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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website

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 sinstaineddemon


3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

btw, the bottle looks different, for newbs

A - very pale straw yellow, white thin head, very light carbonation

S - a true wheat aroma, with a lemon kick, like a summer ale

T - a real lemony wheaty taste, thin bodied, but very good flavor, would be great on a hot summer day

M - thin bodied, kinda dry, but tasty

D - easily poundable, high drinkability

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 02:12:45 | More by sinstaineddemon
Photo of MuenchenerKindl


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

Poured from bottle to a Pt. Glass. Nice clear yellow color and a medium thick white white head.

Smell is clean and crisp, malty and of medium hops. Very good inviting aroma.

Taste is malty and creamy, hint of lemon and light fruit goes great with the meal.

Mouthfeel is light with med. carbonation. Just about right for the style, could be a bit thicker.

Drinkability in very good. went well with grilled chicken and brats with Mexican rice. MK

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2006 05:24:53 | More by MuenchenerKindl
Photo of granger10


2.93/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 14:13:50 | More by granger10


4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the slightly stronger version of the AUGUSTINER HELL, a bit more estery but still smooth. This is also served at the OKTOBERFEST, there with 6% ABV, called "Wies'n-EDEL"! I personally, when in Muenchen, prefer the HELL! Well done brewers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2006 13:12:59 | More by SERENGETI
Photo of JohnfromDublin


3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted this on 03.03.06, a 500ml bottle from Redmonds of Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland. Best by 04.06.
I never saw this brew before, so took a chance. Poured a crystal clear light blonde brew with a white head that disappeared. No lacing.
Smelled a grassy-lager smell. Tasted of nothing much, though a very nice smooth mouthfeel gave this beer some redemption. I got tired of drinking this one and I don't think that I will bother again.

Footnote added December 2007:
I tasted this brew on tap at the Augustiner Grostgastatte, Munich recently. I did not take notes for a review, but it offered so much more than what I have written above. More bitter then the Helles, but very worthwhile. Maybe it's a beer that does not travel.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2006 09:07:37 | More by JohnfromDublin
Photo of whartontallboy

New York

3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear pale straw color with a thin fizzy head that fades quickly, even after a fairly aggressive pour.

Smell is lightly toasted grains, grassy hops.

Flavor is toasted grains, sweet maltiness, a light apple-pear flavor, grassiness, and a little bit of an astringent clarity. Slight, but present, skunked flavor. Mouthfeel is fairly crisp.

Overall: Completely non-descript, a little weak in the flavor department. These guys can do better in the style; we know they can!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 03:06:59 | More by whartontallboy
Photo of BEERchitect


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
Photo of connecticutpoet


3/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2006 03:10:49 | More by connecticutpoet
Photo of TongoRad

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a crystal clear pale gold with a two-finger rocky snow white head. It does look a touch washed out but thankfully that does not translate to the aroma or flavor. This is perfectly balanced in every way and gets significant yet pleasant contributions from the bready malt and the hops. A grassy quality dominates but there are some surprisingly nice gentle fruity elements, apples and pears, as well. The best part is how fresh and creamy it all comes across. The moderate carbonation and bitterness make for a dangerously easy drinking experience, but my preference would be that both could be a bit higher. Still, it is a heck of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2005 21:03:04 | More by TongoRad
Photo of paterlodie


4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2005 15:23:44 | More by paterlodie
Photo of TinusTime


3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold with a one finger stark white head. The head does not linger for long and becomes a thin white layer on top of the beer. Aroma is crisp with hints of cracker bread and a touch of grassy spicyness. Taste is crisp clean and smooth. A bit of malty sweetness up front, followed nicely with some drying slightly bitter hops. By no means hoppy, but the hops crisp up this beer nicely. Mouthfeel is a bit heavier than I would have guessed. Nice tight carbonation keeps this from leadening the tongue. Drinkability is good. A very good session Helles on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 14:45:52 | More by TinusTime
Photo of BeerResearcher


4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz dark brown bottle. No freshness date.
A classical pale golden color with a fast-fading snow-white head.
A pleasant sweet malty aroma blends with a dried grassy smell and just a light dose of fresh hops.
A mildly sweet and mellow maltiness delicately balances with a drying and crisp hoppiness. A taste of limes and hint of minty herbs provide a very nice, clean and refreshing finish. An ever so faint fine vodka fuminess is noticeable. This is a world-class Lager and an excellent representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2005 23:06:07 | More by BeerResearcher
Photo of mobyfann


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

Paid .70EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 10.05.2005

The beer pours a classic golden lager with a nice foamy white head but no true retention and a touch of lacing… average! The smell is a bit faint of malts, however aromatic signs of alcohol loom.

The taste is a solid export lager, not too heavy and a consistent taste of malt. In the mouth it could be better, was a little bit harsh to the palette. It's definitely a drinkable session beer, but I prefer not, Give me a Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold over this.

