Tegernseer Hell
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee

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Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Ranked #81
Ranked #16,614
3.89 | pDev: 13.88%
Thursday at 06:17 PM
Oct 12, 2002
Very Good
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Rated: 3.9 by Lukass from Ohio

Thursday at 06:17 PM
Rated: 4 by Dethark from England

May 09, 2023
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
An archetypal Bavarian Helles. Light straw colour, white head, very light bread dough malt on the nose, sweet and light bread dough malt dominates the taste, and the most gentle hint of mild floral and earthy hops to keep things honest. Perfect mouthfeel, creamy, smooth, impeccably balanced, unobtrusive carbonation but it pushes the flavour around. Pretty much a perfect beer. The only thing I like more about Augustiner is the hint of lemon citrus hops character. But this is great stuff. Can only imagine how good it is on tap.
May 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
e0,5l bottle with a drink by date of 13.08.23
I’ve enjoyed a few other beers from this brewery so I’m more than happy to try their Helles. As expected, a really great example of the style. Smooth, creamy, grainy, a bit barny. Everything that makes a Helles great. Seriously drinkable and delicious.
May 06, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by Stignacious from New York

Apr 11, 2023
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Big bottle for free at Munich AirBnB. Enjoyed with samosas and a movie. Light drinker.
Mar 06, 2023
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Reviewed by wannabekraut

4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
My favorite helles, just eeking out the head to head against Augustiner. Nice and bubbly, bit nippy on the tongue, it's got some breadiness, really good drinkable helles.
Jan 28, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by I_got_no_hops from California

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is a close race but Tegernseer wins over Augustiner. The top of the heap…defines Bavarian Helles. When in Europe seek it out. When in Germany try it fresh. Those that know, know this is the one. Prost!
Dec 22, 2022
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Rated by orangejuiceclick

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Tastes good, goes down nicely. Almost quite light. Inoffensive.
Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by Thunderduck22 from Ireland

Aug 18, 2022
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.67 by rangerred from Tennessee

Mar 09, 2022
Rated: 4 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Nov 27, 2021
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
At Hene's garage during my visit in Germany
Aug 26, 2021
Rated: 1.96 by Adam-Watters from Ireland

Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Joebbailey from Luxembourg

Feb 08, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by rashjay from Michigan

Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by koolkitty from England

Oct 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
-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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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by JonnyGoldsbrough from England

3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by jonb5 from England

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.75 by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Sep 28, 2019
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.88 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by justme from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.3 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.05 by DOCRW from Washington

Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by TrojanRB from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.96 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by haz3y14 from Germany

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by windowside from Germany

Oct 13, 2017
Tegernseer Hell from Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 124 ratings