Andechser Vollbier Hell | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Andechser Vollbier HellAndechser Vollbier Hell
BA SCORE
4.01/5
245 Ratings
Andechser Vollbier HellAndechser Vollbier Hell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Germany
andechs.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Its head is firm and fine pored. Its aroma is pure and fresh from the cellar, with soft malty accents imbued with floral hoppiness.

Its light and soft body leaves a pleasant, tangy taste in the mouth. The mild sweetness marries well with the velvety bitterness of the hops. It concludes on a rounded, harmonious note.

Andechser Vollbier Hell is therefore a classical Bavarian Vollbier.

Added by BeerIsland on 11-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,217
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
245
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Photo of sokol_1993
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got one bottle from Bottlecraft Little Italy, SD.
A good Munich hell, but there's some strange moldy, metallic taste, similar to another beer that I could not think of.

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Photo of nordsee
1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of brianmandell
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the gold standards for a Helles.

Crystal clear pale blonde colour, super bready and crisp.

Such a great summer day lager.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of MattSn
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/31/17

A: Bright golden yellow - crystal clear - pours with a medium sized white head, gradually fades to a nearly solid wispy cap, maintains a medium collar, leaves streaks and spots of lacing

S: Mild and super clean - lightly bready, with light crackers, hints of toast as well as bread dough - some light touches of lager yeast with some spice, pepper - floral, flowery - grassy hops, but not overly aggressive for this delicate style

T: Extraordinarily mild, which is both a strength and a weakness - floral hops - leafy but mostly grassy hops, with some fresh-cut grass - very light spice, very mild yeast strain - lightly bready, perhaps more crackers than bread - still some light touches of toasted bread and bread dough - low sweetness, super attenuated and dry - supremely clean

M: Light body, medium carbonation, super crisp and dry

O: Apparently Vollbier is not a substyle (yes, I looked it up)

I've been drinking pretty much every Helles I can get my hand on this summer. Andescher's Helles is among the cleanest, crispest, most refreshing ones that I have had. But it's not my favorite, as the malts are a bit too light and the grassy flowers are a touch out of balance.

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Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dd53grif
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigGold
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had at Humpenbude ("Tankardbooth"), Phantasialand, Brühl, Germany, "vom Fass" into 0,5l stange. Beautifully sophisticated, and the best Munich Helles I have yet had.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schiltron
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rypkr
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vinylboy20
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahh Helles lagers. I don't think I've ever drank so many examples of a style that I understood so poorly.

My lack of comprehension is no doubt compounded by the fact that many of the proper German offerings are fairly stale by the time they reach me. And, also, by the annoying trend of American brewers to amend the word "Helles" mindlessly to beer that would have once been called "blondes."

This is, I understand, a classic example of the style. And it seems pretty darn fresh.

It pours a beautiful light gold, with strong effervescence and a nice, soapy white head.

Smells crips and grassy, with light biscuity malt and mild, spicy hop. It's a delicate aroma, but assertive enough, and quite well brewed.

Tastes more complex than the aroma, but still seems very precise. Grassy, grainy start, getting fruity and crisp in the middle of the sip, and finishing with a pronounced combination of biscuits and hop spice. The finish is a bit sour, though not unpleasantly so.

I think my thoroughly American palette will always prefer the more aggressive hop presence of Czech pilseners. That does not mean, however, that I can't appreciate an excellently brewed example of this style--now that I might be getting a handle on it.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright clear as a bell copper colour. Small head quickly fades.

Flavor is delicate malts and lightly floral hops. The malt flavor is lightly toasted Cheerios and backed by generous carbonation. Very good!

Recommended!

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Andechser Vollbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 245 ratings
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