Edelstoff – Helles in a noble robe

Today another beer in Helles style from Augustiner brewery. This time it is Edelstoff in shimmering gold package.


At first glance you can see, that Edelstoff trying to be a showcase of the brewery.
Lavishly gilded label has adding nobility to packaging. The phrase “Exportbier” indicates that this beer brewery is ready to regale each foreign lover of golden liquor.

In fact, Edelstoff is one of two products of Augustiner, which is exported to the USA – the second is doppelbock Maximator.

Like the previously described Lagerbier Hell also Edelstoff is a beer in the style Helles.
And like other beers from that brewery also this has PGI sign (Protected Geographical Indication) – the confirmation of the original beer from Munich.


Name: EDELSTOFF (Helles / Dortmunder, alc. 5,6% ABV)
Brewery: Augustiner-Bräu (Munich, Germany)

Expiration date: 06/2016 (bottle 500ml)

Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu - beer (1)
Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu - labels
Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu - beer (2)
test-look-small Light yellow colour, straw.
Foam is white, medium heigh, fast drops,
but by to the end remain its remnants.
test-sniff-small The aroma mainly malty, bread.
There is also a hop, grassy notes.
As in Lagerbier Hell and here is detectable DMS.
test-drink-small In taste the same elements as in aroma.
It is malt – a pleasant cereal sweetness, bread.
There is also a hoppy accent. Besides being a palpable hint of fruits.
Bitterness at low level, it scrolls somewhere in the background.
The flavors melt in the mouth, leaving only slightly malty, sweet aftertaste.
Saturation and richness are medium


Edelstoff from Augustiner-Bräu - beer (3)


Today’s Edelstoff from the brewery Augustiner is very similar to the previously described Lagerbier Hell. No wonder, since they represent the same style and come from the same brewery.
Malty aroma, bread, with a noticeable hops, as in the Hell here too is clearly perceptible dimethyl sulphide. Some hate it, some love it, but for beers with a predominance of Pilsner malt it is rather standard.
Delicate taste, but clearly malty, cereal with hoppy accent. There is also a pleasant fruity note. Almost no bitterness, and thereby finish is delicate, malty.
A little better experience than Hell, but still, however, I think about Pils of Augustiner.



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