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Andechser Vollbier Hell

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
saintjulien (121) - - AUG 30, 2014
cereal, hay, golden, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively, bitter

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10950) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours light gold with a white head. Aroma seems apple/white grape. Hints of sweetness. Med body. Crisp. Flavor is white grape, floral and a little light malt. It’s balanced. Bitter enough to satisfy me. Not too malty. Drinks well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Light straw color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, hay/grain, & some floral; Flavor of slight sweet malt, some floral hops, and grain; Finish is crisp & slightly bitter; Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of lightly sweet cereal/grain, with a touch of honey, grass, and straw. It’s pours a transparent dull gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cereal notes with a hint of apple. The finish has light grass and straw. It’s light-medium bodied mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ Mattern Sausages. Clear golden colored pour with a tall white head. Doughy, bready malt aroma. Floral hops, slight grass, and some and straw. A light apple ester character. Flavor is a touch husky and bitter. Lots of bread and cracker. Grassy hops, flowers, and dough. Mild apple fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Keg at GBBF 2014. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The nose is soft, grain, creaminess, doughy, grassy and herbal. The taste is crisp, bitter, clean, grain, grassy and soft dough with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Soft mouth-feel. Crisp and refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aaron68 (572) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
500 ml on tap @ cafe in Oranienstrasse,Kreutzberg, Berlin, Germany. July 26, 2014. Beer from a 500 ml jug glass. Golden color with a white head and medium carbonation. Aroma is a bit sweet, malt,hop,a bit floral and some herbs and citrus. Tastes a bit sweet and crisp with a nice bitter finish. Nice refreshing pils on a hot summer night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10292) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Ambrosetti, Berlin. Clear pale yellow/golden beer with a rich good looking head. Bready caramel aroma, cereal, grassy hops, some cream. Bready flavor, biscuits, caramel, spicy grassy hops, cream, some fruit. Easy drinkable beer, I kinda liked this.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeadyDE (501) - Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2014
golden color..interesting swirling carbonation pattern at start...nose is malt forward..light mouthfeel but not much going on here...ok stuff here from andechs...not my cup of tea....there is a reason why their doppelbock flies off the shelf and this seems to sit...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (295) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours clear golden straw with a decent white head. Aroma of lightly sweet malt, flowers, and bread. Taste is lightly floral, grainy, bready, and slightly sweet. Light body, medium carbonation. This is a tasty helles.


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