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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A product of traditional multiple mashing, Andechser Vollbier Hell presents a bright straw yellow and clear gleaming look that cannot fail to fascinate. 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 (11.5% original extract and 4.8% alcohol by volume).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4903) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear pale straw yellow body under a nice frothy white head that had decent retention. The nose is clean bready and crackery maltiness with a light floral hoppiness. A nice delicate doughy maltiness. The flavor is clean and crisp but still quite soft and delicate. Surprised that this is completely filtered, it’s so so soft and well rounded even in this state of filtration. The hops could maybe be a bit brighter, but they’re still pretty nice. There’s a code on the bottle that must indicate it’s age, but ’L1693’ doesn’t mean anything to me. Very soft and well rounded on the palate with gentle soft carbonation. Really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Hoppy with floral overtones smooth drinking At spuyten duyvil. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (932) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Clear pale with white head. Corn in the noise. Crisp light, a bit cloying on corn flavor. Malt profile a bit lighter than I hoped.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Paul at Proletariat. Pours a light, clear pale golden body with thick white head. Aroma is clean pale malt, grass and light floral tones. Mouthfeel is light and crips with notes of grain, malt, grass and light flowers.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2213) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled. Pale gold. Straw and grassy notes. Pretty decent helles, nothing unusual here.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JockPhillips (13) - - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 500 ML bottle. Nice grassy taste. Light head and tight mouthfeel. A solid, rustic Vollbier Hell. You could drink a few of these consecutively.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mainuh_man (96) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a big white head. Sweet malty nose with hay and cereal. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly floral. Finishes relatively abruptly, but has the right amount of hop bitter to balance the sweetness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Overall, a decent helles lager, though not as good as the Andechs Special Hell.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Buongiorgio00 (754) - - APR 26, 2014
Lager da manuale, leggera e non spiace e da bere, con una luppolatura erbacea che lascia un leggero amaro sul finale, ben maltata.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2086) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle bought by dicksonbeer at proletariat. standard looking pour with light nose of floral hops. tastes of malt, lemon, grassy, leaves, and some earthy bitters. refreshing enough

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (1042) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Aroma of malts and grass. Flavour is malty, light sweetness, some bitterness in the finish. A decent Helles, but not one of the better beers from this brewery.


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