Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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Reviews by germanbeer1:
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
I had this beer on-tap at the Augustiner Bierhaus in Munich and found it to be very good. Augustiner is by far the best brewery in Munich and it is much easier to recognize, because of the competition between wheat beers in the area. It has a golden body and doesn't give off much smell, like most lagers. Full body with very little after-taste. This beer is widely-respected by most Bavarians.
11-27-2008 03:08:36 | More by germanbeer1
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
3.43/5 rDev -17.5%
Beer, beer, beer, beer....beer.
Straw-colored appearance and very, very clear. Big, big foamy head. White, creamy, and very long lasting. Clings to the glass nicely.
Smell is faint. Light beer-y aromas with just a smidgen of noticeable hops.
The first thing I notice about the taste is light amount of carbonation. And the second thing I notice is the beer-y aftertaste. It's clean. It's crisp. And there's really not much else to say about it. Very, very slight hop presence.
Overall, though, this is great easy-drinking beer. It's a prefect way to start your day: a liter of helles at the Augustiner Keller, just down the road from the Munich train station, on a beautiful, sunny summer morning.
04-22-2006 11:19:25 | More by moderndrunkard
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
06-02-2002 19:46:52 | More by Jason
United Kingdom (England)
3.18/5 rDev -23.6%
A nice helles. Nothing fancy however. Grassy, nice drying hops in the finish, lightly fruity. Finish is hoppy and dry and as i mentioned grassy. Also quite crisp aswell, relatively refreshing, softish, lightly fizzy mouthfeel, an easy drinking helles, but not a boring one, very pleasant(Tap-GBBF 03')
10-02-2003 01:06:32 | More by rastaman
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
(Served in a imperial strange)
A- This beer has a crystal clear pale golden yellow hued body with a mousse snow white head that was a bit bubbly on top. There is a big carbonation of microbubbles gliding to the surface. S- This beer has a light green herbal and sulfur note with a very soft raw grain hint coming through as the beer warms.
T- This beer has a light pale malt hint with mineral water note to the soft Noble hop green flavor in the finish. There is a very light sweetness in the finish aswell.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish.
D- This beer has a very soft smooth light flavor but the sulfur is mild and blends well with the slight sweetness. The hops are not all pungent but still pretty light and dry. It is a refreshing crisp beer just a little drab.
04-21-2010 22:38:43 | More by rhoadsrage
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
Smuggled this bottle back from Europe. Had a buddy traveling through Munich grab this and meet me in Paris. Claimed it was his favorite German Beer. Surely upon first taste it was delicious. It poured golden with large amount of thin lacing that dissipated quickly. Slight hop smell, but standard beer smell otherwise. Seems like a German form of a domestic lager. Hell beer so light in color. Great Session beer!
03-01-2013 00:03:49 | More by Ryanm1
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
"Ein maß bitte"
This beer was incredible. This beer was exactly what I dreamed it would be. I had it in the liter form at the Augustiner biergarten in Munich. Nothing can quite compare.
Smell: Smells slightly of bread, hop aroma to balance, but nothing too strong.
Appearance: Pale and golden colored, it was very clear
Taste: Incredibly clean malt flavor, again balanced with hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: lightly carbonated, which makes it refreshing. Goes down easy.
Drinkability: It is clear why they serve it in liters: because you can drink liters of it!
Order one of the gigantic pretzels with it and you will not be disappointed, although all their food is excellent.
07-03-2009 20:20:27 | More by sweetschalls
4.88/5 rDev +17.3%
One of my all time favorites. I'm so excited, I finally found this Stateside for the first time.
Pours a straw yellow with good depth of color. Short head with good retention.
Smell is of grain and fruit, subtle and very pleasing aroma. Taste is smooth yet rich, crisp yet substantial. Both smooth grain, apple taste in the malts and a sweet hoppy finish like a Czech pilsner. While the bottled version isn't quite what I've had fresh on tap, as I recall, this is still a superb lager. A benchmark for the style, having all the smoothness and subtleness it should, but with more depth and complexity of flavor than its European peers.
12-20-2010 03:33:23 | More by appenzeller
4.06/5 rDev -2.4%
Clear, bright gold body topped by a bright white head that holds OK but drops to a standard collar and whispy surface foam. Great Munich malt aroma and delicate hop background. The body is medium with a very fine and moderate carbonation that leaves it creamy in the mouth. The flavor is of rich Munich malts supported by spicy hops. Long malty finish. This is a very straightforward beer with a great Munich malt character. Quite an exceptional beer. Not complex, but with a great depth of character. Sweet, but also very well-balanced and exceptionally drinkable. Absolutely worth seeking out.
10-13-2002 18:07:39 | More by NeroFiddled
4.9/5 rDev +17.8%
Most people living in and around Munich agree that this is the best local beer to be had. No need to add to descriptions of the taste with all the other reviews around.
It gets even better in view of the company background.
They do their own malting and are the only brewery to tap from wooden kegs at their beergardens and at oktoberfest.
04-29-2012 13:32:33 | More by megu
2.9/5 rDev -30.3%
From the cask at Augustiner across from Hofbrauhaus in Munich.
Color is a deep golden straw color, with almost, ALMOST, a hint of brownish green to it. Crystal clear with no sediment. Served with a strong think head that persisted for several minutes.
Strong flavors on the nose. Leafy with hints of citrus and a little grain. Only mild malt on the nose.
Bready with green leaf on the initial taste. Citrus elements don't continue into the taste. There's not much sweetness to it, but a fair amount of bitters on the finish. Not as balanced as I would have hoped.
Texture is full bodied, thicker than other Munich lagers. Relatively no acid and very little bite.
I found the bitterness on the finish to be a little overwhelming and therefore drinkability takes a bit hit.
Overall, I would not order this again.
05-04-2010 14:33:58 | More by jmhart
District of Columbia
5/5 rDev +20.2%
From Munich, a very very great beer. My favorite German beer. I drank a ton of these in Munich and brought some back with me. I would love to be able to find this in America. The taste, like many of the other Munich beers, is very smooth, not heavy, but with a rich, consistent flavor. This is not a beer with a very unique flavor. It doesn't have fruit or random stuff in it. It is simply a great beer, a beer I could drink every single day.
04-04-2013 17:43:21 | More by apasternak
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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