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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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276 Ratings

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 97
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002)
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Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz slender brown Euro style bottle, no freshness date.

Appearance: Bright straw colour with a two fingered white lace that holds strong, lace sticks all over the glass.

Smell: Hay-like grainy aroma with hints of grape skin and husk, quick run of herbal hop also.

Taste: Smooth moderate body with a crisp medium carbonation. Grassy malt flavours throughout, dry from the get go with lots of character from the malt. Flavours run from grain and husk to suggestions of grape skin and grass. Hops are bitter to the point of not getting in the way, still very noticeable by adding to the poignant dry finish.

Notes: Delicate without being complex, flavourful without being complicated. Clean and crisp with an unsurpassing drinkability.

Jason, Jun 02, 2002
Photo of jtosch
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

jtosch, Tuesday at 06:49 PM
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.

ChrisFu, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

GianlucaB, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

DOCRW, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

StammBar, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

matias-, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tall tumbler glass.

Bright light brass to straw body. Good slow rising carbonation, in great streams very fine in appearance. Head is soft white with a thin cap of foam of about half a finger while drinking all the time. Real nice looking.

Light aroma of malts on the nose. Pretty subtle, that classic doughy angle comes out just a little sweet.

Palate is extremely light and airy. Malt density comes with just a touch of honey on the mid palate, and finishes with a very slow growing pils density. Slightly chewy body with a light flavor and a hint of brightness. Nice body with some popping hop carbonation a bit. There's also a fruit orange taste to it on the finish almost as well which is real nice..

Overall a refreshing brew, with nice subtleties.

smakawhat, Oct 05, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%

fr0wn3r, Oct 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

This is the best beer I've ever had. If you are lucky enough to come across this beer (especially outside Germany), buy all that you can.

punk_physicist, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BKotch, Sep 30, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -21.3%

Guden, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

wvsabbath, Sep 26, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Patitifa, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Bertossi, Sep 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Drank this beer on tap in Munich. Hands down the best Lager I've ever had. It's so smooth and drinkable with just enough malt presence to make it sweet but not overly so. The carbonation is reserved which works perfectly for this beer. I wish they could export a fresh keg to my local German Biergarten in Florida.

ELS, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Drummermean, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dmberger, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Josechavez900, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

mklisz, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

brandonld23, Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

CaptHammer, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

IRONRakkasan, Aug 29, 2014
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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
93 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.