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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

236 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 83
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 11.02.2010. Thanks to drabmuh for helping me get this one.

Pours a modest yellow straw color with a white head. A good pours doesn't yield a large head, though there's a good amount of lacing. The nose is slightly sweet and brings a really nice pale grain scent. The taste is fairly plain and difficult to describe, but is quite, quite good. Light straw and grain with a touch of sweetness. The feel is excellent, with a nice amount of carbonation and is incredibly soon. Uber sessionable, this is one fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 20:52:09 | More by Thorpe429
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice light golden color comes through right away. Really tight head of white that sits on top for what seems like forever but then suddenly dropped off leaving it all bare.

Nice touches of light bready malts, caramel, light grasses and well rounded and nicely done hop profile. Warming brings out cereal grains, touches of light grass and a well carbonated and easily maintained profile. Extremely session able with an amazingly crisp and clean flavor, I had no issues at all with putting this one down.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 00:30:44 | More by mikesgroove
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2002 18:07:39 | More by NeroFiddled
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2002 19:46:52 | More by Jason
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Kostrizer Schwarzbier stein. Beer is light yellow and mostly clear with a thin white head of tiny bubbles and high carbonation, low lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is mildly grainy mildly sweet.

Beer is light in body and bright on the palate. Carbonation is high on the palate the back flavors fall away quickly leaving a nice finish with no aftertaste. Beer is moderately dry but its not bone dry, leaving a nice feeling in my mouth. The graininess gives the beer a nice flavor and overall its a really nice drinking beer. Probably the best helles I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 02:08:52 | More by drabmuh
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh on tap in Munich.
A nice pale gold color. This beer was perfect for a hot day in Munich, crisp, dry and quenching. I has a great hop bitterness that was accompanied by a subtle maltiness. The hop bitterness definitely dominates the flavor of this one, but it also has the malt backbone to balance. A very good example of a Helles, far better than most.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2003 17:00:16 | More by Gueuzedude
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.98/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 16:59:09 | More by BlackHaddock
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kojevergas

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 23:20:08 | More by kojevergas
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 22:38:43 | More by rhoadsrage
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DoubleJ

California

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Augustiner am Platzl, on to the beer:

Bright yellow with string of lace which whip around the mug as the level of the beer drops. The aroma of cut grass, hay, and lemon, which are balanced between each other, adds additional appeal. Then I was caught by surprise how well this tasted. I like myself fresh helles, but there's something about how this tasted which almost made me dance. It's delicate, but at the same time is full of flavor. Wave after wave of grass, citrus, dough, and a light bitterness explode at the scene. It's light bodied with appealing crispness, which helps make this beer not only very drinkable, but also one of the best lagers that I had on my trip.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2013 16:41:34 | More by DoubleJ
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-21-2014 21:52:05 | More by TurdFurgison
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just got bottles of this in at my local shop

A - Ow wow pours clearer than expected. A nice hazy bright yellow with a half inch of head with aggressive pour.

S - Grainy and malty with a bit of a sugar sweetness, which is very pleasant.

T - Starts off fairly dry moving to a semi - sweet grain or corn and then finishes sweet and wet.

M - Very light and drinkable. Bitterness is way lower than expected.

D - Well this changes my mind that a lager has to be an amber lager before it is sweet. A damn nice and smooth Helles! Better than most with less ABV. Bravo

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 05:21:31 | More by DrDemento456
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pale golden with a really tall white compact and thick head. The head takes some time to set, and does so leaving rich lacings.

S: Bready sweet corn balanced with a suttle hoppy bitterness. Some faint yeast. Grassy and citric.

T: Rich malt, sweet and bready. In the back there's some bitter hops and citric notes, but that's in the back.

M: Smooth medium body and medium carbonation. Aftertaste is kind of short and mostly sweet.

A: Very nice, very nice indead!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 17:04:04 | More by Evil_Pidde
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-14-2011 21:13:36 | More by tbeckett
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-06-2014 02:23:49 | More by wrightst
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-29-2014 17:44:51 | More by pathman
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Boone757

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-24-2014 18:15:49 | More by Boone757
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of spicy hops. Crisp spicy hop flavor with enough malt precence to balance everything out. The mouthfeel is light, and dry. Overall, this would make for a good brew on a hot summer day. It is light and refreshing, but still has a lot of flavor and personality.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2005 04:37:57 | More by KarlHungus
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-09-2011 01:48:30 | More by jophish17
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twelveinches

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-29-2011 06:58:45 | More by twelveinches
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

10-10-2013 19:31:02 | More by deapokid
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harrymel

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 10:08:12 | More by harrymel
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StJamesGate

New York

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours white gold with lumpy snow white carpet of foam with trailers. Nose is fresh cut grain, grassy hops and maybe a hint of DMS. Biscuity malts with some straw followed by spice and hay hops. Perhaps a whiff of sulfur. Sweet finish, tingling dry linger. Creamy, crisp, round and lively, light verging on thin.

Superbly balanced and very drinkable. At the same time, a few off notes in there, too. A better than average Helles.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 23:38:14 | More by StJamesGate
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2014 20:35:43 | More by dcmchew
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

01-25-2013 08:46:56 | More by Ciocanelu
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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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