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

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BA SCORE
82
good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Thorpe429, Apr 06, 2010
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 mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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..

mikesgroove, Aug 07, 2011
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
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -3%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -16.9%

oriolesfan4, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -3%

wrightst, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of clean pale malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean finish that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Munich Helles lager. All around good balance and robustness of clean pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -3%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color with a clear amber color along the bottom of the glass. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, yeast, dark citrus, and slight raisin. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, pale malt, slight hops, slight roasted malt, and a dark citrus. Overall, a surprisingly good light lager with lots of body and a good blend.

Tone, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -3%

KevinGordon, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -3%

AngusOg, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

cliff1066, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -16.9%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Pegasus, Oct 29, 2007
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of HardTarget
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Mild skunk nose from the brown bottle. Cracker malt base, hops are leafy and noble.

Appearance: Bright clear pale yellow glass that gives no head.

Flavor: Skunk, hops are full and spicy. Malt is substantial given the style.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit of grain in the texture.

Overall Impression: Malt Liquor? Maybe the German version. Solid beer none the less.

Big thanks to Max for hand carrying this back from Europe!

HardTarget, Oct 10, 2007
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev -3%

MacStinson, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

bcsbeer, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +10.8%

pkalix, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -10%

apasternak, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

rorjets, Saturday at 05:38 PM
Photo of mikereaser
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a clear straw yellow with just a bit of bubbles

S - fresh grains and sweet malt

T - bready, yeasty & light sweet malts, slightly tart and a bit of citrus

M/D - very drinkable and good tasting, a very refreshing, clean & crisp brew that would be nice on a hot summer day

mikereaser, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

RochefortChris, Dec 03, 2013
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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.