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Tegernsee Hell - Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-12-2002)
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Reviews by TKempe:
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

This brew appears very pale to the eye and shows big bubbles of carbon dioxide steadily rising with a lot of lace left an the glass.

The smell is spicy and a little dry or biscuity, with the sweeter side of the malt also showing clearly. A few clever fruity notes (lemon, white grape) co-operate with a soft hoppy touch.

A very clean taste, with sweet malt and herbal hoppy flavours being main factors. The finish is rather dry and slightly bitter, but with enough mouth-watering sweetness remaining as well. There is a kind of 'juicyness' to the taste that gives this beer its weight and contributes positively to its mouthfeel.

A very elemental beer, very pure and enjoyable! Probably the fresher the better.

01-23-2010 21:14:50 | More by TKempe
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-13-2014 16:04:04 | More by innominat
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United Kingdom (England)

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%

Had this Helles beer in the Schneider Weiss bar in Munich (the only beer they sell that is not their own) and also noticed a lot of local older guys drank this as their regular beer on several evening visits, so thought I ought to try it. I was pleasantly surprised, it has a decent aroma, maybe more malts than hops, and grassy hints as most Helles have. Taste is light and refreshing, but decent texture, and a hint of sweetness, with a dry hoppy finish, less "acid" than some Helles of Munich and I enjoyed it a lot.

So, I was rather surprised by the other reviews in here as I though it a decent Helles beer, and preferable to some of the Munich beers, with more character and aftertaste than some.

I cannot comment of how it is in bottle, but certainly on tap had in Munich I though it was a decent drink and had it several times during my week stay. Worth trying in these circumstances!

JohnW May 2009
B'ham UK

05-25-2009 18:56:30 | More by JohnW
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-29-2012 13:54:06 | More by megu
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

This is easily my favorite lager in the world. I absolutely love the light refreshing taste. This is the perfect beer for a hot summer day. The color is clear and light, and the taste is slightly sweet. I really wish this beer were available outside of Germany. If I had to pick only one beer to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it.

09-16-2012 03:06:51 | More by gnatman
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Picked up during a recent short trip to Germany.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks clear pale, one shade darker than straw yellow, I would say. Thin head, low carbonation.
Smell is rather pleasant, fresh of floral hops.
Taste is very mild bitter of the hops. Clean and soft malty, some citrus.
Mouthfeel is thin, but the whole drinking experience is very nice. It's quenches the thirst very well.

One of the better lagers I've had. I'm glad I tried this one.

08-06-2010 13:49:31 | More by RuudJH
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-02-2013 02:50:05 | More by Quindar
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-03-2014 18:15:02 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-06-2013 14:10:45 | More by TasteFiend
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3.43/5  rDev -14%

500ml bottle

A- Perfectly transaprent gold. A small, soft looking white head disappears in the span of a couple of seconds. No lacing can be noticed

S- Very pilsner like with noble hops in evidence (floral, lemon, slightly metallic/mineral. A bit of background grainy maltiness. Quite weak

T- Clean and simple grainy malts, along with that mineral touch that i noticed in the aroma (probably from the water). Lively crisp on the palate, notes of lemon and light spicy hints on the tongue. Quite bitter (for the style)

M- The best part. Light to medium bodied, with delicate but very lively carbonation, resulting in a nice soft/crips combination. Dry refreshing finish

O- Clean and drinkable, but not really interesting. Average Helles

02-15-2012 15:21:37 | More by Cozzatoad
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-22-2014 13:14:51 | More by safaricook
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-08-2013 12:19:43 | More by LagerDan
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4.15/5  rDev +4%

Tegernseer Hell pours a well perfected appearance: mounds of bright white head, and a perfectly clear golden body.

This smells very clean with lemony hops and a malty backbone is slightly detectable.

The taste is also exceptionally clean. The lemony hops are there right up front, and finishes with a mellow biscuity sweetness.

This feels pretty wet on the palate, and eventually has a dry finish.

Overall this is one of the best helles' I've had in a while. Tegernseer Hell surpasses even some of the more notorious offerings off German Helles Lagers.

06-23-2009 15:21:50 | More by TheSarge
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-23-2012 22:49:56 | More by kevinhughes
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4.22/5  rDev +5.8%

1/2 liter bottle from my local Getrankemarkt.

Light colored lager with normal 1" head in my glass. Taste was wonderful. Very smooth, malty, and low in hops; almost buttery.

Highly recommended Helles Lager!

If you're in Germany, look for this at any good Getrankemarkt.


10-19-2009 05:56:46 | More by stephen1162
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2.8/5  rDev -29.8%

Got it from Germany.

A-Golden,with medium carbonation,tick white 2 finger foam.lasting for minute or two.

S-Citrus aroma mostly.

T/M-Higher bitterness,a bit watery,citrus and sweet malt. To be honest it tastes almost as usual EPL.

O-I would pass this.

05-30-2012 08:15:12 | More by djura
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

A-pours a clear golden yellow, big head with a sticky lacing, small amount carbonation bubbles rising

S- a bitter malt with a touch of floral and hops in the end

T- green/earthy malt, well balanced hops, beady finish

M- A bit watery but still thicker in body then I was expecting

D- I think this is one of the better Helles I have had and if you enjoy this style it is def one you should try.

07-14-2010 13:39:36 | More by BeerShirts
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-19-2014 00:24:57 | More by cburns48
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-30-2012 14:08:22 | More by Beerman1977
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-14-2013 07:39:15 | More by steverx8
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -9%

Platinum with piles of shaving cream froth that goes rocky and laces. Grass and hay on the nose with a hint of wildflower.
Baguette crust with underpowered noble spice.
Sugar cookie finish and slight tingly linger. Light, soft, watery.

Thin and underhopped, even for a Helles. It is easy and quenching, but almost to the point of being a girly lager. There are better examples of the style.

05-31-2012 15:04:04 | More by StJamesGate
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New York

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%

0.5L mug served vom fass. Crystal clear light yellow. Presented with a 2" high head of fine white foam that quickly dissolves. Taste is silky slightly sweet. A wonderfully balanced basic malt and hops beer. Classic thirst quencher. Worth the trip - an impressive site surrounded by a gorgeous lake and ridiculously cute Bavarian towns and farms. They also offer a Spezial, Leicht, and Dunkel Export (naturtrub). Enjoyed with a bowl of Leberknodelsuppe (it was rainy and cold outside!)

09-08-2010 14:29:55 | More by cpanossian
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

11-23-2013 15:57:31 | More by clarknova
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%

On-tap at Weisses Brauhaus and served in a 300 ml mug, on to the beer:

Now to the cleaner beer. Its color is straw yellow and topped with a rocky head which retains itself well. The usual suspects of a helles aroma (grass, lemon, hay) set the table for a good drinking experience. Arriving in the mouth in its light body and gentle carbonation are a slight citrus note with fresh hay and wild grass. Few things say "welcome to Munich" better that a fresh and appealing helles lager.

05-09-2013 04:29:00 | More by DoubleJ
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-19-2014 23:46:11 | More by moochmonster
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