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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 18
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of dcmchew
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This should be good. Looks textbook: pale golden, lots of bubble, but just at first, perfect two finger fluffy head.
Smell of noble hops, herbs, spices and sweet grains.
Taste is awesome. Malts are grainy and sweet, but not too much, just enough. A low lemon zing, sweet (to dry) red apple. Spiciness really sells this beer, really tasty and packing a very nice unexpected hint of vanilla. German hoppy finish, herbal and bitter.
Not so much carbonation as you'd expect from the pour, it's smooth and chewy. Perfect mouthfeel.
This is a perfect example of a German lager, a benchmark for others. Really good.

dcmchew, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Slemendous
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Slemendous, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Ryanm1
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Ryanm1, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of jeiiVP
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jeiiVP, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Inglewood, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Oidmoe, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ChipMurray, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

rolltide8425, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of BlakeAJurgens
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Really nice golden color; white head which lingers for a considerable length. About three fingers, maybe a tad more, a leaves a light white residue along the sides. A very attractive Export.

S - A mix of malt and an almost vanilla-type smell; not very strong but pleasant.

T - The first sip starts out malty with a hint of vanilla, mellows towards the middle and towards the end you get a hint of bitter. It surprisingly got increasingly bitter towards the end, but not to the point of being unpleasant.

O - A good export; a solid pale lager with a little bit of an unexpected kick. Not as drinkable as HP's Muenchener Gold but certainly holds it own. I have heard (I think others echo this here) that it incomparably better vom Fass (from the tap); I will review further if I find results change once i get the chance.

BlakeAJurgens, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of parintele
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

parintele, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +1.8%

PhillyStyle, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Rosstheboss
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Rosstheboss, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of MisledTitan
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

MisledTitan, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

abcdefghijkyle, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

nitter, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

NeroFiddled, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of gnikola
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Oktoberfestgirl
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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!

Oktoberfestgirl, Jan 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

mysteriousmax, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bigpoppa67, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

NatsnSkinsDC, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

wedge, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +1.8%

hoppymcgee, Nov 23, 2013
Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.