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

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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Andechser Weissbier Hefetrb.

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 Josephs 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 theres 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. Youll 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%).

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1531) - - SEP 26, 2012
[email protected] (0,5l) Nice white head. Color hazy yellow golden. Aroma hops,citrus, bananas. Taste some pleasant bitter, citrus. Palate refreshing, medium body, sour bitter finish. Overall: Nice,


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hshopper (2) - - APR 28, 2017 does not count
From tap at 3 sm rum i Gteborg. Andechs Klosterbrauerei, Tremendous beer from a Brewery otherwise hard to find on tap in Sweden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (503) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2017
Ar: Bright, tart peach; underripe banana; a touch of white pepper and clove. Ap: Pale gold and slightly hazy; large white head with very good retention, airy and soapy in appearance. T: Fairly prominent peach and banana up front; doughy pure light malt flavor; low sweetness; a touch of black pepper and clove; stone fruit skins mingle with medium-low bitterness and herbal noble hop flavor; finish is peach, orange peel, and a lingering bitterness. P: Medium-light body with very high carbonation, relatively lush and creamy; finish is medium-dry. O: A textbook German hefeweizen; banana and clove flavors are prominent and pure but not overdone; nice background notes of fresh malt, black pepper, and clove, also well-integrated; superbly drinkable, full of flavor, and refreshing!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kamanova_boy (187) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2017
On tap at Beer oclock Bucharest. Very good refreshing weizen. Fruity aroma, lemon, banana, smooth white head, hazy yellow colour. Full taste with lemons, cinnamon, banana, not too sour, slightly sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgrtnr (88) - Augsburg, GERMANY - APR 17, 2017
500 ml from tap at Andechser in Mering. Served in Weizenbier glass. Very nice pale orange-yellow colour, medium white head. Banana, yeast, hay, lemon. Very balanced taste, slightly bitter, grassy, yeasty and sour hint. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonated. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FinnIckler (364) - GERMANY - APR 16, 2017
Bottle from a local supermarket in bensheim. Nose is citrus, banana, bubblegum, floral, intense dried banana. Palate is banana, spicy, floral, citrus, bread. Great weizen!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzatoadisback (145) - ITALY - APR 5, 2017
Hazy translucent golden (or slightly darker), healty and pretty dense head, nice retention and lacing. Aroma is mainly freshly fruity (melon, light banana, lemonish touch) with a hint of spiciness and maybe a hint of bubblegum. Taste has a bit of white/soft bread foundation, lemonish and melon notes, a hint of clove in the finish. Overall its pretty refreshing, obviously sweet (averagely so for the style) with a slight hint of acidity. Light bodied with good, soft carbonation resulting in a slightly creamy but still very easy mouthfeel. A pretty good hefe, not too remarkable in terms of intensity, but very well made and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy pale orange. Great head. Aroma of yeast, lemons and some bananas. Taste is citrus fruits and yeast. Full bodied. Sour and spritzy. Medium carbonation. I love Andechs and this is a decent Hefeweizen but there are better ones out there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuanCC (75) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2017
Botella en 99Cervezas. Vierte en amarillo plido y algo turbio. Gran formacin de espuma de color blanco roto, de burbuja media, notable persistencia y buena adherencia. En nariz es de intensidad media-alta, dando inmediatamente notas de pltano en su punto tremendamente agradables. Algunas notas florales muy de fondo, como de violeta. Tambin algo de clavo y de pimienta blanca, ambos muy de fondo, as como algo de miel y un puntito ctrico. Complejidad media y buen equilibrio. De entre los sabores bsicos destaca sobre todo el dulce, aunque es muy contenido y nada empalagoso. Las notas de pltano que encontrbamos en nariz se refuerzan en boca. Tambin aparece una muy muy ligera acidez y un aun casi ms ligero amargor. De peso medio en boca, se siente inmediatamente espumosa, con una sensacin como de mousse. Bastante refrescante para una cerveza de este dulzor. La persistencia en boca es media, lo que en este caso es algo positivo para evitar resultar empalagosa. Aun as parece adquirir ms cuerpo conforme evoluciona en boca y acaba pesando en la lengua. Buena bebestibilidad y agradable de tomar. Frutal y cremosa. Altamente recomendable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2648) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with white head. banana and wheat aroma. Sweet, wheat, banana, spices taste, some yeast. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2017
DOB: L1595

2015 BJCP Category: 10A Weissbier

AROMA: A light fruity taste of banana yeast esters, orange and some green pear. Minor bubblegum and clove scents in the background. Seems to have a subtle skunky scent, but it is not distracting. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Burnished gold hue; body is hazy but clearer than most. Large bright white foam persists and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Light palette overall with a wheaty/bready base without any raw graininess or maillard products. Banana yeast esters emerge on the second half along with slight orangepeel. Clove-like phenols lurk in the background throughout to add a faint trace of spice. A light sour tang or tartness is briefly present right as it finishes but is not off-putting. No hop bitterness or flavor to speak of. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Feels much lighter than 5.5% ABV as its a little watery in texture. Very refreshing and a clean aftertaste is nice. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I prefer a more robust hefeweizen, but the easy drinkability of this makes up for it. Probably an old bottle, but quite enjoyable. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 35/50



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