1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

Not Rated.
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

251 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 251
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 100 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

08-15-2013 19:02:08 | More by hansavijaticar
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

10-13-2012 23:02:22 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
Photo of slbrown


2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

09-14-2013 16:15:53 | More by slbrown
Photo of Soto

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

10-19-2013 03:41:11 | More by Soto
Photo of jmhart


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
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.98/5  rDev -28.4%

Half litre brown bottle, best before July 2010, drank early June 2010 on a warm sunny afternoon in my garden. Poured (3 times) into a Veltins Pilsner stemmed tulip.

Pale golden, as you'd expect from a helles lager. Snow white foaming head on each pour, some lacing, but not huge ammounts.

Weak smell, wheat or straw type esters, otherwise nothing.

The beer is crisp and refreshing, but lacks body, the alcohol is evident from the first sip which makes the beer unbalanced in my book.

The sun makes the beers shine, but all that glisens isn't gold. This is an OK lager, but a long way from something I'd recommend anyone having while tasting German beers.

06-02-2010 16:59:09 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-07-2012 02:29:47 | More by cfalovo97
Photo of beaulabauve


3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-30-2012 01:36:49 | More by beaulabauve
Photo of Beerman1977


3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-30-2012 14:13:04 | More by Beerman1977
Photo of mattpatey


3/5  rDev -27.9%

09-05-2012 19:30:37 | More by mattpatey
Photo of deapokid


3/5  rDev -27.9%

10-10-2013 19:31:02 | More by deapokid
Photo of rekel


3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-14-2012 12:34:12 | More by rekel
Photo of mjtierney2


3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-09-2013 18:14:58 | More by mjtierney2
Photo of harrymel


3.13/5  rDev -24.8%

Unk bottle info.

A= pours a nice golden ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of soap suds fall quickly and leave a glass surface. spots are rare on the lacing.

S= not much going on here, sweet, grain, hints of skunk.

T= Grain, lightly bittered (a little more than your typical helles) and nice. No real info to report here, like beer for water.

M= Hollow.

O= I kept drinking it, and ordered another, so, not that bad.

06-15-2011 10:08:12 | More by harrymel
Photo of rastaman

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
Photo of kojevergas


3.23/5  rDev -22.4%

500ml Bottle into halleroder mini-stein (.3L) in Leipzig, Germany. Acquired in Leipzig. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of mild cream, okay thickness, and good retention. Clear yellow colour with few carbonation bubbles.

Sm: Strong smell of cream, hops, and slight barley. Pleasant and inviting.

T: Hoppy! Some nice cream and barley combine with the hops on the climax. Unfortunately, the hops are not distinct and defined, which renders them a bit unidentifiable. It is quite a pleasant and refreshing taste, but is also just shy of being a refreshing one. Balanced but limited by simplicity.

Mf: Nicely coarse without being overly so. Wet and refreshing. The mouthfeel complements the flavours of the body to a degree, but comes short of perfect.

Dr: Average ABV, excellent price, above average beer. Definitely one worth trying, especially for fans of the style. Just don't jump through hoops to get it.

06-06-2011 23:20:08 | More by kojevergas
Photo of MacarthurParker


3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-13-2012 22:38:55 | More by MacarthurParker
Photo of Arborescence


3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-06-2012 09:36:36 | More by Arborescence
Photo of rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-01-2012 11:41:35 | More by rale
Photo of IchLiebeBier


3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Appearance: Pale, golden, effervescent with medium head

Aroma: delicate, grassy, strawlike notes

Taste: tart, dry with light hoppy finish; not bad overall for a pale lager

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

06-16-2013 02:10:44 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-12-2014 12:21:28 | More by poskok
Photo of Crank78

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-12-2012 01:14:04 | More by Crank78
Photo of DrBobPierce


3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

08-17-2014 19:18:54 | More by DrBobPierce
Photo of djura


3.3/5  rDev -20.7%

Got it from Germany.

When i read all this comments,i expected really unique lager,with exceptional taste. I am not saying this beer is not that good,but thing is that because this style is so common in this part of Europe,i need to taste something really good,so i could say it's exceptional.

A-White foam,lasting few seconds,yellow golden color with medium carbonation.
S-crisp,grainy,very pleasant smell.
T/M-Nice bitterness,grains,very drinkable.

O-Talking about Augustiner,i think that Brau Edelstoff have more reasons to be called best Helle lager.

06-09-2012 19:52:03 | More by djura
Photo of kjc51478


3.4/5  rDev -18.3%

Appearance:Pours a pale yellow color with thick, white head.

Nose: Aroma is weak but of sweet malts and yeast.

Taste: Taste is very sweet - mostly pale malts with a little bit of citrus.

Palate: Palate is thin, a bit oily and a light body. Finishing is sweet and long-lasting.

01-25-2011 21:55:01 | More by kjc51478
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
92 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.