Andechser Weissbier Hell | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Germany
andechs.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Since Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March 1993, Andechs Weissbier Hell has found many new friends. Untreated and bottled in its natural state of yeasty turbidity, this is a top fermented beer for the epicure.

Its light honey colour makes it an immediate eyecatcher. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. At the same time, the creamy, fine pored head invites you to get to know this light Weissbier from the Holy Mountain. You’ll need two takes to enjoy the aromas to the full.

First, distinctive fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste.

A Weissbier that embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling, it refreshes and renews the thirst for more

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
424
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
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Photo of bluejacket74
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, no dating that I was able to find on it. Back label is stamped with L 1035. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch and a half that stuck around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cloves, bananas, and wheat/grainy malt. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bubblegum and a little bit of lemon peel noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good hefeweizen, I'd buy this one again. Certainly worth a try! $3.49 a bottle.

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Photo of Imad
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw gold under a 3” finely bubbled bone white to cream colored foam column that takes over 4 minutes to reduce to 1/3 its original size.
S: Bread, faint banana and fainter spice verging on clove. Banana aromas intensify as it warms.
T: Fruity, apple, pear, banana, some light bread with a hint of citric tartness especially on the finish.
F: Medium to medium light body, above average carbonation
O: A true classic.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
3.06/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow colour with a big compact head. Aroma of banana, cloves and citrus (less than usual for the style). Medium body, fizzy carbonation with bubbles coming up all the time. Taste of banana, cloves and citrus.

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Photo of zeff80
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An extremely well done hefeweizen that is pretty much everything I want in a hefe.

Great aroma...banana, lemons...cloves...

Taste leans a little more towards the lemons and cloves but light banana evident..

Body is crisp, light, and easy to drink. Just finished a two hour bike ride and this is the perfect nourishing beverage I needed. Could drink more than a few of these in a sitting.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There are better-looking hefes and they certainly have more lace.
Aroma also comes in below average, given that I am used to a wild banana thing conquering all else.
But Ancechser's malt-preference comes through, but then some strong lemon-pepper-hops subtracts too much from what would otherwise be a nice creamy wheat.
Overall, I like Andechser and how monks survived for 6 centuries offered this to pilgrims coming to a nearby shrine. Sometimes hard to get in North America, get it if you can.
Listed on the "1001" and very much deserves this.

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the barrel @ Kloster Andechs. I considered reviewing, given its high quality, but in a place with such a view and atmosphere, I think it better to just enjoy.

A classic. Canonical hefeweizen. One of the best.

B+

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steinwy10
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mastema
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very fine weissbier- yeasty but crisp with the requisite clove and banana flavors, but light and snappy rather than creamy or chewy. Goes down smooth- an especially nice hot weather beer.

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Photo of himynameispat
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of km0508
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow color, with minimal head, but flavor abounds. Banana, bubblegum, bread, etc. Unfiltered adds some extra body to the mouthfeel. Gorgeous!

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Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
4.18 out of 5 based on 424 ratings.
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