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 swizzlenuts
2.54/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: A golden colour with a nice finger's width head that sticks around a bit

S: It smells like corn. Corn out of a can or something weird. No hops really.

T: This tastes like canned corn to me. Extremely matly and not very tasty.

M: A bit creamy with a bit of carbonation

D: Sort of

Either this beer is off or it just sucks. I was hoping for more from Andescher.

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Photo of stcules
2.6/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Full golden color, white head, a little scarce. Not really beautiful.
Smell: malt. And malt. And honey. Chestnut notes?
The taste has a full malty start, full; then some hops note, and in the finish, maltiness again, sweet. And honey.
Average body.
A little too sweet to be really drinkable, but not bad at all.
Sweet aftertaste, malt again, and honey, and some finishing hop.

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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 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 Shandycan
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color helles with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of solid floral malt notes with light sugar notes and some light buttery notes. Taste is also a mix between some floral malt with quite sweet malt backbone with light buttery notes which are more or less pleasant. Body is full with somewhat of an oily texture with good carbonation. Interesting and easily drinkable though not sure such alcohol level is required and the buttery notes are a bit strong for my taste buds.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of GeeZaa
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of stevoj
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Fast disappearing head and very light in the mouth. Too light almost, as flavor is initially biting, but fades fast. I’ll give Andechs the benefit of the doubt here, as I am not too familiar with the heller bock style.

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

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 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 JohnGalt1
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RB

500 ml bottle .. flakey silver label... poured into my small goblet. nice enough white head.. fairly clear dark golden brew.. spotty lacing.

Nose is big pale malt with some husky astringency.. pretty proper.

Flavor is pretty nice... the bottle might be a bit old, but I am happy to try this one again.. clean lager with not too much in the way of yeasty notes.

Good bubble and body... I would love to spend some time in Andechs some day... I would be a good student.

3.25/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

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Photo of spinrsx
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - thanks!

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, grassy/herbal, corn, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn mixed with some grainy/herbal notes. There is also a bit of a grassiness and some buttery/caramel flavours mixed with some light hops. It ends with a buttery grainy aftertaste.

Overall - Mouthfeel needs some work but the beer has a nice flavour. The highlight is probably the scent. Good for the style but not something I'd be on the look out for in the future.

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

500ml bottle

A- Golden colour with some orange hints if held through light. Medium and nicely tight head that shows scarce retention and leaves very litlle lacing on the glass

S- Very sweet bready malts, mixed with a fresh wet-grass feel from the hops. A slight hint of citrus on the back. Can't say how but the aroma has a syrup character to it

T- Can I just copy and past the smell part? Sweet bready malts, a fresh and almost not bitter at all herbal feel from the hops. Then some light hints of lemon and a faint spiciness from the esters. Still can't say how, this beer feels quite like syrup even in the taste

M- Smooth with a not so big body for the ABV. Carbonation is quite low, maybe this is why the beer feels oily

O- Highly refreshing for the ABV and an easy drinker. There is no complexity at all though

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Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Appearance: Clear golden like ginger ale; medium, frothy egg-shell head, long lasting; good lacing

Aroma: malty; slightly grassy; faint hops; slight citrus

Taste: Creamy, malty on start; slight citrus on mid with a hoppy, semi-sweet, "salty" finish; alcohol is pretty noticeable throughout; smooth, but not complex; good, though

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jonb5
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, clear, medium fading head, not much lacing.

S: Freshly cut suger beet, very agricultural.

T: Slightly cloying sweetness mixed with a sharp peppery boozyness, malty with a slightly doughy finish.

M: Body on the thick side, well carbonated, smooth.

O: A decent bock, anyone expecting layer upon later might be disappointed, but this is what a Helles Bock should taste like.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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 DuncanMcBommer
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Andechser Bergbock Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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