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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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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 chriscolby
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

chriscolby, May 02, 2004
Photo of drleomarvin
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

drleomarvin, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of aficionado224
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

aficionado224, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Brewdog1287
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Brewdog1287, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of lhibbard
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

lhibbard, Jan 18, 2014
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 ebogenrief2
4/5  rDev +10.8%

ebogenrief2, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of WestonW
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

WestonW, Oct 24, 2012
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 benlaitman
2.55/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

benlaitman, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of MarcMendoza
4/5  rDev +10.8%

MarcMendoza, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Sweetjimmyb
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Sweetjimmyb, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Tomacho
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

Tomacho, Oct 17, 2014
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 JMS1974
4/5  rDev +10.8%

JMS1974, Jul 05, 2014
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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.