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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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88
very good

355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 8 | 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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +2%

08-18-2012 22:39:51 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

5.7% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. There is initially a strong skunk aroma after the pour that dissipates somewhat over time. I am also getting some malt, grain, and grassy and herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the flavors are a bit too sweet in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 01:52:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that faded away and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of grainy malts and floral hops in the nose.
T: The overall taste is quite malty; there are some hints of malty sweetness in the initial taste and the finish has a mild amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is easy to drink and rather sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 01:04:54 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color with a beautiful head that never beats a retreat and leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Crisp, with a moderate tone of flowery hops, but primarily cracker malt driven

Taste: Opens with a mouthful of Munich malt flavor and just a touch of hop after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and moderate to heavy carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice refreshing beer from one of Munich's best breweries

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 00:40:34 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

light golden amber lager shaping up before my eyes. A small, maybe a half an inch of white head came up over the top and settled down quickly into a light veil across the top.

The aroma was light. Some small amount of smoked in it, with lots of grain and bready malts, though I have to admit, not much here to really pick up on. The flavor was a bit better. Lots of campfire like smokiness in it, with a subtle, yet easily definable bready malt base. Some sweetness, caramel maybe and a light peach flavor when cold that quickly gets burnt out by the smoked and roasted malts. Way too light of a feel, almost makes the flavor get lost as it comes across a bit watered down.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 04:57:45 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good German lager. Lightly flavored and textured. Aromas are crisp and light. Medium maltiness and a bit grainy, but not bad. Flavors of mint and Granny-smith apples spice the beer up a bit. Still light and clean on the palate. Finishes crisp and clean. It could have a bolder malt and hop profile, but not if it means less crispnenss. It's better than most German Lagers.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2006 17:32:25 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Chris.

A: The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a finger of white head.

S: A pretty sweet aroma to this beer. Heavy on the pale malts with a little bit of corn to it. Minimal hop notes, perhaps a light floral quality to it. Some sugar and bread to it as well.

T: Luckily, the flavor is a bit more balanced. Nice sweetness of pale malts and bread. There seems to be a light adjunct quality to it, but a nice bit of floral malts and a very faint bitterness.

M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Not the best Helles I've had, but certainly drinkable and good for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 20:12:39 | More by womencantsail
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oberon

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This was a beer I havent seen before and decided to pick it up,ours an extremely pale yeloow with a light wispy head,aroma is softly malty with a light hop bitterness that lingers.A very clean refreshing tasting brew with some mild cracker maltiness although I thought it was a tad watery in the finish and body.A real easy drinker here it would be great on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2004 20:11:23 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out has a pale golden color, the head was a little fizzy and left just a touch of lacing. The smell of the beer has the traditional German aroma, there a light skunk and grass aromas. There also a little lemon on the nose. The taste is actually a little citrusy mixed with the grassy flavors. It's got a pretty refreshing mouthfeel actually and it's got a lighter body. Overall this beer was much better than I expected it to be.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 20:30:57 | More by Knapp85
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emerge077

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -24%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 16:22:55 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +2%

01-10-2013 18:07:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Brilliantly clear pale gold, lighter even than most helles lagers, with a big frothy white head that leaves rings of lace as it slowly settles.

Smell: Cereal grain, a touch of sweet corn and honey. No trace of hops, and very clean all around.

Taste & mouthfeel: Crisp and dry initially, malty sweetness reveals itself slowly with a touch of floral hop flavor to back it up. The finish is drying again, and only faintly bitter. Simple and straightforward stuff, but clean and very drinkable. I'd love to try this on tap at the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 02:34:16 | More by largadeer
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Good looking glass of beer. Clear gold with a massive head of bright white froth. The head retention and lacing are exquisite. In the nose it's floral over lightly sweetish malt. The flavor brings out a bit more character with a little more bready graininess and less sweetness than the nose suggested, as well as more noble hops and a subtle note of apple-like fruitiness. Median bitterness is well-threaded through - a very round, balanced, and nicely polished lager. Medium bodied. Crisp and clean. Remarkably easy to drink.

Additional note: I tasted this side by side with the standard "hell" and didn't find much difference. It's just slightly darker. And also a touch fuller in character, but not by much, and at the same time a little less malty... ? More balanced, shall we say? So... I'd guess it's got a degree or so more Plato to it, a touch more hops for flavor, and just a hint of additional bitterness to balance that as well - OR, is it the same beer and just slightly more fermented? No, probably not.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2014 20:38:58 | More by NeroFiddled
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers of fluffy, white head on a perfectly clear, light gold body. The head settles a bit more quickly than I would like, but leaves decent lace.

S - Sweet maltiness, not grainy with a slight earthy hop aroma.

T - Sweet and malty with a balancing herbal hop flavor up front. The mild bitterness shines through the light flavors in the middle and fades into the malty, clean finish.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Easily drinkable and nicely balanced. This bottled version has held up to the trip across the Atlantic better than I would have expected, but I know from personal experience that it is better still on draught in Munich.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 00:48:10 | More by nickfl
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear straw gold. Some white head that does not stick around. Nice airy clean nose, with not a lot punching my senses really. Flavor has a good profile. Nice earthy and grainy qualities to it. No skunk. No metal. Smooth. Feel has a fair amount of carbonation in there. Liquid feel is fairly thick as well, but in a lager sense of it all. Definitely drinkable. Smooth and fairly well bodied.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 01:32:15 | More by RblWthACoz
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Edelstoff Exportbier, Augustiner Braeu Munchen Edelstoff

"Kuhl und dunkel lagern"...also, Zutaten: Wasser, Gerstenmalz, Hopfen."
500 ml bottle.

