Urtyp Hell Edel Bayer
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer

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Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
Lager - Helles
Ranked #249
Ranked #28,089
3.41 | pDev: 9.97%
Dec 15, 2021
Nov 16, 2015
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Notes: The design reveals it: This beer comes from Bavaria! The specialty from the house of Egerer is balanced and tasty, with a good and surprisingly high amount of aromatic and bitter hops that give the beer a bittersweet character. The color is golden yellow, with a fine white foam crown. To quote the Brewmaster: "It's like sunshine!"
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Photo of Smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Beaming lemon brass yellow and crystal clear looking. Great noticeable mix of slow and pinhead like rising carbonation. Head creation is a big three big bleach white looking tall amount of rocky foam and retention. Holds with big clingy lace and lots of staying power. Excellent looking beer.

Clean aroma with a light touch of bready malts, and mild spicy herbal hop character. Hints a little sticky and syrupy but not terribly.

Palate takes a bit of a different turn. Quite a bit of noticeable sweetness on the nose which seem to take away from the bready sensing flavor. Hints a little slick and syrupy in palate feel, and a bit unexpected almost adjunct like lager sweetness in flavor. Finish is quite neutral with not much to comment on in that respect either.

Interesting, but does come across a bit mass market lager like in flavor.

Dec 15, 2021
3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 25, 2021
3.04 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Apr 25, 2021
Photo of Parmesan
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a golden yellow with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Sweet cereal malt, with a hint of note and a light to medium floral hop, smells a little sweet.

L:. Grain, with a small bit of sweetness and a bit of earthiness, followed by a slight herbal bitterness. Not a very strong taste.

F:. Not quite as crisp as expected.

O:. Not a very exciting beer, there are better options out there.

Jan 05, 2021
Photo of Gordono
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Gordono from Nevada

CBAC #14 another helles.

I like this beer, pale in color, slight but lingering head, not a lot of aroma, but an interesting nutty, bitter almond flavor. Tasty.

Dec 15, 2020
3.72 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Dec 12, 2020
Photo of schoolboy
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

The summers of '69 and '70 I spent a month each year in Straubing, about 15 km away from where this beer was made. I got to know the flavor of Bavaria and this beer sort of reminds me of that. If they made it back then I may have even had a glass.

This pours a pretty yellow with medium bubbles. The aroma is faintly of finishing hops and malts. The taste is delicate malty with hops. Very refreshing. There is just a bit of evidence this has been in a can for a while.

Recommended. Drink it before it goes bad.

Oct 24, 2020
3.6 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Aug 16, 2020
Photo of mwilbur
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 50 cL can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a very light and very clear golden yellow hue with active carbonation jets fueling a 1-2 inch bubbly/frothy white head with excellent retention.
S: Lightly sweet dry cracker malt with hints of fruity esters.
T: Follows aroma exactly.
M: Very light body. Dry, crisp, and refreshing.
D: Decent session beer. Best after exercise in the sun.

Aug 02, 2020
2.92 by Stevedore from Oregon on Jun 08, 2020
2.41 by F_riedrich from Germany on Apr 25, 2020
Photo of MNAle
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MNAle from Minnesota

Can from the Advent pack for last year. The can is optimistically dated with an Exp of 5/2021.

Pleasing aroma. Not overly strong but nice enough. Grain dominates with herbal hops as well.

Clear and golden, with the pilsner glass nicely showing off the rising bubbles to the 1/2 inch white head. The head recedes fairly quickly, but the nice-looking bubbles continue. What lacing there is slides down into the beer in a few minutes.

As with the aroma, pleasant German lager taste. Mouth feel is smooth. Bready malts and noble herbal hops (although lightly present). Nice drinking and enjoyable. Just the barest hint of bittering on the finish. The finish is more malty and bready than crisp.

Mouth presence is moderate on the feel, but thin in the body.

Overall, nothing offensive. It's enjoyable to drink with plenty of flavor for a beer which is kind of mid-way between a European Pale Lager and a German Helles. This would be a higher rated very flavorful Pale Lager, but as a Helles, it is very ordinary.

Feb 25, 2020
Photo of Griffin2
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Poured from a 500 ml can into a Pilsner glass.
L - Pours a clear straw color with a moderate white head.
S - Smells of bready malts.
T - nice and crisp, with a slight apple on the finish
F - Medium body and carbonation
O - Easy drinking helles.

