Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,006
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
440
pDev:
13.25%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
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Photo of rex_4539
2.88/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Clear golden color, minimal head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Malts, yeast.

T: Tastes like a lager with a few grapes.

F: Light bodied, easily drinkable.

O: A touch better than the average lager.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.84/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Review: 50cl, a nice brown bottle of Augustiner Lagerbier Hell: 5.2% vol

Coming in a lovely brown bottle with that oh so cool label featuring a happy looking monk. Definitely stands out.

This beer is a very good looker. Very clear, a light golden yellow with a lovely frothy white head, and has some good lacing to boot. Its a fantastic looking beer, really inviting to drink! It is very clear to look at, excellent.

Smell is faint, get a whiff of malts.

Initial taste was one of a nice creamy mouthful flavour on the tongue, nice and refreshing.
Some slight tastes of sweet malts.

Taste seems a bit off the more you continue, slight bitter taste, not nice.

As excepted, get a lot on the bottle.
It is ok, but a bit too sour/bitter to be wholly enjoyable.

Slight kick, a little tipsy after it!!! Ha ha. So the alcohol is there just well hidden!

Second bottle
Lagery taste on 2nd bottle. Good initial mouthful.
Ok but the bitter taste is a bit meh, surely a Helles isn’t meant to be this bitter and sweet?.
Caramel body.
Not completely overbearing and not bad, manageable, but a little disappointed all things considering.

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Photo of brp94
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PNW253beer
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best German beers you can get!

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Photo of Baviera
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsean
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Catalinmunteanu
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of npfreeman
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2018-06-17 in Columbia, PA from a 330ml bottle

A - Golden-straw with a 1-finger white head that dropped quickly leaving mild lace.

S - White bread, white grape, grassy and floral hops.

T - Delicious. Everything I like in a Helles. The white grape sweetness is very present over an enticing french bread (minus the crust) malt base. The noble spicing is perfect with honey and floral notes. Bitterness is low but enough to balance the lingering fruit/grain sweetness.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Smooth.

O - Top notch; really.

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Photo of Anacross
2.49/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had great expectations about this beer and man, what a disappointment! The smell is funky, the taste is bland and watered down, and it has nothing that a good hellesbier is suppose to offer.
I'm never buying this one again!

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKV
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rating is vom fass (on tap). The bottled version is about 5-10% less enjoyable, but still very good.

The balance of malt and hops on this beer is simply fantastic. It's easy to drink a lot of because of the low BAC and the great taste. But also not a bad beer for sipping!

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Photo of AlexBrews
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 54V4G3
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale golden color with a huge, fluffy head.

Smells of funky hay, wheat and a whiff of toffee on top of a light herbal peak, which develops a floral appearance.

Drinks fairly light, soft with a nice effervescence during the finish.

Tastes of straw, wet grass, toffee and a whiff of caramel. Turns a little more aqueous and crackery during mid palate, with just a faint note of hops cutting through. Finishes floral, malty with a light herb impact.

This is better than it sounds, due to its perfect balance. The hops are borderline subdued, but still manage to make a difference.

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Photo of sebgrossi
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zubeala
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

While visiting Berlin I drank 22 different German beers in 22 days. I was in beer drinker Nirvana. This was my favorite and one of the few that I ask for over and over. Nice clear pale color that pours with a good head. Effervescent is just right and near perfect German lager. Breadiness and light malts are balanced by just a touch of hop bitterness, A tasty brew!

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Photo of smbslt
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonmbell
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean and balance. Very simple and malt forward. Nothing over the top. It's drinkable. This is good but I definitely prefer a pilsner. The hop character in this one is near to nothing

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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 440 ratings