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


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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Milky golden pour, nice head retention. Im not really sure what to say about this one. Everything you look for in a good hefe is there, but nothing really sets it apart. Its very nicely balanced, and is a great example of the style, but it doesnt have that little something that sets a brew like weihenstephaner apart on its own level. Very enjoyable though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2527) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1775) - 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


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5036) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Rated on 10-17-2016. (Bottle) When poured. the appearance is a huge fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, light hazy yellow body, fizzy carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma presents wheat, banana, fruity, spicy, clove, sweet, and malt. The flavor presents banana, wheat, banana, spicy, clove, malt and sweet. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, watery and thin. This beer is light bodied. The end result is this beer is very light tasting and thin. It is an okay beer, but nothing special stood out for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2918) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Cask. Yellowy Gold. Refreshing, clean, crisp wheatbeer. Wheaty, yeasty. Banana & lemon-citrus fruity, spicy. Sweetish with some slight sourness. Dry fruity wheaty finish. Nice beer! (2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (1036) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Draft at man in the moon Hazy yellow, white head. Aroma of marshmallow banana sour Taste nice banana, round nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martythesmarty (240) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Draught. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma and taste has notes of Banana and wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4921) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2017
500 ml bottle from Pearl Street Beverage, Burlington VT, served probably a little too cold in a Weihenstephan weizen glass. Typically large foamy head near-fills the glass, but doesnt hold as strongly as many, and as it disappears the bright hazed gold peeks forth with alacrity...banana-bubblegum-clove, you know the drill, also a bit of pepper and a touch of lime, not all the potent or forward...the body is fairly juicy but also not as soft or creamy as I would usually hope for, its a bit over-carbonated and watery, though the yeast presence comes on nicely with a few sips and a bit more warmth...drier and more citric than most, and, ultimately, rather bland unfortunately. A disappointment; from my experience with the Doppelbock Dunkel and now this, and after reading more than a couple of reviews indicating that this brewerys best days might be behind it, I have to say I sure wish Id been able to get to Germany a decade or more ago. Sigh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (495) - ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
Appearance: heavily hazy, pale, golden, white foam, rocky head, lasts well. Aroma: wheat, yeast, banana. Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness. Cinnamon.medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (1362) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
hazy yellow liquid with white head. aroma of banana, coriander, fish. tastes same, cinnamon, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. light body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1848) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy/cloudy yellow with nice white firm head. Aroma: sweetish, wheat, cardemom, banana, yeasty. Taste: sweetish with some balancing sourness, yeasty, malty, cardamom. up to medium body. Ok

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