Sunday, November 24, 2013

Andechs Vollbier Hell

This 4.8% ABV lager ("hell" meaning "pale" in German) is from the Klosterbrauerei Andechs, from Andechs Germany. There has been brewing at this Benedictine monastery brewery located at the base of Andechs mountain in Bavaria since 1455. It has been a destination for religious pilgrims since the 15th century.

The beer pours a very pale golden yellow, like sun-bleached straw. It is crystal clear. There is a good amount of fine carbonation, along with a tall, thick, perfectly white head of foam. The aroma is grassy, golden malted grain, with a touch of honey kissed sweetness. The taste is malty, floral, lightly sweet, but tempered with enough hops to finish dry. It is very light in the mouth, but with a crisp and refreshing carbonation. The aftertaste is lightly grassy and herbal. This is very nice, subtle, but one of the lightest German beers I have had.

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