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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-25-2003)
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Photo of ggroller
4.6/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Super pale straw yellow in color. Tiny bubbles of carbonation rising to the surface.

Fluffy white head. Sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smells fruity and a bit wine- like. No sulphur.

Tastes superb. This is a very delicate beer that was brewed to absolute perfection. No sulphur in the nose or mouth. Not even a hint of diacetyl.

Sweet mouthfeel. Slightly chewy but with a crisp, clean finish.

Give me a cold case of this an a warm summer day and I'm in heaven.

ggroller, Mar 08, 2006
Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

RochefortChris, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of lhibbard
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

lhibbard, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Kallenovsky
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Kallenovsky, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of WestonW
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

WestonW, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of drleomarvin
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

drleomarvin, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of VicBorghiani
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

VicBorghiani, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of WGO
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

WGO, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of aficionado224
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

aficionado224, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of BrooklynPanch
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

BrooklynPanch, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Augustiner719
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a .5l stein.

Appearance: Clear as day light orange and yellow color. It yeilded a small 1 finger head that dissapated quickly but carried along some moderate lacing along the glass. Lots of bubbles at the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Amazing freshness comming through with citrusy peach smelling aromas. Nice fresh wheat and hops aromas comming through. Basically it smells like the freshest beer you have smelled.

Taste: Delicious. I love this beer. Its so fresh tasting its like your drinking it right out of the keg in Germany. Beautiful wheaty, almost hefeweizen like taste. Nice citrus and even a little bit of white grape flavors comming through. Mild sweetness enhanced with fresh tastes. Im blown away still at how much flavor its got for such a light colored beer, especially since its claimed to be the american "Light" export at 5.7%.

Mouthfeel: A little bit too carbonated. Lots and lots of bubbles. Hate to say it but its reminding me of budlight. Could definately benefit from letting it sit for a couple minutes before you start drinking. Its a light, lager style beer thats refreshing and reminds me of warmer weather but it can definately stand up during colder months.

Drinkability: Of course, its a light beer but its got a hidden 5+ almost 6% alcohol so its easy to session but it can catch us quick. Ive been drinking this stuff since i got back from Oktoberfest but its nothing like the Augustiner you get in germany. Still, nice beer with amazing flavors.

Augustiner719, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of bigelguapo
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge fan of the German beers. This one is one of my favorites. Great for drinking on a hot summer day...mmm.

Augustiner Helles is considered the favorite local beer in munich, and if you are ever in town, skip the Hofbrauhaus (with its loads of American tourists) and instead go to the Augustiner Garten. Much better atmosphere and much better beer.

Just great overall.

bigelguapo, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of CBOLAND17
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

CBOLAND17, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of brewmudgeon
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

brewmudgeon, Oct 15, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, a new favorite. Very enjoyable German Lager. Though most are average, this is a standout. Citrus and herbal aromas abound from an almost sparkling carbonation, and through a bleached white 1/2" head. The hops make a better than usual presence--noble in quality. Tastes moderately malty and not as grainy as expected. No real vegitol flavors detected at all. Instead, a lemony, grapefruity, orange peel like flavor abounds. Condensed with solid hop bittering makes for a very clean, crisp and smooth beer. The body is moderate to light, not to weigh too heavily on the mouth. This is a very good beer for the style.

BEERchitect, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of ThirstyBird
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass
A - Pours a very pale yellow. White fizzy head falls quickly to a skim.
S - Light roasted malts, grain, grass, bitter hops. Smells wonderful!
T - Sweet malt, honey, grass and bitterness at the end. Quite tasty.
M/F - Lightish body and smooth.
D - This is a very nice German light lager.

ThirstyBird, May 05, 2009
Photo of DaveySenior
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy this beer. It has a nice color, and pours easy with a half inch of head. Nice color with moderate carbonation. I prefer it over the original Weihenstephaner, Hofbrau, or Spaten. Dry, crisp, malty,and biscuity taste. It goes down smooth with a pleasant finish with no after taste. Great session lager

DaveySenior, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

NeroFiddled, Feb 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

leinie13, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

jaredtp, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ebogenrief2, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

MarcMendoza, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of MikeRusso
4/5  rDev +10.8%

A nice crisp beer. Light clear color. Smooth and taste

MikeRusso, Monday at 01:04 AM
Photo of JMS1974
4/5  rDev +10.8%

JMS1974, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of GallowsThief
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - Very light golden ale. Poured with almost no head. Very small amount of lacing.

S - Nice sweet smell. Smells is light.

T - Honey taste comes through and feels like a bit of wheat. Nice taste of citrus as well. Tad sweet on taste as well. Solid beer.

M - Light bodied and extremely crisp. Good amount of carbonation.

D - Absolutely. This is a very good drinking beer.

GallowsThief, Dec 12, 2010
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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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