Tegernseer Hell
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Lager - Helles
Ranked #79
Ranked #17,764
3.86 | pDev: 14.25%
Mar 26, 2022
Oct 12, 2002
Very Good
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear yellow with soapy head.

Smell is crisp and bready with notes of citrus, wheat dough and some floral hints. Very clean.

Taste is bready and slightlyhebal, clea nd crisp. Notes of citrus, rye, wheat dough and floral hints. Solid bitterness, very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is medium, a bit creamy and well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, crisp Helles.

Mar 26, 2022
3.67 by rangerred from Tennessee on Mar 09, 2022
4 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Nov 27, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Manta200 from Kentucky

At Hene's garage during my visit in Germany

Aug 26, 2021
1.96 by Adam-Watters from Ireland on Mar 03, 2021
3.94 by Joebbailey from Luxembourg on Feb 08, 2021
4.46 by rashjay from Michigan on Jan 09, 2021
4.5 by koolkitty from England on Oct 22, 2020
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3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Spike from England

500ml bottle.
L: Wipe away the condensation to reveal a clear, golden yellow lager with several streams of bubbles. The thick, fluffy head leaves spotty lacing.
S: A little grain. Not much.
T: Sweet and grainy with lemon flowers as a background.
F: Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Moderate/high carbonation becomes gassy.
O: A pleasant, straightforward, German lager.

Oct 21, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by drmeto from Germany

-pours a clear straw golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
So simple, so good.One of my favourite Helles.No flaws

Jul 04, 2020
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2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Pale straw, clear, pours with 3mm white head.
S- Mild, just some grain.
T- I suddenly feel as if I've had a reminder of what a good but 'plain lager' tastes like. I've clearly grown so used to facets of contemporary hops, spirit-barrel ageing, off-piste ingredients etc that tasting an entirely straight-forward Helles beer seems unfamiliar. Perhaps that's how how Western beer tastes are moving, and how they've yet to penetrate the deeper corners of trad Bavaria.
F- There is sufficient carbonation in the mouth, and some sense of decent body...
O- ... and nothing notably out of place. But, it seems to seriously lack character. There is nothing distinctive about this beer by which I'd recognise it (blind-tasted) in future. I lived in Berlin for three years enjoyed legions of good Bavarian beers, and as it happened another Bavarian Helles beer became one of my go-to favs (Augustiner-Brau Lagerbier Hell, BA Score 93). But this one, is surprisingly underwhelming. Especially when bought outside Germany as a specialist import...
500ml bottle. BB: 20/11/2020. £3.50 Bought from Real Ale Ltd, Maida Vale London.

Jun 20, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

look: one finger rocky white head with good retention and a fair bit of lacing, beer is a completely clear gold colour, lots of bubbles spiralling up the beer.

smell: reasonably aromatic for a helles, but not very aromatic, lots of the expected bready biscuity malt, fresh baked bread, grass, lots of honey and with it a sweetness, maybe a touch of orange peel, smells nice.

taste: a pleasant helles, really quite malty at first which gives it more body than usual for the style, lots of fresh bread and biscuit flavours, not as sweet as it is on the nose but those honey flavours are there, some golden syrup too, a slight floral character to it which makes it that little bit more interesting, and actually there is a slight pop of hop bitterness on the finish.

feel: light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp and refreshing as it should be, absolutely sessionable.

overall: it’s a perfectly drinkable helles with enough unique traits to stand out amongst its peers in a style with lots of homogeneity, decent beer.

May 23, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by JonnyGoldsbrough from England

Tegernseer Hell in bottle. 4.8%
L3.25 Classic pilsner colour, head forms up nicely, but does not retain well.
S3.5 Standard lager nose
T3.5 FIne, but much like any other decent pilsner to my tast.
F4.25 Good carbonation and light-medium body, which is what I want from this style.
O3.5 Perfectly drinkable, but a pilsner style beer has to have a better head then this.

May 14, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jonb5 from England

A: Very pale golden, clear, no bubbles, small foamy head, some lacing clung to the side of the glass.

S: Malty, slightly grassy aroma, possible hint of Tetenanger hop

T: More fruity than a typical Helles, also had some bittersweet malty sharpness.

M: Medium body, low to moderate carbonation.

O: Fairly nice, light and quaffable Helles.

