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


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RATINGS: 462   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%).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Milky golden pour, nice head retention. I’m not really sure what to say about this one. Everything you look for in a good hefe is there, but nothing really sets it apart. Its very nicely balanced, and is a great example of the style, but it doesn’t have that little something that sets a brew like weihenstephaner apart on its own level. Very enjoyable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krigla (15) - SLOVENIA - JUL 21, 2014
Cloudy yellow amber colour with a lasting, medium tall white head. Fruity aroma and taste. Definitely great hefeweizen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2935) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Andechser am Dom Munich. Cloudy gold pour with lacy white head. Aroma is fruity, good banana clove, peach notes in there as well, particularly fruity, nice floral graininess that isn’t completely crushed by esters. Taste is light, fruity, not really spicy, very light yeast profile which is enjoyable, bready and vnever cloying. Palate is a bit on the rough side, found it harshly carbed, body is med-light though. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1620) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours cloudy golden with medium white. Aroma is estery, medium body, well carbonated, and good small bubble lacing. Taste is tangy clove, yeasty, and some honey. Pretty good hefeweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierocker (25) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
hazy golden-orange in colour with a creamy white head. The aroma is of yeast, bubble-gum, banana, pears and cloves. flavour of banana and citrus with slightly acidic finish with a hint of hops. A great wheat beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1814) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer for hunting this down for me. Shared at mrebeks. Cloudy light orange pour with a pillow-y head that fades somewhat quickly. Banana pudding dominates the aroma with hints of clove and bubblegum. Tastes like creamy liquid bananas. Really tasty. Light clove in the finish. Delicious hefe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of banana, citrus, clove, and faint bubblegum. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. The flavor starts with moderate banana and lighter citrus. There’s a touch of bubblegum the middle. The finish has clove and light wheaty notes. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2214) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of grain and straw, herbs for the hops, dough for the yeast, with notes of banana, bubble gum, ripe pear, and faint nutmeg and clove. Head is small to average in size, creamy, white, with good slippery lacing, and is mostly lasting. Color is murky, medium yellow amber. flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a lively carbonation. Stronger and well balanced aromas and flavors in this German Hefeweizen sets it apart from other top beers of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1156) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
(bottle) cloudy orange amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of spice, bananas; slighlty thick palate; clean, balanced flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3620) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
500ml bottle [Hard to reach the (actually) 6:0 demand of the German Football team with six Weizen(s) at this historic evening, seven just in this moment]. Hazy golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, white head. Wheaty and yeasty aroma, fruity hints of apple and clove. Taste is wheaty, yeasty, fruity notes of pear, apple, a touch of banana, clove; creamy texture close to a Weizenbock. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClaudeB04 (111) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, yellow - orange colour, huge head. Taste banana, citrus, really refreshing and light.

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