Augustiner Bräu Weissbier - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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4.97/5 rDev +25.5%
Had this at the tattenbau several times in Munich. Poured from a 500ml bottle properly swirled into an augustiner weissbier glass each time.
This is my perfect hefeweizen. Only the look gets points taken off because it was just a bit to clear and the head receded a little faster than normally found on other wheat beers. Really nice hazy orange yellow color with a nice foamy head. Great lacing down the glass tracks each swig. The aromas were unbelievable clean and focused. Easily the best smelling hefeweizen I have experienced. There was a great light banana and bubblegum flavor that was similar to it's aroma. Fresh cut lemons and some thyme came through also. Mouthfeel was spot on the the style for me. Also had a nice crisp finish despite it's juicy flavors. Drinkability was perfect, and again, what a shame you can't get this in the states.
10-03-2010 20:14:18 | More by Augustiner719
4.9/5 rDev +23.7%
A superb Hefe had at Augustiner Grossgaststatte Bierhalle. Rich, light amber color. Huge rocky off-white head. Clove, herbal and banana aroma and flavor. Tastes like the wheat grain bill is more substanial than other Weissbiers. Can't beat the freshness of the local Munich beers.
06-13-2002 11:49:51 | More by John
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
4.65/5 rDev +17.4%
Pours a nice solid, deep, cloudy, orange color. Looks powerful and majestic. The head is enormous and white. The smell is as rich as the appearance. Juicy and spicy. Orange peel and other citrus fruits. Beautiful. If they made a perfume that smelled like this it would drive beer loving men crazy. The taste is juicy and refreshing (the way a hefe should be). The aftertaste is slightly spicy, but a nice pleasant spicy. The mouthfeel is very good. Medium-bodied. The only thing i can find wrong with it is that it is a little too much carbonation, which is probably hiding some of this beer's great flavor. Overall, this is very good beer. One of the best hefes I've had. This is the second beer I've had from Augustiner Brua, and they have both been excellent. I do believe it to be one of the most overlooked breweries in Germany.
06-13-2005 17:36:08 | More by KarlHungus
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
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
Pours a tan coloured and opaque liquid, a normal to south german weissbiers. The smell hints hops alongside a reduced amount of wheat. The taste is exactly that: a certainly bitter but full flavour with a good amount of wheat. Its not a bad beer but may get heavier than usual when drinking one too many.
12-04-2002 17:22:21 | More by Andreji
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
a 500ml serving vom fass at the Augustiner Großgaststätte im Marienplatz.
A - Cloudy amber orange, with a creamy 3 finger head that holds well throughout, super lacing
S - typical weissbier smells, banana, cloves, sublte spice and some fresh bready malts.
T - Cloves very apparent and the bready malts come through well, balance between these 2 flavours is good. No uncomfortable medical aftertaste as you get with some.
M - High carbonation, and maybe slightly watery in the finish, but this is associated with the style.
D - one of my favourite weissbiers no doubt, and a privelege to drink it from the source!
p.s i watched the guy pouring the beer, it took him 3.5 secs! wouldnt mind having that pump system in my house!
08-03-2007 20:17:57 | More by seanyfo
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
4.3/5 rDev +8.6%
Weißbierprobe 2008! Whos the best in greater München? Augustiner vs. Unertl vs. Schneiderweisse vs. Erdingers fresh on the market Ur-Weisse!!! Too close to call between two of the Weißbiers. Augustiner and Schneiderweisse were the strongest but offer the drinker two very different Weißbiers. Highly recommended of course are both. The new offering from Erdinger(since Jan/08) was good and much much better than than usual offering of less than worthy Weißbier! Unertl was a disappointment and I will have to test them again at a later date due to there reputation here in Bayern. It happens...maybe I got a bad one....
What more can you say about Augustiner? Their Weißbiers way underrated only by those who have never had it. Guess what..the people in München know the difference. This aint no Franziskaner blah blah Weißbier..This is the real deal! Head was absolutely perfect! Aroma is of Fruit, bananas, and pears. The malt is wonderfully toasted and this Bier evens feature hints of citrus! The flavor is malty and citrusy with a twang. The bitterness is wonderful. Damn well made! Tough to decide between this and Schneider
02-25-2008 17:47:09 | More by Ungespundet
Augustiner Bräu Weissbier from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.