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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

299 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 109
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

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Ratings: 299 | Reviews: 112
Photo of RichN
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear, very pale gold colour. Beautifully balanced lager. Medium to low bitterness and wonderful grainy taste. Will seek this out preferentially in Germany.

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good lacing. Typical golden straw colour. Good carbination.

Strong aroma of herbal hops, mint and honey.

Excellent taste. Deliacate yet flavourful. Minty herbal hop tastes with sweet honey malt. Mineral notes. I also felt it tasted a little of lemon sherbert. Just a touch sweeter than a pilsener but otherwise very similar to that syle.

Nice moderately carbonated mineral water-esque mouthfeel.

Overall, a very good example of the Munich Helles lager style. If you've not been bothering to buy lagers, as they tend to be dull, this could be one to ignite or re-ignite your taste for them. Up there with craft ales in terms of quality and (understated/subtle) complexity.

Recommened 91/100

Photo of drmeto
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

T:
-sweet malt upfront
-very bready and biscuity
-honey and caramel
-floral notes
-mildly carbonated
-very clean finish

O:
Bang-on Helles

Photo of chubenzino
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kldr
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baw185
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The perfect Munich Helles Lager. To bad can't find it in the states. But always a treat when visiting Germany.

Photo of Nabwanp
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of korniev
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would rate that beer as being UTTERLY SUPERB!!

Great smooth taste, though czech lager lovers might not appreciate it since there is zero bitterness in the taste.

As for me a beer of pure perfection!

Photo of AmitC
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danielr26
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of henkmudi
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A light yellow golden beer with a white medium head. The aroma is typically sweet and malty. Nose is mild and herbal, wood and malty. Malt aroma balanced with the note grassy hop aroma. Modest bitterness and carbonation combine nicely in this beer. Some seawater, peanut and cereals. No doubt best helles, and one of best beer generally.

Photo of thomas10182
4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am a little bit disappointed about this beer, this beer isn't good as everyone says at least to my palate, it is really good for a lager though.

Photo of davidfoley
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DiUr
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of diegominach
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of jtosch
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ChrisFu
5/5  rDev +19.9%

This is THE benchmark for lagers, hands down. Having used to think Weihenstephaner original was the prototype, a visit to München and a few dozen of these over my visit thoroughly changed my mind. The absolute definition of balance and drinkability without tasting simply watered down. Not overly sweet nor overly hopped like many Helles, particularly American clones. All hail the standard bearer for the type. The greatest shame is that this brew is not exported whatsoever; the Augustiner Edelstoff is not up to par.

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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
93 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.