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Tegernsee Hell - Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-12-2002

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Photo of gnatman
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Divesnowboy
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’ve had many German beers, Bavarian, Koelsch, Alt, Pilsner, Helles, Kristalweizen, there probably isn’t a type of German beer I haven’t sampled.

Uerige, Augustiner Edelstoff are two of my favourite beers, Tegernseer Helles is with or above these as a whole.

Smooth crisp Helles beer, great light flavour, no overwhelming feeling after a few. A chill beer to enjoyed very cold, and to have a copious supply of in the Keller!

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of MellowDia
4.87/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best Helles in the world, trust me.

Photo of GaetanoBresci
4.79/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really good German beer, probably one of he best beer ever. Taste is pretty clean: bread and sweet cake mixture malt - only a touch of herb which is hard to detect. The smells sweet malty, fresh, crispy. Good for a big night with friends! I also tried on tap and is even better...

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Quindar
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of czfreeman
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tegernsee Hell
Pours a very clean almost completly clear light color of golden brown. This is one of the lightest examples of a Helles Ive come across. Produces a nice frothy head, light lacing.
Light grassy maltines, a bitterness form the minreally content, light floral hoppiness, a freshly cut haylike smell, finishes with a light peppery bite that makes for quite a full smelling beer for something so light looking in the initial impression.
Flavor is upfront light, clean, well carbonated and well hopped-exactly what I look for in a Helles. Light grassy maltiness upfront, bitterness, finishing with a light lingering bready malt flavor flecked with a light pepperyness. The light biscuity malt flavor becomes more apparent after subsequent sips. The sweetness is well restrained, something I find really gets in the way of the flavor of most Helles. This beer exibits a great balance of lemony citrus, biscuity malt,peppery yeast, and just the right amount of restraint with the hops.
Drinkability is really good with this brew. It is a cold November night now, however the citrus notes paired with the peppery spiciness really make this a year round "first beer" of the night. It really opens the palate well and is very refreshing. Serve like an aperitif and you have a sure winner. I will buy this again, and also now am interested in their Spezial

Photo of cpanossian
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!)

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of stephen1162
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.


Photo of TheSarge
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of TKempe
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Tegernsee Hell from Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
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