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Andechser Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Andechser HellAndechser Hell

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BA SCORE
84
good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2003)
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-22-2013 21:01:57 | More by DRBiser
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a snifter.

Super creamy white head, two fingers tall and not going anywhere. Body is clear with a very pale straw lemon body. Light and bright and big impressive.

Nose is of classic pilsner malt and muted grass hop. Mellow and dense, bready almost thick.

Palate is quite interesting for a Helles. Lots of thick malt, bread dough, and crackers strangely to round out the thicknesses. Baked white bread on the finish and mild hop herbality. Potato chip and thick crunch in the palate with a wheat like chewy quality to mouthfeel is strangely a lot lighter than anticipated and borderline wet.

Overall though the palate makes up for it for a very unique tasting helles.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 21:21:23 | More by smakawhat
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-31-2013 04:22:32 | More by BeerForMuscle
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-30-2013 00:12:21 | More by TT--Cashout
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-28-2013 15:43:23 | More by GraduatedCashew
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-18-2013 04:45:36 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention due to active carbonation, no lacing. Aroma of bready with hints of biscuit malt, grassy hops and lemon. Flavor is slightly sweet bready malt, grassy, slightly peppery hops, light citrus and a touch of wheat. A nice, lingering light lemon, hop and malt aftertaste to the finish. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A light, pleasant helles lager that hits all the right notes. Flavor is not intense, but appropriate for the style. A very nice beer for drinking with a meal for non intrusive malt and hops. Addendum: the subtle, but well balanced flavors in this really grew on me as I drank the glass.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2013 19:41:44 | More by LiquidAmber
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-09-2013 07:32:34 | More by largadeer
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler at home. Don't ask me how (I have no clue), but kegs of this (and other Andechser beers) showed up in Portland for PIB. I missed PIB, but seeing that this went on tap at the Belmont Station, I couldn't say no.

A clear golden/straw yellow with a dense, white head that falls off to a ring, leaving some lacing, this looks decent for a Helles. The nose, OTOH, is excellent. Soft, doughy, limpid and airy, this is delicately hoppy (lemon) with some cotton candy malt character. Ridiculously clean.

The palate opens with a perfect level of hops - mildly pungent and oily with lemon and lingering mint. Malt character is light but flavorful with dough, cotton candy, a touch of straw and hay. Light in body but with a crisp and creamy carbonation, this is great on the palate. Particularly pleasant is the body that the hop oils and the husky/grainy malt character adds. Excellent stuff, highly recommended.

Serving type: growler

07-29-2013 03:20:50 | More by DefenCorps
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7%

07-22-2013 14:05:57 | More by msubulldog25
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-22-2013 06:00:41 | More by shelby415
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Ingjald

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-07-2013 19:07:29 | More by Ingjald
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +7%

07-06-2013 03:56:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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JMD

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

07-02-2013 00:49:14 | More by JMD
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Straw-gold; clear; effervescent; big head

Aroma: Malty; citrusy; floral; slight honey

Taste: Juicy malt, with smooth, slightly bitter finish; very good, and would be a good session beer

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 02:05:51 | More by IchLiebeBier
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

05-28-2013 14:10:48 | More by herrburgess
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DoubleJ

California

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Andechser am Dom, on to the beer:

The stereotypical straw yellow color of a helles shines in its glass with an 1½ inch head of foam, which leaves good amounts of lace around. The smell of hay and grass arise from the liquid, which is spot on per style. Despite the cold day that this was enjoyed, it tastes a lot like spring with its fresh grass, wet hay, and bready notes. It's a light bodied beer with modest crispness, which puts the final touch in this refreshing beer.

Good helles, and a good introduction to the Andechs line.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 16:29:55 | More by DoubleJ
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-22-2013 17:27:36 | More by grumpygerman
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +7%

04-20-2013 17:26:45 | More by Evil_Pidde
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deac83

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2013 03:44:55 | More by deac83
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Worldwidespirits.de
Date: Best by 12/24/2012
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Andechser's helles lager is a satisfying experience, but not one to get too excited about, particularly due to the impossibility of finding it in North America. While I'm glad I had the opportunity to try this, I don't think I'd go to the effort again when others are easily available locally.

Pours a 3cm head of white bubbles, small in size and rather dense, with fairly good retention. Body is a transparent copper-orange color, with light bringing out yellow-orange tones. Carbonation is visible, rising up from bottom center of the glass.

Aroma is of lager yeast and bread, akin to freshly baked white bread with some lemon rind gratings. Definitely lager influenced, fairly straightforward, but well-done and satisfying.

Taste, as a whole, is of pale malts with a distinct lager yeast influence, white bread, and some light lemon citrus from hops and yeast. Opens with fairly bright, pale malt sweetness and breadiness, influenced by lager yeast. Mid-palate shows continued pale malt sweetness with lager yeast flavors and esters akin to light citrus and/or citrus rind. Back of palate brings out heavier maltiness with continued lemon-like citrus esters and lager yeast influences. Lingering aftertaste of pale malts and dry grain, with a slight noble hop bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with ample, but soft-feeling carbonation that foams this up slightly on the palate, bringing in a certain smoothness, but still retaining lager-like crispness.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 17:14:02 | More by falloutsnow
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whatsgoody

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-08-2012 10:28:11 | More by whatsgoody
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow/golden colour with an okay head.

Smells quite malty and yeasty, with a touch of fresh hops.

Tastes nice, light malts and yeast again, very drinkable with an appropriate level of carbonation.

Overall a very drinkable and refreshing, and very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 22:38:22 | More by CwrwAmByth
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.48/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours gold with a fading head.
Nose shows soft hay, bready malt, wheat, honey, spicy hops and faint vegetal notes. Restrained.
Similarly light flavours, but mainly focussing on hay and honey. Some very faint spicy hops. Low bitterness.
Body could use more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 08:42:15 | More by CrazyDavros
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-30-2012 21:48:18 | More by chinchill
Andechser Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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