Augustiner Bräu Weissbier | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

Augustiner Bräu WeissbierAugustiner Bräu Weissbier
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3.98/5
159 Ratings
Augustiner Bräu WeissbierAugustiner Bräu Weissbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Germany
augustiner-braeu.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,524
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
159
pDev:
13.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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17
Gots:
34
Trade:
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.43/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

500ml bottle served into a mug/stein hybrid glass in Berlin, Germany. Reviewed from notes taken in June, 2011.

A: Six finger head of nice cream and thickness, darkened white colour, and good retention. Lovely orange-copper colour.

Sm: Orange citrus ester hops. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Hoppy fruit orange citrus esters ride atop a pleasant wheat body. Nicely complex for the style; it's usually more simple. Built well for the style. Standard ester choices. It'd be nice overall, but it's almost watery.

Mf: A bit stale, or at least old. Doesn't match the taste. Very awkward to the point of ruining the beer. Smooth and wet enough, but a bit bland. Could certainly be improved.

Dr: Fairly priced, average quality, and almost a bit watery. Try it, but don't expect too much. The mouthfeel needs serious work.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
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 nickfl
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dcmchew
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange amber with a creamy head, head towers at first, then dissipates with lots of stickiness. Typical weizen aromas, flavor has right amount of banana/bubblegum. This is a beautiful beer to look at, and taste is alright, but not the best.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Photo of Dactrius
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stcules
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
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 TurdFurgison
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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 KarlHungus
4.67/5  rDev +17.3%
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 Marius
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Jeffo
2.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this at Bert's Huis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into my Weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Golden orange in colour. Very clear for a weizen, closer to a kristallweizen but not advertised as such. Medium carbonation evident. Pours a medium white head that is relatively thin and doesn't retain overly well. Levels out to a film and leaves some lacing. Looks okay, but not like a top weizen.

SMELL: Mostly wheat malt in the nose. That's it. Not overly strong and not as complex as I've come to expect from the style. Pleasant, but not worth writing home about. Below average.

TASTE: Some wheat malt initially and a bit of sour bread in the aftertaste, but nothing overwhelming. No off flavors, but nothing worth noting. Could be stronger and more complex. Again, slightly below what is expected for the style.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly creamy. Goes down smooth, no bite, and finishes with an appropriate amount of stickiness. Carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum. Nice feel.

OVERALL: A decent weizen, but nothing special. I'd expected more from this brewery, which makes some great lager beer. Actually, their weizen seemed to be influenced by their lager beer, which made it less of a great weizen. There are better out there. As a final note, the oddly shaped bottle made it impossible to do the traditional weizen pour. That took something out of the experience as well.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of flyingpig
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle from Augustiner am Gendarenmarkt, Berlin (€3.90):
Cloudy amber with golden tinges & 3cm fluffy head that holds well.

Strong wheat aroma, some spice & cloves as well. Fresh notes with some bubblegum followed by citrus. Fairly strong on the nose & lively too.

A good combination of wheat & cloves followed by citrus & some bubblegum. An odd touch of spice but the beer seems fresh with some orange & banana flavours here too.

Very smooth with a lively body & strong carbonation. Some sweetness dotted about the place, mainly from the banana in the taste & no bitterness.

Very enjoyable & remarkably easy to drink, refreshing too. Another excellent beer from Augustiner & one that I'd likely pick up again although only Edelstoff & their Lagerbier Hell are easily available in the UK it seems.

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Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 159 ratings
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