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

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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:
#35,169
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
117
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
34
Trade:
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 41
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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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a sparkling, clear yellow with a thin head and no lace. The aroma is lemony with a hint of bread. The flavor is lemony with vanilla, dough, and honey notes. It's mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Augustiner Brau Munchen Light Export Beer is a decent beer, recommended.

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Photo of benlaitman
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- light, yellow, clear, lots of carbonation
S- strong crisp smell, somewhat sweet
T- odd spice, metallic, not sweet, no memorable flavor
M- thin/watery, over-carbonated
D- Nothing special. Easy drink, but a weak lager, and not what I expected from it. Mostly carbonation and lack of any strong flavors.

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Photo of jk3
2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of MNishCT77
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

11.2 oz. bottle acquired in the greater Washington D.C. area after a pilsner tasting, unknown bottling date, poured into my Snallygaster mug, drank 11/6/13 over a half-hour.

A: 2/3 - straw yellow-golden coloration, high clarity (can both see or read through), thin white head quickly fizzled out into almost nothing, no alcohol legs

S: 7/12 - clean lager yeast aroma, adjuncts (corn and/or rice), pretty standard for a light adjunct/adjunct lager

T: 14/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's little-to-no bitterness; in the middle of the mouth, the adjunct and lager yeast flavors kick in; clean aftertaste

M: 2/5 - moderate carbonation, thin-bodied (essentially watery), little alcohol presence

O: 5/10 - don't understand the appeal of this beer at all, and don't even understand how it scored as high as an 81 on this site (I guess only because it's a German import); to me, it's in the same league as the typical American adjunct lagers with lots of the same characters - little-to-no flavor - no flaws but totally innocuous; if for whatever reason you're looking for a German lawnmower beer, this would be a decent choice, but I cannot imagine ever purchasing this

TOTAL = 30/50

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Photo of sinistermadman
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pineapple yellow with an active carbonation. Very little head at all. Smell is somewhat floral with a spicy citrus background.

This brew has a light body which won't win you over in the mouthfeel department. Not much to say about flavor except that each drink ends with an astringent twang. Very steel like. Save your money for a beer that actually has some flavor.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is a bit lemony, some pale malts, overall pretty light. Bright white head poured nice and thick, faded to a film eventually leaving a tiny bit of lace. Not much in the flavor department, maybe a little wheat with a splash of lemon. Very light body, clean finish. This would be very refreshing served nice and cold on a summer day, but otherwise just pick up a Busch and rub a lemon around the edge of the can.

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Photo of Cook82
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of BeerBabe247
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Brewdog1287
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of beergod1
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow color with a foamy white head that is somewhat retained. Aroma is macro lager, the old hay/straw aroma with a hint of bread, some german malt/hop is present. Flavor is sweet with some maltiness and a bit of lagering flavor as well. Not terrible, but far from great.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of tastymug
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

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 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 Pegasus
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear medium golden color, with a modest white head, slight carbonation, and thin, fine lacing.

Aroma: Mildly sweet malt, pleasant spicy herbal hop aroma, and a faint note of skunk.

Taste: Opens with mildly tart malt, and understated hops. Midway through the taste, some citric notes appear. Finishes with a mildly bitter metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, pleasant, and fairly full.

Drinkability/notes: Well-crafted example of a nondescript style.

Thanks to Max for hand-carrying this beer from Germany.

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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 organicbrewer
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A-Pale yellow, crystal clear. Huge white head.

S-Sulfur from the yeast. Light malt. No hops.

T-Grainy with a slight saccarine sweetness. Very low hop bitterness. No hop flavor. More sulfur.

M-Fairly dry. Medium carbonation. Very light on the palate. Nice.

D-This could be a great session beer (or maybe is before it makes its trip across the Atlantic), but there is a slight sweetness that makes this beer stick around on the palate too long.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The small, fizzy, white, bubbly head dies fast, leaving nothing but a glass full of dirty gold liquid. Just a little hazy. There is some tangy fruit in the nose, with some nice schpoonk. A little corn syrup. Fruity in the front. Roasty crackers. It gets quite malty in the middle, finishing crisply bitter with some corn. It's a tasty, light lager. Enough malt and some nice grainsiness.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear straw color. There's a nice head here, a two finger white shade that's fluffy and moderately lasting. Tiny specks of lace are left on the glass, too.

S: There's a decent presence of sulfury German hops here. Allowing it to warm up will reveal touches of fruity esters, like apricot. Nothing to blow the mind, but decent for the style (I don't buy for a second this is a light lager, either).

T: Perhaps not as hoppy as the nose indicated...actually, it's rather sweet. I'd even call it too sweet - especially on the finish - but as it opens up, it does develop a faint hoppy bite on the back end. Moderately refined and smooth.

M: Decently light; not dry enough, though. For that reason, I don't feel the urge to down it in 5 seconds, which is the mark of a top-flight German lager.

O: I picked this up thinking it was Augustiner Hell...alas, no. Still, it's a decent lager - and an overpriced one, too. Simply for that, I won't buy again; unless of course I somehow mistake it for Augustiner Hell again.

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Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 117 ratings
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