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


on tap

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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3719) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Side-by-side with the St. Arnold Summer Pils, and it seemed more noticeably Germanic in its ingredients (logically, although the St. Arnold’s claims German hops, etc. etc.) Dry hop flavors, more grassy. Some orange flavor, such as might be had in an aspartame-based gum. Same color as the St. Arnold’s, more bitterness in the finish, and definitely drier. (on tap, Flying Saucer, Addison, TX)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2004
On-tap. Served in Paulaner stein. Full golden color. Pleasant hoppy aroma. Firm, hoppy taste. Harmonic and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUN 19, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 White medium lasting head. Golden color. Aroma is hoppy with herbal and grainy notes. Flavor is moderately hoppy with cereal and hay tones, ending in a bitter finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Poured a deep gold with a large white head. Bread, floral hop aroma. Taste was malty - honeyish and slightly fruit - with subdued hoppy finish. pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rajendra82 (965) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2004
The beer came in a standard 500 ml bottle made with the typical Teutonic obsession about similar color scheme, label style, fonts, and overall look of the bottle to other beers from the same brewery. The beer poured very pale golden yellow in color with a short (3/4 inch) fizzy head that dissipated quickly. The beer left very little lacing on the Pilsner glass it occupied. The nose was malt dominated with honey, sourdough bread, and a bit of graininess. There was a touch of grassy hops. The taste was just as advertised by the aroma, with mostly a grainy, sweet character, and a light dose of fruitiness (bananas and apples mostly), and a lemony sourness. The hops showed up as a spicy finish with a peppery prickliness to them. The aftertaste was just a tad bit dry, urging you to gulp down the beer faster. This is a great summertime brew with enough character to keep from things getting boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Bottle. Pale golden color with a big white head. Slight grassy-spicey aroma. Flavors are subdued - a little malt, a light bitterness, with an ending of a light fruit (apricot). But it’s easy to drink and has a clean dry finish. There’s more to it than most lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Although somewhat soapy and metallic, this brew is a refreshing bev as opposed to the American standards I had of late been drinking. I reached in the fridge one day, grabbed my last Paulaner, and was relieved to find solace in its loving tongue-fondling, the humble bubbles toppling over my tongue and seeming almost like sensual porn in my mouth...time to end the review.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (20182) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
Sampled draught at Dansk Ølfestival.
Pale golden. MAlt aroma. Sweet with notes of sour dough. Dense mouthfeel. Sadly the flavours are dull and th ebeer gives a massproduced, industrial impression.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
Golden color with a white head. Malty with slight metallic hoppy notes. Watery and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2004
A run-of-the-mill beer, Paulaner’s lager is not that good, but not that horrible. It has a somewhat soapy, metallic taste, with an even more displeasing, soapy aftertaste. This beer leaves your tongue and palate oily and looking for more. Not that great of an experience, but it didn’t ruin my night either. Hmph. That’s the only way to describe it. An inquisitive hmph, with shrugging shoulders and a slight look of disdain on the face. Hmph.

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