Augustiner Weissbier

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In the 14th century, Augustiner was home to the largest religious building in Munich, the Hallenkirche. Much like many other monasteries, Augustiner brewed on site to provide money for the monks, so that they could maintain their lifestyle. It fell into the hands of the Wagner family in the 19th century, who helped to modernise the brewery and secured its first Oktoberfest appearance circa 1867. It has taken massive strides over the past couple of centuries to become one of the most prolific of German breweries and its great reputation and even better beers ensure it will still be moving forward for years to come.
Focusing on its weissbier in particular, it is quite strong for a generic wheat at 5.4% and appears amber coloured in appearance, with the usual hazy texture from the yeast. Its white foam releases the fruity aroma with apricot and banana leading the way, with spices, bread, citrus and honey all stemming from the exquisite use of the top quality hops and malts. The palate explores these flavours enticingly with a smooth and creamy taste to it before it gives way to a bitter finish, making it very drinkable indeed. It picks up several of its flavours from its careful maturity where it is stored in the brewery cellar vaults and then carefully cultivated to then end up in bottle fermentation.

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No, we also have a shop based on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Travelling along the A10 between Downham Market and King’s Lynn, you will come to a small village called Setchey, turn next to J.S.W Car Sales on to Garage Lane and we are located approx. 100m down the lane on the right-hand side. Our address and opening hours can be found on the Contact Us page.

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For some products supply can be inconsistent, whether that is at the brewery itself or how often we or its supplier imports it. For products that are out of stock, you can sign up to be notified of its return on the product page. From there, as soon as we book the stock in we send an email to you.

Bottles and labels can and do vary. This means that the images shown on our website may not be the same as current stock items. If the bottle or label is important please check before ordering. Please be aware that even if the label looks different, that product will be the same product if it has the same barcode. Because we work from the barcode, if producers does not make us aware of a label change we often miss updates until we are contacted about it. Apologies in advance for this.

Please note that it isn’t always possible to provide a perfect looking bottle/label as this very much depends on the condition they are received in from our supplier.

We occasionally have items available in the shop that are not available to purchase online, usually because they are too fragile or large to post.

We do not have a minimum purchase amount, but delivery charges may apply.

For orders between £25.01 and £60, delivery is charged at £5.99 (3 working days) or £7.99 (next working day).  Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £60, delivery is £3.99 (3 working days) or £5.99 (next working day). Again some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £100, delivery is free (3 working days) or £3 (next working day). Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

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We use a variety of thick and sturdy cardboard boxes and dividers to hold each bottle individually. Any remaining spaces are filled with biodegradable air bags to stop movement of the contents. Glasses are wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard to ensure they arrived in once piece.

When placing your order please add the details at checkout.  We regret that if your order has been packed and is ready to despatch that amendments cannot be made.

All of our orders are shipped without any pricing or payment details, these are in the confirmation email. The only paperwork in the box contains a summary of the order and addresses.

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Unfortunately we do not offer gift packaging.

We currently use DHL, but we do also trial other couriers alongside from time to time.

We don’t currently ship outside the UK and Ireland but it may be something we offer in the future.

Unfortunately our carriers do not offer a time specific delivery service. We can send orders to arrive on a specific date but we would remind you that whilst 98% of deliveries arrive within the stated timeframe we cannot 100% guarantee the day. Couriers do often offer delivery windows on the day, with the option to rearrange if necessary.

If you are ordering as a gift we would ask you to take this into account when arranging delivery.

Please note that we are unable to offer weekend deliveries.

Our boxes come in 6s, 12s, and 24s. By no means are you required to order in those quantities, but it is worth bearing in mind when ordering. A full box also helps to reduce the small chance of damage, as empty compartments collapsing can be a cause of this.

Please check the tracking first, as they may provide an explanation but we welcome the opportunity to nip issues in the bud. Either call us on 01553 812000 or email our [email protected] to hear from our customer service team. Check out delivery details for more information.

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  1. Stujago

    A very nice hefeweizen. Very balanced flavours which aren’t particularly pronounced but it goes down very pleasurably. The head expanded very quickly indeed. Quality stuff.

  2. Matthew Stephens

    I have tried many weissbiers and enjoy visiting the big Augustiner in Munich as well as the smaller ones in the centre. This beer is the first one off the train (as the station is so close) and is always great!

  3. Richard Martin

    This is a really good performer of a Hefeweizen. Great colour and head; bit of fizz, but not too much. Slightly lighter in taste than a Paulaner. Smooth drinking and after-taste with a balanced sweetness

  4. Richard Isherwood

    This is a very tasty weissbier. A banana aroma and slight fruity taste. Pours orange/amber with a thick head that lasts. a solid beer once again from Augustiner.

  5. Charlie Johnson

    I love my hefeweizen beers and have tried many over the years, Augustiner is up there, very wheaty and full of flavour, not too gassy and easy drinker.

  6. Eric Akrill

    On first pouring, this wheat beer doesn’t have a big citrus-like aroma like some others do but its colour, certainly on the lighter side, and head, quite an immediate froth which soon dies down, is pleasant on the eye. It tastes quite wheaty (which, off course, it should) and has a surprising, almost nutty flavour. There is a very mild after taste which doesn’t taste too strong, even though it’s a 5.4% beer. I would definitely buy it again. It is actually quite amazing how all these wheat beers can differ in so many ways.

  7. Gavin Harrison

    A surprisingly golden colour and clarity for a wheat beer although a sediment forms in the bottle and this causes cloudiness in the last pour. A slight sweetness on first taste giving way to more typical wheat flavours. A classic wheat beer but enough difference to set it aside from many and make it an interesting drink.

  8. Kristin

    Appearance is very clear almost like a kristall. Easy drinking, refreshing, clean taste

  9. JL

    Best brewery in Bavaria, if not the world. Light, slightly sweeter profile, great carbonation all the way through and you can taste the brewery – in a good way! Start here as a benchmark if you are new to Hefe

  10. Andy P

    A great wheat beer, but falls just short of the absolute best of this type. Well worth buying and really enjoyable.

  11. Jacqueline

    A high quality Hefeweizen. Balanced flavours, good carbonation and a very pleasing aroma. Not a million miles away from Weihenstephaner.

  12. Karl Rogers

    Much more wheat beers that are better at a cheaper price

  13. Paul C

    A decent quality Hefeweizen.
    Well balanced, smooth with good carbonation.
    Traditional flavours and aromas leave a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.
    Not top if it’s class but really enjoyable.

  14. Mark Woodward

    Somewhat lacking in flavour and body.

  15. Luke Manley

    Easy drinking Hefeweizen. Quite light.

  16. JG

    Fantastic. One of my new favs. A solid 5/5 (if you like wheat beers / Hefeweizens). Recommended to me by a local while at Oktoberfest.

    Fun fact: Augustiner is one of Munich’s oldest independent breweries. Established in 1328.