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


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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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%).

crowderm's rating

   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2158) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy bright orange with a tight soapy white head that dissipates to a film and collar. Aroma is wheat yeast banana little bubblegum lemon zest. Taste is is much of the same with nice crisp little bitterness in the finish. This is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (246) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
Hefetrübes orangegelb mit reichlich Schaum. Sehr hefig, Banane, sehr mild und sehr süffig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Piw (473) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2015
500ml Flasche. Orange mit leichter Hefewolke. Grosse, feinporige Schaumkrone. Weich im Antrunk, rund im Abgang.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (422) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 5, 2015
A world class weisse. Golden and hazy with a perfect weisse aroma. Creamy body, banana, soft malts, not very acidic like some weisse biers. One of the best Ive ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Tap @ BierHaus. Pour pretty gold orange, completely cloudy, large creamy white head, great lacing. Aroma is classic, banana, clove and bubblegum esters dominate. Flavor is light sweet, no real bitterness. Lots of banana and yeast, hints of cloves. Medium plus body, creamy rich mouthfeel. Excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (305) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma and Flavours of plums, bananas and some spices, with yeasty-malty notes in finish and aftertaste. Very good weizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hank86 (18) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2015
Nase: würzig, Koriander, leichte Banane; Geschmack: erfrischend, spritzig, Koriander, leichte Banane, süffig ~ ~ Aroma: spicy, cloves, some banana; Taste: refreshing, smooth, cloves, some banana

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
droef (122) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
50cl bottle. Normaly I’m a big fan of the Weihenstephan weissbeer, but this one was a very, very pleasant surpise! Great taste a bit more sour taste than the Weihenstephaner, but because of that a perfect diversity! Defenitly a keeper, all year round!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foerdifuxx (59) - Franconia, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2015
When poured into the glas it produces a thick cloudy, quite long lasting white head. The beer itself is hazy golden. Aromas of vanilla, clove, fruits, maybe some floral notes, banana, nice sweet honey, doughy yeast and wheat together with buttery notes and a thin alcoholic touch. Tastes bittersweet in the beginning, then more dominant clove and spices. Cracker, malt, slight banana in a pleasant light bitter hoppy finish. Creamy texture. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle - a bit more subdued than I general like my hefes, but very well put together - the nose, in particular, is a lesson in subtle complexity - soft honey, melon, subtle spicy phenolics, mild esters - nothing dominates, but everything works together quite well - soft, moderately frothy texture - flavor is a little thin compared to the aroma and the tail end is a little watery - moderately acidic/tangy and mildly sweet - very mild esters, but not very much of the subtle phenolics from the nose - finish does bring some white pepper, but the aroma had me hoping for more - overall, though, still a solid Hefe.

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