Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
389 Ratings
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:
389
Reviews:
127
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
13.01%
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
123
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 389 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of psm90
2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't see the fuss with this one, there are better macro lagers in my opinion. The carbonation kills a lot of the subtlety.

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Photo of Rivoire
2.35/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Lager beer, which is rather classic.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
2.84/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmhart
2.89/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From the cask at Augustiner across from Hofbrauhaus in Munich.

Color is a deep golden straw color, with almost, ALMOST, a hint of brownish green to it. Crystal clear with no sediment. Served with a strong think head that persisted for several minutes.

Strong flavors on the nose. Leafy with hints of citrus and a little grain. Only mild malt on the nose.

Bready with green leaf on the initial taste. Citrus elements don't continue into the taste. There's not much sweetness to it, but a fair amount of bitters on the finish. Not as balanced as I would have hoped.

Texture is full bodied, thicker than other Munich lagers. Relatively no acid and very little bite.

I found the bitterness on the finish to be a little overwhelming and therefore drinkability takes a bit hit.

Overall, I would not order this again.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.98/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Half litre brown bottle, best before July 2010, drank early June 2010 on a warm sunny afternoon in my garden. Poured (3 times) into a Veltins Pilsner stemmed tulip.

Pale golden, as you'd expect from a helles lager. Snow white foaming head on each pour, some lacing, but not huge ammounts.

Weak smell, wheat or straw type esters, otherwise nothing.

The beer is crisp and refreshing, but lacks body, the alcohol is evident from the first sip which makes the beer unbalanced in my book.

The sun makes the beers shine, but all that glisens isn't gold. This is an OK lager, but a long way from something I'd recommend anyone having while tasting German beers.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of harrymel
3.06/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Unk bottle info.

A= pours a nice golden ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of soap suds fall quickly and leave a glass surface. spots are rare on the lacing.

S= not much going on here, sweet, grain, hints of skunk.

T= Grain, lightly bittered (a little more than your typical helles) and nice. No real info to report here, like beer for water.

M= Hollow.

O= I kept drinking it, and ordered another, so, not that bad.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
3.16/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice clear yellow colour, smell and taste: bread and sulphur, low bitternes. Refreshing and nice, but nowhere near those ratings on BA.

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Photo of rastaman
3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice helles. Nothing fancy however. Grassy, nice drying hops in the finish, lightly fruity. Finish is hoppy and dry and as i mentioned grassy. Also quite crisp aswell, relatively refreshing, softish, lightly fizzy mouthfeel, an easy drinking helles, but not a boring one, very pleasant(Tap-GBBF 03')

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Photo of qrazvan
3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not so good as the weissbier variant.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.23/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yoann
3.24/5  rDev -21.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale, golden, effervescent with medium head

Aroma: delicate, grassy, strawlike notes

Taste: tart, dry with light hoppy finish; not bad overall for a pale lager

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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Photo of poskok
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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