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Augustiner Munich (light export beer)

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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a pasteurised version of Edelstoff for the export market.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BLADT (226) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From bottle. Clear gold with thin white head. Small nose of crackers and corn. Light flavor. Taste is straw with vegetable undertones. Basic, non-cloying sweetness throughout. Watery. Interesting, for a helles.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
330 ML Bottle in the USA at Old München in Pompano Beach. This is better in Germany fresh but still a great Helles. Smooth mellow and a great example of a Helles.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Clear, light gold with a short white head. Honey, lemon scent. Lightly fruity taste.....a little grain. Sweet....a little corn malt. Not bad..... A nice lightness and drinkability that American Pale Lagers (you know, the big ones) should aspire to.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear straw color. There’s a nice head here, a two finger white shade that’s fluffy and moderately lasting. Tiny specks of lace are left on the glass, too. S: There’s a decent presence of sulfury German hops here. Allowing it to warm up will reveal touches of fruity esters, like apricot. Nothing to blow the mind, but decent for the style (I don’t buy for a second this is a light lager, either). T: Perhaps not as hoppy as the nose indicated...actually, it’s rather sweet. I’d even call it too sweet - especially on the finish - but as it opens up, it does develop a faint hoppy bite on the back end. Moderately refined and smooth. M: Decently light; not dry enough, though. For that reason, I don’t feel the urge to down it in 5 seconds, which is the mark of a top-flight German lager. O: I picked this up thinking it was Augustiner Hell...alas, no. Still, it’s a decent lager - and an overpriced one, too. Simply for that, I won’t buy again; unless of course I somehow mistake it for Augustiner Hell again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (428) - Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Straight from bottle due to limited glass availability..quite tasty smooth easy to drink..quite nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Homer321. Thanks Sean! This is an export version of Edelstoff available on the East Coast of the US. Pours a light clear yellow appearance with a small white head. Fairly grainy, herbal, cracker, a bit bready, noble hoppy aroma. Corn, light vegetable, dry grainy, straw, big herbal flavor. I don’t enjoy this as much as the normal version that I’ve had numerous times in Munich, but that is more likely due to the freshness of this bottle. Not a bad beer by any means.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (548) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a clear, pale gold with minimal lacing. Aroma is urine soaked gym socks, but somehow it's not a deterrent. Not too shabby. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canary dog (649) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2013
I’m not sure about this one. The first few sips from the first beer had a really strange note in them. Almost like clove or camphor or something. Then it disappeared. A strong, almost corny sweetness emerges and dominates the profile. Some slight yeast and grains are evident. Watery smooth finish. Interesting beer, but I cannot get past the sweetness of it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Very pale yellow color with a foamy white head that is somewhat retained. Aroma is macro lager, the old hay/straw aroma with a hint of bread, some german malt/hop is present. Flavor is sweet with some maltiness and a bit of lagering flavor as well. Not terrible, but far from great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
Poured from a .33L bottle into a pint glass. No date on bottle. Pours a beautiful clear golden hue. Lots of frothy white head and a bit o lacing. Aroma is very light and grassy. Mouthfeel is light and crisp as expected. Taste is clean, mildly-veggielike, little bit o hops, grass, slight dough. I really liked this beer... much more than I thought I would. It’s clean, crisp and easy to drink... but more importantly, it’s all that with good flavor! Good show! BTW: Every time I hear the work "Munich" I think of that scene in Inglorious Basterds where the Nazi officer is grilling the Basterds in the basement bar. Great scene; great scene.


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