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Augustiner Bräu Weissbier - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 15
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-13-2002)
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Reviews by czfreeman:
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czfreeman

California

4.72/5  rDev +19.2%

Really dig one of Munich's finest Breweries, but this one is a first for me.
Poured into my Andechs Weizen glass, Augustiner is beautiful to behold. Light banana-golden hay color, light brown hints around the edges, medium carbonation. This brew is capped by a simply spectacular head that is textbook Hefe. Thick, creamy, foamy slowly settling into to lacy pock-marked perfection.
On to aromatics, rich on the banana-clove, orange, sweet candied citrus, a touch of hay-like mustiness, nice Hefe tartness, light peppery esters add into the mix. This gives Weihenstephan run for it's money.
First sip--Sweet, creamy-like banana, apple, bread, orange,pepper, musty, yeast adding a nice twist of spice. This brew begins sweet, creamy, thick and full, ends a bit sweet as well but a light peppery zip and a full blast of clove and perfect carbonation really add a whole level of complexity. This Hefe is quickly becoming one of the best I've had, as I search through the mental files for comparasion. It is surprisingly warming in both the throat and stomach with subsequent sips for a relatively low ABV, the peppery-citrus finish is really a fantastic high point for this brew.
Mouthfeel is perfection. Creamy, sweet, yet tart and biting in one mouthful. What begins as sweet banana-cream ends with clove-pepper orange tartness and spice. The carbonation is perfect. Not too biting at first, yet plays a background role, accenting the flavor at the finish. This beer i light, fresh and tart and full and robust all in one. Milky creamy-and biting? I really can't go on enough about the balance at work here.
It is a shame this is such a rarity, as I believe I had discovered one of the world's great Hefe's. My score reflects my satisfaction and impression of a truly fantastic beer after seemingly no end to the monotony I find sometimes in German brew. Seek this out and drink it!

02-13-2010 21:36:21 | More by czfreeman
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Marius

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-20-2012 18:03:50 | More by Marius
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4/5  rDev +1%

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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.28/5  rDev -17.2%

Clove and banana, like any good German Wheat should have, tart, with a dry-ish finish, also got a bit of vanilla or something, pretty nice, easy to drink, nothing over the top. Definitely not one of my favoured German whaets but very drinkable anyway, pretty nice stuff.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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NeroFiddled

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4.41/5  rDev +11.4%

Augustiner Bräu Weissbier
bottle @ Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, DE
,5L for €3,90 at noon on Christmas day 2013

Typical Bavarian weissbier appearance: orange-amber in color beneath a massive head of rocky bright white foam. Cloudy with yeast. The aroma is typical as well, although I guess you can't say that because there are so many variations... I think of this as being much like Spaten's Franziskaner, clean with a balance of banana and clove over sweetish golden malt. It's perhaps slightly fruity with softly sweet apple, and a delicate hint of citrus - there are no odd-phenolics like burnt plastic or "band-aid", and there's no particularly noticeable tartness other than the citrus edge. The malt is full, and dare I suggest, it has a slightly caramelish edge to it. Medium bodied and gently bristling to the tongue with a bright carbonation. Moderate bitterness, yet dry in the finish. I can't say it's "one of the better ones", but I can say it's one of my favorites!

01-18-2014 22:26:34 | More by NeroFiddled
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +1%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Slovenia

4/5  rDev +1%

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Romania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-21-2013 00:59:19 | More by weeare138
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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MrIncognito

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

A - Hazy brownish body with a huge sticky white head that lasts forever. Tremendous lacing all over the glass.

S - Big and yeasty with a great clove sharpness. A bit of biscuity malt and bready wheat.

T&M - So much clove in this beer. What a great mix of clove, wheat, malt, and powdery yeast. Moderate carbonation makes this a little dry but nice and smooth. A touch sweet in the end.

D - I could drink a bunch of these. Goes down so easily and has a wonderful taste. One of my new favorite hefeweizens. Why didn't I bring any home from Munich?

10-22-2009 19:56:51 | More by MrIncognito
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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TheSarge

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%

Augustiner's Hefeweizen offering pours quite easily, and produces a fair amount of head retention. The foam is brilliantly white. The body of this brew is among the haziest of weizen beers, with lots of carbonation vividly displayed through the murky caramel colored body.

Aroma qualities are a bit faint. I detect an arid peppery fragrance, with a slight sweet balance of a banana undertone.

The taste is pleasantly banana dominant, with a kick of an ashy peppery essence.

With the slightly potent amount of CO2 in this brew, it has a biting feel; however, finishes off smooth with a slight oily slickness.

Augustiner's beers are either very exceptional or they miss the mark sometimes. This offering of hefeweizen from them is above par and I highly recommend you all give it a try.

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Augustiner Bräu Weissbier from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.