Lagerbier Hell
Augustiner-Bräu

Lagerbier HellLagerbier Hell
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From:
Augustiner-Bräu
 
Germany
Style:
Helles
Ranked #3
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,812
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 12.71%
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
356
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 11:55 AM
Added:
Jan 15, 2002
Wants:
  216
Gots:
  162
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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Rated: 3.84 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Friday at 11:55 AM
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Grabbed a 0,5l bottle at the local liquor store type place in Sindelfingen. Crazy to think how long I’ve wanted to drink this, one of my favorite styles. Also crazy to think that this bottle was just over 1€! And yep, can confirm this is just about as good as it gets for a Helles. Crisp, clean, and a delicious flavor.
Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Mostly clear golden pour with two fingers of white foam and plenty of lacing. Honeyed grains with grassy hops, german yeast and flowers in the nose. Taste is much the same, but now dial back the flowers and add lemon zest and cracker. Feel is crisp, clean, lighter for style but never thin, hops are sneaky shaping though not as much as the malt.
Oct 10, 2022
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Half-liter at Rifugio Firenze. Is this heaven? How is this possible? Incredible.
Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by hockeypuck from Maine

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Usually the first sip is decisive and this beer made me shout whoa! out loud - it was unexpectedly hoppy! It also has a remarkable flavor too, it is not “just” another lager. I’m getting some saltiness from it too? or am I just making that up? Anyhow it feels great and tastes exceptional, especially with its own unique flavor, not too overwhelming, just right. It looks and smells great too, the ownly thing I didn’t like about it is that I only bought one bottle… This could be - wait, let me say this SHOULD be - a regular!
Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by Thunderduck22 from Ireland

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 08, 2022
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Rated by Bjorska

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Favourite. Less bitter than pilsner. Typical Munich in the best way. Enjoyed it from both bottle and tap. Delicious.
Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by jordanxliu

Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Stignacious from New York

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Jun 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 4.78 by mpow34

Apr 04, 2022
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Untappd backlog.
Mar 09, 2022
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.56 by igl from Russian Federation

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.8 by Betzebu3

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 11, 2021
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Rated by Kubishark from Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I've had this on a few occasions in Germany, and one time in particular it dawned on me that this was one of the best beers I've ever had.
Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by Robertas from Lithuania

Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.08/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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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Reviewed by Roxicako from Germany

3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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
 
Rated: 5 by drewmuni from California

Jan 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

Dec 23, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by vladn from England

Dec 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by rashjay from Michigan

Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.52 by Thunderduck24 from Ireland

Nov 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by koolkitty from England

Oct 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.4 by Campodog from Spain

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle.
L: Clear, gold colour with streams of bubbles. The long-lasting, foaming, white head leaves rings of lacing.
S: Faint grain. Very clean.
T: Fresh, herbal, grassy, semi-sweet.
F: Medium/light 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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Reviewed by Steve555 from Wales

4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by JonnyGoldsbrough from England

3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.02 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Apr 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Pisshhead from Ireland

Apr 12, 2020
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