Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
Good lager smell with small particles of yeast floating throughout the bottle. Very healthy level of carbonation with a clean and smooth mouth feel. Nothing extraordinary here but an overall great refreshing German lager. Best served ice cold on a hot day.
09-25-2010 17:11:30 | More by CBOLAND17
4/5 rDev +11.4%
Augustiner Brau Munchen - Munich Light Export
Nice, traditional label. It pours a clear golden body beneath a bright white head of froth. The head retention is good, and the lacing about the glass is average.
In the nose it's malty with soft hop notes intertwined. They're floral and softly grassy.
The flavor reveals more character than the nose suggests, and it's clear that the malt is Munich malt. It's richly flavored, and nicely bready. The hops return, delivering more spice than floral or grassy character. It's perfectly balanced, and very nicely rounded, delivering all of its components throughout. The finish is dry, but the maltiness lingers behind, reminding you to take another sip.
In the mouth it's medium bodied with a fine-bubbled median carbonation that caresses the tongue.
Remarkably drinkable, this is a soft and smooth lager that I can't imagine anyone passing up - even those who love the more bitter and hoppy German lagers from the north.
02-23-2011 14:18:10 | More by NeroFiddled
2.6/5 rDev -27.6%
Pours a sparkling, clear yellow with a thin head and no lace. The aroma is lemony with a hint of bread. The flavor is lemony with vanilla, dough, and honey notes. It's mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Augustiner Brau Munchen Light Export Beer is a decent beer, recommended.
06-10-2012 22:51:49 | More by B967ierhunter177
3.5/5 rDev -2.5%
served cold and poured into a pint glass.
i actually began and ended the night with this one. a nice little light beer to get me in the mood. pours out a light amber with nice head of white that managed to leave some good lacing down the glass throughout the session. smooth and easy on the palate in every way with light grassy notes, malty balance that is just sweet enough, a light and easy going feel and smooth, clean finish that has just a hint of dryness to it..
08-07-2011 00:48:47 | More by mikesgroove
3.15/5 rDev -12.3%
A-Pale yellow, crystal clear. Huge white head.
S-Sulfur from the yeast. Light malt. No hops.
T-Grainy with a slight saccarine sweetness. Very low hop bitterness. No hop flavor. More sulfur.
M-Fairly dry. Medium carbonation. Very light on the palate. Nice.
D-This could be a great session beer (or maybe is before it makes its trip across the Atlantic), but there is a slight sweetness that makes this beer stick around on the palate too long.
05-05-2010 22:51:39 | More by organicbrewer
3.83/5 rDev +6.7%
I always see this beer and its 16 bucks a six pack. I bought one.
It pours a nice one finger head, pale sun yellow.
Smells like the bavarian wheat fields in which it was grown. Hops, malt, is good.
Tastes very sweet, again with the hops and malt. Dont know where one ends and the other begins thom yorke...
Very smooth aftertaste, full bodied.
This beer is better than Das Boot.
09-15-2008 05:16:02 | More by Murchmac
3.05/5 rDev -15%
Appearance: Clear medium golden color, with a modest white head, slight carbonation, and thin, fine lacing.
Aroma: Mildly sweet malt, pleasant spicy herbal hop aroma, and a faint note of skunk.
Taste: Opens with mildly tart malt, and understated hops. Midway through the taste, some citric notes appear. Finishes with a mildly bitter metallic hop note.
Mouth feel: Smooth, pleasant, and fairly full.
Drinkability/notes: Well-crafted example of a nondescript style.
Thanks to Max for hand-carrying this beer from Germany.
10-29-2007 01:58:39 | More by Pegasus
District of Columbia
2.88/5 rDev -19.8%
11.2 oz. bottle acquired in the greater Washington D.C. area after a pilsner tasting, unknown bottling date, poured into my Snallygaster mug, drank 11/6/13 over a half-hour.
A: 2/3 - straw yellow-golden coloration, high clarity (can both see or read through), thin white head quickly fizzled out into almost nothing, no alcohol legs
S: 7/12 - clean lager yeast aroma, adjuncts (corn and/or rice), pretty standard for a light adjunct/adjunct lager
T: 14/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's little-to-no bitterness; in the middle of the mouth, the adjunct and lager yeast flavors kick in; clean aftertaste
M: 2/5 - moderate carbonation, thin-bodied (essentially watery), little alcohol presence
O: 5/10 - don't understand the appeal of this beer at all, and don't even understand how it scored as high as an 81 on this site (I guess only because it's a German import); to me, it's in the same league as the typical American adjunct lagers with lots of the same characters - little-to-no flavor - no flaws but totally innocuous; if for whatever reason you're looking for a German lawnmower beer, this would be a decent choice, but I cannot imagine ever purchasing this
TOTAL = 30/50
11-07-2013 04:15:54 | More by MNishCT77
3.38/5 rDev -5.8%
Picked up at Rick's Wine & Gourmet in Alexandria, VA.
A: Pours a very light, transparent straw color with a small head for the style. Quickly recedes into a tiny ring around the edges of the glass.
S: Initial whiff is some sweet malted grain. A bit of a corn-type smell, but other than that no detectable vegetable presence, which is a big positive with this style.
T: Quite nice and refreshing. A mild sweet grain presence without any off flavors. Clean and crisp. An ever-so-slight hop bitterness with a tiny bit of corn.
M: Fairly thin and somewhat creamy. No alcohol presence for a "light lager" that's 5.7% ABV.
D: Not bad in the since that there's nothing particularly off about this one; at the same time, there's nothing memorable about it either. Interesting to try a more-authentic German take on the light lager category, but not something I'd pick up again.
04-06-2010 03:02:27 | More by Thorpe429
4.08/5 rDev +13.6%
clear straw color, leaves a ring and some lace. bottle doesn't say export, says edelstoff
smell is of fresh grain and a fruity grassiness. the freshness is nice and the fruitiness unexpected. smells similar to a kolsch.
flavor like the smell, very fruity for a lager. fresh grapes, bright, somewhat crisp but slightly sweet finish.
a lighter bodied beer with abundant carbonation.
sure tastes light and refreshing for 5.7% abv. too bad there's that much alcohol. if this were 4 or so % would be a great summer guzzler.
10-15-2008 01:12:01 | More by brewmudgeon
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
It has been a couple years but as I recall this beer reminds me of Amstel Light, maybe a little more alcohol than Amstel. Not bad but I'm glad I didn't love it because this ain't no cheap beer. I think I paid $13 for a six pack. I guess my quest for a great Light beer will go on.
12-03-2012 20:23:26 | More by Sweetjimmyb
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
The bottle I have is labeled "Light Malt Liquor," presumably due to retarded US (or Texas) labeling laws.
The beers pours a straw yellow color with a slight haze. Moderate head. The aroma is lightly malty with a hint of noble hops and wisp of sulfur from the yeast. The flavor shows a moderate maltiness with a grainy edge (that I like). There's a noticable amount of alcohol evident, which is likely why it had to be labeled a malt liquor, but it is not overwhelming or distracting. (I'd guess it's right around 6% ABV.) The hopping level is slightly above what many similar German beers show, although it isn't hoppy by American microbrew standards. The beer has a full mouthfeel, even when cold, and the malty/grainy character clings briefly in the aftertaste.
This is a beer I would go to if were going to have a few, but not a bunch, and was in the mood for a nice, quaffable lager. I could see it being a great pair with spicy Vietnamese or Thai food.
05-02-2004 04:54:39 | More by chriscolby
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.