Jan 21, 2020
Photo of dbrauneis
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film covering a little more than 70% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cereal grain + cracker malts with very light amounts of grainy sweetness. Light aromas of grassy hops. Slightly heavier than light aromas of lager yeast.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of cereal grain + cracker malts with very light amounts of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of lager yeast. Finally there is a very light flavor of grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which slowly fades away leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a decently crisp + clean mouthfeel. Nothing special about this one - reminds me of a generic Euro Pale Lager or American Lager rather than a Helles.

Jan 15, 2020
Photo of Bottek007
3.24/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Bottek007

Similar to other Helle beers.
Poured alright. Taste fine malts, grain.
Nothing memorable a good summer all day beer

Jan 05, 2020
3.5 by ChrisG523 from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2019
Photo of FBarber
2.86/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a very light straw color. Crisp and clear. Thin white head collapses quickly leaving no residual head.

Aroma is really light? weak? non-existent? Its just muted that its hard to get much of anything, but there is some light malty notes, light grassy hops and hint of lager yeast. Reminiscent of mass AAL.

Taste is also muted - light cracker malts, a hint of honey, grassy hops and some light twang and pepper on the finish. Kind of watery in the flavor profile.

Feel is light, crisp and drinkable. Moderate carbonation.

Overall this was less of a helles and more of a generic mass produced lager. Easy drinking, inoffensive, but largely bland.

Dec 23, 2019
3.52 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Dec 22, 2019
3.44 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Dec 20, 2019
Photo of barnzy78
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

500mL can, EXP 05/2021. 2019 Kalea/Costco Advent calendar. Crystal clear golden body capped by a foamy white head. Aroma is pale malt, grassy hops, and yeast. Easy drinking lighter flavors of biscuity pale malt, bread dough, and modest grassy & spicy hops. Light-to-medium body, nice carbonation, smooth with a crisp finish. Very refreshing, straight forward, and well put together Helles.

Dec 18, 2019
3.5 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Dec 18, 2019
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Has a medium light body with about medium carbonation.
Aroma is grain,earty,grass, citrus, bread
Taste is mildly sweet,malt,grain,doughy yeasty sweet bread.
Got this in an advent calendar from Costco. it wasn't my favorite but I think this would be a good introduction to people who want to try something other than Coors or bud. It is definitely a step up

Dec 17, 2019
3.25 by Marvicsin from California on Dec 17, 2019
3.52 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Dec 17, 2019
3.32 by gefinley from California on Dec 16, 2019
Photo of hman43
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours yellow and is extremely clear with a full white fluffy head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: It has grainy sweet malty aromas combined with herbal notes.

Taste: It has a grainy sweet taste with some low herbal elements. There is low bitterness.

Feel: It has a medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall, it's clean and malty and somewhat sweet.

Dec 16, 2019
2.9 by roadhouse from Florida on Dec 16, 2019
3.54 by Brianito from Tennessee on Dec 15, 2019
3.66 by Haybeerman from Colorado on Dec 15, 2019
Photo of entheos
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by entheos from California

This is one of the better beers of the Kalea Advent calendar. Reminds me of a Coors, but better. Almost like a champagne, but much better. It’s a good start to the 15th day of advent! God bless us all!

Dec 15, 2019
Photo of VoxRationis
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by VoxRationis from New York

The fifteenth can in the Costco/Kalea 2019 Advent Calendar.
Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) can into a muffin top taster pint; best by 05/2021.
A: Pours a crystal clear, more straw than golden color with a one finger, white head, brief, largely rim retention, and very little lacing.
S: Aroma largely barley grain, sweet corn with a touch of white pepper. Grassy.
T: Semidry. Flavors follow the nose, but light and with a touch of lemon. Light bitterness, but not too light.
M: Light bodied with fair carbonation. A touch watery.
O: Enjoyable and very quaffable. Maybe I was just in a different mood than for some of the other German Helles, but I found this to be balanced and more solidly drinkable when compared to several of the others in the 2019 Advent Calendar selection. Maybe its because I grew up with Rolling Rock and do not consider "corn" to necessarily be an off flavor.

Nov 25, 2019
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3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jkblr from Indiana

500mL can stamped EXP 05/2021 (19 months from now!) poured into a mug at just above fridge temp 4.6% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with eggshell colored head. The head recedes to cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is floral bordering on fruity with pils malt in the mix as well. The taste is bready at first with mineral & metal taking over quickly before a barely bitter, tangy finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, ok to less. There seems to be more off/unintentional flavors in this beer than intended ones. One to drink with food at best.

