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With a brewery dating back to 1328, Augustiner-Bräu is the oldest brewer in Munich and the last remaining independent brewer in the historic city.
Style Lager and Hybrid Beers
Country German Beers
ABV 5.2%
Serving Temp 7 to 9°C
Bottle Size 500ml
'Helles' means 'light-coloured', and Augustiner Helles lives up to its name. Pale gold, bright and effervescent, it's a fantastic example of a pale German lager. Breadiness and light malts are balanced by just a touch of hop bitterness, making this refreshing lager from Munich's oldest independent brewery crisp, clean and eminently quaffable.


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'Helles' means 'light-coloured', and Augustiner Helles lives up to its name. Pale gold, bright and effervescent, it's a fantastic example of a pale German lager. Breadiness and light malts are balanced by just a touch of hop bitterness, making this refreshing lager from Munich's oldest independent brewery crisp, clean and eminently quaffable.
With a brewery dating back to 1328, Augustiner-Bräu is the oldest brewer in Munich and the last remaining independent brewer in the historic city.
Style Lager and Hybrid Beers
Country German Beers
ABV 5.2%
Serving Temp 7 to 9°C
Bottle Size 500ml

Product Reviews

Product Reviews

  • Maybe drink colder than suggested

    Review by James

    Bought as part of a selection of styles and flashbacks for me. Drank probably around the suggested temperature, but personally I prefer this style of drink/lager to be drunk properly colder. Nice continental flavour to the beer, not like the UK stuff, but would not heed the temperature suggestion above (Posted on 28/02/2018)

  • Crisp and clean

    Review by Tom

    Not too effervescent, doesn't hold a strong head. Very clean, refreshing. No strong flavours, which could be a downside for me personally. (Posted on 13/02/2018)

  • Memories of Munich

    Review by Andrew

    A very enjoyable/refreshing beer which brings back memories of several visits to Munich. (Posted on 09/02/2018)

  • Proper german beer

    Review by Carla

    Lovely beer. Will probably buy a load of these to have in the box when my oerfect draft runs out (Posted on 05/02/2018)

  • Bavarian perfection

    Review by Nick

    No Lager stands a chance against this beautiful German Helles. It is definetly one of my all time favorites and I'll make sure to drink enough of it to kill a small elefant! (Posted on 24/01/2018)

  • refreshing beer

    Review by Gary

    very refreshing beer with great colour - would recommend (Posted on 13/01/2018)

  • Really good German lager

    Review by John

    Great crisp German lager. One on the list for my next order! (Posted on 28/12/2017)

  • Nice refreshing beer

    Review by Mark

    Pours a clear straw colour with good level of carbonation and thick white head. Aromas are a light bready malt sweetness, hints of honey with a slight herbal character coming through from the hops. Taste is very crisp and refreshing, balanced slightly towards malt sweetness. Enjoyable Helles beer. (Posted on 26/12/2017)

  • Not for me

    Review by Kirsty

    Didn’t hit the spot for me,sorry to say,too much of a bitter aftertaste. (Posted on 13/12/2017)

  • Mmmmmm..

    Review by Martin

    Had it in Minich loved it.
    Ordered 24 on Beerhawk..

    Still loved it.
    Ordered more..
    Enough said..

    Buy some... (Posted on 13/12/2017)

  • Augustiner

    Review by Michael

    The best munich big brewery and its signature helles. Lovely and crisp (Posted on 10/12/2017)

  • German beer

    Review by Graeme

    Absolute belter of a beer this well worth a try. (Posted on 06/12/2017)

  • Classic

    Review by martin

    A very clean & refreshing Helles lager! Well worth purchasing in bulk! (Posted on 05/12/2017)

  • Best ever

    Review by Alun

    Having drunk the draft version in the Augustinerkeller in Munich, I was more than happy that the bottled producy maintained the sam high standard. It's a clean, fresh beer with a superb depth of flavour. For me it is the best beer available from Germany. (Posted on 29/11/2017)

  • One of the best

    Review by Al

    Clear and crisp, one of the finest German beers available. (Posted on 27/11/2017)

  • Lovely and big bottle also

    Review by Graeme

    Tastes good and plenty of it (Posted on 17/11/2017)

  • German gem

    Review by Jonny

    I first tried this in Italy and absolutely loved it. Being able to get it at home is even better. Crisp, refreshing and a great example of german beer. (Posted on 17/11/2017)

  • Worth a try

    Review by Tom

    Easy to drink, refreshing and we'll worth a try to any pilsner lover! (Posted on 10/08/2017)

  • GReat value

    Review by GNPN

    Exellent Helles, crisp and refreshing and also great value for the price and ml you get. (Posted on 28/07/2017)

  • And I don't do lager...

    Review by Rich

    I' not a big lager fan, but I do like the Helles & Bock styles.