Final Thought: This is disappointing from a World Class Brewery, but I had to try it for the price and availability over here in Germany.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 15:58:48 | More by mobyfann
Photo of stcules


2.7/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2005 19:02:20 | More by stcules
Photo of crookedhalo


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

Pours a pale straw color with a fluffy eggshell colored head. Doughy, hay-like, pale malt aromas, some German noble hops and a hint of musty yeast. Crisp and effervescent with a rich maltiness and a light astringency in the finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable. A slight bit heftier than your average helles.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2005 02:49:35 | More by crookedhalo
Photo of Backer2004

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 02:03:06 | More by Backer2004
Photo of swamiswamu


4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great session beer. Poured into a pint glass it gave about a one inch head that dissapated fairly quickly. It has a clean, light golden color. It couldn't be any more drinkable. There is a light lemon undertone and simply tastes like a helles lager should.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2004 20:13:37 | More by swamiswamu
Photo of Skidz


3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out pale straw and sits pale harvest wheat in the glass with a big white fluffy head with good sticking power, leaving a nice skim.

Smells spicy, lemony, slightly soured. Weat and grainy acidicness.

Lightly sweet with lemony and spicy notes on the pallate. Light grassyness with some mild sourness. Finishes bitter with lingering spiciness.

Medium body with mild carbonation; smooth and clean. Easy summer beach beer, or something to start the day off with. Session beer all the way.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2004 22:36:08 | More by Skidz
Photo of BierManVA


3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you find yourself at any one of Augustiner's restaraunts in munich and order bny saying "Ein Bier bitte!", this is what they'll bring you. It's their clasic Helles style bier and is very good.

Appearance and smell are very typical of the style. Clear, pale straw color and grassy smell. Nicely carbonated. The taste is smooth and refreshing with a light hop bite.

This is not a bier that stands on it's head or bowles you over with a crazy palatte. It's just an excellent light and refreshing lager.


Serving type: bottle

07-25-2004 00:47:28 | More by BierManVA
Photo of moulefrite


3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this beer at the House of Gluntz here in Chicago. This place is, if I remember correctly (the original facility of) Chicago's first and oldest distributer (they have a great beer book by the way), dating back to 1888. They mostly have wine in the place, but when I asked for cold beer they pointed to a hidden little cooler that was busy chilling this here beer, a few awesome cheeses and a sprinkling of wine. Anyway, a cool part of local history. This here beer poured a simple buttery golden and sported a decent head and some lace-all retreated in a minute to a cup of yellow fizzy water. Aromas were decent for the style featuring fresh malty grain, as well as a lemony hop profile. the mouthfeel was nicely crisp, yet a trifle cloying. The beer does taste good, and is more complex than most for the style. Flavors run fairly deep as the generous grain notes give way to a fairly long hop component which rewards the taster with a cleansing bitter finish. This is a fine beer to start with, but it begs for a gear change after two.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2004 01:30:39 | More by moulefrite
Photo of Afterburner


4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw-colored beer with a small, fizzy white head. Nice retention and collaring, some lacework.

Smell: Spicy, flowery hops, and lots of it.Faint grainy, woody smell.

Taste: Burst of spicy hops, which quickly gives way to mild cloves and a soft, gentle, flowery finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and spritzy.

Drinkability: I generally don't like light lagers of any kind. I can drink them and appreciate them, but I enjoy maltier, fuller-bodied brews. But this is a very nice beer. I see beer writers like Michael Jackson describe beers as "soft" and "rounded," and I've always wondered what that means. I think this is a good example of both. It's a simple, yet sublime, beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2004 21:28:04 | More by Afterburner
Photo of goindownsouth


3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A golden, effervescent brew out of the bottle, the Edelstoff gave a light and foamy head out of the gate, only to fade to nothingness in a hurry. The aroma was German-licious with malty goodness with some background hops. The flavor was light, palate-cleansing and slightly complex while being so basic. A solid example of what German Bier should be. A good brew for beginners or crossovers from Macro-world.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2004 12:12:15 | More by goindownsouth
Photo of 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
Photo of marc77


4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale golden with a slight murk. Dense, uniform, pure white head leaves coating lace. Soft, doughy, underbaked cracker with sweetly herbal wafts of Hallertauer dominate the aroma. Hints of husky grain provide a dryish, rustic contrast. Flavorwise, it's a facsimile of the aroma. The dominant malt components are notes of sweet, white cracker, although subtle toasted notes abound. Mildly bittered, thus leaving a pleasant, gentle residual sweetness. Hop flavor is both grassy and herbal, with suggestions of mild, sweet basil. Lightly bodied overall, but gently dextrinous and smooth in mouthfeel. Becomes sweeter as it warms, with sugar cookie hints lingering agreeably. Finishes mostly clean, with a tinge of oxidation derived almond. A delicate, refined helles with superb drinkability. Potentially world class if found fresh. Is this on tap anywhere?

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2003 00:01:35 | More by marc77
Photo of Jon


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

I tried this at the Augustiner Keller in Munchen. This is a refreshing helles with much character. The taste is clean with a notes of doughiness and mild hops, while the mouthfeel remains crisp all the while. This is an easy drinker and is suitable for all occasions.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2003 12:33:42 | More by Jon
Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.