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Tegernsee Hell | Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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3.9/5
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85 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Germany
braustuberl.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,633
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
85
pDev:
14.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A smooth, yet crisp helles. Clear golden in color with nice medium foamy head. Aroma and taste of malt, hay, bread, everything a decent helles should be.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.81/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tegernseer Hell has a thick, foamy, white head, lots of heavy lacing left on the glass, and a yellow-straw appearance, with bountiful white specks suspended throughout. Some lazy bubble action, too. The aroma is subtle, but the drinker will detect sweet, white cracker from the barley malt and a kiss of hop grassiness. Taste is similar and mild. Mouthfeel is light, and Tegernseer Hell finishes crisp and refreshing. It is more similar than dissimilar to American lagers.

RJT

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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Tegernsee brauhaus in Munich. Poured into a stein.

L: Pours a clear deep golden color. Thick creamy white head leaves nice lacing.

S: Malts, hops, and grains. Classic lager beer.

T/F: Nice clean lager. Great balance between the hops and malts. No aftertaste. Nice carbonation and crisp.

O: Great example of the style and a very crisp clean lager. Liked it a lot and I'm not a lager guy.

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Tegernsee Hell from Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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