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


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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Probably the best helles I’ve had. Man, Andechs continues to deliver. Light golden pour, white head, nice lacing. Aroma of hay, sugary cereal, and lemon. Flavor is sublimely balanced. There is a solid sweetness hiding in there, but the lemony hops add just the right amount of bitterness to lend the brew a clean, refreshing finish. Despite the mild nature of the flavors involved (lemon, pale malty sweetness) this beer manages the be pretty flavorful. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Coats the tongue nicely. Good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (742) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Tap at GBBF ’14. Golden, clear, with the biggest white head I’ve ever seen. Almost no aroma. A bit of wheat and lemon typical of German lagers but that’s all. The taste is also slight. A gentle sweetness throughout, although there is the slightest touch of jarring bitter/sourness. The carbonation adds mouthfeel to the weak palette. Not bad, but surprisingly lacking in character. Shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1686) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Tap at gbbf. Pours yellow gold with a green edge. Popcorn, honey, lemon, toast, aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Lemon, light caramel, honey, light corn, apple... Crisp, fresh and tasty. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeKeller (839) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Gourmondo.de. Golden beer with white head. Aroma has malts, butter, hops and hay. Flavour is malty, quite sweet with hay and butter. Soft and a bit oily mouthfeel. Very good helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
The Helles of this brewery shows a cream white, dense, crispy head and deep golden blonde, bright colour; an aroma of pure and sweetish pale malts with a subtle whiff of flowery hops and impressions of vanilla, cheese spread, honey, chamomille, banana and cream; and a taste of sweetish, soft and supple malts, mild carbonation, relatively full and almost creamy at least for a lager; and finishes in a sweetish graininess with only a light, aromatic hoppiness without getting bitter, as is custom in the style. Classic example of a Münchener Helles, in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (331) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Gold pour with a foamy head, aroma is grassy malty. Taste is sweet malty with grassy elements. Typical helles, well brewed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierocker (25) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
light golden in colour with a thin white head. The aroma is of malty grains. full bodied with a taste of sweet malt and a hint of hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1198) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of noble hops, hint of honey; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Armadill0 (272) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow with a big white head. Head vaporates quickly leaving little trace. Aroma has grain and corn. Taste has grain, dust, malt, alcohol and syrup. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, aftertaste is decent. Not very smooth overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Keg at the Earl of Essex, 24/06/14. Clear pale golden with a good sized white cap formed of small bubbles. Nose is bready malt o’clock, citric rinds, light psice, fresh grass. Taste comprises light floral notes, hint of caramel, lemon peel, bread dough, pale malts, vanilla custard. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, light grassy bitterness in a mellow close. Solid lager.

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