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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
550 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,349
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
550
pDev:
13.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
103
Trade:
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of windowside
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnzymaticHops
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deg
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captaincoffee
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear straw-gold with a medium head that dissipates fairly quickly and didn't leave lacing. Nose is clean, fresh grain, and slight noble hops in the background. Taste is also clean, slightly sweet grain. Crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a solid beer that is simple, clean, and crushable, but doesn't really stand out anywhere.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle.

Pours pale gold, almost straw color, and crystal clear. The head is strong at first, but fizzles out pretty quickly. Clean malt aroma with just enough grassy hops for balance. Very soft and clean malt flavor. Carbonation is lively and spritzy, causing it too feel too light in the finish.

Not my favorite Helles but I'll have to find it on-tap somewhere and give it another shot.

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Photo of SebTBL
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tottel
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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 +12.6%
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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3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
3.86/5  rDev -1%
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 +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmf
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carolvs
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnwetterstrand
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CodeBlack7
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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%
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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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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