ClarkVV (3753) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, says L0313 on it. Must be batch 3 of 2013? Who knows, anyways, quite fresh.
Gushing! Though Im able to get it in to the glass without any spillage. Hazy, deep copper-orange body with a rather small, weakly retained white head that hangs around a covering.
Cookies, clove and bubble gum in the nose, with a lighter banana note than most hefes (fine with me). Quite a good strength to it though, with no alcohol or off-notes. Some creamy, nutty wheat and no acidity or sourness.
Soft, wheat-like palate and a bit of citrus-like acidity. Vanilla, honey and spicy clove mixed with hops on the finish. Banana and vanilla iced cream are delicious and surprisingly not too sweet (with the spiciness helping to balance). Quite light bodied, even for the style with some wateriness.
At first, I was pretty unimpressed. Not that it’s bad or anything, just a little plain. I like the lack of banana here (still there, just light). Dosent seem much like the doppelbock or volbier, however. None of the classy yeast character those had (which makes sense since those are obviously not fermented with weisse yeasts).
Prufrockstar (623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwers. Thanks to Ken for pointing this out to me. I get so set in my ways I often don’t pay any attention to the Germans on the menu. Anyway ... Pours cloudy yellow-gold with a pillow of white head. Banana, clove, some pepper, all nicely balanced with one another. Nice caramelized sugar sweetness with a hint of lemon zest. Light body; refreshing. One heck of a nice beer all around.
Cokemonkey11 (30) - - FEB 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very great wheat beer, would love to try the version not marked hell :)
gmonroe10 (216) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange; nice head, white and cushiony. Nose is citrus,banana. Taste is really nice - slightly sour, with the beer itself medium in body/carbonation, and simply refreshing. Looking forward to the other Anderch beers.
Beerbarella (316) - - FEB 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
500 ml bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a high white head. Wonderful fruity wheat aroma. Great full bodied taste and slightly sour palate. One of the best existing wheat beers.
beeracoon (403) - - FEB 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge white head. Cloudy yellow-orange colour. Wonderfully wheat aroma with notes of banana and vanilla. Fruity taste and a lasting sparkly palate. A perfect wheat beer.
SnoopDoug (17) - Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is such a perfect example of a traditional German Helles. The Klosterbrauerei Andechs continues to make amazing beer. I’m so glad it’s accessible in the states via bottles now. No US brewery makes a German style beer anywhere near as good. Mmmm...
Beerhunter111 (3004) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig. Geschmack hefig, fruchtig nach Banane, leicht würzig.
Douberd (1539) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml at home as Weissbier Hell, thanks to McTapps! Into a weizen glass, ABV 5.5%
Bright golden orange colour on the body, quite hazy, with almost three fingers of thick white head on top. Very good retention, medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of unripe bananas, grass, flowers.
Nice taste, clean, also bananas and a bit floral, light yeast and clove after I poured the last of it.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Overall pretty good, refreshing and clean and great thirst quencher.
tbopslt (320) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Excellent representation of the class. Will definitely drink again.