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Andechser Bergbock Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
88
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
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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Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

leitmotif, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Shandycan
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Shandycan, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +1.8%

dcmchew, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of jwps214
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jwps214, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of jonb5
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
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 mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mendvicdog, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

duceswild, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ssgunbond, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of rredshift
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

rredshift, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

mizx, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
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 shanny1981
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

shanny1981, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
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 safaricook
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

safaricook, May 12, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Evil_Pidde, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Ciocanelu, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of lafunguspore
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

lafunguspore, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +1.8%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of joh04587
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

joh04587, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
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 spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
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 Phyl21ca
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
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 millelacsmark
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

millelacsmark, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Thirstybird for the opportunity to try this one. 500ml bottle served at 49 degrees in a pilsener glass. 02 05 12 indicated on the back label (I'm assuming this is a consume before date). Pours a translucent yellow-gold with a creamy, one inch bright white head. Tiny bubbles present in-solution effervesce to the underside of the cap. Head eventually disperses into a semi-conisstent skim - some spots of lacing, but no legs. Nose expresses fruity esters, a light grassiness and the merest suggestion of yeast. Taste follows nose - flavor profile is not at all cloying like some Maibocks in my experience. There's a really pleasant balance in the malt profile, light fruitiness and a crisp, unassuming hops character. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even and consistent carbonation and a kiss of acidity at the finish to cleanse the palate. Overall, a really solid brew - perhaps a little past its prime; perhaps not. That said, very pleasant and balanced without asserting itself too much. I'd love to try this beer on-draft.

Jwale73, Jun 10, 2012
Andechser Bergbock Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
88 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.