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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 10-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,815
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
85
pDev:
14.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
20
Trade:
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by djura:
Photo of djura
2.83/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it from Germany.

A-Golden,with medium carbonation,tick white 2 finger foam.lasting for minute or two.

S-Citrus aroma mostly.

T/M-Higher bitterness,a bit watery,citrus and sweet malt. To be honest it tastes almost as usual EPL.

O-I would pass this.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
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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Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Photo of JohnW
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this Helles beer in the Schneider Weiss bar in Munich (the only beer they sell that is not their own) and also noticed a lot of local older guys drank this as their regular beer on several evening visits, so thought I ought to try it. I was pleasantly surprised, it has a decent aroma, maybe more malts than hops, and grassy hints as most Helles have. Taste is light and refreshing, but decent texture, and a hint of sweetness, with a dry hoppy finish, less "acid" than some Helles of Munich and I enjoyed it a lot.

So, I was rather surprised by the other reviews in here as I though it a decent Helles beer, and preferable to some of the Munich beers, with more character and aftertaste than some.

I cannot comment of how it is in bottle, but certainly on tap had in Munich I though it was a decent drink and had it several times during my week stay. Worth trying in these circumstances!

JohnW May 2009
B'ham UK

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
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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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma has clean malt and lots of noble hops character. Taste is very balanced. Clean malt and earthy, grassy noble hops with a good amount of bitterness to balance out the malts. Light to medium body with crisp carbonation. This is definitely one of the better, classic, helles style lager.

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Photo of megu
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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

Photo of gnatman
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is easily my favorite lager in the world. I absolutely love the light refreshing taste. This is the perfect beer for a hot summer day. The color is clear and light, and the taste is slightly sweet. I really wish this beer were available outside of Germany. If I had to pick only one beer to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up during a recent short trip to Germany.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks clear pale, one shade darker than straw yellow, I would say. Thin head, low carbonation.
Smell is rather pleasant, fresh of floral hops.
Taste is very mild bitter of the hops. Clean and soft malty, some citrus.
Mouthfeel is thin, but the whole drinking experience is very nice. It's quenches the thirst very well.

One of the better lagers I've had. I'm glad I tried this one.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
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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Photo of Quindar
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Foley67
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of intransitive
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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Photo of TasteFiend
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

A- Perfectly transaprent gold. A small, soft looking white head disappears in the span of a couple of seconds. No lacing can be noticed

S- Very pilsner like with noble hops in evidence (floral, lemon, slightly metallic/mineral. A bit of background grainy maltiness. Quite weak

T- Clean and simple grainy malts, along with that mineral touch that i noticed in the aroma (probably from the water). Lively crisp on the palate, notes of lemon and light spicy hints on the tongue. Quite bitter (for the style)

M- The best part. Light to medium bodied, with delicate but very lively carbonation, resulting in a nice soft/crips combination. Dry refreshing finish

O- Clean and drinkable, but not really interesting. Average Helles

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Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LagerDan
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of thatmanphil
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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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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