Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner Bräu Edelstoff

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Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 240 | Ratings: 525
Photo of crookedhalo
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw color with a fluffy eggshell colored head. Doughy, hay-like, pale malt aromas, some German noble hops and a hint of musty yeast. Crisp and effervescent with a rich maltiness and a light astringency in the finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable. A slight bit heftier than your average helles.

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Photo of Backer2004
2.92/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Did not enjoy this beer any more than I would a Miller or Bud Light. Other than nice head retention, there were no appealing qualities in its looks. Received this as part of a Beer of the World's Mix pack and am not sure how long it may have been on the shelves. Tastes of sweet corn maltiness that got a little better as it lost some of its chill. Not recommended.

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Photo of swamiswamu
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great session beer. Poured into a pint glass it gave about a one inch head that dissapated fairly quickly. It has a clean, light golden color. It couldn't be any more drinkable. There is a light lemon undertone and simply tastes like a helles lager should.

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Photo of Skidz
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out pale straw and sits pale harvest wheat in the glass with a big white fluffy head with good sticking power, leaving a nice skim.

Smells spicy, lemony, slightly soured. Weat and grainy acidicness.

Lightly sweet with lemony and spicy notes on the pallate. Light grassyness with some mild sourness. Finishes bitter with lingering spiciness.

Medium body with mild carbonation; smooth and clean. Easy summer beach beer, or something to start the day off with. Session beer all the way.

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Photo of BierManVA
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you find yourself at any one of Augustiner's restaraunts in munich and order bny saying "Ein Bier bitte!", this is what they'll bring you. It's their clasic Helles style bier and is very good.

Appearance and smell are very typical of the style. Clear, pale straw color and grassy smell. Nicely carbonated. The taste is smooth and refreshing with a light hop bite.

This is not a bier that stands on it's head or bowles you over with a crazy palatte. It's just an excellent light and refreshing lager.


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Photo of moulefrite
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this beer at the House of Gluntz here in Chicago. This place is, if I remember correctly (the original facility of) Chicago's first and oldest distributer (they have a great beer book by the way), dating back to 1888. They mostly have wine in the place, but when I asked for cold beer they pointed to a hidden little cooler that was busy chilling this here beer, a few awesome cheeses and a sprinkling of wine. Anyway, a cool part of local history. This here beer poured a simple buttery golden and sported a decent head and some lace-all retreated in a minute to a cup of yellow fizzy water. Aromas were decent for the style featuring fresh malty grain, as well as a lemony hop profile. the mouthfeel was nicely crisp, yet a trifle cloying. The beer does taste good, and is more complex than most for the style. Flavors run fairly deep as the generous grain notes give way to a fairly long hop component which rewards the taster with a cleansing bitter finish. This is a fine beer to start with, but it begs for a gear change after two.

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Photo of Afterburner
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw-colored beer with a small, fizzy white head. Nice retention and collaring, some lacework.

Smell: Spicy, flowery hops, and lots of it.Faint grainy, woody smell.

Taste: Burst of spicy hops, which quickly gives way to mild cloves and a soft, gentle, flowery finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and spritzy.

Drinkability: I generally don't like light lagers of any kind. I can drink them and appreciate them, but I enjoy maltier, fuller-bodied brews. But this is a very nice beer. I see beer writers like Michael Jackson describe beers as "soft" and "rounded," and I've always wondered what that means. I think this is a good example of both. It's a simple, yet sublime, beer.

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Photo of goindownsouth
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A golden, effervescent brew out of the bottle, the Edelstoff gave a light and foamy head out of the gate, only to fade to nothingness in a hurry. The aroma was German-licious with malty goodness with some background hops. The flavor was light, palate-cleansing and slightly complex while being so basic. A solid example of what German Bier should be. A good brew for beginners or crossovers from Macro-world.

Zum wohl!

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Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This was a beer I havent seen before and decided to pick it up,ours an extremely pale yeloow with a light wispy head,aroma is softly malty with a light hop bitterness that lingers.A very clean refreshing tasting brew with some mild cracker maltiness although I thought it was a tad watery in the finish and body.A real easy drinker here it would be great on a hot summer day.

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Photo of marc77
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale golden with a slight murk. Dense, uniform, pure white head leaves coating lace. Soft, doughy, underbaked cracker with sweetly herbal wafts of Hallertauer dominate the aroma. Hints of husky grain provide a dryish, rustic contrast. Flavorwise, it's a facsimile of the aroma. The dominant malt components are notes of sweet, white cracker, although subtle toasted notes abound. Mildly bittered, thus leaving a pleasant, gentle residual sweetness. Hop flavor is both grassy and herbal, with suggestions of mild, sweet basil. Lightly bodied overall, but gently dextrinous and smooth in mouthfeel. Becomes sweeter as it warms, with sugar cookie hints lingering agreeably. Finishes mostly clean, with a tinge of oxidation derived almond. A delicate, refined helles with superb drinkability. Potentially world class if found fresh. Is this on tap anywhere?

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Photo of Jon
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at the Augustiner Keller in Munchen. This is a refreshing helles with much character. The taste is clean with a notes of doughiness and mild hops, while the mouthfeel remains crisp all the while. This is an easy drinker and is suitable for all occasions.

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Photo of bierman2000
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maybe a bad bottle. Augustiner makes some excellent brews but this one was a bit off. Tart bitter not what one would expect from a Munich lager. The dates were fine and this was a beer actually drank and bought in Munich. Hoppy finish with little malt balance throughout the entire bottle, like I said must have been a bad bottle.

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Photo of Hobbz
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This .5 L bottle poured a crisp-clear and quite a light yellow (paler than a golden-pils but deeper than many a mass-produced lager). Nice carbonation level provided a large white head starter, but quickly faded. Aroma was of sweet-beer but not pronounced. This beer’s very pale yellow color belies its actual taste: bold, malty goodness that is enjoyable, friendly to the tongue and drinkable. I imagine a beer like this must be brewed with some very fine home-grown Bavarian malts indeed. After drinking fair amounts of porters, stouts, dubbels, spiced beers and such, this is a beer original that will remind you of one single essence of beer: grain / barley malt.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Augy Edel pours a pale golden, straw-like color. Had a very thin head which fades and is gone, leaving no lace. Touch of bready malt in the nose, but more-so of hops (noble?), albeit mild. Ok on the tongue, but a not-quite medium body detracts a bit. Malt starts off a bit, but hops are the main player here. They are not overly strong or bitter, either. Not bad for a helles!

overall: 3.4
appearance: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5


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Photo of John
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another fresh local Munich brew served at Augustiner Grossgaststatte Bierhalle. I could've stayed here a lot longer enjoying the friendly atomosphere, the people and the beer here. Edelstoff is actually an export version of the Helles. Golden, clear brew. Straw, grassy hop, biscuity aroma and flavor. Nice peppery hop, dry finish.

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