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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: German Hefeweizen
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb.

When summer is on the way and the days invite you to swim, ramble, climb, or simply enjoy the outdoors, you will discover that an Andechser Weissbier Hell is just the right thing to quench your thirst. Since Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March 1993, Andechs Weissbier Hell has found many new friends. Untreated and bottled in its natural state of yeasty turbidity, this is a top fermented beer for the epicure. Its light honey colour makes it an immediate eyecatcher. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. At the same time, the creamy, fine pored head invites you to get to know this light Weissbier from the Holy Mountain. You’ll need two takes to enjoy the aromas to the full. First, distinctive fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste. A Weissbier that embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling, it refreshes and renews the thirst for more (original extract: 12.5%; abv: 5.5%).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1268) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy unfiltered pale yellow, white head. Aroma is banana, lemon, clove, wheat. Flavor is wheat, banana, bubblegum, lemon. Nice. Good quality German Weisse Bier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1832) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2016
500 ml bottle, no dating that I was able to find on it. Back label is stamped with L 1035. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch and a half that stuck around for a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cloves, bananas, and wheat/grainy malt. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some bubblegum and a little bit of lemon peel noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good hefeweizen, I’d buy this one again. Certainly worth a try! $3.49 a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpy369 (480) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Hazy yellow colour, medium white head. Nose and taste isntipical weizen, low to now esters. Decent weizen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1680) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2016
Aus der Flasche. Orange trübe Farbe, sehr schöner heller fester Schaum. Getreidiger Hefeduft. Angenehm reduzierte Kohlensäure. Herb getreidig im Antrunk. Dann Hefe und Süsse. Etwas alkoholisch. Sanft bitteres Finish. Klassisches Weizenbier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (705) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2016
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a big compact head. Aroma of banana, cloves and citrus (less than usual for the style). Medium body, fizzy carbonation with bubbles coming up all the time. Taste of banana, cloves and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is typical hefe. Banana and clove with wheat malt base and maybe even some vanilla. Flavor is a little on the thin side with the banana and clove being the main thing I detect. A bit of metal toward the end which was kind of weird. Typical but thin German hefe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (786) - Berlin, - MAY 9, 2016
Flasche - goldgelb mit dicker Schaumkrone. Sehr gut abgestimmtes Weizen, wenig nervige bananige Noten, allerdings sticht auch sonst kaum etwas richtig heraus. Gewürzig. Durchaus ein gutes Weizen, aber mit 96 hier hart overrated, wie praktisch alle deutschen Biere, die in den USA verkauft werden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3742) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2016
This was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a hazy/cloudy burnt orange color with a thick rocky/foamy white head that took its time to dissipate. Rough messy lacing. The smell started off with the spicy clove up front and then the sweet banana esters, slightly earthy, subtle biscuit. The taste wrapped together all of the previously mentioned flavors with the sweet breadiness lingering into the spicy clove in the aftertaste nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. Spices hit with a gentle harshness on my tongue. Overall, damn, what a nice hefeweizen. Definitely would have again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 6, 2016
May. ’15. On tap at Andechser am Dom. Hazy yellow bodied with typically big head. Very nice in-style aroma, banana and orange were screaming out of it. Flavor was mildly sweet, chalky, fruity, creamy and smooth on palate. Medium bodied with low carbonation accompanied with pleasant finish that followed the flavor. Again, very good, scholar Hefeweizen example, but still expected a bit better somehow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1901) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle, 0.50l. Cloudy golden color with medium frothy white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of wheat, yeast, banana and cloves. Taste starts light sweet grainy and honeyish, follows refreshing citric and grassy with mild spicy mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Light to medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Well done, but not so special, although I might be a bit spoiled...


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