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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1157) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2007
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pale straw with a fine thick white head, a steady bead and it leaves a good lace too! Average nose of malt’n’hops. It’s quite smooth and slghtly sweet, with a medium body. Good,if a tad on the uninspired side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2006
0.5 L Bottle. Medium-sized lasting creamy head. Nice amber color. Smell is light maltiness. I had it at a temperature that was just a bit colder than lukewarm, which I think made many different flavors come through. Quite a sharp, spicy bite of hops for a lager, perfectly balanced by a doughy, mild malt flavor. Very good representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Easy drinking lager. Little bit of a buttery nose and taste. Quite good, yet nothing very rememberable. I maybe like this better than the pils-type german beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2006
On draught at The Old Monk, Westminster. Pale gold colour. Fairly standard Helles with soft bready malt and light grassy hops on the nose. Much the same in the flavour, with just a little bitter hop bite. Smooth and easy drinking. Noticeably fresher and cleaner than the Hacker-Pschorr Helles sampled just before.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2006
I smuggled a .5L from Germany. Bright golden yellow color. Very thin white head. Smells like a can of corn nibblets. Tastes like malt and a smooth hop finish. Not my favorite Münchner Hell, but still reminiscent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours light yellow with a small but tight white head. The aroma is sweet, almost like brown sugar, and grass. The flavor is lots of grass with some sweet tones and even a bit of tea. It’s ok, but definitely not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Golden color out of the 12 oz. bottle with a fluffy white head. Yeasty nose with some buscuit. Very good with a sausage and kraut meal. Bready malts with subtle citrus flavors. Tastes like most imported European lagers. Best with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2006
Stein at Oktoberfest Bar in Fulham (London), clear light copper with a large white foamy head. Grassy hop aroma but with some fruity notes. Quite smooth with a light mouthfeel, bitter dry palate along with some sweeter notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (274) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle from Hy-Vee Liquors poured into lager glass - Pours gold with a 2 finger off white head and very lively carbonation; Malt, hops, light caramel and something I simply can’t distinguish to the nose; Malt, bread, very light hops, some spice on the initial taste; Bready, lightly spicey backtaste; Good carbonation that doesn’t get in the way, medium-full palate; Bottle is labeled Original Munich, obviously the English translation. Overall, not too shabby. I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Drinkable. Doesn’t assault you with flavor, just kind of refreshes you. Nice when you’re just looking for a decent beer to quench your thirst. Price to quality ratio is a bit lopsided in my region though. Not the best from Paulaner, but definitely nothing to pitch down the drain!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
This beer was very disappointing especially in its price range. It poured and had a watery appearence which was consistent with its taste. Head looked very carbonated. Not a good one. The Miller light draft I had earlier in the night at b dub’s was much better than this.

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