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
Ratings:
539
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
101
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Photo of angrybabboon
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
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 -3.6%
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 +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DirkNachbar
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of Miket13
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steveh
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of joshautry
2.35/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rufus1
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of Beersnake1
3.83/5  rDev -1%
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 +8%
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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Photo of drone
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, sweet. Taste is malts, grassy, light hops, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of McStagger
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

No date onto a bottle. Poured into trusty Warsteiner stein.

A: Pours light. Very light. Finger of bleached white head. Mostly transparent yellow with moderate carbonation rising to the surface.

S: Beautiful. Sweet malts meet green grapes meet floral

T: Soft and balanced. Delicate malt sweetness greets the tongue. Mid palate is subdued notes of grape, lightly floral, lightly honeyed and borderline graham cracker sweetness. Swishing around stirs up some of the hop bitterness. It's lightly herbal and grass like in characteristic. Finishes with a very light touch of bready sweetness.

M: Light and balanced. Slightly rounder and not quite 'crisp'. Makes for a pleasant pint.

O: Great stuff, and it better be. This is not a cheap beer.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Hofbrau Restaurant in Helen, GA. The appearance is a gold colored beer with a large white head. The aroma is mild with grass and some hops. The taste matches the nose. An excellent beer.

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Photo of Murray314
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwildusaf
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Also one of my favorites when I was stationed in Germany. Drank it everytime I found it in the Getranktmarkt.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a clear, very light, yellow.
Smell is malt and grassy hops. Slightly sour.
Taste is a balance of malts and grassy hops with a slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.87 out of 5 based on 539 ratings.
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