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


on tap

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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
“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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rwasson (2) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010 does not count
I had this beer on tap in Munich and the moment it hit my lips, I knew it was my favourite beer. It’s a fine example of Germain brewing and leaves you satisfied yet wanted more, because it was so delicious. I recommend this beer to everyone. Draft is better than bottle IMHO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
felsenpils (156) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Yes, this is what a German lager should be. White foam, clear golden color, clean aroma, great malt taste. Not loaded down with caramel malts or offensive hop aroma. A fantastic, everyday beer. Brewed by people who really know what they are doing, this is the standard to be compared to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2010 Bière blonde allemande, 5.5% d’alcool, pétillante, légère, prototype de la bière blonde, peu houblonné, acheté LCBO Ottawa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2007
My bottle reads "Munich Gold". I have a hard time believing this is not the same thing as their Edelhell, given the exact same alcohol content. This one might be a shade darker in color. Out of the 6 I bought, I found this to be moody. Some of the bottles were sort of muted, but others were bursting with flavor. What I was surprised to find was that backing up some really nice, clean, sweet, but medium-light, malt flavors was this nice little bit of flowery hop "crunch" at the end. I really loved this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Super clear bright and solid whitened gold color with some softly effervesced bubbles making there up thru the bright gold body. Slimming but strong, starchy white capping of foam creates a quick top to then leave a trace skim and a thin collar. Lacing is drippy with a few spots sticking and a couple casts of sporatic blobs. Wonderfully clean, crisp, and brightly sweet with a fresh berry scent with a slight underscoring of cystal malt grain, trace hop leaf, and a pinch of soft lemon air. Flavors are quite solid, a well deserving showcase for the style. Well tendered sweetness is clean, crisp, very well-rounded; berryish tone mixed with a stint of bread dough sweetness, no crusts please, and a nice touch and pulse of real grain goodness that lasts very well across the palate. Slight starchy dry finish with bready leftovers, airy lemon, and a puff of leafy hops. A nearly perfect taster for the style. Body is just shy of medium, but the length is outstanding and actually seemd to gain a bready girth as it goes. Outstanding! The crispness is set forth with a gleem of short rounded snappyness. Then the sweetness rolls in from a malt load of fun twisted berry breads and lemon puff chewy cookies. Delish!! A near perfect Helles Lager if there ever was one. Drinkable? You bet it is. Unwholly drinkable really. Yummy, yum, yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
944play (401) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
12oz, 07/08 production, in bordeaux glass. Pours brilliant gold with medium white head. Rich malt nose, a wisp of noble hops, and the faintest vanishing skunkiness. Malty, crackery, and hints of green herbs - avoids that mealy legume thing that a lot of Pils-based beers can have. Clean and balanced. This will become my source of at-home Hellesy goodness since Spaten Premium is a green-bottle mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Munich Gold, from the local grocery store in a nice looking brown bottle with gold label. Produced on 02/09. Pours a nice, crystal clear, deep gold with a compact white head that rises articulately above the rim. It has good head retention and once if finally recedes it leave some nice lacing. Tons of tiny bubbles race to the surface, a mighty tasty looking brew. Smell is that typical Helles everyone loves. It is grainy and bready but with that ever present balance of hops, and like in most Helles lagers they are in balanced perfect harmony. Nice peppery hop and malt balance on the tongue as always. This beer like any of the big 6 Helles beers will continually deliver again and again. Nice, crisp mouthfeel. Overall, it’s not quite at the pinnacle of the Muenchener Helles variety but it is solid, easy to find, highly drinkable, another winner form Munich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filliped (29) - BRAZIL - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (407) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Very good beer. One of my absolute favorite Bavarians. I highly recommend this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle - Grassy, doughy aroma. Great clarity. This is a very, very solid beer. Light malty body with slight hints of dough and tobacco. A sharp perfectly bitter finish. Surprised by the low ratings.

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