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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

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Photo of flyingpig
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light straw coloured with a foamy white head that is about two fingers width tall and lasts pretty.

A light and rather mild smelling beer with some faint lager hops and malts along with a mild skunk smell although nothing too serious. There is a little corn and very light, grassy hops but little else in the way of a detectable aroma.

A clean tasting beer with some corn and some lager hops along with a faint metallic taste and a slightly bitter aftertaste although nothing out of the ordinary for the style.

Smooth on the palate with a mildly bitter finish and a good amount of sweetness to it. There isn't too much to say hear really other than the beer had a good feel to it, was well balanced and was easy to finish.

A very nice tasting helles lager that had a good balance and went down well without too much skunk, certainly far less than you would find in most other lagers.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of DerekP
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very active brew...had to pop the cap in the sink (started to spill out after the first tug of the cap with a bottle opener). Dark yellow in appearance. Bubbly carbonation. White head slims down but remains full and true. Near-cloudy.

Grassy, pilsner-like smell. Bright lemon peel. Lime and salt in the nose. Almost burns the nostrils. Sour. Bread crust.

Clean in the mouth. Grainy up front with balancing bittering hops. Washes away smoothly. Hardly astringent. Feigns lemon-like harshness, but never makes it that far. Mild citrus. Smooth, non-lingering hops quality.

There's a friendly dryness to this brew, with the tartness of fruit. I can imagine lemon pepper chicken and rice accompanying this one with style and finesse.

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of FloppyDog
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

0.5L poured from the cask at Augustiner's in East Berlin.

Poured a crystal clear pale straw yellow with an inch of head that slowly dissipated over 10 minutes.

Smell of faint light malt and earthy noble hops. Nothing too strong.

Taste is very clean, with malt presence up front followed by a nice woody-oak character on the finish.

Mouthfeel was light and smooth - right on for the style.

Overall, a complex, yet refreshing beer that I could definitely have multiple of in a given sitting. A great session beer, and the wooden cask aging just puts it over the top!

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with very little visible carbonation. The head is about one finger tall and just off white but dissipates quickly leaving just a hint of bubbles in the center of the surface of the beer. Little to no lacing present.

S: Aromas are grassy with the slightest hint of skunkiness to it.

T: Flavors are primarily the malts - taste like cereal malts and honey malts to me. There is a small amount of hay or grass and just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation on the tongue. Could easily be described as crisp.

O: Very enjoyable and certainly one to grab again the next time I'm by a store that carries it. Very easy to drink but with a real pleasant maltiness to it. Definitely sessionable.

Photo of JoeBloe
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was given a 6pk as a gift - never heard of it before - pours a golden yellow with a 1 finger head that fades to a consistent ring - spotty lacing slides down the glass with each sip - I was surprised by the clean, fresh aroma of this beer - i guess I've become used to german lagers having that diacetyl skunkiness - hence my surprise when I tasted the actual "bright' of this Helles Lager - great balance all-around - very enjoyable - wondering if the secret is the brown bottle here - good stuff!

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale straw, with a thin, sticky, white head. Lots of big, carbonated bubbles leave no real lacing.

Edelstoff puts off a grassy, fresh-grain aroma with light hops.

This hand-blown pilsner showcases the simple, honey-grain flavors with some lemon punctuation. The finish is long and subtle.

A medium body with soft texture, modest carbonation and no alcohol. Closes dry.

A nice, refreshing beer pairs perfectly with the 19th hole.

Photo of stevoj
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold in color, one finger head that dissipated quickly, lots of bubbles in first pour, fading fast. 50 cl bottle picked up in Nuremburg. Light and airy in the mouth, with smooth, mellow taste. Noted some of the grassy tones mentioned in previous reviews. Not sure if I would rate it as high as some of the previous marks, but a good, fairly light weight pilsener.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale straw yellow with a moderately sized white head. No lacing.

S - Mild aroma overall - honey malt and biscuits. Not very strong, but I catch a bit of ripe strawberries.

T - Elder and goji berries, a bit of hay and honey malt. Aftertaste has lingering hay and a bit of a bitter grass and hint of aspirin. Surprisingly fruity in the foretaste though!

M - Smooth, the beer is medium bodied, but bursts into foam in your mouth. This gives a creamy feel, but numbs the tongue a lot.

D - Pretty good! I was surprised, this isn't a style I've been impressed with before.

Photo of Giggy
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw yellow. Nice white head leaves quickly. Smell is very grassy. Slight skunkiness. Taste is full of cereal and sweet grains. Very subtle and subdued. Tasted like a German Lager should. Had a very crisp feeling on the tongue. Not great/not bad.

Photo of SFLpunk
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Augustiner-brau Muchen Edelstoff 11.2oz brown glass pry top bottle with silver foil. Label is different than pictured, with blue, gold & white ink.

Pours crystal clear, I mean REALLY clear, thin but bright yellow with almost no head, but some white bubbles. Nose is surprisingly complex with a nice earthiness, some dried leaves, a little hay, and some clover honey notes. Palate is dry and crisp, with some nice gripping hop flavor, fairly leafy all around with those hay and honey notes. Finishes dry with a pleasant bitterness (not very bitter overall, though).

I rated this against other Helles Lagers and find it to be an exceptional version. Very complex for such a light lager. (Others should take note.)

Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of RollTide05
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Augustiner Brau Edelstoff

Pours crystal clear straw gold. Soapy white head and decent lace and retention. Aroma of bready malts, noble hops and clean lager yeast. In the taste, mildly sweet upfront, more bread. flowery, noble hop bitterness provides a delicate balance. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, crisp and drying. Solid lager, nice dry hop and easy to drink.

Photo of bezakjon
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ThirstyBird
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of jkrich
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated 11.2 brown bottle: poured a clear, golden-yellow with a quickly dissipating, foamy white-head.

This lager's weakest point: faint noble hop aroma and some hay-like aroma.

The flavor begins rather sweet yet very freshing with the classic bread and yeast like flavors typical of a German lager; finishs dry on the palate. I hesitated buying this because of the lack of freshness dating, but its overall flavor profile indicates freshness. No off flavors at all.

Very nice spritzy carbonation with a light to medium body. The mouthfeel is surprisingly full with a solid malty mouthfeel that always remains refreshing and inviting.

The last time I had an Augustiner was in Germany on-tap at a restaurant. Even though this one is in a bottle, it is very good, though expensive.

Photo of dcurrin
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of codynevels
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of supermeniscus
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.