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
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:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
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11
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, a new favorite. Very enjoyable German Lager. Though most are average, this is a standout. Citrus and herbal aromas abound from an almost sparkling carbonation, and through a bleached white 1/2" head. The hops make a better than usual presence--noble in quality. Tastes moderately malty and not as grainy as expected. No real vegitol flavors detected at all. Instead, a lemony, grapefruity, orange peel like flavor abounds. Condensed with solid hop bittering makes for a very clean, crisp and smooth beer. The body is moderate to light, not to weigh too heavily on the mouth. This is a very good beer for the style.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of clean pale malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean finish that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Munich Helles lager. All around good balance and robustness of clean pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Rick's Wine & Gourmet in Alexandria, VA.

A: Pours a very light, transparent straw color with a small head for the style. Quickly recedes into a tiny ring around the edges of the glass.

S: Initial whiff is some sweet malted grain. A bit of a corn-type smell, but other than that no detectable vegetable presence, which is a big positive with this style.

T: Quite nice and refreshing. A mild sweet grain presence without any off flavors. Clean and crisp. An ever-so-slight hop bitterness with a tiny bit of corn.

M: Fairly thin and somewhat creamy. No alcohol presence for a "light lager" that's 5.7% ABV.

D: Not bad in the since that there's nothing particularly off about this one; at the same time, there's nothing memorable about it either. Interesting to try a more-authentic German take on the light lager category, but not something I'd pick up again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Augustiner Brau Munchen - Munich Light Export

Nice, traditional label. It pours a clear golden body beneath a bright white head of froth. The head retention is good, and the lacing about the glass is average.

In the nose it's malty with soft hop notes intertwined. They're floral and softly grassy.

The flavor reveals more character than the nose suggests, and it's clear that the malt is Munich malt. It's richly flavored, and nicely bready. The hops return, delivering more spice than floral or grassy character. It's perfectly balanced, and very nicely rounded, delivering all of its components throughout. The finish is dry, but the maltiness lingers behind, reminding you to take another sip.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a fine-bubbled median carbonation that caresses the tongue.

Remarkably drinkable, this is a soft and smooth lager that I can't imagine anyone passing up - even those who love the more bitter and hoppy German lagers from the north.

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

served cold and poured into a pint glass.

i actually began and ended the night with this one. a nice little light beer to get me in the mood. pours out a light amber with nice head of white that managed to leave some good lacing down the glass throughout the session. smooth and easy on the palate in every way with light grassy notes, malty balance that is just sweet enough, a light and easy going feel and smooth, clean finish that has just a hint of dryness to it..

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Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color with a clear amber color along the bottom of the glass. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, yeast, dark citrus, and slight raisin. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, pale malt, slight hops, slight roasted malt, and a dark citrus. Overall, a surprisingly good light lager with lots of body and a good blend.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

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

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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 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 Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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

Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -24%

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Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export Beer from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.62 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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