Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A product of traditional multiple mashing, Andechser Vollbier Hell presents a bright straw yellow and clear gleaming look that cannot fail to fascinate. Its head is firm and fine pored. Its aroma is pure and fresh from the cellar, with soft malty accents imbued with floral hoppiness. Its light and soft body leaves a pleasant, tangy taste in the mouth. The mild sweetness marries well with the velvety bitterness of the hops. It concludes on a rounded, harmonious note. Andechser Vollbier Hell is therefore a classical Bavarian Vollbier (11.5% original extract and 4.8% alcohol by volume).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (485) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Ar: Hay and slightly tannic, cracker malt; some rose, grass, and peppery noble hops. Ap: Crystal-clear pale gold; medium white head with good retention, leaving a soft, silky cap of foam with small and medium-small bubbles and fine trail of lacing on the glass sides. T: Crisp crackers, slight sulfur, and chalk up front; pepper and lemon hop flavor; medium-low bitterness, very smooth; crackers and moss on the finish; extremely clean fermentation profile throughout; eminently crisp. P: Light body with high carbonation; finish is very dry. O: Very well-made lager, with great light malt flavor and lots of beautiful noble hop aroma and flavor; crisp and extremely refreshing--brisk even--with great minerality; quenching, quaffable, and packed with excellent flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1874) - HONG KONG - MAR 3, 2017

500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Clear light golden colour; Explosive three and a half finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Good sticky lacing with active and fizzy slow carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of bready malt, with cookies, honey, strong floral, sugar, bread, lemon and strong grass; Medium sweet taste of malt, with honey, light cookies, strong floral, light sugar, herbs, spices, bread, lemon, fair bitter hops and grass; Close to medium body. Slick palate; Mouth feel is good Pils maltyness in a solid and clean background, with good touches of honey and cookies. Very flowery with fair sweetness. Strong herbal and spicy with lemon to round. Neat and nice!... Hoppiness is strong floral, lemon and strong grass in nose, same in taste plus herbs and light spice. Bitterness is fair for a lasting, medium astringent honey malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Flowery and herbal bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is bright and clean with good looks and head, nice typical cookie malty aroma, strong floral hoppiness with strong herbs and spice. Sunny and refreshing, it lightens up my mood after a long hard day. Yes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3976) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2017
16.9 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grass, caramel and floral. Taste is sweet malts and grains

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
degbert (1769) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours a yellow-green with a high, pillowy, lacy, white head. Nose is, frankly, not much -- a little turbinado sugar, a little tropical fruit, a little toast. On the palate, its bitter and a little saccharine and not much else. Eminently forgettable; stick to their doppelbock. I have trouble believing its the same brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3891) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2017
Keg @Andechser am Dom, Munich. 03-08-2016.
Very sweet lager. Pale gold appearance, very clean. Frothy white head. moderate head retention. DMS, quite sweet (malty sweet).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy lager aroma. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Soft brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumpelmies (177) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle. Golden with a decent head. Bready, spicy, grassy. Made the mistake of drinking this right after Andechs Spezial Hell. Weaker than that one. Still alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (9827) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Draft at Dutchs. Pours a clear yellow golden color with a small off white head. The aroma is very mild, basic lager blah. The flavor has sweet corn and grainy lager malt character, grass, mineral notes, light bitterness, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (4153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2016
On Tap at Prost! Boise. Pale light golden. Big fluffy white head. Light slightly sweet malt flavors. A little banana German yeast flavors. Some pilsenerish hop bite at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (5549) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2016
SIBF 2016, Seattle. Clean light yellow, white foam. Very pale. Lighter grassy malt, nice Euro light sweetness. proper lager. Reasonable diacetyl. Dry cardboard. Quite ok.

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