Lagerbier Hell
Augustiner-Bräu

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From:
Augustiner-Bräu
 
Germany
Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #3
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,784
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 12.71%
Ratings:
502
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 16, 2022
Added:
Jan 15, 2002
Wants:
  210
Gots:
  161
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Lagerbier HellLagerbier Hell
Notes: A particularly mild, sparkling, long stored beer, refreshing and easily digestible at the same time. Uniquely in its taste, a benefit for each beer connoisseur.
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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by EmperorBevis from England

drank straight from the bottle at 'The Font' Bar in Manchester City centre after an impromptu homebrew meet & before The Alarm played the nearby Ritz
Just the Malty slightly spiced hop beverage I needed to refresh me

Apr 16, 2022
 
4.78 by mpow34 on Apr 04, 2022
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3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Untappd backlog.

Mar 09, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a gorgeous crystal clear yellow with thick, fluffy head.

Smell is bready and crackery with some floral hints. Notes of citrus, lavender and rye.

Taste is bready, very clean and crisp with a solid bitterness. Notes of citrus, rye, knäckebröd and some floral hints. Very easy to drink.

Moutheel is medium, a bit creamy and well carbonated.

Overall, a terrific Helles, light and drinkable.

Mar 08, 2022
 
4.56 by igl from Russian Federation on Feb 21, 2022
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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York

The first beer I ever had when I visited Munich for the first time, offered to me by my host. This is my gold standard for other German Helles beers and single-handedly reassured me I made the right decision to fly to Munich.

Jan 19, 2022
 
4.18 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 11, 2021
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Kubishark from Maryland

Had in Frankfurt from a bottle. Tasted a little yeasty/funkier than I was expecting, but really enjoyable and light.

Oct 08, 2021
 
4.16 by Robertas from Lithuania on Jun 20, 2021
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3.08/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml bottle, from Seven Cellars. ABV is 5.2%. The crowncap had leaked a little during shipping, but most of the content and carbonation was intact. Crystal clear and very pale yellow colour, large white head. Nice sweetish aroma of malts and floral hops. Floral and herbal hops in the flavour, on a background of medium sweet malts. Low bitterness.

Apr 24, 2021
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3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Roxicako from Germany

Having lived in berlin for a bit more than 2 years, I have tried most of the beers sold here, pilsner, helles, weissbier, etc.. Comparing with the other helles, I would say it is good.. the biggest flavor i can extract is bitterness. It doesnt feel refreshening between 5 and 10C for instance. It doesnt have the same flavor than a weissbier, nor the lightness of a pilsner.. My biggest grudge is against the style of the beer. But feel free to try it..

Apr 01, 2021
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4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Anders91 from California

Look: clear golden color with a medium white head

Smell: hops and grass, very clean smell

Taste: nice crisp flavor, a little bit of hops, a little bit of malt

Feel: smooth with lit bubbles

An exemplary helles, though I generally prefer darker and stronger German beers

Feb 01, 2021
 
5 by drewmuni from California on Jan 19, 2021
 
4 by iftcoach from Germany on Dec 23, 2020
 
5 by vladn from England on Dec 16, 2020
 
4.19 by rashjay from Michigan on Nov 26, 2020
 
4.52 by Thunderduck24 from Ireland on Nov 21, 2020
 
4.25 by koolkitty from England on Oct 14, 2020
 
3.4 by Campodog from Spain on Oct 10, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Spike from England

500ml bottle.
L: Clear, gold colour with streams of bubbles. The long-lasting, foaming, white head leaves many arcs of lacing.
S: Faint grain. Very clean.
T: Fresh, herbal, semi-sweet.
F: Medium body, light carbonation, oily mouthfeel, dry finish.
O: On-the-money helles. Incredibly smooth and easy drinking. A whole world away from the cheap, industrial lagers poured in UK pubs.

Oct 09, 2020
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4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Steve555 from Wales

Two finger head, translucent light, light hay colour body, about the lightest colour on the scale. Smells of herbs, grass Taste follows the colour in that it is very light and well balanced a malty opening and subtle hop bittering, taste of flour, and lemonade. No off tastes. Goes down like a bomb.

Nothing better than this to relax on a hot day or after physical exertion.

