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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
512
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
19.9%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
87
For Trade:
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Reviews: 235 | Ratings: 512
Photo of DattMavis
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass

L: Clear, light golden color. Small pale head disappears quickly

S: Fresh, very malty

T/F: Sweet malt, some hops but no bitterness. Moderately carbonated, smooth, and slightly rich

O: Excellent helles, not amazing but very drinkable. I'd love to try it on tap.

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Photo of therica
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A very nice run of the mill Pilsner like Helles, very clean yellow body with bubbly foamy white head which dies down quickly. Typical nose for the style, good but nothing outstanding. Same with the taste, standard stock, very acceptable and safe. Slight hint of sweetness. Slight dry malts and modest sweetness in the aftertaste. Decent but expensive at $12.99 for a 6-pack.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear straw-gold with a medium head that dissipates fairly quickly and didn't leave lacing. Nose is clean, fresh grain, and slight noble hops in the background. Taste is also clean, slightly sweet grain. Crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a solid beer that is simple, clean, and crushable, but doesn't really stand out anywhere.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle.

Pours pale gold, almost straw color, and crystal clear. The head is strong at first, but fizzles out pretty quickly. Clean malt aroma with just enough grassy hops for balance. Very soft and clean malt flavor. Carbonation is lively and spritzy, causing it too feel too light in the finish.

Not my favorite Helles but I'll have to find it on-tap somewhere and give it another shot.

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 0.5l bottle into a Willi becher glass.

A: The beer is pale goleden in color with brilliant clarity. Pours with a two finger high foamy white head, which quickly disspiates, but leaves some lacing. Low-to-medium carbonation is visible in the glass.

S: Very fresh notes of grassy hops and grainy malts.

T: Follows the nose. Very clean and fresh. Perfect balance between subtly sweet malts and grassy hops.

M: Light bodied, crisp and smooth. Moderate carbonation on the palate.

O: Refreshing and very drinkable. Excellent Helles lager.

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Photo of dipso123
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle: brilliantly clear, little or no head, no lacing; malty aroma and taste, soft medium-low body with spot-on carbonation; finish is very pleasant smooth malty character. Very quaff-able if a bit pricey. Although I'm sure it's better when fresh and on tap in Bavaria it is still a finer example of a Helles than most (foreign or domestic).

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Photo of cmf
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in Munich in a pint glass. Pours gold, clear and bubbly with a large head that dissipates quickly. Probably carbonated (available uncarbonated during festivals). Flavorful non-bitter hops.

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Photo of T100Mark
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An 11.2 ounce Euro-weeny bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Bright yellow color. Big head yet very little stickage. Amazing clarity.

Smell - Fresh. Grassy. A bit sour. Slight citrus smell.

Taste - Fruity (bananas?). Herbal. Slighty sour. A very mild hop flavor on the tail end.

Mouth - Fizzy. A touch oily.

Overall - A very nice German helles lager. Tasty. Chugable. A little underwhelming, however. I'm partial to the Weihenstephaner bright lagers.

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Photo of Kallenovsky
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best lagers I've ever had. It's so crisp and refreshing with a strong malty finish. Very drinkable. This was amazing to try for the first time with a quiet, mountain backdrop and a cool breeze.

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Photo of delta490
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light gold, clear, with a thick-ish cap of foamy white head aided by the effervescence makes this a beautiful beer. The aroma is lighter but has some grain notes (like a cracked wheat cracker) and a little earthy hops. The taste is much the same but with just a little hint of sweetness that balances the up-front hops. The body is lighter but not thin, with a slight but steady carbonation.

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Photo of Fuldner
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A tasty exceptional brew. The best to describe the Edelstoff is like a traditional Augustiner Helles with a kick. The Edelstoff is a prefect brew for Auf dem Weg or on the way party. For a Spaetkaufbier... really is a great choice.

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Photo of Surdu
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the real champagne of beers. Light and crisp with a light hop bite and a bready aftertaste. Great with a brat when you're chillin' with the boys.

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Photo of mmmbirra
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THE Munich beer. Malty spicy aroma, smooth sweet malts in the taste with the perfect amount of bitterness for it to finish dry and clean. The 5.6% alcohol sneaks up on you.
Great beer, especially in the warmer months.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark golden color, very bubbly, carbonated. Crystal clear
S: Very grainy. Smells slightly of cat pee. A little floral hop aroma.
T: Once again, very grainy with some sweetness, but very base with a mildly sour sort of taste. Nothing really offensive just not much to offer.
F: Light, somewhat refreshing. Very crisp from the carbonation.
O: Very basic lager. Certainly not bad, just not very good. As a really big lager fan I found this one to be really kind of underwhelming, especially for the price.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served cool from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Light straw colour, clear, 1cm white bubbly head. On the light side for Munich Helles. The usual array of big bubbles rising.

S) The usual Hallertau hops, a bit of raisiny malt too.

