Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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4.17/5
Exceptional
421 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,639
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
421
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
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177
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Could drink this any day of the week and not get tire of it.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into a dimpled mug. Paid £2.39 for a single bottle.

Pours a brilliantly clear, pale golden coloured body with masses of visible streaming carbonation. A two-finger in height, bubbly white head with excellent retention leaves behind a modest amount of fine lace.

Crisp, faintly sweet, toasted grains lead above touches of hay and grassy hops to comprise the simple and delicate nose. Taste roughly follows suit. Pale malts, toasty grains and traces of wheat combine with hints of zesty lemon to lead the lightly sweet and bready flavour profile upfront. Hay and grassy hop profiles build from the mid-palate onwards, bringing a pleasant light bitterness to expertly balance initial malt sweetness. In the mouth, a light body and plentiful carbonation give a smooth and crisp feel, which make for incredibly easy drinking. Hop bitterness lingers momentarily before finishing quick, clean and dry on the palate.

Overall this is a very good beer. Simple, but clean, crisp, delicate and well crafted. I am not usually a fan of the style, but it’s malty character, refreshing nature and insane drinkability mean I could certainly see myself picking up a couple of bottles to drink on a hot summers day. Recommended.

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brilliant in the glass with a nice head, this lager has a soft, sweet, maltiness in the nose and finishes clean with with just enough hops to round it out. To my tastes, less carbonation would be appreciated.

Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 2.5 stars of 4 and noted that the beer had become thinner.
Also listed in the "1001". Of the 8 beers that I've rated in the Hell category, this is one of the better ones. So, it probably deserves to be on the list.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear yellow, thick and nice white head, excellent retention.
Smell - grain, dough, hay, slightly metallic/oxidized.
Taste - clean malty, slightly metallic, pleasant hops.
Crisp and light, helles as it has to be.

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3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
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The lagerbier that needs no introduction.

I discovered the Augustiner brewery completely by surprise from a local beer shop here in the UK, and I've never looked back. This beer sets the bar for all lagers; the beautiful crisp hoppy start to the biscuit malt aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

Perfectly balanced; so drinkable it should be criminal. A world class Helles.

Zum Wohl!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 421 ratings
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