Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Reviews: 218
Hads: 447
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 24
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
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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 stevoj
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
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. (368 characters)

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (574 characters)

Photo of Giggy
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
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. (255 characters)

Photo of SFLpunk
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
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.) (713 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (997 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (370 characters)

Photo of jkrich
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (784 characters)

Photo of bobhits
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear yellow, slight density that limits how far through the glass I can see. A white head forms but doesn’t last too long, a touch of lace.

Sweet, October fest like malt with a hint of yeast dryness to finish.

Full body sweetness, perfectly balanced with hops that don’t really turn to hoppy but cuts the malt. Really really good flavor here, or I’ve just had too many blah beers tonight. Either way I’m enjoying this big time.

Medium body with just a bit of carbonation to give it that nice balanced flavor.

The bottle doesn’t state a style or if it does it is in German. Either way I don’t go for malty german beers often but this is wonderful. Hops so well balanced with a sweet wonderful malt. Crisp clean and just wonderful.

It lacks the something special that most helles have, but in a different way I really like this one. (857 characters)

Photo of InlandTaipan
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 fl oz bottle

A: Beer is a beautiful straw color with many small bubbles rising to form a steady white foam.

S: Noble Hops are present in the aroma as well as some nice lighter style malts.

T: The flavor is outstanding with no overpowering elements. Hops are present but fall perfectly into line with Helles style lagers. This beer tastes so good it is a shame when you finish one!

M: The beer evenly coats the tongue and carbonation is perfectly suited. For a lighter style beer it has a lot of character. It is dry but not excessively so.

O: Fantastic "Go-to" Helles Lager by one of the oldest brewing companies in the world! Love this one. (667 characters)

Photo of jbertsch
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light gold in color. Slight white head is timid, a little fizzy, and disappears. Between the beer’s color and the looks of its head, you think you’re about to drink a Coors light. Thankfully it tastes much better than that.

I smelled cereal-like malt and substantial notes of honey. Just a kiss of hops give a little floral bouquet.

The taste provides sweet honey-like malt, a little mustiness, and bread.

Mouthfeel is a little crisp at the beginning, but it smoothes out.

A great helles. It just shows that a light beer can be flavorful and satisfying. This went well with a Spanish antipasto plate. Its honey malt complemented carmalized onions, and prescuitto with oil, well.

If you're looking for a helles, definitely recommended. (747 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (674 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (614 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden bodied ale out of a 12oz bottle. Fizzy white head forms to a finger or so but dies out quickly. No lace at all after the head dies down completely.

S- Aroma of low-end overall strength lends citrus, floral hops and some lager yeast influence. Really trying to think of more but can't pick up much.

T- Opens up with a nice balance of grainy malt, citrus and floral hops, yeast bread and some buttery hints. Clove, banana, cereal, peach, zest and herbal also come to mind.

MF- Creamy light bodied lager with high foamy carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter and sweet.

Lots of nice flavors going on and decently balanced. Drinks quite well in a very hot living room. (677 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale yellow with a good foamy white head. Trace amounts of lace as the glass is drained. Ok head retention.

Some light malt and sweet grassy notes.

Smooth beer. Very smooth. The malt has the right amount of sweetness, but it transitions well to some grass and light leafy bitterness. Mineral notes balance this one out. Incredibly easy to drink. No bite or odd or overbearing elements. Good strength of flavors.

Lighter bodied, perfect moderate carbonation.

This is just great brew. All the elements fit. An easy choice to have again. (544 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Damn these six packs are expensive. But I bought a single just to try it.

Poured into a pils glass. Pours a very nice golden clear. Nice white head dissapated to a film and a ring. Ok lacing.

Aroma is nice. Nice lager pils aroma with a nice touch of pils malt. Bit of grassyness.

Taste is solid. Tastes like it could use a bit more hops to crisp it up a bit but it is good. Nice pils taste.

Mouthfeel needs more carb. Ok though.

Overall not worth it for the price but it's is pretty good. Still like spaten better (518 characters)

Photo of CBOLAND17
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

very aromatic and tasty beer that is a perfect example of the beer that germany produces. perfect head with a good amount of residual yeast floating about to contribute to that delicious yeasty flavor that most americans would consider unpleasant and foreign, but to the expert, it is a godsent. (295 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -40.6%
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. (859 characters)

Photo of 4000qtrap
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Bready with prominent lemon. A touch of iron, some musty floral, and carbonate.

T: Clean and bready. Simple but well made. Body is a bit fuller than expected, and carbonation slightly light giving this a slightly heavy, bready character. Light notes of bright, fresh lemon mix with saltine and biscuit in a slightly sweet middle that’s all about the grain. Finish is semi-dry and very soft, with continued bread/cracker. Light iron and just a touch of floral hops lingering.

Notes: Highly drinkable, quality product. Lemon is a nice touch. (546 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (446 characters)

Photo of emerge077
2.98/5  rDev -23%
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. (718 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
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. (368 characters)

Photo of vtfan77
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light gold with a good inch or so of head that quickly dissipates into a smattering of lace.

S- Malty sweet, like a marshmallow almost, with a nice grassy hop bite.

T- Sweet, light honeysuckle malt with a grassy, hay-like hop character. Just a kiss of bitterness on the finish to even things out.

M- Light to medium and smooth with good carbonation and a slightly creamy feel.

This is a very solid, quenching lager. Everything about this screams quality; you can tell it's well-made even if the flavor doesn't smack you over the head. Simple but elegant. I'd drink this anytime. Recommended. (598 characters)

Photo of rgf001
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought and tasted in Munich (ie, fresh)
Color and appearance: light gold, a bit darker than a Helles with good carbonation and with a two-finger head when poured in a narrow 250cc tulip.
Smell: More like a good pilsner than like a helles.
Taste: very easy to drink, with enough hop and Munich malt flavors not to feel too watery, good light-hop aftertaste.
This is a great beer for biergarten drinking, but it does not look like a beer that would travel well.
Cheers! (469 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't usually drink beers like this, and now that I am drinking this one, I wish that I had saved it for later, when I want something easy to drink.

For me, this style should be subtle and delicate, and this beer nails that. I'm still not in love with the style, but this is a light tasting, easy drinking beer a cut above most macro brews. (343 characters)

Photo of rtepiak
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

overall one of the biggest surprises out here in poland that i ran into. and also something that turned to be quite well made but poorly executed. pour as nice and golden with a healthy head. nose was sort of nothing out of the ordinary. i was expecting some sort of interesting notes of german yeast and grain but it was just very much euro pale smelling. palate was surprisingly smoother though. or at least it maintained that for a long period of time. the feel was the only solid thing that differentiated the beer from anything that was quite common around eastern europe. a bit of apple and straw husk. the bottle looks better than the beer actually seems to taste. (671 characters)

Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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