Tegernsee Spezial | Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Germany | website

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 10-02-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
21.78%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle as a Christmas gift:
Yellow to golden colour with a clear body and topped with a thin, foamy white head that settles to a thin lacing covering the surface of the beer and looking very much like a lager should.

Sweet lager malts and some light grassy hops along with a little citrus and touches of freshly cut grass. Thankfully there isn't any skunk coming through but there is some faint hints of vanilla.

Sweet lager malts with a lacing of grassy hops although these are quite light. There is some citrus with the lemon coming out strongest whilst still remaining faint and in the background and some grain too.

Sweet with a medium body and touches of grain but a beer that remains highly drinkable and an easy one to consume. It is a refreshing beer with a well-carbonated body that has a good balance with the of tangs to it as well.

A very good beer and definitely up there with the best lager-style beers I think I have tried. Slightly sweet with a great balance between flavours and one that proved very easy to drink from the start.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grassy hops and grain. The flavor is grassy hops with low bitterness and some grain and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not too much going on here.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has nice bready malt and a fresh hoppiness. Taste is sweet and malty at first, finish is slightly bitter. Clean, bread and honey notes overall. Light to medium body with crisp carbonation. Clean and easy to drink.

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Photo of megu
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.81/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have just spent the last few hours washing the car and mowing the lawns, it is sunny but cold (it is after all Shropshire in April).

I am therefore allowed to treat myself to a lunchtime beer. I have choosen this because I have a new (given to me) 'Paderborner' vase shaped 0.3 litre glass I want to christen. I have fond memories of Paderborner beers.

The brown 0.5 litre bottle was poured (twice) slowly into my newly given glass: A bright light straw yellow, golden beer stared at me, on top each time sat a huge foaming snow white head.

As so often happens with pilsner/lager based beers, I struggle to pick up any true smells or aromas, this had a hint of cerels, but no beery smells like hops or malt etc, etc.

If this the breweries special, their regular beer must be tasteless, because this doesn't set the world alight with flavour in any shape or form. It has the regular pilsner/lager freshness, lightness and dryness, but lacks any sort of punch or oomph.

The 5.6%ABV is just about detectable within the brew, but I found the whole expereince a bit disappointing, I had been looking forward to this beer. I traded this at the Pre-Zythos earlier in the year and had been saving it for a treat, big mistake!

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Photo of NatsnSkinsDC
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Absumaster
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear light golden color beer with a thin head.

Smell is malty with a little straw and biscuit. A light German hopiness which is a bit piney.

Taste is light malty with some hoppiness and some bitterness. These tastes are numb and not very outspoken. The mouthfeel is a little warm and the beer tastes like a heavy pilsner. This is not very special.

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Photo of LagerDan
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of TheSarge
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a semi vigorous pour, this export makes a good two finger thick white crown. The lacing sticks around for the full half liter serving. The body is gold, and very clean and clear.

The aroma is very light, but subtle hints of lemony hops are notable, with a slight grainy huskiness.

The taste is full mouth as the Germans would say. Lots of lemony hops are easy to pick out, with a sweet cereal grain like finish.

In the mouthfeel, it starts off with a watery feeling, but finishes with a slight syrupy and possibly oily slickness.

This brew reminds me of Augustiner's Export offering (Edelstoff), and is a bit more complex than a typical export. It's all around a good set of suds.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mikeg67
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 ml bottle. Pours straw with foamy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of Noble hops and bready malt. Body is light and smooth. Taste is of bready malt and grassy hops. Finish is long and dry. Good Helles.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BB 20-2-06. Good white head and a golden beercollor. Nose shows lots of fresh malts, litle green hoppy nose( H. Mittelfrueh like), litle vanilla but overal almost esterfree and very clean . Taste is malty, litle alcoholic and well bittered. Good carbonisation and clean taste makes mouthfeel almost as good as a Spezial/Export can be.Great session beer but also a pleasure to just enjoy one.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rredshift
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Beerman1977
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Domingo
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this at the Hirschgarten. Apparently this brew is growing in popularity these days.
Arrives a pretty standard golden color (about 2 shades darker than a helles), although it's a little "flatter" than most with only a smaller head. My mug was bone dry, and I noticed the other mugs around were the same. Okay...
Smells pretty malty. Not much hops in the smell. Nothing off, though.
The taste is good...but dare I say boring? The spezial and export offerings are relatively common and this one just wasn't doing it for me. The maltiness was there, but that was all. Hops probably would've served this well as they were key in the better examples. There's definitely some fruity pear flavor related to the malt, but the finish was clean.
It goes down easy enough, but again it was a little boring. To make sure I wasn't "missing" something, after glancing around, I saw other people nursing their masses of this for long periods of time, too. That's pretty much in stark contrast of the Augustiner and Andechs examples.
It's not bad and if you like the sweet straight ahead lagers (Lowenbrau for example) this might be the export for you. I ended up switching over to the Augustiner hell and never looked back.

EDIT: On my trip from 6/11 this was much bolder and it had a creamy, nearly Czech like flavor. I found it to be much better this time and I had it at the same exact locale.

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Photo of StammBar
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Brabander
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this beer on my last trip to Germany in july this year. I pickepd up some bottles in the town of Heilbronn, the middle of Germany. This is a beer from the south of the country. Bottle best before october 26th 2012.

Poured in a half liter mug this beer does not look very spectacular. Golden fluid with a few bubbles as carbonation. Two fingers head which disappears in a minute leaving some lacing in the glass.

Now the smell and taste. Smell is ok but not breathtaking. It is as to be expected in this style. Taste is rather flat because of the lack of carbonation. Some sweetness with a bit dry aftertaste.

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Photo of czfreeman
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I must admit that I am totally addicted to the superb Augustiner Helles, it is by far my standard setter, so Tegernsee has big shoes to fill.
Pours out a light golden yellow color, nice head, a bit thin, but good looking nonetheless. High carbonation, active brew.
Smells a bit sweeter than other examples. light hay, fresh grass, bitter mineral, light peppery esters. a touch of candied sugar, malt and hallertau rounds out the aroma.
Flavor is sweet, but light and refreshing. malty, bread,honey, pepper, all mix with a decent amount of carbonation to keep it interesting. The light hoppy bit on the finish adds a nice lightness to the end taste, a bit of lemon is left tingling on the palate.
The sweetness becomes a bit dominant as I drink the beer, and lowers drinkability a touch or two. This is a decent brew, pretty hard to find unless you are in Munich, but I'll stick with the Augustiner or Andechs. Cheers

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Photo of rvdoorn
2.48/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: pours a clear golden-yellow color with a nice white head.
Smell: Sweet malts, grain some grass and old dog.
Taste: Sweet malts and grain. This beer has no hops at all, very flat taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, thin body
Overall: This beer is very one dimensional, even for the style.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served cool from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Light golden colour, clear, medium carbonation for the style, 2cm white bubbly head which fades quite quickly to a thin bubbly film. Definite marks off for the poor head.

S) Actually, very little, which is a big disappointment, as the standard Tegernsee Hell is a very pungent malty Helles. Very faint lager malt odour. Nothing unpleasant, but very disappointing.

T) Back on track here: Soft chewy Munich malt flavour, no real bitterness, very clean flavour.

F) Very clean flavour, very pleasant soft carbonation. The bier's strongest aspect.

O) Decent Helles, I was expecting better based on previous enjoyment of the standard Tegernsee Hell, but extremely drinkable all the same.

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Photo of andy1701
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Massinga
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

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

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