Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
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
4.75/5 rDev +21.5%
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
3.95/5 rDev +1%
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
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
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
Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.