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District of Columbia
3.75/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
While my Overall Review is 3.75, it's lower because of service and selection. For eating at a Biergarten like this one, it doesn't really matter what the service or selection is like since it's pretty universal across most Biergartens, so I would like to give an arbitrary overall review of 4.4/4.5. So, on to the review!
Atmosphere - I visited in late June 2012 and had beautiful weather for a visit. Went with two friends from Munich via the S-Bahn to Herrsching, from which you can hike through beautiful woods up to the Kloster. I recommend this way since it is not only very scenic, but it also helps build up a thirst for excellent beer. Plus the Kloster is situated on top of a hill that overlooks farmland and the Alps on a clear day, so it's hard to go wrong. Few Biergartens, let along breweries in general, can probably offer this same experience, so it's worth it for the hike and views alone.
Quality - The beer was very good, with the standard Helles-Dunkel-Weißbier offerings prevalent in Munich and Bavaria. We each ordered one of the three, and I won't go into reviewing these beers in particular since other people more qualified than I have done so in the individual beer reviews section. However, they were all very good.
Service/Selection - The Kloster works in typical Biergarten fashion (cafeteria style), so you won't find a wide range of foods like you would in a place like Augustiner-Keller in the middle of Munich. Additionally, my friends and I were hoping to eat Stekerlfisch or chicken at a little food-stand area just outside the Klosterbiergarten, but they both closed up shop after we arrived, thus limiting the selection that you could probably find otherwise.
Food - I had a plate of Schweinbraten (roast pork) with Bratkartoffeln (roasted potatoes), and it was very good, although it didn't knock my socks off. It was my first time having it as well, and as a first-time experience, you can't go wrong.
Value - The price of drinks and food seemed comparable to what I was used to getting in Munich, although I can't remember specifics, but come with at least 20 Euros if you plan on ordering a Maß (1 liter glass) and a plate of food.
09-16-2012 19:25:09 | More by MarkT
4.75/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This place is as near to perfection as I may ever find! I fully endorse all the other reviews. PLEASE NOTE: The train to Herrshing is now the S8. All else remains the same! And that's a GOOD thing!
The atmosphere at Andechs was the most impressive, and a close second was the Dopplebock Dunkel. My wife sampled the Apfel and it was delicious, but one of those things that you can only handle a halbe of. We also sampled a limited run of Maibock, which was fantastic.
The grounds are immaculate and the food is top notch. Classic Bavarian wurst, cheese, and gigantic servings of ham and chicken. We were there on a Saturday and it wasn't crazy busy, the crowd was an even mix of locals, tourists, and bachelor parties! Entertaining all around. Since we arrived to Herrshing at around 10:30, we just missed the bus (which runs every hour at 10 past the hour). We opted for a cab from the train stop for 12 euro.
Bottom line, GO THERE NOW!
06-08-2012 14:42:40 | More by BartlettAveBrew
United Kingdom (England)
4.53/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Of all the places to make a day trip to from Munchen zentrum, this has to be the number one choice!
Visited in July '11 and walked up from the railway station (S5 - 50 mins from zentrum) which is through a wooded path climbing gradually up the hillside. This took about 40/5 minutes. We got a bus back for 2 Euros, as we were full of beer and pig :P
There are 3 or 4 different bars on the site and we started off in the highest up one with the cafeteria style self service eatery
Beer is paid for at a small window then you hand your token over for fresh beer from the barrel
At this bar we had all 3 that were available, hell, dunkel and dunkel weiss
Had the 'haxe which is from pigs raised on the monastic farm, absolutely fantastic - you pay by weight!
Only minor criticism was the large number of wasps - everywhere, yes it was July and we sat outside in the sun but surely they can do something to control them?
We than moved down the hillside to a smaller bar where we sat outside again (no wasp problem here!).
Different beers available, so do remember to move about in order to enjoy them all (almost like a small hillside town comprised of bars!!!)
We had 2 bottled Andechs beers here in the form of the excellent Bergbock and Doppel Bock Dunkel - ramping the ABV's up somewhat - we needed desert after all
Excellent venue - a must and I will return
10-22-2011 15:05:49 | More by Ruds
Klosterbrauerei Andechs in Andechs, Germany
96 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.