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Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When the Original Münchner was brewed for the first time at the end of the 19th Century, it was a spectacular success. With its hoppy taste, subtle, light and elegant, it becomes ever popular. Today the Paulaner Original Münchner is the best sold Münchner Hellbier (lager beer) in the world and Paulaner's No. 1 export beer in over 30 countries with its wonderfully subtle, spicy, naturally hearty taste.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (1884) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
50cl bb03/2015, Edeka. Dank cardboard and soggy grain in the nose announce that this is a mug-sized chugger: taste corroborates this fear by being almost wholly devoid of hop nor specific pale malt character, offering mostly old straw and a sogged bready sweetness with a massive sticky sourdough edge conjuring up sticky Vitamalz. Gulpable and yet less than refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1175) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Smooth, bitter hell. Not earth shattering by any means, but still a solid hell.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyrat (33) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Very good beer overall. Pours a very bright golden color, very clear. Small white head. Just the right bitterness and hops. Crisp. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (294) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 17, 2014
the aroma is malty and herbal with hints of grain and hop... the taste is malty, clear and refreshening, with smooth hoppy bitterness... spicy dry aftertaste... classic Bavarian beer...

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
loubar (51) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Hard to believe they could continue to sell something this bad. The nose is sort of bready and cereal like with a skunky note. Taste is unbalanced to the sweet side with no discernible hops. Not crisp. Very disappointing...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (3015) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Clear pale golden colour, white head. Malty aroma and flavour, light bitter. Malty finish.
(from 50cL bottle @ some Rasthof on the road to Bamberg)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dr.dod (320) - Szeged, HUNGARY - NOV 11, 2014
500ml can. Nice lager for high price (low overall point). Rather sweet than hoppy, besides foam is poor, but taste is grainy, malty, very short bitter at the end of all gulp. Almost thin beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Una buona birra. Equilibrata in tutto. Dorato chiaro di colore, schiuma finissima e peristente, non troppo briosa, ben luppolata

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hrc_Cro (93) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2014
0.5l bottle. Clear golden color with fast disappearing white head. Aroma of bread. Taste is too sweet, like eating cookies with water. It would be good if some bitterness was present.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (182) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 5, 2014
500ml bottle from a Moscow grocery store. Label is a darker, more pleasant yellow. Beer pours a clear gold with a white head the disappears quickly. Aroma is grainy and a bit bready. Taste follows the aroma, with slight bitterness in the finish. Overall it's a nice enough beer, although I prefer Hoffbrau's effort.


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