Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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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
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
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.
O= I kept drinking it, and ordered another, so, not that bad.
06-15-2011 10:08:12 | More by harrymel
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
3.23/5 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
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
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
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
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
92 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.