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

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb.

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 Joseph’s 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 there’s 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. You’ll 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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3.9
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Milky golden pour, nice head retention. I’m 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 doesn’t have that little something that sets a brew like weihenstephaner apart on its own level. Very enjoyable though.


3.6
vinivini (2233) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy honey yellow colour, big white stable head. Lots of banana on aroma. besides that spicy yeast and phenols which are not that welcome as I . Light to medium body. Medium sweet banana taste. Good. Yeasty spiciness going along. Low bitterness. First class Hefe. Not my favourite Hefe.

3.3
dchad56 (462) - - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle - bright cloudy orange, decent white head. Good yeasty orange aroma. Ting on tongue but fine. Decent tasting weiss! Very refreshing on hot day.

3.5
McSherman (670) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2017
Orange-braun, blickdicht trüb mit weißem Schaum. Geruch fruchtig, malzig. Geschmack malzig leicht süß mit ausgewogenen Nelken und Bananenaromen. Im Anhang etwas bitter. Gutes Weißbier.

4.4
dwyerpg (6062) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Well, thesenguys know what they’re doing, for sure. Some bananas and wheat, but very creamy and smooth. Top notch beer.

3.8
Mishnok (285) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Very appealing looking beer with an amber body topped by a foamy white head. Excellent refreshing beer ideal for summer. Yeasty banana taste, a little of cloves and spice. I'd be happy to drink a few of these ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Towey1989 (2705) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle at Beerdock Leek. Pours a hazy orange colour with a thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove, cereal malts, slight orange, a little lemon, a hint of pepper and subtle wheat. Taste of banana, clove, cereal malts, bready malts, slight orange, a little pepper, a hint of wheat and subtle vanilla. Medium bodied and high carbonation. A dry, peppery, banana bitterness in the finish. A very good weissbier, full of flavour. Really good body and super refreshing.

3.7
dfinney23 (3248) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Hazy gold pour with a sizable white cap. Sweet and fruity, mostly banana. I’d like more clove but this is still very nice.

4.4
javiercrasher (536) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2017
Platano y clavo en nariz. Algo de levadura en boca. Ligeramente ácida con buen cuerpo y bien carbonatada. BB 11/10/17

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GreenCat (105) - SLOVENIA - MAY 13, 2017
0,5 l bottle. Pours hazy light golden yellow with big thick white head. Aroma of banana, vanilla, some light clove, malt and bread. More on banana side this one. Taste is light sweet, very light bitter and a hint of sourness. Body is on the light side, texture is slick, carbonation average to lively. Body wise this hefe one is on the light side, banana dominates aroma, delicious and refreshing.

3.6
tapefuzz (473) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2017
500mL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a large, foamy white head. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, clove, and peach. Taste is banana, melon, vanilla, clove, and wheat. Light-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.


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