Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Heller Bock
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Aromatic and mild.

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Moravius (1374) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2017
„Andechser Bergbock hell“, 6,9 %, Flasche (50 cl) von Grabsch, Berlin-Lichterfelde. - Satt goldgelb, blank. - Etwas neutrale Nase mit mattem Malz, sehr matter Zitrone, ein wenig Sprit. - Antrunk breit aber aromatisch schmalspurig hellmalzig-süß, abgeschmeckt mit zarter Säure. Zarte zitronige Note, Anklänge an weiße Weintrauben. Mild rezent, leicht spritig. Im Abgang milde fruchtig-kräuterige Hopfenherbe. - Trinkbarer aber wenig komplexer heller Bock. Es gibt weit bessere.

tonyferrari (33) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2017
Served on tap. Clear straw-golden colour. Thin low-lasting white foam. Light herbal aroma with a sulfuric ending note. Light malty-honey flavour, which the low bitterness can’t restrain: the beer ends up with a cloying aftertaste. The medium body and the medium carbonation well mask the 7% Abv. I hoped in something better.

elosop (449) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2017
Oklar ljusorange med fint vitt skum. Doftar kryddigt, lite koriander. Smaken fyllig, maltig, t�mligen s�t. Eftersmaken hyggligt l�ng, maltig, lite s�t, torrt avslut.

Desaparecida (9) - Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 wenig Kohlensäure, ziemlich süß, malzbetont, leicht hefig, kaum Bitteraromen, alkoholisch

Foerdifuxx (400) - Franconia, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
Clear golden beer with a medium sized, creme coloured, medim to good lasting head. Aromas of popcorn, cereal, bit yeasty, floral hops, grassy hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, pale malty with heavy caramel, light suggary with some hoppy bitterness towards finish. Some alcohole. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation. Too sweet for my taste.

StilleStorm (1558) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2017
DAA; Drunk at Majavatn, take away from Bad Segeberg. Bottle 0,5l. Pours large, hazy gold with a creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate, malt, light honey, grass and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a somewhat lasting sweet malt finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Theydon_Bois (20215) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
At the source, 16/07/17. Clear golden with a well appointed off white head. Nose is caramel, sweet notes, grains, light honeysuckle, grass. Taste comprises sweet malts, toasted popcorn, hint of vanilla, straw, toasted grains. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light boozy tickle. Decent enough offering ... doesn’t deliver too much depth for the ABV but an easy drinker.

nybol (2280) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
Mild, meget lidt sur i det, let bitter i eftersmagen, og lys (ja hell) i det. Ikke noget specielt , men en god tørstslukker.

Maracuja05 (1333) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2017
28-05-17 // 500ml on tap at Biergarten Deutsches Eck, Koblenz. Clear golden coloured beer, solid white head. Nose is sweet malty. Taste is sweet malty malty, some honey, grains, cereals. Mild grassy bitterness.

ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Draught at Deep Ellum, 5/5/17.
Clear, bright golden-beeswax with a medium-sized white head showing moderate retention.
Rich malt notes in the nose range from well-extracted honey via Pils malt, while stronger notes of freshly baked baguette and very light sourdough notes add more layers and richness to the malty nose. Not a complete one-sided malt bomb, however, as peppery and herbal hop notes, light but fragrant for what they are, help restore some balance. There is some of the mineral, almost wine-like house character I’ve noted in their other beers and it does contribute some "dryness", as well, helping to further offset the malt; but this certainly remains a malt-dominated beer, as it should. No alcohol or flaw.
Rich honey and sweet bread in the mouth with low but fairly engaging carbonation helps to disperse the sweetness somewhat. Light bitterness from the hops with floral and herbal notes that work well against the pale malts. Light plaster and other mineral notes with gentle acidity on the finish (not hop-driven, most likely toasted malts). It’s malty, sweet and rich, but still has enough balance to keep it from seeming cloying or overly sugary, I think. Maybe not quite the finesse and elegance of some of their other beers, but it doesn’t have the dark malts that the doppelbock has to dry it out as much, so I think inherently suffers a bit. I sadly haven’t had very many true heller bocks, so my critique is quite uninformed. But for a malty beer, I quite enjoyed it.

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