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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

354 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Germany

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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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

12-17-2013 01:36:34 | More by bigpoppa67
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

12-07-2013 21:23:07 | More by BillRoth
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-03-2013 01:47:59 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
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wedge

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 18:26:49 | More by wedge
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

11-23-2013 01:30:56 | More by hoppymcgee
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nodder

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

11-21-2013 17:46:20 | More by nodder
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MWilcox20

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 19:19:55 | More by MWilcox20
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-14-2013 02:14:32 | More by BeerZack
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ebogenrief2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

11-10-2013 06:17:00 | More by ebogenrief2
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MJSJr

California

4/5  rDev +2%

10-26-2013 02:12:43 | More by MJSJr
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mikerems

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-25-2013 11:22:18 | More by mikerems
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-21-2013 18:45:43 | More by GraduatedCashew
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JCBears

Germany

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 19:28:18 | More by JCBears
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 00:28:29 | More by Stevedore
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jkd03c

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-08-2013 23:20:51 | More by jkd03c
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TasteFiend

Germany

4/5  rDev +2%

09-28-2013 17:33:42 | More by TasteFiend
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

09-27-2013 14:02:41 | More by hansavijaticar
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-23-2013 16:18:45 | More by Liquoric3
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-19-2013 17:11:26 | More by Vsarmatov
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

09-11-2013 23:55:34 | More by smartassboiler
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asshakra

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

09-08-2013 00:23:56 | More by asshakra
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

09-06-2013 02:27:48 | More by StoutSeth
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-28-2013 20:11:58 | More by ssgunbond
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rredshift

Germany

3/5  rDev -23.5%

08-26-2013 17:39:15 | More by rredshift
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adam_e

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-15-2013 12:52:33 | More by adam_e
Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.