Augustiner Bräu Weissbier
Augustiner-Bräu

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #20
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
89
Ranked #6,719
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 12.66%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
172
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Augustiner-Bräu
 
Germany
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Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews by seanyfo:
Photo of seanyfo
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a 500ml serving vom fass at the Augustiner Großgaststätte im Marienplatz.

A - Cloudy amber orange, with a creamy 3 finger head that holds well throughout, super lacing

S - typical weissbier smells, banana, cloves, sublte spice and some fresh bready malts.

T - Cloves very apparent and the bready malts come through well, balance between these 2 flavours is good. No uncomfortable medical aftertaste as you get with some.

M - High carbonation, and maybe slightly watery in the finish, but this is associated with the style.

D - one of my favourite weissbiers no doubt, and a privelege to drink it from the source!

p.s i watched the guy pouring the beer, it took him 3.5 secs! wouldnt mind having that pump system in my house!

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Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of John
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A superb Hefe had at Augustiner Grossgaststatte Bierhalle. Rich, light amber color. Huge rocky off-white head. Clove, herbal and banana aroma and flavor. Tastes like the wheat grain bill is more substanial than other Weissbiers. Can't beat the freshness of the local Munich beers.

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Photo of rastaman
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clove and banana, like any good German Wheat should have, tart, with a dry-ish finish, also got a bit of vanilla or something, pretty nice, easy to drink, nothing over the top. Definitely not one of my favoured German whaets but very drinkable anyway, pretty nice stuff.

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Photo of stcules
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Amber-orange colour. Classic weizenbier foam.
The smell is typical: banana and cloves. Even orange, and light spices.
The taste it isn't so typical, like the colour... It's more "dark" and winding. Wheat, yeast, but even a light note of caramel. And a litlle astringency in the finish.
Medium body, good drinkability. Quite good weizen.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Augustiner Bräu Weissbier
bottle @ Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, DE
,5L for €3,90 at noon on Christmas day 2013

Typical Bavarian weissbier appearance: orange-amber in color beneath a massive head of rocky bright white foam. Cloudy with yeast. The aroma is typical as well, although I guess you can't say that because there are so many variations... I think of this as being much like Spaten's Franziskaner, clean with a balance of banana and clove over sweetish golden malt. It's perhaps slightly fruity with softly sweet apple, and a delicate hint of citrus - there are no odd-phenolics like burnt plastic or "band-aid", and there's no particularly noticeable tartness other than the citrus edge. The malt is full, and dare I suggest, it has a slightly caramelish edge to it. Medium bodied and gently bristling to the tongue with a bright carbonation. Moderate bitterness, yet dry in the finish. I can't say it's "one of the better ones", but I can say it's one of my favorites!

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Photo of Andreji
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a tan coloured and opaque liquid, a normal to south german weissbiers. The smell hints hops alongside a reduced amount of wheat. The taste is exactly that: a certainly bitter but full flavour with a good amount of wheat. Its not a bad beer but may get heavier than usual when drinking one too many.

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Photo of weeare138
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HappyHourHero
2.73/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Light aroma of apricots and banana. Tall, dense, off-white head leaves some nice strands of lace. Hazy, glowing tequila sunrise colored beer. The flavor is just missing. A touch of citrus flavor and a hint of banana on my breath afterwards are all the flavor there is. The most dominant flavor is the carbonic acid. I didn't think it was possible to make a bad Hefe Weizen, but this one has me thinking otherwise.

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Photo of mobyfann
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid .85EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 24.04.2005

Pours a hazy golden-brownish base with a huge fluffy white head, very impressive head retention and lacing with ever gulp… near perfect! Classic smell for a Hefe, but this one is loaded with wheat, the malts really come out to play in this beer.
The taste is great for a Hefe, but the wheat and malt combo comes off way too strong, even here in Bavaria. The aftertaste was the first thing I noticed as being a little odd, sorry that I can't explain it - however the beer is a winner in terms of smoothness. Sure it's a little heavy since it's a Hefe, but this is one you can drink throughout the night and be very content. Big ups!

Final Thought: Augstinier has the best beer in Muinch, maybe of the best in the world…

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Photo of bruachan
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i'm not entirely sure why some of their beers were only available in bottle when the brewery is next door

it's not weienstephan, but there's no beating the original

this brew is entirely opaque with an orangish caramel color and a bone-colored head sitting up top. spicy aroma mostly coming from clove and coriander, while the spices dominate the flavor, leaving banana in the dust. it's fairly bitter, actually

it feels both spritzy and medium-bodied at the same time

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Photo of SCW
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 01-06. Nice head that's lasting well and a amberbrown and very foggy beer. Nose is good wheatcaracter with sourness and lots of banana yeastester. Caramellic touch also completes the nose that's overal fresh and clean. As is taste that's dry but with caramellic sweethint, good sourness, lots of wheatmalt and only low bitterness in aftertaste. Good& high carbonisation makes together with the taste a fine mouthfeel and is overal very balanced. Yes this is a great beer to enjoy on a hot and warm day and will refresh you all the way.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Augustiner's Hefeweizen offering pours quite easily, and produces a fair amount of head retention. The foam is brilliantly white. The body of this brew is among the haziest of weizen beers, with lots of carbonation vividly displayed through the murky caramel colored body.