Mar 23, 2020
3.75 by brewerburgundy from Virginia on Nov 16, 2019
4 by archero from Texas on Sep 28, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by josanguapo from Spain

De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa hefe de Bavaria. Jugando a Ducktales Remastered. Helles de libro. Ultrabebible. Con agradable sabor maltoso y la adecuada dosis de lupulos nobles. Masajea la garganta

Aug 22, 2019
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3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Hell is the place where everything is the same.
(Is that how Bavarians decided to name this beer?)
There is no point in reviewing this beer. I've had too many in too few days. For now on, one Hell a year is enough.

I will say that this resort on Tegernsee does look like an inventive setting for a brewery.
But I prefer making a historical and political comment, having had enough Bavarian beer until I return home (where we tend to import the interesting ones.) Here is something to think about: but could the Bavarian prince's tax of brewing (the main source of hygienic water) have lead to a well-endowed state but only average beer ? How much truth in that ?

May 03, 2019
3.88 by crewfan1952 from Ohio on Apr 23, 2019
3.75 by justme from Massachusetts on Mar 18, 2019
3.3 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jan 01, 2019
3.05 by DOCRW from Washington on Oct 18, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TrojanRB from Texas

Pours a very pale gold with an almost champagne-like stream of bubbles rising from the bottom

Smells of crisp grain, floral notes, some honey

Vibrant taste with apple, grassiness, some cracker. Really nice

Very crisp and dry, very little aftertaste.

Sep 30, 2018
3.96 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland on Sep 14, 2018
4.18 by haz3y14 from Germany on Jun 25, 2018
4.04 by wordemupg from Canada (AB) on Apr 28, 2018
3.77 by windowside from Germany on Oct 13, 2017
4.18 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 21, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee "Tegernsee Hell"
,5L brown glass bottle, "Mindestens halter bis: 06.03.18 11:43" and sampled on 19.09.17

Notes via stream of consciousness: It pours a stunningly clear, fingerprint-through-the glass clarity, with a straw gold body beneath a short head of bright white that drops shortly to a standard collar and leaves only average lacing. Unfortunately, it really should have better head retention and lacing. The aroma delivers sweetish grainy malt with a hint of fruitiness (mainly apple), but no hops are clear. As the aroma suggests, this is a beer that's focused on the sweetness and grainy character of the malt, and not the flavor of the hops, although there is some "generic" hop flavor there. It's just a hint acidic, and a minor bitterness is enough to bring it to a dry, slightly mineralish finish that lingers shortly. I wonder if, being in the lower German Alp region, this is affected by the minerals from the limestone in the water. Driving through the region I questioned that, and this might just be an example. And thus, perhaps because of the way the minerals enhance the bitterness of the hops they've chosen to keep it lightly bitter, and not that hoppy in flavor. And maybe the mineral enhances the malt just enough that it seems malty when it's really not that malty as it's actually fairly light in body, perhaps medium-light, but does have a greater malt presence. It's also not that crisp, and it appears they've kept the carbonation to a minimum, which leaves it lightly crisp and then very smooth across the palate. It's interesting, and unusual, but more importantly, very supple and easy to drink. Very nicely done; and one of the best 'near München helles' I've had.

Sep 19, 2017
3.98 by ntomich from Netherlands on Aug 26, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DJ-Hophead from England

500 ml bottle Brewer's Droop, Bristol - Pours clear golden with a medium white foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - malty/yeasty fore, floral notes in the background. Taste - Sweet malty front, light yeasty notes, floral at the back, crisp bitter finish. Very refreshing tasty Helles.

Aug 24, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by intransitive from Massachusetts

A crisp, direct, uncomplicated and inoffensive, refreshing sessionable lager. Pale golden color with lightly bready smell, lightly carbonated, slight aftertaste that, while not awesome, is not a deal breaker if this is the style you're in the mood for. I wouldn't seek this out necessarily, but if it's a hot summer afternoon and I don't want to think too much about the beer I'm drinking, this is enjoyable enough.

Jun 24, 2017
4.19 by Giangio from Italy on Jun 21, 2017
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

First had this beer 4/17. Enjoyed it. Now having it 9/19

Really nice helles lager. Earthy, grassy, light. Very easy drinking. Crisp and clean. Full of flavor. A light more crisp pils.

Apr 11, 2017
3.18 by mishi_d from Romania on Mar 21, 2017
4.04 by thommo_nk from Scotland on Feb 12, 2017
3.18 by Murray314 from Germany on Jan 19, 2017
4.06 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Oct 06, 2016
4 by mytu420 from Romania on Jun 30, 2016
4.03 by TurdFurgison from Ohio on Jun 28, 2016
Tegernseer Hell from Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 111 ratings