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Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Munich, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“Munich Gold” closely resembles our Münchner Hell in terms of taste and mainly owes its popularity to a slightly higher original gravity and the malty note. The result is a full-bodied yet mild taste which delivers an increasingly bitter note before culminating into an aromatic finish. A real treat for true beer connoisseurs!

The types of barley grown in the Swabian Jura and in the Upper Palatinate Region of Bavaria are excellently suited for the production of this timeless classic.

Hacker-Pschorr has been brewing beer in the traditional Bavarian manner since 1417. The high-quality beers the brewery produces are all brewed in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law and contain only water, malt and hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 355ml bottle with a produced on date of 03/08. I sampled this beer on 05/23/09. Also I sampled the imported version Munich Gold. Appearance: Its body has a beautiful bright golden color with lots of visible carbonation and good clarity except for some tiny, light tan (probably yeast) floaters. On top there is a bright white sudsy head. It quickly fades out and makes only minimal lacing. Smell: The aroma has light grainy malt with a very slight hint of citrus and some floral hop notes. Taste/Mouth: The flavor has a crisp pale malt base with mild bittering hops that add some mild floral notes. The finish is very clean with just the slightest bitterness from the hops in the after taste. On the palate the active carbonation tickles the tongue and its light to medium body slides down easily. Notes: Over all a nice refreshing beer. I know this Lager was a little bit on the old side and I thick that’s why I got the small particles. However the flavor was bright and crisp with no off flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
(500ml bottle) Purchased at BC Liquor Store in Fairfield Plaza, Victoria, B.C. For some reason this beer is mixed with the regular Helles and shared a SKU in the BCLS computer system. Pours a gold, highly carbonated body beneath a medium, foamy white head. Nose is bready. Very smooth, good toasty malt with some citrus mid-palate. Above average but not a style I gravitate towards. 7/4/6/3/13

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Plae clear gold with a small silky white head. Sweetly grassy hop and clean malt aroma. Full-on solid malty lager body which relies much on a balanced sweetness and has minty, kemony hops, bittering hops keep the sweetness on keel. Finishes lightly dry. Be great with smoked or Nurnburger Würst. Damn I’m getting hungry now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Pours clear gold with short lived head. Smell is moderately hopped with a grassy note, and light malt. Taste is balanced with a crisp bitterness, some yeastiness and light malt. More specifically, biscuit, hay, yeast, grass.. Solid and is nicely drinkable.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rustyham (1825) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Crisp with a slight grape juice flavor at the end. This beer is no fun and pretty much a waste of time. Bottle at Abraxas Lounge, Miami Beach.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
50cl bottle @ Munich. Pours clear golden with a small creamy white head and lacings. Dry hayish and buiscuit malty. Medium bodied. Ends dry and crisp. Fine and tasty .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 A clear and light gold beneath a thin, almost not there head. Pleasing aroma of grass and hop. Taste was sweeter than I’d expected (don’t know why I was thinking that), but pleasing enough. Mouthfeel was rich and smooth. Finish had a bit of hop "bite". A decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2222) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2009
50 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Crisp clear golden, faint spicy/pepper aroma. Clean, upfront flavor, nice mellow/sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
The aroma is malty with hay and grassy hops. It also has a bit of corn. The appearance is deep gold with an average head that fades to nothing. The flavor is like the aroma and is a bit acidic. The palate is typical for the style. Overall this is one of those beers that doesn’t really have a lot of faults for the style but doesn’t seem very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
50cl bottle at Ship & Mitre, Liverpool. Clear pale gold, lasting white head. Good lager yeast/malt aroma. I do really like these export beers. Good mouthfull of stunning lager, great lemon, subtle hop. Nice whack of alcohol, but with no obvious alcohol. Not quite hoppy enough to be a pils and I’d like a bit more hop, but this is great stuff, great drinkability. so dirnkable and goodish bite on the end. Went so well with the fish and chips I didn’t want the bottle to finish.


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