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:
432
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
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90
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of BaileyMitch
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of opieo
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quality unfiltered wheat, spicy and banana. I'm not a hefe fan though.

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

Photo of kwjd
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy yellow color a thin foamy head. Retention and lacing are good. Stronger clove aroma. Coriander and banana there as well. Bigger taste of clove. Mild on banana and coriander. Light on citrus. A little watered down but good.

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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdwil
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcghost
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of madakassal
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reidrover
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle purchased from Lifesource natural Grocers in Salem OR. $3,99 Cloudy bright yellow beer with a huge rocky thick white head. Aromas of lemon and wheat, bready with some banana Taste is way better then the aroma..the banana and bubble gum far more to the front. Nice smooth medium mouth feel. A great traditional weiss bier.

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

Photo of Wontonst
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is quite remarkable stuff. The appearance is clear yellow with an abundance of white foam in the tulip. The aromatics fill the nose and brain with all the German esters. The smell of cloves follows the last touch of bitterness into the aftertaste.

Medium body and malty flavor. Moderately sweet which seems to enhance the cloves and banana. Wheaty and yeasty with a little sharp tang. For all the powerful flavors this is smooth and elegant. I don't think I've had a better Hefeweizen. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of JayQue
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very Enjoyable. Pours a hazy straw gold color with a nicely carbonated bubbly white head. Good head retention and some film on the side of the Weizen glass. Aroma hits all the bases, some lemon, lots of cloves and banana and some wheat bitterness. Taste is more of the same. Nicely astringent with lemon and cloves. Classic hefe banana and light wheat bitterness. Very refreshing and good tasting. Mouthfeel is crisp and rich enough for the style. The wheat and cloves provide the real hefe experience. One of the better hefeweizens.

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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

Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
4.18 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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