Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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542 Ratings
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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:
542
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
103
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0
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Photo of maviola
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of rale
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kurgan3
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jonb5
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale, clear, medium head which wasn't particulary well retained but some lacing hung around. Malty aroma, a bit in your face, notes of tangerie. Tasted Munich malts, had a balanced sweetness, finish slightly bittersweet, flavours were a bit coarse. Well carbonated, quite crisp, smooth enough, slightly thicker texture than Augustiner's Helles. Overall not bad at all, rated lower than the Helles by the Munich natives, which was more subtle.

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Photo of Antnyd82
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of warpedrevolution
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

When the bartender at Max's mentioned they had the Augustiner pilsner, I became rather excited. This is what he meant... should have known it was too good to be true. Regardless....

The beer pours a striking gold color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, but what I get is pretty attrative, consisting of light honey, a hint of pepper and dry citrus, and light bread dough. On the palate, this is flat out delicious. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this impeccably balanced, deliciously crisp and dry helles lager. There's some underlying sweetness, but it's just enough to keep the light bitterness in check. Mouthfeel is fairly light, but with a long, crisp, clean, satisfying finish. Alcohol is no more than an after thought in this well made helles.

Why anyone would drink any of the BMC macro swill when this is available is a complete mystery to me. Very nice beer...

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Photo of Fairwin
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MustaPekka
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of MacarthurParker
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Germany/Portugal on the tv, German beer in the glass.

This thing doesnt look like much. Bright yellow body with no head. Good carbonation. The smell had a bit of skunk at first, but that faded quickly. Light and sweet, with some sweet cereal grains coming in.

Such a clean beer, and it feels so smooth. This is a lesson in how smooth and clean a good German beer should be. Now if it just had a touch more sweetness, itd be world class.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of djura
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got it from Germany.

A-Pale golden,few bubbles,nice white foam lasting few minutes.

S-Mostly refreshing smell of citrus and sweet malt.

T/M-On a first touch,incredibly tasty,very refreshing and extremely positive balance in the beer. Nice sweetness,refreshing citrus notes and few more ingredients in it.
Medium bitterness and medium carbonated.

O-Germans knows business.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Super pale gold, crystal clear body with a white tight foam head. Fairly quick fading with no permanent lacing.

S: Crisp, clean, spicy floral. Very soft lemon touch. Yummy lightly toasted bread and multi-grain crackers. Really nice balance. Delightfully sniffable...

T: More lemon citrus, spice, bread, and fresh grains. Very tasty and clean with well defined flavors. Good even bitterness.

M: Prickly carbonation makes this entertaining. An excellent compliment to the bitterness. Very slightly syrupy texture is slick and smooth. Light body with substance.

O: A good choice. I could keep drinking this refreshing treat all Summer long.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 Oz bottle into a Pokal at Monk's Kettle in SF,CA

A - Straw colored with a decent amount of activity, not much of a head
S - Sweet bisctuity malt, sugar and honey bread, sweet finishing hops
T - Clean and crisp but very complex, buttery and yeasty body cut with bitter bavarian hops
M - Carbonation is perfect. Beer's flavor is so rich but the finish is smooth on the palate. COuld drink these all day
O - Just superb.

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Photo of mk66
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tfitzg2
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Pours a semi-clear pale/straw gold, with a nice head of white foam. No lace here.

Nose is malty-yeasty. Very lager-like.

Taste is clean and bready, with a little sweetness balanced by a hint of citrus hops. Overall, an enjoyable, well-constructed, and drinkable German lager.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass. Label notes 5.7% ABV rather than the above-listed 5.6%.

Appearance: light golden hue with a crystal-clear body and a light effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam; decent.

Smell: lightly grainy malt aroma with just a hint of a plastic-like off-aroma. Not bad, but not as clean as could be.

Taste: lightly malty flavor with a hint of grain which works well for the style. Bitterness is very low, and hops have a light, noble and earthy character which contributes nicely.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation which yields a surprising creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a decent helles lager, but there are some faults with the aroma.

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Photo of Suds
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice, soft, well-rounded, German lager. Its aroma is malty, light, and fresh. The golden colored beer is slightly hazy, but capped with a bright head. The taste is clean, with a notable pale malt flavor. Fuller in body than expected, and very drinkable. An nice German beer.

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Photo of megu
5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of johnnyc
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Of course Augustiner Bräu wants to sell you bottled beer, but Augustiner Edelstoff is designed to be drunk fresh, on tap, in Munich or nearby. A bottle of the stuff in America is a very different experience. That difference includes more hoppy than you will get from a crisp, fresh Helles.

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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.87 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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