Aroma qualities are a bit faint. I detect an arid peppery fragrance, with a slight sweet balance of a banana undertone.

The taste is pleasantly banana dominant, with a kick of an ashy peppery essence.

With the slightly potent amount of CO2 in this brew, it has a biting feel; however, finishes off smooth with a slight oily slickness.

Augustiner's beers are either very exceptional or they miss the mark sometimes. This offering of hefeweizen from them is above par and I highly recommend you all give it a try.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice solid, deep, cloudy, orange color. Looks powerful and majestic. The head is enormous and white. The smell is as rich as the appearance. Juicy and spicy. Orange peel and other citrus fruits. Beautiful. If they made a perfume that smelled like this it would drive beer loving men crazy. The taste is juicy and refreshing (the way a hefe should be). The aftertaste is slightly spicy, but a nice pleasant spicy. The mouthfeel is very good. Medium-bodied. The only thing i can find wrong with it is that it is a little too much carbonation, which is probably hiding some of this beer's great flavor. Overall, this is very good beer. One of the best hefes I've had. This is the second beer I've had from Augustiner Brua, and they have both been excellent. I do believe it to be one of the most overlooked breweries in Germany.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Augustiner Grossgaststatte beer hall on the Marienplatz in Munich. Not only that, but it was for breakfast with weisswurst (white sausage). Aah, the little things.

The beer was dark straw color, very hazy, with a thick frothy foam. The aroma was near perfect for the style, bananas and cloves all the way. The flavor was very good at first, but a bit of buttery aftertaste made me pause. Maybe that's intentional, as this is truely an authentic and fresh weisse bier. The mouthfeel was thick and coating, absolutely a stunning breakfast.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from World Wide Spirits
Best before 06.12
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass

Augustiner's weissbier is a fairly solid example of the style, full of banana esters, tart wheat, and bubblegum flavors. What it lacks in overall complexity, it makes up for with intensity and robustness of aroma and flavor. It would be nice to see this distributed in North America, where it would be in my regular rotation with Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Franziskaner, and Schneider.

Pours, as expected, a huge, billowing head, slightly off-white in color, that descends to leave some modest streaks of lacing. Head is viscous enough to form some interesting cobweb-like formations with itself, such that it literally sticks like a membrane across the sides of the glass attached to the main body of foam. I'm not sure of the chemistry or physics behind it, I've never encountered this before, but it's pretty cool. Eventually, the head collapses to a 0.5cm cap atop the beer, and the "cobwebs" are displaced when swirling the beer for aroma. Body color is a dark golden orange away from light; a bright, but hazy orange-yellow when held to a lamp.

Fairly substantial aroma of heavy banana bread and bubblegum, unfortunately a bit one-dimensional in this regard. Other, less noticeable scents, are of cooked wheat/barley cereal and brewer's yeast, with a bit of creamed corn on the back.

Tip of tongue tastes cooked wheat/barley cereal with a slight yeasty edge. Front of palate picks up primarily wheat malt sweetness with a bit of tanginess, alongside strong banana esters and some bubblegum. Mid-palate continues the banana tastes, along with a slight bit of lemon citrus and bubblegum. Back of palate picks up wheat malt and yeast flavors. Aftertaste of lingering ripe bananas, mild tartness, and slight graininess.

Solidly medium-bodied with a slight light or watery feel around the edges. Carbonation is moderate, foaming the beer a bit on the palate, but leaving the beer feel primarily creamy and smooth. Finish is semi-dry, with a bit of stickiness around the lips, which is satisfying.

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Photo of BeerTruck
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of SuperSpy
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Orangish-brown and very cloudy with a huge rocky head.

S - spice dominates with clove and just a hint of coriander.

T - This flavor is all about the clove. It follows all the way through with a slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied and a bit tingly from the carbonation. Overall the mouthfeel contributes very, very well to making this a refreshing beer.

D - Up there with some of the better Weissbiers to come out of the area. I will drink this one again.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of I2uss
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of swizzlenuts
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A Orange color with a good sized head. It has decent retention and looks good.

The beer has a banana smell with the usual bready yeast smell. The beer is quite carbonated and has a fruity taste to it. The taste in the wheat beer seems to be rather lacking. There is a bit of bitterness that I wasn't expecting. It tastes alright, but I'd choose many other German Wheat beers over this.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2010.

Appearance : golden color, with white foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : wheat, banana and yeast aromas.
Taste and moutfeel : caramel and wheat flavours, spicy notes.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Hefeweizen.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Augustiner Bräu Weissbier from Augustiner-Bräu
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 172 ratings