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

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-25-2003

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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 36
Photo of organicbrewer
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Photo of ggroller
4.6/5  rDev +26.7%
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.

Photo of spoons
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear golden yellow color.

A white head that fades as soon as its poured.

Smells like a light lager. A little lagery/bready sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very well carbonated. gentle bubbling all the way across the mouth. A crisp finish

Taste is pretty nice. Bready sweetness but light. Crisp tasting and pretty good per style. I would drink this one again.

Photo of Roderick
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this up without ever hearing about the beer and just thinking it had an interesting label.
It poured yellow with a decent white head and a slight sweet and malty smell that is not very common with American lagers.
The taste is light with some wheat & fruit undertones. No real aftertaste and an overall good experience. I plan on trying this again sometime soon.

Price: 1.89 for a12oz bottle Liquor Barn Hurstborne

Photo of chriscolby
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of CBOLAND17
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of Dragyourbone1
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up as a mixed 6er.
A: light golden wheat color;nearly transparent. A moderate amount of carb sprigs rising to a 1/4 inch thick white head.
S: fragrance escapes from the bottle pour to the glass. Yeasty with an earthy fragrance of wheat, lemon peel, and something sweet-earthy.
T: not much taste; wheat with a light lemon but not tangy.
M: light and thin with light/ moderate carbonation. Somewhat watery and a clean finish. No alcohol presence.
O: very easy on the pallete and a crisp clean finish. Not a lot of flavor, but the fragrance is on point.

Photo of bigelguapo
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of benlaitman
2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

Photo of Sweetjimmyb
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of DaveySenior
4.03/5  rDev +11%
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

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