SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best beer and food we had while in Germany. A little sweeter than the other light beers we had, with a little more flavor.
DanielHearn (2) - Boulder City, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Unforgettable flavor, superb aroma, and is very smooth to the palate. The beer goes well with heavy food, but can easily be enjoyed without food. The hops are mild, but as stated, the flavor is very enjoyable.
flatkitty (10) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The man who worked the taps at the Andechs Monestary told me this was his favorite, and it didnít dissapoint. Undoubtedly better if you havenít already had their heavier beers, but one of the best Iíve ever had regardless. Very lively and smooth, with a thick, creamy head and very nice aroma. Donít let the color fool you, the hoppy flavor and finish are both very complex and delightfull. A nice, mild beer that leaves you needing at least another liter. One of the best beers Iíve ever had.
adnielsen (6200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Andechs. Light, clear yellow appearance with a white head. Nice, clean, straw, mild grainy, floral aroma. Very nice, clean, floral, herbal hoppy, hay flavor. Great stuff. One of my all-time favorite Helles.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line :
This Hellesís distinguished pils malts evolve in a perfectly plush mouthfeel where light leafy hop bitterness builds with every sip.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam bobs atop the clear, striking golden.
-That is one remarkable mouthfeel. Soft and cushy in the middle, then dry and crisp in the finish. Wow.
-Citrusy edges are more apparent upon warming as the nose gains more depth.
-This may not be as distinctive as Ayingerís Helles, but it is still a superb textbook example of the style.
-This is yet another beautifully polished brew from Andechs. A subtle quencher of an impressive execution.
On tap at Andechser am Dom, Munich.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice grainy yet hoppy aroma. SImilar to North German pils. Nice golden color.Great taste and clean finish. World class.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden in color with lots of carbonation.Very crisp and clean.This is what i call a meaty beer.It has body with lots of flavor.
crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ein MaŖHelles at the abbey itself, only 5,60, a life-changing experience that everyone must partake in.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, on the hillside of a Bavarian Alp. Transparent and pale brass in color with an ever-foamy white head. Devine aroma of lemongrass, buttery sourdough crust, pils muskiness, cologne qualities, perfume and gardenia orientations, and an overall sharp and herbaceous semblance. Slight green hop flavor bite moves into a pine chip quality, and is then met with staunch, starchy sourdough. Green grass with freshly squeezed lemon juice drippings. Husky qualities remain while the lemon citric accents make for a cleanly palate feel. Balance is fantastic, and itís possibly the best light beer on Godís green earth. Perfume, cologne, cattails, buttery sourdough crust and lemongrass remain prolific in the finish.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2001
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best helles I had in Munich this spring. Pale, Floral malt character with a very mild and smooth bitterness. Delicate and elegant. Had it at the pub near the Frauenkierke not at the monestary.