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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

406 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002)
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Photo of Jensen66
1.12/5  rDev -71.4%

Photo of kojevergas
2.33/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml brown glass bottle with traditional pressure cap served into an An Brainblasta goblet in Belfort, France. I forget where I bought the bottle. My bottle shows 5.6%, not 5.7%. Reviewed live.

A: Two finger head of slight cream, bad thickness, and below average retention. Clear lemon yellow retention.

Sm: Very light scent of barley. That's all me broken nose picks up; sorry lads.

T: Barley body - full, to its credit - with lemon ester notes and malt on the climax. Simple, but refreshing. Balanced well but poorly built. Rather- boring, actually.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but refreshingly so. Complements the simple flavours of the body. A bit sharp on the climax. Thin.

Dr: While this wouldn't be an awful fest beer, it an't much of a normal beer. Normal ABV, easy drinking, and low quality. Leave it on the shelf, lads, and pick something better.

Photo of RD1163
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of gnikola
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of nick76
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The aroma has a hay like grass, paper, latex, and corn malt. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma and has that euro lager incense taste. The palate is thin. Overall not something I would buy again. I am just not a fan of this despite being to style.

Photo of Schmit
2.68/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

You can't get Augustiner beers in Washington State, but I grabbed this one at Ledger's Liquors on a recent visit to Berkeley. By the way, Edelstoff translates to "noble stuff" in English, and a German friend of mine assures me that this sounds just as goofy in German as it does in English.

Unfortunately, this beer pales in comparison to Augustiner's Lagerbier Hell, which is excellent where this one is pretty average. I drank two bottles trying to come up with anything that would distinguish it as a beer, and I got nothing. I'd rather not repeat the experience.

Photo of stcules
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yellow, quite full. White head, average compactness. A little too fizzy in appearance.
Classic hell smell, fully malted, round. Some light hints of hop.
At the taste too, a full malty. But overall is quite flat, drinkable, and nothing more.
Average hell., average in body.
Some hop in the aftertaste, even if it is still dominated by the maltiness.

Photo of Cresant
2.73/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. undated brown bottle into a pilsner glass. Slight chill haze apparent in the thin bright yellow body. Minimal head did not linger.

Smell was of noble hops (?) and light grains. Corn husk aroma surfaced as it warmed.

Tasted salty. Corn syrup malts. Mildly bittering hops.

Mouthfeel was mildly zesty and medium bodied. Easy to drink but not especially interesting.

Photo of hansavijaticar
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of Daredevil
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

light straw color, a malty smoky smell, which does not find any aequivalent in the taste, the latter being rather watery, with hints of carrots, cauliflower and peppermint, a soury bitter finish ... interesting, but not really to my taste ...

P.S.: I am not sure the style is described correctly, I would rather believe this to be an Export style ..

Photo of titvs
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1D). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L2013151K. AROMA: grainy sweet aroma with very faint hop notes. some DMS is present. no esters or diacetyl. APPEARANCE: medium yellow color and translucent. thin moussy white head with low retention. TASTE: sweet and clean malt flavour that lingers into the aftertaste. very low bitterness. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down helles that lacks the bitterness to balance a little the sweet malt profile.

Photo of MoreThanWine
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 2" irregular off-white head which dissipated to barely a trace. Clear straw yellow in color. Smells of malt, grass, and has just a slight start of skunking. Taste could be any average BMC American beer and in a blind taste test I'm pretty confident I would have guessed it was one of those. Acceptable but I guess I expected more from the makers of Maximator.

Photo of Backer2004
2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Did not enjoy this beer any more than I would a Miller or Bud Light. Other than nice head retention, there were no appealing qualities in its looks. Received this as part of a Beer of the World's Mix pack and am not sure how long it may have been on the shelves. Tastes of sweet corn maltiness that got a little better as it lost some of its chill. Not recommended.

Photo of granger10
2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale golden color with an inch high head which dwindles to near nothingness and leaves scant lacing. Bready aroma with notes of sharp herbal acidity. Taste matches aroma. Body is light and weak and the flavors as well are quite light and weak. Plus they really aren't too enjoyable. A slight buttery breadiness holds the body while the hops, which are grassy, come into the finish. Lower carbonation smooths the beer out but really also bores any taste. I'm disappointed.

Photo of emerge077
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle served in a small narrow stange glass.

Pale gold, streaming carbonation that rose steadily from the bottom of the glass. Thin layer of white foam on the surface, fizzled down quickly into a light veil with a slight collar around the edge, and some minimal lace that stuck around.

Average lager smell, clean, dry grain, slight grassiness.

Flavor was sort of bland with a dry, papery saltine cracker taste, some grassy hop bitterness in the aftertaste, but fairly subtle. Feel was very light and a bit watery. Dry with little to no residual sweetness, left with a somewhat hollow impression. It was ok to pair with some food, but ultimately just a pedestrian lager that didn't hold interest for long.

Photo of PEBKAC
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stout season is over. Hooray beer! 11.2oz bottle from Good Beer. Poured into a Carlsberg Pils glass.

Pasty, off-white head. It comes to rest as a permanent dollop of cream atop my beer. Uniform spackle. Clear, pale, golden body.

Smells of caramelized Euro malt & a light zest of minty/herbal/metallic hops. Bit mundane.

Taste is sweet like low salt Ritz crackers. Halfway in is a spot of herbal hops that turn more irony as they linger. Empty finish.

Dainty little thing. Watery. ABV is really suspect. Carbonation is soft & lacking. Probably the lightest Helles I've ever had. Not crisp enough to drink in quantity. Too light to bother to import. :/

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a very clear, bright yellow with a half-finger creamy white head. Visible carbonation was very high.

S: very light with sweet buttered corn and a light herbal hopping.

T: sweet and buttery corn malt with a fresh, lemon herbal hopping. The hopping was dry on the finish while the flavor ended rather abruptly. Not a lot of layering or complexity regarding flavor, just sweet buttery corn malt and a light herbal hopping.

M: light-medium with a buttery slick texture on the tongue. There was a strong floral hopping and carbonation bite in the swallow.

D: Overall drank like a sweetened festbier, though a tad to much so for multiples. More macro then micro.

Photo of MacarthurParker
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of connecticutpoet
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a clear yellow brew with a one finger head that was very fizzy, and dissipated quickly into a thin film. A few moments later, almost none left.

Aroma was slightly fruity, a little grainy, with some light malts and a hint of lager-like skunkiness.

Taste was slightly bitter and grassy, with llight hops and a bit of funkiness. The malts were kind of washed out.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin and, as I said, washed out.

Drinkability was just average. Better than some, but it didn't stand out.

Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of cochan
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.