    This is one of the best Helles I've tried. (Posted on 18/07/2017)

  • Crisp and Pure

    Review by Kigr

    Can't beat one of the Munich 'big 6' - crisp, pure and doesn't disappoint. (Posted on 30/06/2017)

  • Nice

    Review by Ghew

    Not a big fan of lager these days, and as far as German beverages go, I'd much rather have a weisse bier, but this is something else.... bloody lovely. Enjoy. (Posted on 29/05/2017)

  • Quality Helles lager

    Review by Andyrobo

    Really nice smooth, crisp, light lager. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Probably my favourite of the German beers so far and will definitely order again. (Posted on 26/05/2017)

  • Best Helles Ever

    Review by JLO

    Was introduced to this in Munich and is without a doubt a fantastic beer. It's considered the 'real' Munich drink and is obscenely good on draft. If this might be your thing, go for it... (Posted on 11/05/2017)

  • Hellas

    Review by Rourky

    Beautiful lager (Posted on 08/05/2017)

  • Refreshing lager

    Review by Chr(IPA)s

    This is a crisp, clean, highly refreshing Helles lager with a sweet aftertaste. Would recommend (Posted on 30/04/2017)

  • Augustiner!

    Review by H

    One of the 'big 6' Munich beers and it was precisely as expected. Clean, crisp and very refreshing, but don't take my word for it! Prost!! (Posted on 11/04/2017)

  • Outstanding

    Review by Jon g

    World class lager from the Munich brewery this is a really hard one to beat crisp, light and refreshing. (Posted on 29/03/2017)

  • Beer with a kick

    Review by dazzler

    This one reminds me of a typical German wheat beer, a sharp after taste , nice as a cold drink in the garden on a summers Afternoon (Posted on 09/02/2017)

  • Very drinkable

    Review by SJB

    A nice helles, highly drinkable. Light sweet and barely any bitterness. (Posted on 05/02/2017)

  • Big flavour

    Review by Geofff

    Solid, classic, traditional brew ... recommended (Posted on 20/01/2017)

  • Refreshing brew

    Review by Slycockney

    This beer was extremely drinkable. A light golden colour and with enough bite at 5.2% to give it plenty of flavour. This will definitely be a major component of any future BBQs. But I may not wait until the summer! (Posted on 10/01/2017)

  • Fantastic

    Review by Ben

    A marvellous lager and one that everyone should seek out. (Posted on 19/12/2016)

  • Good-Great German beer

    Review by Green Dragon

    My beer of choice when in Berlin! Crisp and tasty for a lager style beer. Would recommend for a refreshing change from the popular hoppy crafts! (Posted on 16/12/2016)

  • Excellent

    Review by pmather17

    One of my favourite German beers. Best served nice and cold. Very smooth and full of flavour. (Posted on 09/12/2016)

  • Light and clean

    Review by roverj75

    Crisp, clean and easy on drink. From its clear straw colour to its light malty taste it's just beautiful from the moment it's poured til the moment it's finished. Just great!! (Posted on 29/10/2016)

  • Favourite German Beer

    Review by Daniel E

    This is my favourite German beer (an opinion I share with a few of my German friends!). Light and Crisp. (Posted on 14/09/2016)

  • Beer at it's best

    Review by Alan

    Absolutely lush. Germany has been making lager beer for ever and it tastes like it. What we make in this country (under strict supervision) tastes of gassy ****. Sorry but I have yet to taste any lager in this country to rival the imported stuff. Love this beer. (Posted on 13/09/2016)

  • I love German

    Review by Andrew

    Fantastic clean crisp German Helles. One of the best (Posted on 01/08/2016)

  • Five star lager

    Review by Baaatt

    Really, really nice to drink. Starts off clear and crisp but leaves just a subtle taste once swallowed. As lagers go; this is nearly perfect. (Posted on 19/07/2016)

  • Lager at its best

    Review by Ian

    A quality lager plain and simple - you'll struggle to find better. (Posted on 02/06/2016)

  • Nice crisp beer

    Review by Bones

    enjoyed this as the first drink of the day. crisp clean taste. Could only have two before needing to move on to something with more flavour (Posted on 21/05/2016)

  • light and easy festival drinking

    Review by dannylam

    had this at spring festival in stuttgart. great session beer for festivals. light and refreshing with good mouth feel. (Posted on 14/05/2016)

  • Tasty

    Review by Good head

    Lovely golden straw coloured, well carbonated with a diminishing head. Well balanced light nose and taste and a very easy drink. (Posted on 04/05/2016)

  • Awesome!

