Benediktiner Hell

Review Date 6/15/2024  By John Staradumsky


So apparently I enjoyed Benediktiner Hell from Germany’s Ettaler brewery back in January of 2023 for the very first time ever. I liked it very much and took tasting notes as I am wont to do, but never fleshed them out into a full review. In June of last year, my wife bought me an assortment of German beers in a cooler from Half Time Beverage, and this one was included. Recently, I drank it, and although it was about a year old, it was delightful.

Here are the notes I took in 2023, and they perfectly match my latest sample:

Benediktiner Hell pours to a pale straw color with a fluffy white head and a nose of fresh baked bread. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body, apropos to the style. It adds crusts here that were not in the nose, along with more of the bready notes. and a slightly more than balancing hop bitterness.

From the brewery website:

Brewed in Lich in accordance with the original Benedictine recipe for Benediktiner Weissbräu GmbH, Ettal.

Benediktiner Hell has an alcohol content of 5% by volume with 17 IBUs. Yotal Wine sells it for $9.99 a 4-pack of 16.9 ounce cans in their Brentwood, TN store. A good price, that. My cans were stamped 2023.03.10   2022.03.10 on the bottom, so the beer has a shelf life of a year according to the brewery.

An excellent Helles indeed.


Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned