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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002)
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

cclark67789, Feb 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

megu, Apr 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

TheStones727, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Brauhaus
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For those who like Dortmunder Exports, this is the perfect Bavarian interepretation of the style. It is simply the reference beer when it comes to this type.

Full bodied, great mouthfeel, lovely maltyness, fantastic finish in the back despite it's low bitterness rate (18 IBU).

It is suprising that a drink with so much body and maltyness and high alcohol level (5.6% ABV) can be made being so bright (6.5 EBC).

This is THE example of the Bavarian art of brewing. I always have it when it's available.

Perfection in a bottle.

Brauhaus, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of TheSarge
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Augustiner Braeu Export is the ultimate form of what a lager beer should be. This pours nicely to produce a beer rich with a golden color unparalleled. Also, the head presentation is great with tons of bright white head.

The aroma is robust with lemony hops and new mown straw. There is no guessing that this is how a great lager should smell.

The taste is a little more complex than a typical German lager. The lemony hops are pronounced but the cereal grain taste jumps right in after sipping.

This brew is wet to the palate and is very thirst quenching. This is a great beer, but probably exceeds the ABV for a session beer; however, it is quite refreshing.

This beer is solely worth the trip to Muenchen, let alone any other beer. Augustiner will never let anyone down.

TheSarge, Jul 13, 2008
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Fairwin, Aug 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

navinsula, Apr 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

ebeye, Aug 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

mysteriousmax, Dec 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

tcdolle, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of WhatDaddy
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just THE Lager Beer.

An example of the old munich tradition in beer brewery, with Augustiner being the oldest one. You see it, with it’s golden color with the lively carbonation and the white foam.
You smell it, clearly a smooth beer aroma, a bit sweet from the malt, a bit harsh from the hops.
You taste it, best balance with malt and hops, like you guessed from the start and even better, from the first sip to the last, even after a few beers - but then you will feel that's a bit stronger with it's alcohol.

A bit stronger for Lager, but for an Export normal with it’s 5,6% alc. and yet so easy and lovely to drink. Could never get enough of it. If you find it somewhere out of Munich, take one, you’ll find it hard ’cause they’re not maximaze any further the production to have always the best quality and so it get’s very rare outside of it’s brewery place.

I did read the rules of reviewing and "an all 5" can be just rare and it can't improve anymore, so for me, it's a five. In my opinion, it's what it says: an Export (german) Lager beer called "Edelstoff" (noble material).

Prost.

WhatDaddy, Feb 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

MustaPekka, Jul 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

bentpages, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of sgwagner
4.95/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is regarded among many Bavarians as the greatest beer in the world. I for one cannot disagree. It tastes exactly as Helles should, with no exaggerated colors, aromas, flavors, etc... I admit that I'm biased toward German lagers as my style of choice, this one, to me, stands out as simple perfection.

sgwagner, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first beer review during my study abroad odyssey! A friend picked up a bottle during a weekend trip to Munich and gave me a bottle. Let's see how it is:

Poured from .5l bottle into a flute glass (not sure how large) with a picture of Bratislava, Slovakia etched on the side.

Appearance: Golden, with a fluffy white head with nice retention and lace. Lots of bubbles rising from the bottom.

Smell: Sweet and flowery, with fruity notes of citrus or apple.

Taste: Starts with a good apple-like sweetness that is apparent in most beers of this style, then finishes with a mild and pleasant bitterness. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and refreshing, with just enough carbonation. Light to medium bodied.

Drinkability: Overall, the best helles I have tasted and I would love to have more of this beer. I sure can't wait to go back to Munich so I can stockpile the stuff. If you couldn't already tell, it's highly recommended.

Mosstrooper, Mar 16, 2009
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4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. I've had this before on tap and am glad to have found this in the bottle.

A - Light, clear yellow with noticeable carbonation and good foam. Dissolved quickly with nice lacing.

S - Faint hint of spice and floral

T - Nice balance of hops. This is the hops taste I like. Subtle but with a sweetness.

M - Light with nice carbonation

D - Yes, yes and yes. Great beer.

Maerzen, Jun 19, 2007
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4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful, very tasty, complex beer.

Bright yellow-gold, it has a medium-large, off-white head steadily shrinking to a thin foamy top and leaving some nice lace.

The aroma is toast, bread, a lot of lemon, herbs, hints of juniper.

The taste is a firm, slightly oily bready malt with lots of herb, juniper, lemon. It's lightly sweet with a light, lingering bitter finish. There is a lot going on here, all harmoniously, and it's overall wonderful.

Offa, Nov 24, 2008
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4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A shiny gold look with a crisp head, fast-moving and beautifully formed carbonation and strong lacing.

A malty and spicy nose, with plenty of fruity sweetness (slightly citrus and apple like) and juicy, mouth-watering fragrances. Hop character is delicate and herbal with a grassy accent. Very fresh and inviting.

The taste starts of with a beautiful combination of succulent sweet malt and slightly bitter hoppines. Shortly after, it gets dry and somewhat sour, more dry and grainy in the finish. Hops are omnipresent, yet in a moderate fashion and put into check by an incredibly rich malt palette and a strong fruity note. Let this beer warm up and it becomes sweeter and even more delicious, with an ending that has the deepest kind of flavors bursting out.

A smooth and round mouthfeel with soft but strong carbonation and a medium body. A treat to drink.

Absolutely, simply great.

TKempe, Mar 09, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

tomrom, May 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

nmoeschler, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

MisledTitan, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BB 01-06. Great presance with good and lasting head and full golden and cristal clear beer. Wonderfull nose also with lots of finest maltyness and great hops that are hard to define but perfume the beer great. Not much esters or yeastinfluence except for the alcohol but yeah great nose. As is taste that's full, litle sweet and very malty, good hops and litle alcoholic. Woww with this not too high carbonisation also a heaven like mouthfeel. Well what can you say a perfect sessionbeer IMO.

paterlodie, Sep 20, 2005
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Slemendous, Mar 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Honestly until i came to Munich and had this beer, I was skeptical of the German Lager. Im an American and I love my overly hoppy IPAs. But after a few days in Munich drinking this beer, I realized that not all beer can be or should be filled to the top with hops. I have gotten a little annoyed with what I call "hop race" in America where all these beers are competing to be the happiest (im speaking generally). Anyways, I said all that to say that this beer is the perfect example of a German Lager and is almost perfect in every way. Its refreshing and I could drink it buy the liters. I tried the other big six breweries of Munich while there and this was my favorite. I love how its still independently owned and doesnt have to market itself. Everyone drinks this around Munich, but you wont find any advertisements. Sells itself.

MWilcox20, Nov 18, 2013
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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
86 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.