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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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of scotorum
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought two bottles of this well-rated German brew at Frankenmuth Lager Mill in Michigan in June. I was never a big fan of German imports, but then my knowledge was limited to a few mainstream offerings such as Beck's and St. Pauli Girl, and the only two I really liked a lot were Beck's Dark and Wurzburger Octoberfest.

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. I should note the bottle looked a lot different from the one in the pic above. tall, thin with a silver foil hood over the top of the bottle and a label dominated by blue. Apparently the same brew however.

a: A pilsener-like clear light gold. A finger thick white head fell away rather quickly to a solid white foam ring and a patch of surface foam.

s: Light malt.

t: Very refreshing sweet malt with seemingly perfect hop balance.

m: Moderate and well there's that word refreshing again. Heavier and slightly less pleasing as it warms. But then in this heat, not surprising.

o: A tasty brew! My first Helles Lager, but it seems like the perfect pilsener-style beer, although a bit sweeter perhaps with more substance. Highly sessionable, and very much appreciated in the current summer heat.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Appearance: Pale golden; clear; effervescent; medium, white head

Aroma: Malty; slightly grassy; faint hops; slight citrus

Taste: Juicy malt; sweet start; crisp, refreshing mid with slightly hoppy finish; quite tasty

Remarks: Good session beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of Foam
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 6 pack of the stuff at a new bottle shop up the road ...
They have the beers separated by country of origin and I usually zone in on the German offerings if it's done this way . Saw this stuff and had never tried it and appreciated the simple graphic design and use of colors (not that it matters that much but it DID lure me in ...)

The beer is a very light gold color with good foam / head and sparkling bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass for the duration until I slurp it .
The smell to me is what a lager *should* smell like . Perfectly balanced and lightly grainy/biscuity without being over-powering like it's American and other counter-parts .
Tastes light but very thirst-quenching satisfying ... again, the ideal text-book lager-y taste, particularly in the late Spring / early-Summer heat & humidity here in Pittsburgh ...If only its American counter-parts came together this nicely ...
Mouthfeel is again, light and spritzy but refreshing and quenching .. no tidal wave of bitter hops punching you in the face ...( as it should be ) I will never understand the perversion towards massively-hopped high-I.B.U. brews ... it's just so un-pleasant when a beer is this way .
I'm quite sure the Germans shake their heads and wonder WTF is with our American bitter-hopped ales ...
Overall, .. this now is my #1 top - rated warmer-weather / light beer ... cheers / prosit !

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Lukass
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought the augustiner lagerbier hell yesterday was an amazing lager, until I tried this one, and it blew me away! Much more sweet and bready in flavor than the original lagerbier helles. I'm very surprised this one has a lower rating. I could drink this one all day. Hands down the best lager I've ever had. An original recipe since 1328!

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Chilled bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass

Pours a two finger foam cap which settles down to a gentle white rim with faint lacings grasping the glass. Crystal clear golden yellow with ringlets of carbonation.

Smells clean, crisp and fresh brewed. Malt with a hint of hops.

Light medium mouthfeel . Classic Bavarian Helles lager taste . Malt with a whisper of hops. Clean , crisp and delicious. Back up the truck and stock up the fridge. Beer should taste like this and is perfect for hot summer days.

Enjoyed this bier again. Delicious. This is what beer should taste like.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 550 ratings
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