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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
93
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295 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 105
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of megu
4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Moose_Knuckle_Sandwich
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

Photo of bier_uber_alles
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From cask in Salzburg.
Salzburg is a beautiful city and has to be in the top 5 cities in the world to drink beer. The Augustiner in Salzburg is better than the location in Munchen.

Because the beer was served in a clay stein, the beers appearance was not readily observable. A slight head present. Smells awesome and tastes awesome. Sooo easy to appreciate. even easier to guzzle down.

this is an exceptional drink. I wish Americans could appreciate such quality and produce such drink here in the states.

Photo of rekel
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of TOMHONE
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A follow up on my desire to bring back to the states some great tasting Augustiner before all of this format here changed.

I recently brought home 2 30L Kegs of Augustiner Helles. Why? I was throwing a party for about 60+ people and wanted to show them all that when I have a party it's going to be one helluva beer drinking event. And that it was.

All beer drinkers, men and women alike, loved the Augustiner. Even some of the die hard wine sippers joined in.

We actually went to the brewery itself and bought the 2 kegs. A retired German baker we know is best friends with one of the higher-ups at the Augustiner company. Bringing back the 2 on a dolly that retracts was no problem either. The added freight fee was OK as was customs duty fees.

I didn't even have to put a deposit down on the 2 kegs.

Photo of pixieskid
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A buddy brought me a random selection of beers from Munich, this was one of them. If I remember correctly he said this was the "cheap one that everyone drinks" haha, go figure, it's the highest rated Helles Lager! Just like Tannenzapfle is the highest rated pils...anyway, cracked this one randomly because it was taking up room in the fridge.

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a pillowy white head, decent retention.
Nose; straight up cereal grains and a hint of grassy hops.
Taste; grains, grassy hops, just a touch of citrus, nice breadiness throughout with a minimal bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel, slightly slick as the style permits, with a nice cripsness.
Overall; yeah it's flavorful and drinkable as it gets. Can't wait to visit Munich next month and get some more.
Anyone wanna try this thing, shoot me a BM, I'll be stateside in a couple months...Prost!

Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Brewdog1287
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.Lager glass. Enjoyed on oct´11.Pale golden in color.White head,medim size bubbles coming up & down.Rocky froth.Some lacing.Good retention. Gentle floral aroma, yeasty notes. Mildy malty flavor,noble hoppy bitterness too. Medium body,medium-high carbonation.Suggested as a perfect session beer.

Photo of FloppyDog
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

0.5L poured at Augustiner's in East Berlin.

Poured a light straw yellow as clear and filtered as can be. Decent 1.5" head dissipates as you drink it.

Smell is muted, but when you really look for it, you get subtle hints of both light malt and a hint of earthy hops.

Taste is a fine balance between subtle maltiness and the perfect balance of hop flavor and bitterness to round it out.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, even on a day when it was less than 10 degrees F outside.

Overall, a great, light, refreshing, session beer for any occasion. Goes great with brats and kraut!

Photo of darkesthour
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Paincane
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A; Clear golden pour producing a white head and moderate lacing.
S: Grainy and bready yeast aromas strike the nose.
T: Light bready malts, grian and grassy flavors abound.
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with very refreshing qualities.
O: The fact that I enjoyed it in Munich adds to the flavors and mystique. A very enjoyable beer that I would definitely have again.

Photo of DeutscheJeff
4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Gregwa
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sim0n17
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of codynevels
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of twelveinches
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
93 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.