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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This is a pasteurised version of Edelstoff for the export market.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (615) - 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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (405) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Straw colored. Head fades to nothing. Light sourness with a faint sweetness in the back. Crisp and clean. Drinkable and refreshing. Good if your looking for simple brew to enjoy but don’t expect a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2684) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of clean pale malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean finish that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Munich Helles lager. All around good balance and robustness of clean pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MisoW (1513) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly golden color, white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is medium sweet, malty, bit corny.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (125) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
12 FL.OZ ($5) Was a cool find and was purchased in a hidden jewel of a bar/venue. Cool history on the side of the brewery being so old. Its a light beer and its just that. Light on flavor and its super drinkable. Relatively decent light beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BLADT (630) - 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 (2133) - - 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 (3807) - 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 (507) - 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
adnielsen (9247) - 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.


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