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Andechser Weissbier Hell

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

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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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%).


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonkiedeaap (388) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle from Trinkgut in Kleve. The beer is yellow and hazy and pours a large white head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is a rich palate of bananas, melons and some spices (cloves). The taste is soft and full bodied, with a light sweetness with fruits and honey, to change into a well balanced bitterness from the spices and the hops. To conclude into a refreshing, fruity and light bitter aftertaste. Very nice Weizen from one of the best brewers for me in Germany.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (235) - - APR 27, 2015
A good weissbier, with light body and strong banana taste. Easy to enjoy, maybe a bit watery...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (379) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is typical hefeweizen - wheat, banana, cloves. Flavour is similar. A good one, but not the best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1451) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
Andechser Weissbier Hell has an extremely thick, white, spongy head, some lingering lacing, and a hazy, yellow-gold (gold, once the bottom caked contents are swished and poured in), and fierce bubble streams. The aroma is of some banana, coriander, clove, and white bread, with a background of hard-boiled egg. Taste is of spiced, white bread, Cream-O-Wheat, and tap water. Mouthfeel is medium, and Andechser Weissbier Hell finishes wet, drinkable, and a bit dull. RJT

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
w_adwersarz (297) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 17, 2015
Barwa słomkowa, jasna złota, ładnie pracuje, oczywiście zmętnione. Piana na początku dość obfita, po rozpadzie cały czas utrzymuje się na powierzchni niewielką warstewką. Aromat świetny, zrównoważony pomiędzy estry i fenole, słodowy, chlebowy, odrobina drożdży. A na końcu trochę gumy do żucia. W smaku jest owocowe, bananowe, odrobinę słodowe, troszkę cytrynki czuć na koniuszku. Wysycenie w stronę wysokiego, super rześkie i pijalne, goryczka minimalna z owocowym finiszem.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 13, 2015
Golden muddy colour with creamy white head. Aroma and Flavours of plums, bananas and some spices, with yeasty-malty notes in finish and aftertaste. Very good weizen.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillemsUrenkel (814) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
0,5 l bottle. Unclear pale orange in the glass, big white foamy head. Banana, wheat and yeast on the nose. Taste is dry fruity, banana, wheat, some sweeteness, hints of clove. Little bit bitterness in the aftertaste. State of the art for this kind of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (145) - - APR 5, 2015
Golden and lightly cloudy with a pure white one finger head. Dough, barnyard aroma and orange zest. Taste is more of grass and berries. Moderately sweet and no bitterness. I can see this being a very refreshing summer beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2015
500ml bottle - $3.48 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out a lightly hazed, straw-hued body with a small-sized, brief, white head. Smell: Wheat with a thin veneer of sweet-scented honey, citrus and light banana, phenolic spicy elements. Taste: Crisped wheat, moderately sweet cereal quality chased with a spritz of clean, clear lemon juice. Gentle banana accent, a little bubblegum, one scant drop of vanilla. The hops remain rather subtle, imparting only a light bitterness. All flavors converge on the lightly sweetish, rather crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Overall: Lively and refreshing on this Easter Sunday.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1412) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Heavy cereal aromas, banana, and clove, very light citrus. Hazy straw with a fully lasting white head. A little sweet, lots of banana flavor. Medium bodied, very fluffy and smooth.


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