Nov 18, 2019
3.5 by craigbelly from Iowa on Nov 04, 2019
Photo of WunderLlama
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

From the 2019 Costco Advent Beer Calendar collection

16 oz beer poured into a flute

Good looking can adorned with a Bavarian flag motif, clear yellow liquid, active streams of micro carbonation, creamy white one finger foam foam, settles to a solid creamy pencil thin layer after five minutes, some lacings

aroma of grassiness, straw

taste is faint grassiness, needs more flavor, body

light mouthfeel, low sudsing

Nice beer

Nov 01, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 2.50 (Including tax)/500 mL can ($0.148/oz) from Costco, Schertz, TX. Part of the Costco 2019 Advent Calendar. Reviewed 11/01/19.
Can dated “EXP 05/2021”. Stored on the shelf at the store, stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Logsdon flute.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Body – Light yellow, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 9 cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density, average retention, diminishing to a five to eight mm crown and a partial rocky cap with irregular pieces of lacing remaining on the glass as the head retracts.
Lacing – Fair. Three dimensional arcs of mostly tiny to medium bubbles. See also above.
Aroma – 3.5 – Grainy with some light hoppiness.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins slightly sweet with very light malt flavor. Ends with a slight dimethylsulfide taste. No alcohol (4.6 % ABV as marked on the can) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, almost creamy, crisp carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5. Not much to say – drinkable but unremarkable, a passable lawnmower beer.

Nov 01, 2019
Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Pegasus from Texas

Appearance: Light golden in color with a large, dense and
small-beaded snow-white head, with excellent retention, Belgian-style lacing decorates the glass walls.

Aroma: The aroma is a bit sweet, rather like cream corn, although I am sure it contains no corn, at all, with that, there are also notes of caramel, and faint, grassy hops.

Taste: The taste opens with moderate herbal and metallic hops, against a backdrop of mildly sweet malt. As the taste professes, there is a distinct flavor of toasted caramel, not overpowering, but definitely noticeable. There is also mild white bread undercurrent. Finishes with mildly bitter herbal and metallic hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft on the palate, pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, no complaints.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass. Beer number twenty-two (December 22nd) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

Oct 13, 2019
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

CAN: 50cl. Blue and white label. "Exp 05/2021" (seems a bit ambitious). Pull-tab. Acquired as part of Costco's 2019 Beer Advent Calendar ($60 plus tax for a 24 pack of 500ml cans).

4.6% ABV. 3.6% ABW.

APPEARANCE: Pours a clear yellow body of average vibrance...obviously filtered. Head is ~8cm-9cm, white, fluffy, and long lasting (it sticks around a good 8 minutes).

AROMA: 6-row barley. Pilsner malt. Corn-like sweetness. Mild grassy Noble hop character. Subdued airy breadiness.

Clean and inviting, if suggestive of a beer that's a bit too far to the malty sweet side.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Soft malt (6-row, pilsner, pale) marries subdued floral and grassy Noble hop varietals to good effect, with some airy breadiness giving it added body and presence on the palate though it remains clean drinking and approachable. Not too grainy, but a bit sweet for my taste. Finishes on notes of minerals.

Not metallic or otherwise off. Smooth, wet, clean, soft, medium-bodied. Has more weight on the palate and is more filling than you might expect a 4.6% ABV helles lager to be. Less clean yeast presence than I expected...this flirts with a breadiness more redolent of that you'd find in a bock or Marzen.

OVERALL: It's a soft well-balanced clean drinking lager that has room for complexity and subtlety but aside from some unwelcome mineral notes and a weighty mouthfeel is pretty much an ideal pick for pairing with food...the kind of simple brew with moderate depth of flavour you can drink easily without giving too much thought to. A table helles lager I'd happily buy by the sixer at German prices (think 30c a can at Aldi or Lidl).


Oct 06, 2019
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Appearance- The beer pours a clear golden color with a tiny white head of foam. The head fades super fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very light with a little bit of grain and a touch of caramel. Along with these smells comes a little bit of hay and a touch of grass.
Taste – The taste begins with a grainy taste that has a touch of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances some more sweetness of caramel comes to the tongue along with a little bit of herbal hop and a touch grass. These flavors take the taste to the end, leaving one with a rather moderate, lager taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is lighter in nature with a carbonation level that is rather average. The feel is pretty decent for the style and flavors and makes for a very easy drinking brew.
Overall – An alright larger overall, but nothing too exceptional.

Oct 05, 2019
3.34 by grapeshops from California on Jun 19, 2019
3.65 by Vyvyan from Illinois on Jan 27, 2019
Urtyp Hell Edel Bayer from Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 88 ratings