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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: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2006
bottle - Moderate, fading head, not bad malty aroma. This lager has a mildly sweet flavor with a nice hops kick. It’s smooth and a bit too thin... not a great beer, but a good one, better than many of the lagers out there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle. Golden colored pour with a light head. Light malty taste. I enjoyed this more than the Salvator.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2006
(Bottle (marked "09.04") from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co.) Yellow-gold pour, slightly hazy. Big white head, poor lacing. Nose of sweet hay and rich malt. Mouthfeel smooth, but too watery. Nice slightly sweet, slightly smoky Helles flavor. Good. Not a killer Helles, but I’ll bet this would be great fresh from the keg at a biergarten in Munich.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Bottled. Delicious aroma of bread and malt. Clear light golden pour and a lacing, fluffy white head. Thin body and sweet malty taste with a liquid dinner roll or two. It’s a quaffer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Excellent Lager. This is the way they should all be done. Great yellow colour, and nice head. Every Paulaner I’ve had has been great. (All 5of them)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle, produced April ’05 at 40f. Poured with fine white head leaving some lace. Fine light golden straw color. Aroma of bready malts and light noble hops. Flavor of bready malt as indicated by aroma. Nice and crisp mouthfeel. A fine German lager and one I would purchase again.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5623) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
What a beautiful beer! Honey colored with plenty of foam it was a delight to view. First taste was just a bit on the bitter side but that faded. It showed a nice balance that got even better as the glass emptied. It drank like a macro in that it had a very professional feel to it. It is one that I would purchase again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 8, 2006
NOt really interesting, like a lager or Pilsener, but with that characteristic flavor from GErman beers, with some quallity. It was pale but not clear.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2006
12z bottle, produced on date was 08.05, whatever that means. Clear golden hue with a finger of quickly dissipating head. Straw, grass, apples and grapefruit in the nose. Bready malty nose as well. Light and crisp in the mouth with a definite bready maltiness as was detected in the aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a dry hop effervescence. Still some fruity, citrus hop notes. Oily and gummy. But I still like it quite a bit for everyday light drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzerfaust (622) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2014 Much better than the Chilean version. It would be good to do a head-to-head comparison. Maybe next time. The German hop character is clearly noticeable and its overall a much cleaner, crisper lager. There is a soft citrusy hint in the nose and a clear, refreshing taste profile. Very nice.

Rating from 2006. Can from the chilean CCU licensed version (4,6% alcohol): Generic clear golden lager color with an almost inexistent head. Aroma is malty with some hoppy presence, pretty good. Flavor is nothing special with a bittersweet start and a slightly bitter finish with some acid hints in the aftertaste. Oily texture. Not really a great one, maybe the original German is better. 6/2/5/2/10: Score 2.5.


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