Andechser Bergbock Hell | Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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110 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Germany
andechs.de

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With its firm, fine pored head, luminous gold and clear gleaming look, it cannot fail to awaken expectations of pure pleasure.

Strong malty nuances and floral hoppiness are imbued with accents of slight fruitiness. Despite its strength, Bergbock is pleasantly mouthcoating, with a powerful, but unobtrusive body. A highly discrete, finely bitter hoppiness transforms into a slight honey sweetness to conclude on a soft, harmonious aftertaste.

A harmonious light bock of character that cannot be put down after the first drink.

Added by NeroFiddled on 10-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

while i suspect slow turnover and possibly dirty lines at the establishment i had this on draft at, this still does not live up to the high quality standards set by the other beers these guys make. this is apple juicy all the way, almost totally flat from the tap, and while there is a bit of a german malt sweetness to it, there is little trace of any lager yeast, hops, or the usual feel of a bock beer. this is thick and heavy really sugary, with a strong white grape juice and apple juice flavor, some honey malt sweetness too i suppose, but it seems not even close to fermented all the way down. while i think more carbonation would certainly help this one out, i really didnt care for it, and reckon they got a bad keg or something, as other reviews have not cited any of these issues. as it was, it was a poor companion to a nice grilled ribeye, and the sugars were just too much. i know these guys to make nothing but exceptional beers, this one didnt even seem like it could have come from the same brewery. ill find it again someday, maybe in a bottle, and give it another chance. this cant be right...

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Photo of Knapp85
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
2.96/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a filtered golden color, with a noisy, big head.

Aromas appear to be pretty muted, there is a hint of wheat, toffee and dried grass.

Perfectly accentuated carbonation illustrates a bright maltiness, sweet and refreshing, expectedly easy drinking - pair with hearthy food.

Tastes of sweet, strawy malts, which get a generous caramel treatment. Develops a pleasant dryness, which only goes as far as adding more depth to the malts, by showcasing dried leafes and fresh cut grass. Finishes sweet, yet refreshing, since the carbonation of the beer develops a late effervescence with a nuance of the hops prevailing.

Well made, balanced and malty, not too much going on in this.

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Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
2.74/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shelby415
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: clean looking, light honey, lots of bubbles, good head
S: Hay, wet grass, notes of honey, sour water
T: Clean, honey, light, refreshing, a little sweet
F: Smooth, goes down nice, very nice feel
O: Normally I find all Helles to taste the same but this one is quite different with a more sweet taste that's great after a hike in the mountains or a bratwurst mit sauerkraut

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Photo of SCproUA
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would like to say a little upset data beer, not a weak expression of taste, smell is almost absent, the only thing that pleases is the appearance of the bottle and the color of the beer !!!

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Photo of JandroArt
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-grainy,honey,cereals,white grapes,spicy
T:
-Follows the nose plus vanilla and a cloying sweetness
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
One of the best Pale Bocks.I'm just not a huge Fan of the Style

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Photo of mytu420
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmitC
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdelaney
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

After 3 years in Germany this is the best beer there.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jmtpi
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Andechser Bergbock Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
3.89 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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