    Review by Hoos

    The first time I tasted the Augustiner Helles I knew it would be one of my favourites. Light, clean, crisp and fresh the Augustiner Helles would be a great accompaniment to any strongly flavoured food or as a session beer. (Posted on 10/04/2016)

  • Top lager

    Review by Abdyman

    A great lager, I tried it after seeing it on Sunday Brunch. Not overly complicated, just a nice lager that is so much better than stella/heineken/carling/etc. (Posted on 01/04/2016)

  • wow

    Review by mightywomble

    Wasnt expecting this, great bottle of beer, lovely taste no chemical after taste (Posted on 27/03/2016)

  • A Sunday beer

    Review by Beer Monster

    Very pale, very easy drinking. Doesn't taste of chemicals like Stella etc however not a huge taste. Perfect with a roast dinner but would get lost with spicy food. (Posted on 25/03/2016)

  • Nice but not my favourite

    Review by moonigan

    This is the beer that you find in all the little bars that have popped up all over Manchester and its the one I always gravitate to. However I do find it leaves a little aftertaste that while not unpleasant it stops me from giving it 5 stars. (Posted on 29/02/2016)

  • A great session beer

    Review by Stiff

    Classic Munchen beer right here. Crisp, clean, fresh and not overpowering. Like being in Munich again! A real favourite. (Posted on 17/02/2016)

  • Munich at it best

    Review by rikmartell

    Love this. Great cold from the fridge its a great session beer and certainly one of the best from Bavaria. Always added to my next crate! (Posted on 16/02/2016)

  • The Iconic German Lager

    Review by Jonna

    Probably one of the finest examples of a lager you'll ever taste - and there's plenty of competition just among other top German ones! I find myself getting at least one of these every time I order a case. Try it, you won't be disappointed. (Posted on 16/02/2016)

  • I keep buying more

    Review by Silver

    Every time I order a new case I include this beer. It has a light malty taste and has been greatly received by those who managed to sneak a bottle from my Beer Hawk box. (Posted on 21/01/2016)

  • a little to bland

    Review by smudge

    If im honest i really didnt rate this one,
    found it to be very bland / almost waterey to taste (Posted on 11/01/2016)

  • Lovely session beer

    Review by Jim Jimmeney

    Pure, crisp, clear - a lovely uncomplicated beer that I could drink several of. Responsibly of course ;) (Posted on 17/12/2015)

  • Very Malty and light in colour

    Review by chris

    Excellent Beer, from the now only truely independant brewery in Munich.
    (Posted on 11/11/2015)

  • Great lager

    Review by Alan

    One of the best lagers I ever had, simply amazing. (Posted on 01/11/2015)

  • Amazingly Clean Taste

    Review by Kathy

    I was in Munich in September, and my Brother turned me on to this beer, so I come home to California and find out I cannot get this beer in the USA?? Has Augustiner ever considered shipping here?
    (Posted on 31/10/2015)

  • The best Lager in the world

    Review by J-Lo

    This is the only essential Helles style lager you need to try. Very clean and fresh, not over carbonated, touch of malt and a dry finish. Superb. (Posted on 14/10/2015)

  • Knockout!

    Review by DuffBeer

    Simply the best when ice cold in a proper glass, standing in the garden with a fine vista and a bowl of snacks on a warm summer evening. The Bomb. (Posted on 17/07/2015)

  • Light and Malty

    Review by Chris

    Supurb Bavarian Beer. Deliciously refreshing, and vey moorish.Great with food, or on its own on a hot day.The best of the Munich Brewerys. (Posted on 08/07/2015)

  • The best

    Review by Bob

    Top notch helles style lager. My 'go to' session beer. (Posted on 24/06/2015)

  • lovely lager

    Review by leonidasthewookiee

    Very nice lager not as good as Edelstoff nevertheless an enjoyable beer (Posted on 16/05/2015)

  • Fair

    Review by Ady Gray

    I found this a little bland for my taste, but it is still a drinkable beer... (Posted on 13/04/2015)

  • Quality

    Review by Ken

    Having spent 4 days in Bavaria drinking this stuff, I just had to order some on my return. Light and easy to drink, this is in my top 5 of Bavarian beers (Posted on 10/03/2015)

  • Augustiner helles

    Review by chris

    A light malty Premium Beer, not to carbonated.Very high quality malt and very soft water. Very moorish, from in my humble opinion, the best Brewery in Munich, and one of the best in Germany. (Posted on 10/03/2015)

  • Thirst Thrasher!

    Review by Webbo

    Although this beer might be referred to as "liquid bread" I think it would be unfair to not expand on that. The notion of liquid bread would unwittingly infer that this is a stodgy beer but it's far from it.

    Full but delicately flavoured I'm just happy it comes in a relatively large bottle, because when I need a beer to thrash my thirst, I simply cannot get enough! (Posted on 16/12/2014)

  • Taste of Munich

    Review by Bob

    I have lived and worked in Munich a few times, Augustiner Helles is one of my favourite German biers. It certainly travels well, although prefer it on fass. (Posted on 10/09/2014)

  • Smooth

    Review by Lee

    "Liquid bread" is a great description - plain, simple, nice and your glass becomes empty before you know it. (Posted on 13/01/2014)

  • Awesome

    Review by Gaz

    First Class Beer smooth and malty I have not tasted better! (Posted on 13/11/2013)

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