Andechser Spezial Hell

Andechser Spezial Hell

Rated 3.464 by BeerPals

Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs

Andechs, Germany

Style:  Helles / Dortmunder

5.9% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 1949 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank3880
Overall Percentile92.7
Style Rank5 of 501
Style Percentile99
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.591
Weighted Score3.464
Standard Deviation0.526

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Clear pale yellow, no foam left. Typical barley aroma, little weak taste. Another ’normal’ German beer, but nothing wrong and a good drink for this day. (Velp 201507)

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Always a treat getting this beer. This is what a German lager should be. A beautiful gold color with some darker hues, the rocky cap is snow white. Aroma is malt and grains with some fruit notes (apples/pears) and the flavor is pretty much the same. Best when had in Germany, quite good in New Jersey too!

  • CHOPZ 7231 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I remember when we bought this beer at The Beer Store back in the day. It's was a nice go-to tasty beer and quite a treat, coming from Brick Brewing (ok, it was contracted). Poured a golden lager colour with a decent frothy head that created lots of lacing. Bread-like cereal malts aromas with some light yeast. German malt taste with light hops and spices. I miss this one for my bands jams early 2000s. Was Brick's best brew.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    500 ml capped bottle. Poured a clear golden-yellow or amber-orange coloured Helles with a two fingers white creamy foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Active carbonation. Some lacing. The aroma is sweety malts, grain, straw, moderate grassy hops. The flavour is moderate sweety malts and also a moderate grassy hops bitterness.The mouthfeel is crispy and smooth. This medium bodied Helles has a dry slight bitter finish. A solid and very nice Helles from a mythical bavarian Kloster Brauerei.

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Poured a bright, clear golden yellow with a foamy white head vom Faß at the Andechs Bräustüberl. Slightly sour nose of grain and grass. Full round palate but with a crisp bitter edge. Flavors of fresh grain with the same sour bitterness in the finish as in the dopplebock. Excellent complement to my roasted schwein haxe.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottled (thanks SHIG). Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is malts and hops with slightly grassy notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with mild caramelly notes. OK, but nothing really exciting.

  • SIGMUND 6891 reviews
    rated 3.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 5.9%. Pale golden colour, large and lingering white head. Fruity and grassy aroma, some malty sweetness too. Soft mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, moderate but decent hops well balanced with the pale malts. I am rarely "swept away" by a helles (nor by any other type of pale lagers, for that matter), not by this one either - but the Andechser Spezial is a well made and very drinkable helles, as far as helles go. Kloster Andechs is probably one of Germany’s best breweries overall.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.6 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I finally had to go to the Brick brewery to get one of these franchise-brewed Canadian Andechs’...they were sold out at the beer stores I went to... the brewer informed me it takes 2 months to make another batch. The pour revealed a nice clear golden lager...medium carbonation, tight 1 finger white head. Aromas of sour dough bread, sweet malts and german hops. Started with a mellow malt pronounced creamy body that balanced well with hop tartness.... finish was clean with lingering sour dough tastes. A very nice quaffable Dortmunder...I’d recommend this to any lager drinker...a very good representation of the helles style and a near perfect Canadian reproduction of the Kloister Andecher helles

  • BOV 1743 reviews
    rated 3.6 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    clear bright golden colour with a big creamy head, subtle aroma of cream and apple, medium to full-bodied, sweet with a dry malty and herbal finish - solid

  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 4.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle. Light golden coloured, with foamy white, long lasting head. Fair bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty/grainy with some hops. Taste is slightly sweet and malty with a light bitter finish and long aftertaste. Full bodied and smooth. Good quality and very nice.

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