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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1007   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2004
This one came out of a bottle. pours a standard light gold/straw color with a fluffy white head. Aroma of noble hops and a hint of malt. Has the light "candy" sweetness of lager malt cleaned up by a mild, well balanced bitterness. Medium body with light carbonation. Nothing too complex here, but an all around solid lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2004
Draught at the Alexander Hotel, Derby. As DeepBlack said before serving, "it’s not bad for a lager". Looked OK, good deep straw body with controlled head, whiff of maltiness in the nose, dry and cold finish that wasn’t particularly inspiring; of course I’ve had worse (jeez, I’ve had B*d) but I’ve had better mass product than this.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
stoutmonkey (3) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2004 does not count
I think I had a bottle that hadn’t travelled too well - smelt very strongly of baked beans/tomatoes. Very elegant looking - straw color, although little head retention. Palate was light although slightly stale - I don’t know how old the bottle was. Was dissappointed as I tried this after reading many good reviews. I may try it again from another stockist.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2004
In the bottle. A very pleasant lager. Pale golden color with a fine arousing head of white frothy bubbles. Great lacing down the glass as the beer is consumed. The aroma of mown hay takes me back to Munchen and the great time I had drinking this stuff at Die Wiesen. While one should only have a beer like this von fass, the bottle will have to do for home use.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Bottle. Aroma of sweet hops and a little banana. Color was goldish. Flavor is weak and tasts slightly like banana, somewhat similar to a weizen. Carbonation was disappointingly weak, if at all. Disappointed overall. Not a repeat buy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 Rerate. This bottle had more skunkyness in the aroma, and the palate was uninspiring. Deep gold in color, with aroma of hopcit, slight honey, and a taset of malty subdued sweetness combined with hopcit and a finishing smooth honeyishness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Hoppy aroma, floral, with mild bitter astringency. Golden yellow clear with thin white lacing head. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Starts with medium acidity, hoppy resins, papery stale, with light malt. Medium dry hoppy finish, with no harsh bitterness. Decent malt though not overly sweet. A pretty good balance for a lager.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2004
Pale goldne colour. Frothy, medium head. Malty, bready aroma. Tastes bready, slightly sweet and malty with a hint of sourness. Good mouthfeel. A bit too boring to excite me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Pours a nice medium golden color. Aroma is grainy and a little sour. Flavor is a little malty and grainy. Also a little metallic. Nothing special. Decent lager.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Ham ’n eggs in a bottle. (Maybe it sat on the shelf too long, though it was plucked from a refrigerator.) Certainly better on all fronts than a typical American lager, though.


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