Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
01-18-2014 20:38:58 | More by NeroFiddled
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
There is a MASSIVE difference between tasting this beer from a wooden keg (2 places in Munich always offer this: the Augustiner Keller Biergarten and the Augustiner Braeustuben)!!! The wooden keg Edelstoff is indescribably outstanding, the bottle version is blah- and that's putting it mildly. Make the trip, try it from the wooden keg (as it was meant to be enjoyed) at the above mentioned locals and your taste buds will thank you for it. TRUST ME!
01-03-2014 09:33:46 | More by Oktoberfestgirl
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
Clarion yellow color with a short, somewhat creamy head. Stringy lacing here and there. Delightful clean pils malt sweetness, lightly floral noble hops, and a bit of lemon in the nose. Flavor is crisp, sweet pale malt and some grapey fruit. Not too much going on...a little sweet for what I like in a Helles. Pretty light bodied and easy to drink. I wish there was more depth to the maltiness and just a little more hop presence, but pretty good. I'd love to try it in Germany some day, but I don't see myself buying this again in the states as it's way too damn expensive.
11-28-2013 18:26:49 | More by wedge
4.75/5 rDev +20.9%
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.
11-18-2013 19:19:55 | More by MWilcox20
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
appearance: Clear nice vigorous bubbles that dissipate quickly
smell: A lot of wheat hits you quick little bit of earthy smell
taste: bit nutty almost, with a real grain flavor, but the only word I have for it is dynamic
mouthfeel: REALLY GREAT. Just a nice bold mouthfeel that stays with you
overall: decent brew I would call this breed standard, have one by all means.
10-15-2013 19:28:18 | More by JCBears
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
11.2oz bottle with the silver foil. No bottling date. Can't be much older than a few months. Poured into an unlabeled snifter glass today, 10/10/2013.
Let me preface this by saying that I lived in Munich for 2 months and have been to the Augustiner Bräustuben more times than I care to remember. I've probably had everything they've ever had on tap, and loved it. I'm reviewing this beer based on this bottle but I can't help but incorporate some of my previous experience here.
Looks beautiful. Pours a clear straw yellow colour with a nice effervescent, foamy white head starting at about 2cm and slowly settling into a thin bubbly film on top. Lacing is there, but not all over the place. Looks clean, crisp and refreshing.
Smells like a typical Munich Helles Lager. Crispy, sweet bread malts, faint grassy hops and mild yeast spices. Not complicated but smells delicious. Like some freshly cut Roggenmischbrot bread.
This really is a refreshingly delicious beer. Its sweet and malty slightly balanced out by the mild grassy hoppiness and the faint yeast spice flavour. Not complicated but very refreshing.
Thin-medium bodied lager that is well carbonated and comes across as a liquid breakfast despite its refreshing qualities. Aftertaste is mostly that sweet breadiness which contributes to that feeling of a liquid breakfast or lunch.
As far as Munich Helles goes, this is a very good example. As far as I'm concerned, I really enjoy this beer a lot. I remember enjoying it a lot more at the Bräustuben, but its really an issue of atmosphere and having some pork knuckle to eat with it. Highly recommend.
10-11-2013 00:28:29 | More by Stevedore
Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.