T) Just a touch smoother than the Lagerbier Hell that I just finished. Stronger alcohol content gives a bit of a warming flavour. Very pleasant warm Munich malt flavour, no real hop bitterness or sweetness, just perfect balance.

F) Smooth, goes down easy, pleasantly fizzy just a hint of alcohol warmth too. No bitterness in the aftertaste, just keeps you coming back for another drink.

O) Superb, just a smoother slightly stronger version of the Augustiner Hell

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Photo of GiaLvo
1.81/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Big disappointment.

Pale, transparent yellow with quick-vanishing scarce foam.

Already the smell is kind of metallic and monotone, but when you drink it you'll be its overwhelmed by the bleak, boring, sour-but-plain taste. No evolution in it, no surprise, hard to even drink up half a litre.

To be fully honest I must admit the beer (unlike most low-fermentation beers) got better and not worse as it shifted from cold to room-temperature.

My advice: only eat it with food, never on its own, never more than a half litre or you'll be so bored you won't be able to finish it.

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Photo of 303beer
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a light yellow with about an inch of white semi rocky head. Light nose. Bit of malt to it. Had a light malt flavor and some sweetness. I like this. Glad I have 6 of them.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, The Lime Kiln,Bristol - Pours clear pale gold. Medium carbonation. Thin foam head. Smell - a little malt. Taste - good blend of malt and hops. Very refreshing. Don't normally drink beers of this type but this was lovely.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Augustiner am Gendarmarkt in Berlin. 0.5 l in a branded tall glass.

Appearance: Bright pale gold. Initial 1/2" white foam died back to a nice thin foam across the top. Thick strands of persistent lacing noted. A classic German beer appearance.

Smell: Initially very little aroma. Later as it warmed up more, some malt and noble hop aroma.

Taste: Well blended malt and noble hops from start to finish. At every point of the sip you taste the blend of the two flavors.

Mouthfeel: A bit sticky. Good carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: A very good beer. I don't think I've had a Helles lager that is this well blended in flavor. Very drinkable and if I had a lot more time to kill and maybe the ability to just lay back for awhile afterwards, I probably could have had a full liter. A half liter though was quite nice and went very well with food (Beef Goulash with dunkel based sauce and Spatzle). I'll have to see if I can find this in the states. Sehr gut!

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Photo of drmeto
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L:
-pours clear golden with a quickly dissipating,bubbly white head
S:
-citrus,slightly sulfuric,Honey and floral,banana
T:
-follows the nose plus slight grassy bitterniss
F:
-medium-high carbonation,alcohol warmth
O:
-good example of the style,im just not a big fan of Exports

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Photo of FLima
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Fresh aroma of floral and herbal hops, yeast and bread.
Flavor of sweet pilsner malt well balanced by a good deal of floral hops with hints of grains, yeast, herbal tea, orange-lemon, and honey. Dry aftertaste with perfect level of bitterness for the style.
Light body with a medium carbonation.
This is an excellent and flawless lager, one of the best I had. They got it to perfection after brewing this for a few centuries. If you like lagers, this is a must try.

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Photo of titvs
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1D). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L2013151K. AROMA: grainy sweet aroma with very faint hop notes. some DMS is present. no esters or diacetyl. APPEARANCE: medium yellow color and translucent. thin moussy white head with low retention. TASTE: sweet and clean malt flavour that lingers into the aftertaste. very low bitterness. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down helles that lacks the bitterness to balance a little the sweet malt profile.

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Photo of Brauhaus
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For those who like Dortmunder Exports, this is the perfect Bavarian interepretation of the style. It is simply the reference beer when it comes to this type.

Full bodied, great mouthfeel, lovely maltyness, fantastic finish in the back despite it's low bitterness rate (18 IBU).

It is suprising that a drink with so much body and maltyness and high alcohol level (5.6% ABV) can be made being so bright (6.5 EBC).

This is THE example of the Bavarian art of brewing. I always have it when it's available.

Perfection in a bottle.

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Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pils glass
A: Pale yellow with a one-finger head and a steady stream of small bubbles
S: Grainy, a fair amount of corn, bread and a bit of grass
T: So clean. Malty, a hint of banana, a bit nutty and a touch of herbs. A lot is there but everything is modest and balanced
M: Light-bodied, crisp and clean
O: This won't hit you in the face but instead makes you take a step back and contemplate it. What you'll find is a simple but pure & complex beer

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Photo of douchymcbag
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: grainy sweetness with floral Nobel hops.

Appearance: straw color with brilliant clarity and creamy white head that lingers.

Flavor: grainy sweetness followed by clean Nobel hop finish.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with medium carbonation due to being served on cask.

Overall: I am typically not a lager fan. However, this beer is excellent. Easy drinking with a wonderful balance between grainy sweetness and hop bitterness.

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3.87 out of 5 based on 512 ratings.
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