Jun 14, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JonnyGoldsbrough from England

L4.25 Classic pilsner colour, good head, well retained.
S3.5 Standard
T4 pretty routine lager (not seeing much difference v pilsner), but a bit more flavour than normal. Maybe it's the epic bottle illiciting some nostalga, but I am back in munich when I drink this.
F3.75 Good carbonation, I would like a bit more body even from a pilsner.
O4 Not hugely different from most other lagers, but nice that they are still an independent brewery and if you are going to drink a pilsner, at least go for one with some authenticity.

May 13, 2020
 
4.02 by Georgiabeer from Georgia on Apr 23, 2020
 
4.5 by Pisshhead from Ireland on Apr 12, 2020
 
3.61 by stephenlee93 from England on Mar 22, 2020
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4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

This beer poured well into a glass with a 2 finger head and the taste was amazing it was bought in Zurich Switzerland nice fresh taste and easy drinking beer
Cheers

Feb 29, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Bamberg89 from Germany

Look: It is of golden colour, looks, when you pour it into the glass, a bit foamy. Some fizzyness can be seen.
Smell: Smells like fresh cut grass.
Taste: At first, there is a little bit of fruitiness as well as sweetness. Afterwards, you can taste the malt- though in this case it is very clear and crisp. You can taste the hops, but very subtle.
Feel: A very smooth beer, which feels very pleasant in the mouth.
Overall: A very good Helles, having a very unique taste. If you look for the "typical" German Helles, you are not wrong trying this one.

Feb 26, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a pale golden coloration with a medium, fluffy head and visible carbonation. Smells of doughy, slightly grainy malt and floral, grassy hops, with just a hint of hay. Taste is a great balance of doughy, grainy malt and floral, grassy hops, with lighter herbal accents and just a hint of hay and citrus. Finishes quite crisp and dry, with a medium bitterness and some grainy malt and floral, grassy hops lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium/strong carbonation.

Quite a nice Helles that's quite crisp and clean, with a great balance of doughy, grainy malt and floral, grassy hops, sweetness and bitterness, while even managing a decent complexity for the style, with some herbal accents and hints of citrus and hay. It's certainly supremely drinkable and refreshing, but also feels a bit light-bodied and bland for my personal taste, to be honest. While it's certainly a great example of the style, I'll have a great example of a hoppy Pale Ale over this for a refreshing session brew any day of the week.

Feb 18, 2020
 
4.14 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Feb 10, 2020
 
3.98 by Ivixor from Greece on Jan 28, 2020
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Jan 10, 2020
 
4.37 by EOC from Mexico on Jan 01, 2020
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4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by HermannTheGerman from Germany

This is simply the benchmark for a Bavarian Helles. They make their own malt in a traditional way, and that seem to make a difference. Close your eyes, take a decent sip and enjoy Munich beer.

Dec 15, 2019
 
4.26 by kisszoma from Hungary on Nov 10, 2019
 
4.19 by PugsandBeer from Florida on Sep 29, 2019
 
3.75 by archero from Texas on Sep 28, 2019
 
4.19 by unclekeith from Alaska on Sep 18, 2019
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4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JonnoWillsteed from England

Inexplicably I never got around to rating this beer here; despite living in Berlin for three years whilst following this site, and this being one of my favourite German beers. There is just something so nuanced in esp. it's Taste that really wows me. Nuanced/subtle enough that if I drunk it during the extreme Berlin pollen/allergy season, and hence had congestion, I'd miss it. I'd also suggest trying it on a completely fresh palate, the beauty here is subtlety, the polar opposite of contemporary blunt-weapon hipster hop-hammers.
To highlight the regionality of German beers this one isn't that easy to find in Berlin. There was one shop (major liquor store) out of about six such shops and supermarkets in Berlin within walking distance where I could find it. Compare vs down in Bavaria (Munich/Dussledorf etc) where this is sold seemingly everywhere incl train station F+B kiosks.
In London/UK the only place I've seen and bought it is Wholefoods on Kensington High Street W8 - expect to pay big-$ for anything there though, versus the circa Euro1.20 it costs in Germany.

Aug 23, 2019
 
4.04 by misteil from Ireland on Aug 14, 2019
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