Kloster Andechs Spezial Hell

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A full, rich, creamy, golden lager, Reinheitsgebot brewed from natural ingredients, this is a wholesome beer with a rounded sweetness on the tongue and a nice, clean finish. The 5.9% abv has something of the sleeping giant about it – don’t underestimate this beer, or you might get a very special hell on the morning after.

Beers of Europe offers an incredible range of Beers from all corners of the globe. We stock over 2,000 beers, ranging from the world’s oldest breweries to the worlds newest and the best in-between. In addition, we stock a wide variety of ciders, spirits, wine, homebrew, and glassware to create the perfect gift or occasion. If you want to know a bit more go to our About page.

No, we also have a shop based on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Travelling along the A10 between Downham Market and King’s Lynn, you will come to a small village called Setchey, turn next to J.S.W Car Sales on to Garage Lane and we are located approx. 100m down the lane on the right-hand side. Our address and opening hours can be found on the Contact Us page.

Yes, there are age restrictions in place. In the United Kingdom, the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18 years old. Beers of Europe strictly adheres to these regulations and by agreeing to our Terms and Conditions on checkout you confirm that you are over 18 years old. In store, we operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means that if you appear to be under 25 years old, you will be asked for identification to verify your age.

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For some products supply can be inconsistent, whether that is at the brewery itself or how often we or its supplier imports it. For products that are out of stock, you can sign up to be notified of its return on the product page. From there, as soon as we book the stock in we send an email to you.

Bottles and labels can and do vary. This means that the images shown on our website may not be the same as current stock items. If the bottle or label is important please check before ordering. Please be aware that even if the label looks different, that product will be the same product if it has the same barcode. Because we work from the barcode, if producers does not make us aware of a label change we often miss updates until we are contacted about it. Apologies in advance for this.

Please note that it isn’t always possible to provide a perfect looking bottle/label as this very much depends on the condition they are received in from our supplier.

We occasionally have items available in the shop that are not available to purchase online, usually because they are too fragile or large to post.

We do not have a minimum purchase amount, but delivery charges may apply.

For orders between £25.01 and £60, delivery is charged at £5.99 (3 working days) or £7.99 (next working day).  Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £60, delivery is £3.99 (3 working days) or £5.99 (next working day). Again some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £100, delivery is free (3 working days) or £3 (next working day). Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

Customers can amend their orders as long as the order has not been picked and packed ready for despatch. If you wish to make an amendment please call us as soon as possible on 01553 812000.

You can specify a different address to the invoice address. Please add these at checkout.

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We use a variety of thick and sturdy cardboard boxes and dividers to hold each bottle individually. Any remaining spaces are filled with biodegradable air bags to stop movement of the contents. Glasses are wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard to ensure they arrived in once piece.

When placing your order please add the details at checkout.  We regret that if your order has been packed and is ready to despatch that amendments cannot be made.

All of our orders are shipped without any pricing or payment details, these are in the confirmation email. The only paperwork in the box contains a summary of the order and addresses.

On checkout you can add a message to your order. 

Unfortunately we do not offer gift packaging.

We currently use DHL, but we do also trial other couriers alongside from time to time.

We don’t currently ship outside the UK and Ireland but it may be something we offer in the future.

Unfortunately our carriers do not offer a time specific delivery service. We can send orders to arrive on a specific date but we would remind you that whilst 98% of deliveries arrive within the stated timeframe we cannot 100% guarantee the day. Couriers do often offer delivery windows on the day, with the option to rearrange if necessary.

If you are ordering as a gift we would ask you to take this into account when arranging delivery.

Please note that we are unable to offer weekend deliveries.

Our boxes come in 6s, 12s, and 24s. By no means are you required to order in those quantities, but it is worth bearing in mind when ordering. A full box also helps to reduce the small chance of damage, as empty compartments collapsing can be a cause of this.

Please check the tracking first, as they may provide an explanation but we welcome the opportunity to nip issues in the bud. Either call us on 01553 812000 or email our [email protected] to hear from our customer service team. Check out delivery details for more information.

If you have changed your mind for whatever reason, you can consult our returns information, or get in contact on 01553 812000.

