Brewed by Augustiner-Bräu
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Munich, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A bright export beer, sparkling and fresh at the same time, brewed with noblest raw materials. This high-class product of the Old Bavarian brewing art. A great treat for every beer expert. Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Aroma was subtle but featured pils malt with some noble hops in the very back. poured very light gold color with 2 fingers of head that stayed on the top as a film covery 75% of the glass. Flavor was quite pleasant, malty, dry, and a dash of noble hops. light in the mouth and very easy drinking. A nice beer for the style, but nothing to brag about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle @ London drinkers Fest 2008. Aroma of honey, spice, cream, vanilla and soft malt. Lovely. Pours a clear light amber beer - gorgeous. Small white head. Medium body, some sweetness. Hops, vanilla, syrup with a metal finish Really nice beer that I could drink all day long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brachiale (4) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2008 does not count
this beer is typical bayern it is has a nice cream taste because in bayern beer is just in bayern this is just luiquid bread and it is one of the very it is the best exported beer that germans make but we have alot of regional beer to

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2008
To clear up any confusion, I am rating the Augustiner Munchner Edelstoff, which has a completely different label than the bottle pictured above. But it was the closest I could find. Perhaps the German and American bottles are labelled differently? Anyhow.... A very light, crisp, bready and earthy aroma defines this pale lager, that is also topped with a very large pillowy white head that hangs around for the whole ride. The color is very pale straw gold, darker than a pilsner, yet lighter than most helles. There is plenty of carbonation and a sparkling "essence." It tastes like most other German lagers, but a considerable amount better. Biscuity malt balances out the herbal, grassy, yeast flavors and the light hop bitterness. This is definitely drinkable and the flavors are soft and mellow enough to keep it refreshing and not metallic. A good helles /pale lager, that just begs to be drunk. Looks very nice in my decorative German stein. This is a very popular and well selling beer where I work (even at $11.49 a six-pack) Many people swear by it and insist that it is "the best German lager." I can’t completely agree with that, but I can see where they’re coming from.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2008
500ml bottle at home. Typical german lager, pretty uneventful indeed. quite unlively hoppy, graasy beer. straw coloured and short lived.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 Typical german lager. Golden color, white medium head. Not so elegant, but quite well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle from Munich airport Edeka supermarket. Round, full tasting beer. Well balanced, crisp finsih. A little perfume - fruit and flowers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShaneyMac (7) - Unna, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2008 does not count
Meiner bescheidenen Meinung nach das beste Export Bier der Welt! Es ist vollmundig, malzig-süß und wohlbekömmlich. Im Abgang kommt Aroma-Hopfen zum tragen. Die Süffigkeit ist grenzenlos.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertjm (798) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Hopefully I’m reviewing the write brew. This one has a blue/white label. Bought at Ledger’s Liquors, in Berkeley, Ca. Ultra light yellow color. Very frothy tight white head that collapses fairly quickly. Light yeasty aroma. Flavor? Hmm. Not sure what to say. Has a light hop character to it, but its not huge. Refreshing, but nothing extremely memorable about it. Probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Jan. 2007 - Beer poured pale yellow, very little head. Aroma was sweet malt with some grassiness. The flavor followed suit...pretty sweet but with a nice crisp grassy hop bitterness at the end. Not bad.

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