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Tegernsee Hell - Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of stcules
2.42/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pale and lightly hazy appearance. White head, with some bubbles.
At the smell is more hoppy than malty.
The malt is quite light in the taste too. Quite light and citric, with salty notes.
Drinkable, a lot. Citric and salty in the aftertaste too.
Light body.
Nothing to remember.

Photo of djura
2.8/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of LungeRehm
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

standard 0,5l bottle poured into a Pilsener mug.

Clear appearance; pours a light golden color; medium carbonation with a lasting head. Smell is strawy, slightly malty. The beer has a subtle bitternes on the tongue, but none of that in the finish. Citrusy hints are almost not noticable. Tastes slimmer than other Helle I've tried.
Mouthfeel is comparable to that of a Pilsener, found it a bit too watery.
Drinkability? Would make a good summer beer.

Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Bierman9
3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this once before and didn't care for it, but I thought it might have been just an aberration. Well, not twice. Poured a golden color, with a rocky, white head, which lasted well and gave good lace. Nose exuded lots of grassy hop notes. Body was medium, but quite rough on the tongue. Taste is just about all hops, and bitter ones at that. Nothing smooth at all, just rough and bitter. I won't get fooled again....

overall: 3.3
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | mouthfeel: 3 | drinkability: 3


Photo of suckaj
3.24/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Momar42 for this German curiosity! 500ml bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a very pale straw color featuring excellent carbonation. The head is a two finger whIte color. It fades at a moderate clip, and leaves nice patches of lacing going down.

S: It's a typical aroma for the style - lots of grassy hops, unobtrusive malts, and some diacetyl. I'd say the latter is a bit more prevalent than I'd like, but a fairly good aroma otherwise.

T: At first, the buttery diacetyl presence (just like in the aroma) comes fairly strongly. Luckily, it smooths out into nicely crisp, hoppy bite on the finish. Some slight fruitiness will try to build up, as well. Not ultra interesting, but about what I expect from the style.

M: Light and crisp to be sure - but sadly the finish and aftertaste isn't as dry as I'd like here. For that reason, it lacks great drinkability. It's got good carbonation, at least.

O: Not bad. I'd say this one is a notch or two below the best of the style, though. Worth a try.

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of BillyBoysPie
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fabecks in Dahlem, Berlin, Germany.

Served in a nice tall mug. Pale straw gold, 2 inch pure white foam head. Plenty of lacing.

Clean hop oriented smell. The typical hop and spice of a German helles, with clean barley to balance the hop.

Nice beer. Not sterile like many helles can become, but it is a little too watery. Behind the water, nice barley against the typical Hallertau hop flavors. Clean.

A little dry, but works with the hops. Light body: again too watery.

Good beer. I used it as an apertif.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of JohnW
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RuudJH
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TasteFiend
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of kevinhughes
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of cburns48
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Beerman1977
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Tschnab
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Michael_Windisch
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of dasenebler
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5L, best before 9/3/11.

Pours a clear, radiant yellow-gold with a small head, some lacing.

The aroma is lightly metallic, but with some good Noble hop notes and hay.

The flavor is light, grainy and tangy. Grassy hop character melds well with the crackery grain flavors. Well-balanced, clean and simple. Mouthfeel is spritzy but soft. Refreshing and highly quaffable.

Would pony up a few shekels for this brewski, though nothing serious. Decent.

Photo of BeerShirts
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of StammBar
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Tegernsee Hell from Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
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