Weissbier Hell

Orange, honey-colored, hazed body and a wispy head. The head is gone quickly, little to no lace. Nose offers little, likely too cold. Sweetish taste profile that at the beginning and lacks the classic banana and bubble gum notes out of the blocks. Likely to do with temperature once more. However, even with warming, this doesn't change a great deal, and we don't really get much past the (controlled) sweetness. Smooth, easy drinking with no edges, and that includes sweetness, bitterness, any hop...

Weissbier Dunkel

Put simply, the best Dunkleweizen available in the USA. Now, if I'm honest one can apply that to the full range of Andechs beers that we get here in the US in their respective styles, so am I saying anything out of the ordinary? No, not really, but it bears saying. Darkish amber body with a beautiful tan head. Head is not very well retained and offers scant lace, but still looks good initially. Color is perfect. The nose is extraordinarily rich, and to me resembles even the bigger, bolder...

Andechser Vollbier Hell

Jungle Jim's, Cincinnati, June 2021. A classic. Light golden, sparkling body with utter clarity. Great, wispy, massive head, but because of the wispy nature it collapses quite quickly. I wonder if the head is different on draft? Nose and tastes give the requisite bread and maltiness. There's a sweetness about the beer (and indeed the style), that I have to be in the mood for, and occasionally touches on an adjunct, euro lager cloying nature. It never really gets there, but there's a fine line....

Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel

Notes added: 07/14/21 Pictured added. Still as bold and constant as ever. Malt and alcohol dominate, and the craving for potatoes and sausage never lets up. As you were. Funny how this beer was once SO sought after, as a leader in the style, and as a beeradvocate top "X" beer back in the day. Frankly, that ranking was deserved (and still is), the problem being that now thoes lists are awash with a millions NEIPAs and such. Original Review: 03/09/09 Huge thanks (again) go out to the groovy one...