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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

253 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 22 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002)
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Trichter2408


5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-28-2014 05:20:07 | More by Trichter2408
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apasternak

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
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thommo_nk


5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-23-2012 07:21:13 | More by thommo_nk
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

Had this beer on tap at the Brewhouse right across from the Hofbrau in Munich. Served in a mug cool.

A-fluffy white head, light and bright gold body

S-floral hop aroma, earth, some metals

T-perfectly balanced malt and hop flavor, bready almost light pastry like.

M-light almost airy

D-maybe one of my favorites of all time. Just superb. I wish I could get this on tap at my local bar. I hope to drink this beer again.

08-11-2010 00:22:07 | More by jneiswender
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Moose_Knuckle_Sandwich


5/5  rDev +20.2%

Absolutely one of the best beers I've evr had! In fact, probably the best beer ever! I enjoyed a slew of them in Munich and wish I could enjoy them on tap here in the US. It is crisp, clean, refreshing and everything else you'd want in a beer. So freakin' good!

04-26-2012 02:01:57 | More by Moose_Knuckle_Sandwich
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luis_grizzly


5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-01-2014 01:35:21 | More by luis_grizzly
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BoilerMo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

The on tap version of Augustiner Hell is about as close to perfection as you find in a classic Munich larger. The medium carbonation and smoothness of the malt make it very drinkable. The lack of bitterness or sweetness makes it perfect by what it lacks. Serving was in an Augustiner specfic stange. I have tried the bottle and growler forms and the carbonation level changes slightly(transport, age) but the taste and mouthfeel are not really altered.

02-04-2014 14:43:34 | More by BoilerMo
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brokerjoe

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-12-2014 13:57:02 | More by brokerjoe
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Brewdog1287

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-27-2012 16:33:44 | More by Brewdog1287
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Getzenman76

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-16-2014 00:57:08 | More by Getzenman76
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-28-2012 03:20:06 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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NateD


5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-21-2012 19:29:17 | More by NateD
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-15-2011 08:14:54 | More by Gregwa
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sim0n17

Germany

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-04-2011 13:28:30 | More by sim0n17
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-02-2013 01:57:01 | More by Butchnasty
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GaetanoBresci

Switzerland

5/5  rDev +20.2%

I have to give this beer full points because it´s simply my favorite one. This beer is a flawless example of Helles, and is the most impressive Helles I have ever tasted. A true bench mark example of the style, and a true master piece. Smell is an intense flora hop aroma, and taste is a perfect balance between malt and hop.

02-15-2013 10:10:33 | More by GaetanoBresci
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herrburgess

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-28-2013 14:03:12 | More by herrburgess
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ChristiBerli

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-09-2014 01:58:41 | More by ChristiBerli
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bentpages

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-05-2014 01:10:47 | More by bentpages
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duncanta


5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-02-2014 12:57:06 | More by duncanta
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Augustiner719

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a .5 liter stein.

Big thanks to Digita7693 for sending me this beer. I have been looking for it since October 2008 after my first Oktoberfest in Germany.

Appearance: pours a beautiful, filtered and perfectly clear golden yellow. Lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass shows me it's superior carbonation. Nice frothy head recedes to leave spider we like lacing down the stein. Really fresh looking.

Smell: has a bright fresh light bitter aroma to it. Really fresh like sea water. Also has a nice humidity to it, like being in a brewery. Really great toasted white bread aroma as well.

Taste: fresh as can bee flavors. Really eye opening how pure this beer is. Has that great European lager flavor of toasted bread and lemon zest. This is my favorite beer and it's great to see that my palate has evolved in the two years since I have had this, but the flavors still jump out that make me love this beer.

Mouthfeel: has perfect carbonation, effortless transitions between the palates. Really smooth, with some nice bitter hops and a sweet bready malt feel to it.

Drinkability: I could drink 10 of these bottles in a sitting. Really the best beer for every season to me. Not super light and not super heavy. I would love this with some roasted chicken or fish dishes. If you have a chance to try this version it's going to be a revelation. The American import version is good, but this is a whole new level. A must try if you are in Germany.

08-13-2010 01:53:21 | More by Augustiner719
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Feurhund

Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +19.5%

Crisp, malty, big mouthfeel for a helles. On tap in the BierKeller in Munchen. Have had this on every visit and just love the way it gets better and better as you drink it. Great for a long session.

I have requested this beer in heaven and for a desert Island situation.

01-18-2010 00:39:37 | More by Feurhund
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DeutscheJeff

Colorado

4.95/5  rDev +19%

Nothing quite like drinking this out of a cask in Munich! Unfortunately all of the bottled versions of this are lacking, however it is still one of most amazing beers I have ever had. If you like German beer, and you don't like the "cheap" ones, give this one a try, and try some more. This beer is downright amazing, I would never pass up this beer if given the chance.

12-18-2011 07:07:56 | More by DeutscheJeff
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +18.5%

Consumed vom Fass at Augustiner Braustuberl in Munich - several times - during my 09 March through 19 March visit.

Amazingly bright and golden in colour with a thick, pillowy head sitting firmly atop this Bier. Great lacing. Fantastic hay-like grainy aroma with hints of hops. just for balance. Unsurpassingly smooth with a moderate carbonation. Grassy flavours with lots of character from the malt. Hands down, the best Helles lager I had while in Bavaria. Balanced, worked and played well with everything. Fantastic in its sturdiness and underrated, simplistic beauty.

03-23-2009 00:40:36 | More by goindownsouth
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megu

Germany

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
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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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