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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer
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3.62/5
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117 Ratings
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Germany
augustiner-braeu.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,868
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
117
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
2.41/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Look: It pours light golden with low head retention.

Smell: It has aromas of herbal hops, grass, and light grainy sweet malt.

Taste: It has malty sweet grain with herbal hops and grass.

Feel: It has a bitter bite in the aftertaste and a light body.

Overall, it is a fairly basic beer.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.25] The bottle lists the ABV (5.7%) but there is not date info. I've had this one for a while so I know it has at least 6 months on it. The beer is a really pale straw color. It forms a smal 1/4 finger of head with rough white bubbles.

S: [3.75] Corn, cereal, spice from some hops. Like a traditional lager but with the hops kick on the backend.

T: [4.00] Very similar to the nose. Good base lager flavor of grains, corn and malt sweetness but with a decent hop balance to spice it up.

M: [3.50] It is on the thinner side with fizzier carbonation. There is a bit of a linger to the malt sweetness.

O: [3.75] I like it. Refreshing and satisfying. Definitely not pretentious but still distinguishes itself from a traditional lager. The hop build is a subtle and nice addition. I would get this again and share it.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelD3
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PJCarnell
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lembeh
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For people that don't appreciate a good German lager this is the next best thing than drinking a lager at the Augustiner Brauhaus in Munich. Bright sweet bready biscuits and crisp is how I would describe this. Nothing better than a liter of this on a hot day.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Wobbly
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this beer on the shelf at random and never seen or heard of this one before. It has an old man on the label, and so far that is always the identifier on a label of a quality beer. This one continues that stereotype. For a Helles Lager it is nearly flawless. Nice 2 finger head and light body. Smell is bready, earthy and sweet. Taste is bready, sweet, crisp, basically everything you want in this light German style and it deliveries with perfection.

Highly recommend.

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Photo of mynie
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours *very* pale, even compared to the kolsch I just finished.

Smells like grain and nothing.

Tastes almost shockingly similar to an American adjunct. Which isn't to say it's bad, just takes a few sips to get used to. As my palette adjusts, it plainly becomes a munich style lager, but it's still thicker and rougher than all the other munichers I've ever had. Compared to Lowenbrau, for example, this positively tastes like Pabst. And, actually, compared to Pabst it kinda tastes like Pabst. Thicker, fruitier, but with a strangely similar grainbill. Which is probably impossible but I'll be damned if that's not what it tastes like.

So... not bad? Off considering my expectations for the stye, and not great, but certainly not bad.

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Photo of Justin82
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vitamin_g
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.01/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pale yellow in color with average head and hardly any lacing. Aroma is bready and malty. A little citrus, bread and a very thin body. Extra crisp finish..

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragyourbone1
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up as a mixed 6er.
A: light golden wheat color;nearly transparent. A moderate amount of carb sprigs rising to a 1/4 inch thick white head.
S: fragrance escapes from the bottle pour to the glass. Yeasty with an earthy fragrance of wheat, lemon peel, and something sweet-earthy.
T: not much taste; wheat with a light lemon but not tangy.
M: light and thin with light/ moderate carbonation. Somewhat watery and a clean finish. No alcohol presence.
O: very easy on the pallete and a crisp clean finish. Not a lot of flavor, but the fragrance is on point.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPinsker
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierleichen
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent... got this from Kunda (Global Village Imports) in King of Prussia, PA, USA. Beer is well balanced, very tasty, non-offensive to even the pickiest.

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Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 117 ratings
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