability to appreciate its "greatness", if there's any. To me, it's a rather simple, deeply grainy lager crying for hops to salvage its biased performance. Perhaps it's meant to be like that, and the beer as it is is still well-crafted, evinced by the overall balance and mellow body shown in my glass and on my tongue. But still it's not my cup of tea--or is the under-performance to do with the expiry issue? I'll never know.

wl0307, May 27, 2006
Photo of ggaughan
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Delirium in Brussels. After trying the doppelbock, I had to try some of their other beers. The beer poured a golden color with a thick off white head. The nose and the taste were a bit earthy and hoppy and also had caramel notes to round out the beer. Nice mouthfeel and pretty easy to drink.

ggaughan, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Kevlee722, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
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Andechser Bergbock Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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