Transparent and pale yellow appearance. Huge, milk white head, slims down, but stays.

Aroma: although this is a fresh bottle, the smell is slightly skunky. Typical Euro-lager aroma, ....nothing really to commend it.

Taste: spritz of carbonation of front, then mostly flavorless. Light in body, Very drinkable, but not particularly memorable. Clean. Inoffensive. I'm liking this more as we go. However, Edelstoff doesn't really have anything to set apart for any other lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 04:39:19 | More by feloniousmonk
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden hue with a bright white head, leaves 2-3 fingers worth of head space. Fine even lacing very nice look to it. Aroma has a light lemongrass/herbal hop note with light biscuit malts, slight metallic edge from the hard water. Flavor is great a fresh easy drinking helles lager right out of Munich. Light biscuit/crackers from the malts, herbal lively slghtly citric hops in the background refreshing as all hell. Very clean drinking experience this is an art form. Mouthfeel is light bodied carbonation is sturdy and natural never heavy on the palate no harshness to be had here. Drinkability is grab a sixer type of beer, at least a six. Great for the summer I'm glad fresh Edelstoff showed up at my local.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 15:58:05 | More by WVbeergeek
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved drinking this beer in Germany, bought it by the rack, let's see how it fares crossing the sea

Pours an effervescent gold/honey with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Perfumy hops & some lemon

T: Lemony & herbal hops, breadyness, & slight grapefruit up front. Breadyness & honey malt & hoppy crispness as this warms. Finishes crisp, soapy & moreishness

MF: Medium bodied, nice spritzyness & superb balance

Great drinkability, a damn fine helles, was even better (fresher) in Germany if memory serves me..

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 15:28:54 | More by russpowell
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six, poured chilled into a willybecker.

The lager is golden with crystal clarity and 3 fingers of snowy cap from a vigorous pour with ultra fine bead and lace sticks well w/ very good head retention. sweet notes of malt in the nose with a floral hop and herbal aroma with slight yeast and peppery odor with great overall aroma. The fragrance is malt focused with a slight fruitiness. The feel is semi-light with mild sweetness with moderate bitterness and clean yeast presence. The alcohol is low with a mostly dry and spicy with gently creamy feel from somewhat high carbonation.

The flavor is crisp with malt taste and slight sweet edge w/ mild floral hop flavor and an accent of pepper with light bread dough w/ yeast adding to the lightly kilned malt flavor adding dry spice in the mostly clean and dry finish. Overall this is a very good lager, I could enjoy this frequently with no problem - a pretty great beer for the style which shows flaws easily.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 20:03:20 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friends Jack and Kristin for bringing this back from Germany.

Pours a creamy and fizzy almost 2 finger head that fades semi quickly with a slight bit of lacing over brilliantly clear banana wheat opaque beer. Nose was a little on the light side too, could have opened up a bit.

Nose light grassy hay, straw, nice decoction complex mash, crisp lager with a hint of lager fruit, hint of grassy floral hops.

Taste light and crisp, lots of soft malt with a light decoction complexity, light straw, light toasty. Crisp and light fruity lager, and some pilsner malt flavors. Light floral hint grassy hops. The end brings a hint of a cracker. Finish is dry and crisp, toasty pilsner malts, hint of grassy hops lingering.

Mouth is lighter bodied, soft and subtle, decent carb.

Overall nice, lighter but good flavors, good malt and mash profile, fairly tasty and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 02:57:35 | More by jlindros
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright yellow with a decent, foamy white head that descends to a wide patch, leaving some lacing.

The smell is grainy, grassy with a touch of lemon-lime.

The taste is sweet grain and grassy with a floral hop touch. It finishes refreshingly dry.

Appropriately light-bodied, it has something towards a fizzy feel, but is smooth and crisp. Thirst-quenching, for sure.

A nice "sessionable"/easy-drinking Helles with a good balance to it within the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 03:42:53 | More by jwc215
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Halcyondays

California

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear gold with a pallid white head, solid retention, spotty lace.

S: Bready pils style malt, with some minerality.

T: Classic bready malt flavour, with an interesting herbal almost minty hop flavour with lemons. Minerality/notes of sulfur continue bordering on kellerbier.

M: Very crisp, biting carbonation/champagne type bubbles. Mild acidity. Real pleasing.

D: One of the more complex imported Helles I've had. I think it would be a sight to see/taste in Munich proper, but it's held up well. Overpriced though IMO a $18-20 a 6er.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 22:34:36 | More by Halcyondays
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The regular brown 500ml bottle, best before 03/2010, drank and reviewed 01/2010. Poured three times into a Veltins Pilsner stemmed tulip.

Pale gold, clear, bright and clean. On top sat a snow white crown of foam.

Cereal, grassy aroma, a litle hint of hops and yeast if you sniff and believe.

No great flavour, typical of the style, it is refreshing and lightwieght in the mouthfeel. It does however have an after kick, the alcohol comes in towards the end and leaves a pleasant malty (for a Helles) reminder that you've had a beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 18:36:57 | More by BlackHaddock
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: crystal clear pale yellow color with a 1/2" head that quickly falls to a thin surface foam.

Smell: light lemon citrus and grass.

Taste: mild malt level with some lemon, mild bitterness, and grass. A touch of biscuit rounds it out. Overall pretty refreshing.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout. Light in body. Dry and pretty clean finish.

Drinkability: a light and easy to drink beer, but flavor profile is a bit milder than expected. Definitely a refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2006 20:27:58 | More by Gavage
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-25-2013 10:40:12 | More by beernads
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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.