Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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543 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:
543
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
101
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0
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Photo of SebTBL
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tottel
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing, crisp helles lager

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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 Beer_Rabbit66
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 mcpat1993
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Geosuds
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Carolvs
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of CodeBlack7
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the cleanest lagers I can remember having. (And since I usually have lagers for lunch or first in an evening, my memory is still clearer than later.)

Clarity in the Look. Mostly malt in the Smell. Balanced with gentle hops in the Taste.
Aside from the clean Feel, it also finishes dry and, surprisingly, soft.

Listed on the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", the reviewer explains how this is a very traditional and old brewery; perhaps explaining this beer's subtleness and resistance to beer fads. He also relates that Edelstoff means "precious substance." A fair name... and the reason why I look forward to having it again.

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

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 redfish2942
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 chebode2
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vladimirv2
2.2/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.87 out of 5 based on 543 ratings.
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