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


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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
[bottle] Pours a very clear, golden yellow color. Strong yeast aroma, with some interesting sulfur character present (I seem to be noticing this a lot with the Andechs beers). Flavors are surprisingly clean and malty. Smooth. Finishes with a great noble hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (266) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Straw yellow colour head disappears immediately. Light, refreshing bitter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elecpub (2) - Chester, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
Went to Andechs some years ago. Loved the Doppelbock. Found the Vollbier Hell at Bay Ridge Wine and Liquors in Annapolis, MD and ultimately bought a case. It’s everything I like: good sudsy sweet German lager, reminds me of my visits to Germany when I looked forward to diving into a untried lager at the end of the day. I’ve gotten several cases since. This is all about German bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rozsoma (710) - Győr, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2016
Hell-a-good ez a bier, már az üveg tapintása is olyan, hogy azonnal inni kell, különben.... különben mi? pontosan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neverleaveopen (243) - GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Clear, light golden with a fine head. Subtle aroma of hay, grass and some floral notes. Well-balanced taste. Not as good as expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3080) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 6, 2016
The aroma is bread, grass The appearance is clear golden yellow, white head. The flavor is malty, grass, bready. The finish is grassy, spicy, German noble hops medium in body. Uninteresting, but competently brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3863) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pour is a pale gold with a large white head. Aroma is a nice and bready wet dough with some fresh cut hay. Flavor is clean and adjunct free with the dry pale malt, a touch of bitter hops and a nourishing quality. Very thirst quenching as well. At the source this beer is probably a amazing example of the style. It’s still pretty decent after making the journey here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2198) - - MAR 20, 2016
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear straw golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head has a lighter level retention, fading rather fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell –The aroma of the beer was strongest of a bready smell mixed with a bit of a yeastiness. Along with these aromas comes some light notes of floral hops and a little bit of a biscuit smell. Taste – The taste begins with a more bready and yeasty flavor, with these flavors creating a base for the brew. As the taste moves on some notes of grain and a little bit of a floral and grassy hop come to the tongue. The hop grows slightly stronger, but remains relatively light, to leave a crisp, but sorta bready taste (at least for a 4.8% abv. beer) to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of both its thickness and its creaminess. The moderate nature of the mouthfeel is perfect for the mix of bready and yeasty tastes along side the more moderate sessionable style of the beer. Overall - This was a rather easy drinking and flavorful beer at 4.8% abv. A very nice summer time session I would have to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Draft at Andechser am Dom. Clear golden yellow color with a large, billowing white head. Nice honey, bread, biscuit aroma. Flavor is mildly sweet with honey and bready/doughy pilsner malts. Slight grassy hops, but very subtle. Medium-bodied and very smooth, crisp with high carbonation. Very good for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Keg at Frankurt Airport. Pours golden with a white head. A bit too gassy, some caramel, nicely hopped. Not a bad helles.

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