Tegernsee Spezial | Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Germany
braustuberl.de

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 10-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 21
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

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5/5  rDev +43.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of ttu94
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I brought this bottle back with me from Bavaria. Tegernsee is a beautiful brewery on a crystal clear lake. I don't know how long they have been brewing but its a long damn time. Like most Bavarian lagers this beer is perfectly balanced. I guess that comes from brewing for several hunderd years. Pours a clear yellow with a great big white head. wonderful aroma. very refreshing smooth taste. I wish someone in the US could brew a lager this good. Fantstic mouthfeel and super high drinkability make this a great drinking beer.

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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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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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 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 herrburgess
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of AmitC
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This dortmunder export lager pours a light golden color with a fairly high amount of carbonation and a medium, foamy, quickly dissipating, white head. There is really almost no smell, but there is a faint yeastiness if you really take a good whiff. On the initial taste there is almost no flavor either, but then in the aftertaste you get a nice biscuit character and a little sweetness possibly of honey with a very mild hop bitterness that follows. The body is light even compared to a pilsner, which I thought it was at first, and it is very refreshing almost like drinking water. This would be a pretty good summer beer or a beer to have after a workout. What flavor it does have is really quite good. There is nothing at all offensive about this beer, but it is just way too mild and light bodied for my taste. Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier is apparently of the same style, which is hard for me to believe because it is completely different and in my opinion quite a bit better.

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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 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 TurdFurgison
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a liter of this (on tap of course) at the Hirschgarten beer garden in Western Munich. The beer was a crystal clear yellow color with a massive head, the way all light colored beers appear in these huge 1L mugs. It had a neutral and malty aroma and flavor, honestly a little hard to tell a difference from the Helles beers which are served in the same manner all over the city. Kind of light mouthfeel and extremely drinkable, I enjoyed it in its correct setting. Probably not something I'd reach for at home though.

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Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Wasana's. This helles is nice and crisp, almost passing itself off as a pilsener. Nice hoppy character and grass/hay notes. Fluffy, sticky head. A real treat!

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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 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.45/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.49 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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