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Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Klosterbrauerei AndechsKlosterbrauerei Andechs

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 1,274
Beer Avg: 4.02

Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Bergstraße 2
Andechs, 82346
phone: +49 8152 3760

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Reviews by Domingo:
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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

A wonderful "must do" trip if you're in the Munich area. Easily accessible via the s-bahn system and either a short bus or taxi ride from the station.
The entire atmosphere is just terrific. A large self-service style beerhall (no tablecloth in sight) that of course just happens to carry some of the best half-dozen beers in the whole world.
I was there in the winter so I didn't get to experience the outside biergarden area quite so much, but you can see how nice it must be in warmer weather. The view is stunning.
Beers were roughly 2 euros each and are served in the default .50 mug, or the larger one for about 50% more for the Helles and Dunkel.
Selections are a Helles, Dunkel, Weiss, Doppelbock, and a few special selections. The specials in the winter of '05 were the AMAZING Apfelweiss, and Dunkel Jubilaumsbier. You also can order a Radler if that's your cup of tea. There are also several varieties of Schnapps distilled at Andechs including peach and apple. A nice couple from Hamburg gave us a try of the apple and it was wonderful.
Food is typical hearty bavarian fare...but done REALLY well.
English is typically spoken and mostly understood, but knowing a few German phrases is a big plus.
It just doesn't get much better than this. If you're in Munich, you'll want to hit up the Hofbrauhaus and Andechs.

Because all of the beers are so wonderful, you'll want to likely have a friend ordering one thing while you order another...and just split the beers. This way you can try everything without becoming incoherant due to the potency of many of the brews!

An amazing thing is that the place is FULL of locals. We arrived at 10AM thinking we'd be the first ones only to discover 25 locals that appeared to have arrived some time earlier. By noon, the main hall was full...and on a random Wednesday no less. People in Germany know a good thing and take advantage of it!

EDIT: In the summertime the place opens up quite a bit. There's a huge patio area with an additional bar area, and even a second biergarten on your way up the hill with its own taps (which may have items not available in the main hall). Also, the Apfelweiss turned out to be a simple juice-blend item (which is still awesome), but you could probably have them make it using other beers as well.

01-05-2006 00:48:10 | More by Domingo
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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
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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
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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
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Klosterbrauerei Andechs in Andechs, Germany
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