Andechser Vollbier Hell | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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4.02/5
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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:
#4,205
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
251
pDev:
11.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
31
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Photo of HellEsanddoglover7
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonmbell
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DefenCorps
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Upper Lip.

A limpid light yellow with a suffuse white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is brilliant. Soft, doughy, lemony , earthy with honey, a little dust and bread, this is excellent. The palate opens soft, doughy and mildly bitter, a blend of honey, earth and lemon. Mildly dusty with cotton candy, lemon zest and dough. Soft, mildly bitter on the finish, this beer is light in body, softly carbonated and exceptional.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HELL beer! Ahhhhh. Light golden in color. Clear in appearance. Toasted grain, earthy grass and noble hop flavors. Light, crisp and delicious! Very solid German Helles.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
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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1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev +1%
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 -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dd53grif
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigGold
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 251 ratings
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