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


on tap

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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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%).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3543) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle: Poured a golden amber with a pillowy white head. Smelled sour wheaty/yeasty citrus aroma. The taste was bitter with a thick bread loaf feel and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color with a large good lacing white head. Aroma is banana, gum, moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Nice and refreshing. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
I don’t really like weisses, but this is one of the better ones. I will have to re-evaluate this one, but at the moment I can say it’s quite drinkable without excessive sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6042) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
(Bottle, Priory Arms, Stockwell, London, 24 Nov) Golden yellow colour, hazy, with huge white head. Fruity nose with banana, slightly sweetish wheat notes, clove and a hint of smoke. Fruity taste, slightly sweet, with a distinct banana note and hints of clove. Very full banana/wheat character. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2336) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2006
Vom fass @ Andescher am Dom, München, Germany.
The peak of Summer, the sun now directly upon us and the little shade outside barely enough to shelter us from the heat, but who cares really.. We found the Andescher brewery tap!!!
Second of many fine beers. Into a weissbier glass it presented well. Massive, layered, rocky white crown atop an opaque, pastel gold body tinged by a chestnut hue. Carbonation was typically high, erupting from eddying streams inside. Subtle ripe banana and fresh squeezed lemons on the nose, quite fresh. More zingy lemons and banana inside to be joined by some original grapefruit, apple and pear flavours to make for a very juicy palate indeed. Its light in body and the carbonation makes sure it bounces across the tongue but is not harsh or upsetting. Finish is crisp, a light band-aid note, definite cloves in there before it fades out to leave just a little banana and bubblegum. A sour edge becomes pronounced as it heats up, sweetness is well-controlled and it honestly tastes better more cool than chilled. A nicely balanced, intricately created ’hefe’. This monastic brewery cannot do anything wrong. This was lovely stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
It was just before noon at Kloster Andechs when we sat down to enjoy this one. The Sunday service could still be heard through the PA system. No, it really doesn’t get much better than this. And this wasn’t even the best beer we sampled, but it was the first. More than adequate hefe with all the clovey banana goodness you could want.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2006
Hazy yellow/orange, white head. Malty, yeasty wheat aroma. Bready and a bit hoppy flavor, some banana. Malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/orange colour with a longlasting white head. Malty yeasty aroma with lots of bananas and clove hints. Sweet malty yeasty banana and clove flavor. Malty yeasty aftertaste with hints of bananas. A nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Big thanks to SoG! Lightly cloudy straw color with a moderate white head. Aromas of heavy yeast with sweet light fruit including bananas and other light fruit. Flavors follow scents, with bananas and mild raisins. Finish and linger teem with light wheat and mild clove. A quite capable weissbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2852) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Nice typical pour, perfectly crowned head, sat just beautifully in the weizen glass. Pale yellow to yellow pour and cloudy. The aroma was citrus, wheat, and spices. As it warmed, the flavor added to a basic citrus and lightly clovey elements a stronger spicing, including not only cloves but also peppers. Finish was a little dry and with a lightly acidic mouthfeel. The banana-like esters were minor players in this one and it was rather refreshing (slightly sour) for a summer evening at the grill.

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