Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
398
Reviews:
129
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
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Photo of ntomich
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nooutlet
4.91/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Without question the "Very Best Beer I have had" When I lived in Munich, it was on every street corner and in the parks for 2 marks ($1.00), circa 2000!

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Photo of Trevor_martin
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of socon67
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DirkNachbar
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gyro555in
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored and crystal clear. Very nice head. It leaves large chunky lace streaks.

Light pale ale malt aroma verging into skunkiness.

The taste is clean pale malt with a bit of raw grain. There is a minor bit of hop bitterness showing up in the swallow. Very high carbonation with a rather thin body, even for the style. The aftertaste is very short with just a touch of sourness. This beer gets points for being delicate but I don't find it to be very complex.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SCproUA
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustCamIt
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 50cl bottle at the Munich train station for the equivalent of $1.95
Pours a clear goldenrod with tiny bubbles forming a foamy head. Aroma of hay, rising bread dough and a bit of freshly cracked white pepper. Tastes of honey, tea biscuits and lemon balm. No detectable hops. Light and crisp mouthfeel. Very thirst quenching and refreshing.
Augustiner-Keller beer garden is about a 12 minute walk from the train station for those interested.

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Photo of BlakeAM
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 5/2017. Pours crystal clean pale golden yellow color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, white bread, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, white bread, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness, lightly increasing through the glass. Very clean on lager flavors; touch of sulfur, but minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an outstanding Munich helles! All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and well balanced for the ABV, and not too dry. A highly enjoyable offering, and fantastic style example.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwildusaf
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My Fave while stationed in germany, I was stationed in central germany, I could only find this when I went down to Bavaria.

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Photo of Yoann
3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle to a pint
A - Classic golden, indistinguishable from any other lager with a quickly disappearing foamy head
S - Bread malt and grassy hop
T - Well balanced, fits the style and the smell
M - Smooth
O - A good Bavarian helles, this is a good choice to discover the style!

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Photo of parpalapelix
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dkline39
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwjd
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beric
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: .5L bottle into mason jar
Served: 16 Sept 2016

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear yellow color crowned by a glorious soapy white head that sticks around with gusto. Some soft carbonations seen percolating up through the beer.

Smell: Noble hop aromas- soft spiciness and some green notes, subtle assertions of grass and pepper. Sweet malts and traditional 'beery' smells.

Taste: Excellent flavor- really nice malts with just the right amount of sweetness and typical biscuity notes. Good hop bitterness and subtle hop flavors, largely of the same quality described in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Robust body, perfect for the style.

Overall: A marvelous lager and one that everyone should seek out.

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Photo of F_riedrich
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IgnacioFeito
4.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Macamah
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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