Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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3.9/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,483
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
560
pDev:
13.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
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Photo of FBarber
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(Reviewed blind)
Pours light straw color. Completely crystal clear with medium effervescence. Pillow-y white head dissipates leaving a ring of white foam along the outside of the beer with some partial spots of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of grain, bread, lightly toasted. Maybe a whiff of noble hops, but quite subtle.

Taste is predominately grainy – but does have some notes of white bread malts. Bit of sweetness comes through in the flavor – kind of fruity. More pronounced bitterness on the finish – floral.

Medium bodied. Vibrant carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swenny916
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear yellow and has a nice doughy smell. Taste is very light with just a bit of malt. Drinks very smooth. Definitely drinks like a light beer. Nice and refreshing.

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Photo of TaunusKnudsen
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luketheduke
4.79/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Most refreshing German lager I'm able to get in the states. It's malty and crisp. Can never drink just 1.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eduard59
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of josanguapo
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From Decervecitas. In Teku glass. Watching Dunkerke. Malt-forward beverage, with a clean and refreshing profile and very, very crushable. At first may seem flat, but you end wishing for another

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSchmehl
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite beer. At 5.7 ABV, this "light" beer does not mess around. If you like imported lagers, this is a must try. If you don't, I still try a bottle of this nectar of the Gods. Trying this on tap is definitely on my bucket list.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I don't know what everyone else is looking at, but it doesn't get much more proper looking than this for the style. Perfectly clear light yellow, Billowing foamy white head, excellent retention and lacing.

The aroma is dominated by freshly crushed grain and yeasty doughy bread, followed by grassy and flowery hops. Again, pretty solid.

Flavor follows but a bit more grassy than I was anticipating.

Feel is light and crisp and pretty well balanced, but finishes a bit dry and "dirty" feeling.

Overall, I think this is a pretty darn good Helles. I wouldn't pay the price tag often for it as there are other great beers of this style readily available, but I definitely wouldn't turn one down. Prost!

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Photo of puboflyons
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From the 330 ml. bottle. No date that I could see. Sampled on September 11, 2017. My 3,200th Beer Advocate review.

The pour is a clear looking yellow color with a quick lasting white head that dissolves to nothing. Bubbly.

The aroma emits a traditional German bread and biscuit maltiness, crackers, and grass.

The body is light or a bit better. But smooth for sure.

Same sweet white bread and toasty sweetness in the taste with a twist of citrus and a mildly dry and clean, crisp finish. Highly quaffable.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches and light lacing. Aroma of grainy biscuit malt, light lemon citrus with a hint of tartness and grassy noble hops. Flavor is mixed grain biscuit malt, grassy noble hops, slight lemon citrus. Finishes very smoothly with grainy, but gentle biscuit malt and light grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Although not as deep flavors as others of the style, it has the classic profile and a very nice, mellow finish that has a lot less grain husk bitterness than I remember. It tastes "bright" throughout with a satisfying integrated finish. I liked this more than I expected. Not earthshaking, but well done and enjoyable.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ntomich
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Note: I bought this by accident, thought I was buying Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Helles. Oops.

Consumed 7/19/17

A: Golden yellow - crystal clear, as it should be - pours with a medium sized white head, fades to a wispy cap and retains a small collar, leaves some lacing

S: Not as clean as I anticipated, but I also was anticipating a different beer (see above) - bread and crackers, but they come second, as the first aroma is mild skunk - some grain - grass and herbal notes, some lager yeast, spice - skunky grain

T: Bready, crackery, and grainy - lightly malty overall - lager yeast with some light spice - grassy and lightly herbal, floral - some adjunct-like weirdness, not a far throw from an American macro - minor touch of booze - hint of grape - some sweetness, touch of lingering grainy sweetness

M: Light body, medium carbonation, mostly crisp finish

O: Edel who now?

I can't say I am particularly impressed with Edelstoff. It tastes more like a Dortmunder (or maybe American Adjunct Lager) than a Munich Helles. Maybe I've just had too many stellar examples of German Helles lately, or maybe this just isn't for me.

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Photo of vinicole
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Straw colour. Quickly settling head. Highly effervescent.
Grainy aroma. Hint of lemon. Biscuit malt is just about present.
The taste is reflective of the aroma.
Light to moderate feel. Over carbonated.

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Photo of rangerred
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DirkNachbar
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 560 ratings