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We can cater for larger occasions, and we do have wholesale customers, please contact [email protected] with your request and we get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Beers of Europe is just one of the amazing businesses on our Warehouse Setchey site. It is joined by The Warehouse Taproom, Bar and Restaurant, a fantastic venture which allows us to showcase our superb drinks range, with an accompaniment of great dishes. The Warehouse Antiques contains over 50 stands and over 80 cabinets that puts on a real feast for the eyes, and offers a gift opportunity at every turn. We are also home to The Steiff Shop, East Anglia’s Largest Range of premium hand made bears and Warehouse Books, with a huge selection of pre-loved books ready to satisfy your curiosity. Whatever you’re looking for, the Warehouse Setchey offers something for everyone.

  1. Otto The Bier Dude

    Spezial Hell has about all the crisp, clean character that you would expect from a German-brewed Helles. This beer has a golden shade and a lively carbonation. Snow white head stays around for a bit. Malt note is somewhat doughy and has sweet cereal grain flavors like straw and hay. Finish is mildly bitter with pleasant grassy hops. Beautifully dry and abrupt finish.

  2. Stujago

    I tried this in Berlin in 2007 but it’s not until now that I’ve revisited it. To me, it tastes like a helles/pilsener hybrid because it has a lovely bitter edge to it. Nice and smooth.

  3. Allan Edgar

    Rich, malty but clear enough to just pass as a traditional helles. A lovely treat beer packing a punch – get it whilst it is available.

  4. Jim

    Another solid, sound quality German beer (aren’t they all? : )). Recommended

  5. Paul Santilli

    A very refreshing and well rounded taste. Slightly stronger than standard Munich Helles beers.

  6. DSK

    This one was real treat. It has a very nice well-rounded flavour with a bit more depth than other Helles beers. Smooth, yet crisp, this is quickly becoming one of my favourites.

  7. Paul C

    The first time for this Helles.
    Sharp,clear and rich with a golden shade and good head. It is delightfully dry, slightly bitter,malty and far too easy to drink with a pleasant aftertaste.
    With an ABV of 5.9 it packs a punch.

  8. Gavin H

    Another winner from this excellent brewery.

    Smooth, good head, slight bitterness but belies the alcohol content so one to be respected as a session beer,

    If there’s a Spezial place in Hell, reserve me a seat at the top table!!!

  9. Dean Griffiths

    A cracking higher strength Helles from the Andechs brewery but you wouldn’t expect any less.

    I will certainly be purchasing some more of this.

  10. Jens

    This is one of my favourite Märzen / Export style beers, i.e. with a slightly higher alcohol content. Starts off deliciously smooth and malty, but what really makes it is the long hoppy finish with an abundance of flavour.

  11. Christine Saunders

    nice smooth easy drinking beer, will be purchasing this again 5 *****

  12. James Murray

    Rather strong this one hence its called ‘spezial’. 5.9% so you do taste the alcohol and that hits home pretty quickly. Warm amber colour in the glass and smooth on the palate, rich taste coming from the alcohol content. Really good lager .

  13. Michael Moore

    The higher alcohol content makes a difference. Full flavoured and smooth, but don’t drink too many in one session!

  14. Kris

    This spezial helles is the good stuff – really nice depth and body of flavours. Would highly recommend for when you just want a reward at the end of a hard day.

  15. Peter

    Full of flavour and a refreshing beer

  16. Jamie K

    Great beer, strong but doesn’t taste it. Full of flavour and drinks smooth. Very very good beer, and I will recommend to anyone wanting a quality German Hells style beer

  17. WF

    Kloster Andechs beers are fabulous but this one smashes it, it’s loaded with body from the ABV, rich and sweet. Highly recommended along with most of their other offerings.

  18. Paul Boniface

    A really excellent helles, rich in flavours, smooth tasting and very refreshing. Very strongly recommended.

  19. Barrie Taylor

    Not to bad a beer, not my favourite, however, still a good beer to drink.

  20. Luke Manley

    A great beer. One of my favourite helles and good value for money.

  21. William Johnson-Smith

    I’ve tried Andechs Hell before but never the Andechs Spezial Hell.. It’s more or less a grown up version of the Hells,, being stronger, richer and a little fruitier. It is somewhat tangy, with a full, round malt flavour, with a balanced malt sweetness and hop bitterness.