Germany > Bavaria > Andechs
suprchunk (76) Heinsberg, Germany | May 23, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great, and a must go, experience. Beautiful setting, great food, great beer. Selection is only their offerings, but they have great beer. Wonderful ambiance sitting outside looking out while eating your pork knuckle. I could sit here everyday and enjoy a few beers while eating and relaxing.
jorge76 (56) , Italy | April 10, 2013| Updated April 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
visited on sat 6th nov, beautifull place with a nice atmosphere too , two big rooms with a lot of tables and benches .. we had the pork belly that was good spezial hell and dobbel bock dunkel both above the average for the bavarian’s standard but we were coming from bamberg and franconia so our palate were quite difficult to sodisfy .. great place !!
SPDickerman (69) Texas | April 6, 2013| Updated April 30, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Seriously the best place to visit. An absolute MUST. The food and atmosphere are fantastic. It’s atop a mountain in the little town of Andechs. They only have a few of their beers on tap, but for the best beer in Germany, what’s to complain about. And at a very reasonable price. I loved this place.
Gutifa (12) Bad Wurzach, Germany | February 15, 2013| Updated April 30, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
That’s a good place to do a day trip if you are around München. The area is really nice.
I was little bit disappointed with this one. It looks little bit like a fast food local. Take your tray and go to the line. You want a beer? The same but in other line.(My german girlfriend says that this is the normal way in this kind of places...)
I don’t want to think in what can this be in summer days!
The service was bad. The guy serving the beer was really unfriendly.
The food was good, nothing special but the prizes also were good.
The beer? They just have the Weizen, Helles, Doppelbock, Winter and Radler. No Dunkel, no Bergbock, no Spezial Hell..
Schlenkerla (208) , Austria | January 6, 2013| Updated April 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
what a beer garden. Food outstanding (Schweinshaxe) and the beer is great too. Love the dark Andecheser.
Theydon_Bois (394) The ’Sham, England | December 22, 2012| Updated April 30, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Of all the places to make a day trip to from Munchen zentrum, this has to be the number one choice!
Visited in July ’11 and walked up from the railway station (S5 - 50 mins from zentrum) which is through a wooded path climbing gradually up the hillside. This took about 40/5 minutes. We got a bus back for 2 Euros, as we were full of beer and pig :P
There are 3 or 4 different bars on the site and we started off in the highest up one with the cafeteria style self service eatery.
Beer is paid for at a small window then you hand your token over for fresh beer from the barrel.
At this bar we had all 3 that were available, hell, dunkel and dunkel weiss.
Had the ’haxe which is from pigs raised on the monastic farm, absolutely fantastic - you pay by weight!
Only minor criticism was the large number of wasps - everywhere, yes it was July and we sat outside in the sun but surely they can do something to control them?
We than moved down the hillside to a smaller bar where we sat outside again (no wasp problem here!).
Different beers available, so do remember to move about in order to rate them all (almost like a small hillside town comprised of bars!!!).
We had 2 bottled Andechs beers here in the form of the excellent Bergbock and Doppel Bock Dunkel - ramping the ABV’s up somewhat.
Excellent venue - a must visit if you have a few days in Munchen.
tderoeck (126) Gent, Belgium | August 22, 2012| Updated April 30, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I’ll be honest, this wasn’t my favourite place. Visited early august, probably in the middle of German holiday season as well, the place was crowded with people. Hundreds of, mainly elder, people were visiting the place for a brew and some food. Selection I consider to be very mediocre, if you make more than 10 beer and then have only 3 available to the public. However on our way down, we noticed a small restaurant as well on the mountain, that offered a wider range. Too bad we had come up on the hill from the brewery side, and not straight from the parking lot. Food was decent, but not mind blowing. My wife and I shared the Schweinehaxe, as it was big enough, with some Kartoffelsalat, Sauerkraut and Krautsalat (coleslaw). Good thing we shared, cause it was pretty expensive. Service, well, what service? The place is like a fastfood chain. Grab your tray, stand in line for 15 minutes, order your food (and you better be ready and not asking too many questions!) and pay up. Don’t forget to check your receipt, because they charged me a small brezel which I didn’t have (cause they were out and I didn’t want a big one). You want a drink? Different line buddy! The waiting starts all over again. People working there seemed not too happy. I wouldn’t be happy working there either, to be honest. Being a customer felt like sitting on a conveyor belt, working there must feel like working in a factory. Oh well. The beer was decent, though not mind blowing. The Schweinehaxe was not nearly as soft and juicy as in Hofbrauhaus, but you do get "knusprig" skin all the way round, and not just a little bit like in Hofbrauhaus. The view was supposed to be spectacular, with view on the lake or something, but somehow we must have ended up sitting on the wrong terrace, cause we didn’t see any water.
EithCubes (216) New Jersey | July 23, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A pilgrimage that every German-bound beer lover needs to take (maybe next time I’ll take the Fußweg up instead of the bus cheat) and, while not utterly mind-blowing, is pretty perfect for what it is and a clear 10/10 for satisfaction. Easy to squeeze into a few hours on a trip to Munich. Food was fresh and very local, beers were of course ... rather good, and any experience on a windy, sunny day atop the holy mountain takes on added oneiric significance.
DanielBrown (210) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 6, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely place. In a moment of unplanned genius a forced a Stag party to march up the hill to this place, after a big sesh the night before. After a sweaty hour wandering through hills and forests, we finally got to sample the fabulous Andechs produce - if it had been any less delicious, I would have been lynched. Hilly, bucolic and with a lovely church. Wonderful. By the way, rather than a 1-hour walk up a big hill, you can actually get the bus from the nearest S-bahn station and it takes about 5 minutes.
Herzog_Wilhelm (8) , Germany | March 19, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
You don’t climb the holy mountain of Andechs for fine food (although it’s rather tatsy) or for courteous service. It’s for the excellent beers and the history of this holy place.
You can now also become a member of the club of "Andechs-Regulars", which means that you’ll get some discounts on entrance fees for cultural events and: if you manage to order 10 Mass you’ll get one Mass free !
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