Jägerbier Export Hell
Hofbrauhaus Freising

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European Export / Dortmunder
Ranked #11
Ranked #23,359
3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Hofbrauhaus Freising
Jägerbier Export HellJägerbier Export Hell
Notes: Formerly Jägerbier Natürtrub Export Hell
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Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
A light grain malty sweetness that is neutralized by mid-taste. Herbal turning grassy hops have a slight bit of an arugula-like pepper bite. Lingering grassy bitterness brings things full circle as the bread and grass in the nose predicted. Lovely light golden clear body with a head that won’t leave. Lacing is fairly heavy, making this a lovely looking brew.

The sweetness up front is a little strong to my tastes though fits the style. Nice bitterness in back that builds up is appreciated.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: crisp, tangy, slight sweet, bready, pear fruit, clean finish. bread yeast nose. Pale gold, mostly clear, white delicate lace. Medium to light body.

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Photo of FBarber
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color. Thin tight white head dissipates steadily but not completely. Pretty unremarkable - but looks like the classic representation of a "lager".

Aroma has notes of grains, sweet breads, some light herbal hop notes and a touch, just a hint, of sulfur.

Taste follows the nose with notes of sweet grain, slight bready malts, and a hint of sweet honey. Light herbal hops provide a bit of balance on the back end. A touch of spiciness is in here from the hops, but its mild.

Feel is light, crisp and drinkable. Dry finish.

Overall a lovely lager. Does straddle the line between helles and export, but fantastic either way.

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Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a mug a light to medium golden with a thinner quick to fade white head,not much of a head for the style I must say.Quite an herbal hop profile wich was also unexpected but in a better way,honey notes and a tinge of toasted malts underneath.The herbal hops translate on the palate with underlying bready notes,quite dry with that German lager mineral-like finish.This beer glides down with ease and has a real nice hop profile,well made.

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Photo of Tango13
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lived in Germany for 3 years, discovered this style in the last few months. On tap at the Bier Stube in Germantown WI served in a ceramic litre Stein. Outstanding.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden lager with a nice white head that slowly diminishes and leaves lacing. Clean crisp scent of bready yeast. Taste is also clean and crisp with little aftertaste.

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Photo of steveh
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Happened on this one at a semi-local spot that usually doesn't add new imports -- surprise. I'd heard the Oktoberfest was available for the season, but didn't see it in my area.

Damn heavy brown 11.2 ounce longneck bottle. Indecipherable date code on the back label. Bayerisches (Bavarian) Bier clearly stated on the back label, so there's no chance I'm going to review this to a Dortmunder -- it's a Helles brewed to Export strength, so Helles characters I'll follow.

Poured into my short Becher.

L -- Clear, pale gold to straw color with a dense and solid off-white head that defines persistent.

S -- Herbal noble hops with light DMS.

T -- Fresh herbal hops hit the palate first, balanced out by wonderfully bready melanoidin malt -- a blast from the past. Bitter herbal hops return to round out the finish with the fresh herbal quality lingering through the aftertaste. The malt breadiness actually encores at the end of the aftertaste, making this a nicely balanced beer.

F -- Mouthfeel is crisp to dry; bowing more to that Export strength than a true Helles. Body is light-medium.

O -- A rare find in a fresh German import -- great malt and hop character brewed to outstanding quality. $11 a six-pack, so I'll bet this beer won't move fast from the store where I found it. Maybe I ought to see if they'll deal on the whole case...

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gräfliches Hofbrauhaus Freising GmbH "Jagerbier"
330 ml brown glass bottle, "Production date: 18206"
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Clear golden body beneath a finger-thick head of frothy bright white foam. Very good head retention and lacing.
Smell: Grainy malt backed by mild floral and herbal notes.
Taste: Much fuller than the aroma suggests, it's rich with sweetish grainy malt that's threaded through with delicate, spicy, lightly floral, and softly herbal notes. Balanced by a firm bitterness it finishes dry as just a drop of the residual sweetish and grainy malt quickly passes.
Feel: Medium in body with a very fine-bubbled, seemingly natural moderate carbonation. Soft and smooth.
Overall: Not a complex beer, but quite satisfying. Really nicely balanced.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a couple of these in Freising on 21SEP11. A 0.5l glass at the Hofbräu Keller was €3.20, and one at Schneiders was €2.80. Both were enjoyed in the company of BA jamesw (Iain).

This one poured a hazy golden color, with slow carbo present. Head was white and foamy, leaving a good trail of lace behind. Nose was a bit mild, with some herbal notes showing up. As for the body, it was a solid, middle of the road medium, with fair smoothness.

Nice malts hit the palate first, with some crackery, biscuity notes. Has a touch of a spicy bite, and also displays a little hint of being "green". All in all, though, it was a solid offering. Prosit!!

3.9 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of czfreeman
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leaving class at Weihenstephan makes one thirsty for a brew, Ive previously sampled this brewery's Weiss Bier, here's for the export.
Pours a light golden hay color, light orange tint. Light, foamy head actively bubbling, lots of carbonation in the glass. Looks like standard German fare.
Light, sweet aromatics. Sweet bready malt, light floral hoppiness, fresh Hallertau, fresh hay, mustiness akin to a room full of fresh harvested malt. Overall this brew is very "fresh" smelling. The sometimes over-dominating mineral smell that comes from the hard water in the area is hidden, leaving a fresh, sparkling Helles.
Flavor is fuller than I expected, is actually is exactly as I was hoping for, light sweet maltiness upfront. Citrus akin to a tangerine, fresh, grassy hoppiness, and a light bitterness matched with a lively carbonation cuts through the malty sweetness quite nicely. Sweet bready malt is a bit dominating, but maybe the cold weather has me in the mood for something a bit sweet, but im really liking this brew.
I think if it were hot out, the sweetness would get in the way.
The body is medium, sweet, but cut nicely by carbonation and peppery, floral hops. Drinkabilty is good as I find it hard to put the glass down long enough to type.
As a cook another thing I really am enjoing about the restrained brewing style of many German beers I try is the ability to pair with something light or cut through the fat of a richly flavored dish.Well done, this brew obviosly has big competition with Weihenstephan in town.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

BB 20-01-06. Being my favorite Freising brew when studying there and present at most of the parties of CAW I was very excited to revisit this one again. Maybe old feelings came up a litle when enjoying this one but hell this is a magnificent brew. Great and lasting head and pale golden beer thats clear. Nose shows freshest mitttelfrueh hops at its best backed by a solid palemaltarome with sweet hint in it. Clean esterpalate and overall even after being some months old fresh. Taste is also and has a overall dry carracter( OG 1.049) but with good maltbody. Generously dosed groundbitterness from extract is making aftertaste well bittered but is in harmony with the flowery aromatic hops. Yes this is very well balanced and tastepleasure to its max. Enjoyed every sip of it and can't wait to get back to Freising( end of jan. 2006) to get a new stash of this one. IMHO highly reccomended.

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Jägerbier Export Hell from Hofbrauhaus Freising
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 24 ratings