Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner Bräu Edelstoff

Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another light, crisp German beer. Pours a clear dark gold color with a medium size white head that fades quickly to just a covering of the glass. Some lacing. Aroma and flavor feature malty beer - mostly bready malt, some graininess, and hint of mild bitterness from grassy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and light but without that smooth, light pillowy mouthfeel that Helles usually feature. Ovaerall, a very drinkable beer but not a top Helles.

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4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steveh
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I stumbled on a six-pack sale of this (very) old favorite: $12 a sixer. That's a $5 saving for around here. I couldn't find a dating code on the bottle or six-pack, or anyone at the store with time to answer a question (big favorite retailer in these parts that always seems to disappoint me with their CS), so I'm rolling the dice.

I don't remember when I last had this beer, but it may have been in Munich. Poured from a brown (yes, imported brown) 11.2 ounce bottle into my short Becher glass.

L -- Crystal clear, pale gold bordering on straw colored. Fluffy, but firm white head.

S -- Mildly herbal noble hops with a touch of DMS.

T -- Light bready to crackery flavor up front, balanced nicely with light, bitter herbal hops in the finish. The bready, crackery flavor lingers through the aftertaste with a light citrus touch -- hopefully from hops and not age of some sort.

F -- Mouthfeel is very soft overall with a dry finish and a light body -- about perfect for a Bavarian Helles.

O -- The malt character isn't as big in melanoidin character as the Helles I remember in Munich, but this has been Pasteurized and traveled an ocean -- the Augustiner I had in Munich traveled a few blocks. To me, this beer isn't much better than the fresh HB Original I find at almost half the price (not counting a sale) here in the U.S. Someday I'll update my reviews from Munich proper.

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2.35/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rufus1
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle poured fairly hard into a gravity pint glass. Light gold and crystal clear. Two finger foamy head that dissipates rapidly leaving a thin layer all the way to the bottom. Some lacing. Up front malt the carries through from nose to taste. Fruity hops and with a very faint sour smell that adds a wonderful twist to this excellent beer. This sourness/tartness carries over adding a very pleasant flavor to the brew. A light bodied beer that remains smooth on the palate.
This is a really good beer. Leaves you wanting another which I figure into my rating. If tasting for the first time at home make sure to buy two. You can thank me later.

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a perfectly transparent yellow with little head. Nose is piney, citrus, earthy, and a bit hoppy. Taste follows the nose - definitely a nice bitter hoppy taste. Lots of flavor - very woody and citrusy. Good mouthfeel.

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Photo of tigg924
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, gold in color with minimal head. Taste is grass and grain with honey sweetness. Light bodied, crisp, moderate carbonation, and sweet. Really tasty helles lager. Could drink this beer all day. Nice and smooth and well worth a try.

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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 551 ratings
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