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

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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer

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82
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Light 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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JDeming

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

06-30-2014 01:18:50 | More by JDeming
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benlaitman

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- light, yellow, clear, lots of carbonation
S- strong crisp smell, somewhat sweet
T- odd spice, metallic, not sweet, no memorable flavor
M- thin/watery, over-carbonated
D- Nothing special. Easy drink, but a weak lager, and not what I expected from it. Mostly carbonation and lack of any strong flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 18:17:41 | More by benlaitman
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 22:51:49 | More by B967ierhunter177
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jk3

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

05-11-2012 00:50:36 | More by jk3
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

06-17-2014 12:32:55 | More by VictorFranco
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bcsbeer

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

07-22-2013 04:50:17 | More by bcsbeer
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 04:15:54 | More by MNishCT77
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sinistermadman

Oregon

2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pineapple yellow with an active carbonation. Very little head at all. Smell is somewhat floral with a spicy citrus background.

This brew has a light body which won't win you over in the mouthfeel department. Not much to say about flavor except that each drink ends with an astringent twang. Very steel like. Save your money for a beer that actually has some flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 23:34:01 | More by sinistermadman
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Cook82

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-13-2014 19:16:28 | More by Cook82
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BeerBabe247


3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-06-2013 21:20:05 | More by BeerBabe247
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Brewdog1287

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-27-2012 16:40:35 | More by Brewdog1287
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is a bit lemony, some pale malts, overall pretty light. Bright white head poured nice and thick, faded to a film eventually leaving a tiny bit of lace. Not much in the flavor department, maybe a little wheat with a splash of lemon. Very light body, clean finish. This would be very refreshing served nice and cold on a summer day, but otherwise just pick up a Busch and rub a lemon around the edge of the can.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2004 03:08:20 | More by HappyHourHero
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-10-2013 14:37:40 | More by twenty5
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beergod1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow color with a foamy white head that is somewhat retained. Aroma is macro lager, the old hay/straw aroma with a hint of bread, some german malt/hop is present. Flavor is sweet with some maltiness and a bit of lagering flavor as well. Not terrible, but far from great.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 20:15:24 | More by beergod1
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-20-2013 04:52:00 | More by oriolesfan4
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-14-2013 17:27:42 | More by tastymug
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Pegasus

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 01:58:39 | More by Pegasus
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organicbrewer

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 22:51:39 | More by organicbrewer
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kbub6f

New York

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The small, fizzy, white, bubbly head dies fast, leaving nothing but a glass full of dirty gold liquid. Just a little hazy. There is some tangy fruit in the nose, with some nice schpoonk. A little corn syrup. Fruity in the front. Roasty crackers. It gets quite malty in the middle, finishing crisply bitter with some corn. It's a tasty, light lager. Enough malt and some nice grainsiness.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2004 18:44:56 | More by kbub6f
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear straw color. There's a nice head here, a two finger white shade that's fluffy and moderately lasting. Tiny specks of lace are left on the glass, too.

S: There's a decent presence of sulfury German hops here. Allowing it to warm up will reveal touches of fruity esters, like apricot. Nothing to blow the mind, but decent for the style (I don't buy for a second this is a light lager, either).

T: Perhaps not as hoppy as the nose indicated...actually, it's rather sweet. I'd even call it too sweet - especially on the finish - but as it opens up, it does develop a faint hoppy bite on the back end. Moderately refined and smooth.

M: Decently light; not dry enough, though. For that reason, I don't feel the urge to down it in 5 seconds, which is the mark of a top-flight German lager.

O: I picked this up thinking it was Augustiner Hell...alas, no. Still, it's a decent lager - and an overpriced one, too. Simply for that, I won't buy again; unless of course I somehow mistake it for Augustiner Hell again.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 21:01:26 | More by ThisWangsChung
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-21-2013 21:30:34 | More by apasternak
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allenson21

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-16-2014 20:12:06 | More by allenson21
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klink40

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-22-2014 00:30:14 | More by klink40
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-23-2014 03:13:11 | More by ChrisKayler
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 03:02:27 | More by Thorpe429
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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
82 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.