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Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig - Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
82
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-15-2005)
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown flip-top bottle holding 0.5 litres of a golden yellow beer which I poured into a Berliner Kindl 0.5 litre straight sided glass.

The beer looked fine, clear and wholesome, a fair sized clean white head sat on top of the glowing liquid, hoped it tasted as good as it looked.

Odourless, normal pilsner/lager/helles nothingness. Am I the only person on BA who struggles to pontificate about these styles of beers aromas? It gets my standard lager score of 3.

Maybe I wasn't thirsty enough, maybe I wasn't hot enough. This was just a normal German light beer to me. OK, it was soft, clean and smooth tasting, but it was nothing special in any aspects. Nothing made it stand out from the crowd (apart from the bottle design).

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There appears to be two entries for this beer here. This one (with rating B+) and another under Urig Wurzig (with rating D+), both with the same label in the photo. Such disparity!

Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow colour, with a crackling head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a slight collar of large white bubbles and a film that replenishes itself with the fine carbonation. It's a shame about the lack of head retention, but otherwise, it's a suitable looking Munich Helles.

Nose is pretty decent. Nice German grain character, with a rustic, cleansing crisp malt character, and just enough hops to balance—a slight hint of carbonic acidity and citric tartness. It's subtle, but it allows the malt to do its thing, and that's its job.

Taste is light, but pleasant enough, with a singing sweetness on the back that shies away from being sickly, what with the very light body, and the upswell of grain characters that give it a more savoury tone. Minimal hop bitterness, which is a little bit of a shame, because I can imagine the hops just cutting back the sweetness again a little.

It's a pretty decent stylistic example. Clean enough, with some classic characters. No, it's not a beer to knock your socks off, but beers of this style aren't meant to do that. It's just clean, correct and quaffable.

Photo of bark
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is medium yellow with a weak tint of gold. The high foam slowly sinks down to an uneven finger thick head. There are some traces of lacing.

The smell is very malty and fresh. Lots of bitter-aromatic hoppy notes. Some sweet notes and a hint of alcohol. But it is mostly malts going on here.

The taste is also very malty, but it doesn’t get heavy. It is also balanced by a clean and robust bitterness and some light notes of grassy hops and buttery notes. The aftertaste is mild and very harmonic with flowery and bitter notes.

The carbonation is medium strong; small fresh strong bubbles.

This is a highly drinkable, uncomplicated beer with a lot of character.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The color is clear golden. The white creamy head is rather tall but quickly settles into nice lacings.

S: Malt, semi-sweet and strong bitter hops (considering the style).

T: Light, but true to the style; malt, semi-sweet. Citric notes and some bitter hops in the back.

M: Aftertaste is short, but bitter. Body is light and carbonation strong.

O: A nice Munich Lager, goes down so very easy...

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dgilks
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear golden colour with a thick, fluffy white head. Good head retention.

Mild malty aroma with a hint of herbal hop aroma. Very light.

Light malty flavour with a crisp, bitterness. Slightly grainy with just a bare hint of fruitiness.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation.

A nice, easy drinking Helles Lager with decent flavour. This is definitely not a challenging beer but a real step up from the standard Australian lagers.

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

not my thing but enjoyable enough

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of paterlodie
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is more then just ok pooring in with a thick and lasting head and a beautifull actually quiet dark golden beercolor. Nose is very malty, litle yeastarome and litle hops in the background. Taste is also full matly, "suffig", and full before going into a nice and bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is as expected from a Hell full and fresh. And hell yes I would love a couple more! Tasted bottle was best before 10-08-05.

Photo of stampfler07
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a tall, creamy, off-white head that lasted for a minute or so. Pale golden beer showcases a swarm of carbonation. A faint sweetness from the malt and bit of grassy hops make up the aroma. The mild grainy sweetness from the pungent hop flavor. It's a mix herbal hop flavor along with a chewing bitterness that make for a solid hop punch. The flavors hold strong well after you swallow the beer, and the bitterness sticks around into the next morning. A solid Helles Lager, and if you're into hops then this one is for you.

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SmashPants
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Format: a solid and stumpy, embossed brown 500mL bottle with a swing-top. No label on the side, just a macro label on the neck. Looks pretty cool.

Appearance: a pretty standard amber colour with a lively carbonation. Around a finger of white head that drops to a thick cap.

Aroma: some sweet malt and grain here with just a touch of hop aroma - grass and some citrus.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose - malt and grains with some grass, not so much citrus. Clean flavours.

Aftertaste: some hop bitterness with the grain hanging about.

Mouth feel: light to moderate in body with a medium carbonation.

Overall: not a bad lager at all - better than most. Comes across as more of a pilsener if I am honest. Pretty expensive too at AU$8 per bottle.

Photo of Clydesdale
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright, clear golden color. The clean white head is very tall, with a dense, frothy texture. Retention is very good, and a nice amount of soapy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Doughy, bready maltiness in the nose. Somewhat grainy, with some sweetness. A bit yeasty and musty. Noble hops are pungently grassy and herbal, per the style.

T: Again, a doughy, bready character is most prominent. Yeast character is prominent, with some lightly fruity (white grape) notes. Noble hops are very pungent, with sharp floral and herbal character. Bitterness is fairly high for the style, building gradually into a strong bite. Slight alcohol in the finish, if that can be believed for 4.9% abv.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is perky but not overdone, lending a nice crispness. A dry, clean finish.

D: A raw, rather hoppy Munich Helles lager. The malt bill is definitely to style, but the hop presence is much closer to a pils than most other Helles lagers. It lacks some of the polish that the style typically has, but makes up for it with a bolder flavor and more assertive hoppiness. A nice offering at any rate.

Photo of clarknova
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of RuudJH
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this on a short trip to Germany. 'Urig und Würzig'... the red label... It's been reviewed in several different identities, and I'm a little surprized to see the rating varies from A- to D+, when it defenately looks like the same product.

Looks golden colour, with a decent head, but hardly any carbonation.

Smell is faint... malty and little yeast, with some mild floral and citric notes.
Similar taste. Mild bitter aftertaste. Light body, missing the bubbles.

All in all an ok experience, but nothing special.

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale gold; straw color; huge head

Aroma: Malty; biscuity; citrusy; almost like a Radler

Taste: Juicy, malty on start; zippy, carbonated; slightly bitter on finish; not complex, and unremarkable, but not that bad

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ronin926
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of allboutbierge
4.85/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As good as a Helles gets.

Clean body, lightly bitter and dry aroma. Body is light but flavor is strong. Classic beer flavor with pleasant lasting aftertaste. The finish lingers. Something like this should be marketed in the US at an affordable price. BMC would clearly be exposed for the difference between what they market and what they actually make.

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Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
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