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


on tap

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RATINGS: 911   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (236) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
A: Light, malty, a tinge of lemony citrus. A sort of stale hop note. A: Very light in color. A sort of oolong tea color. T: Actually pretty decent for the style. Light-medium, but some nice malty tones. A bit of earthiness in there. Finish has some good flavor notes. A surprise indeed. Some yeastiness. P: Medium body (yeah really), a bit agressive but not bad. A surprisingly solid beer. The taste is surprisingly complex (although it’s relative I suppose) and the medium mouthfeel really sets this apart. This beer really sat well on the palate which makes it stand out for the style. A surprise hit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (148) - SERBIA - JUL 16, 2014
Can 0.5l from Pag Island Croatia.Pour it golden colour with medium white head.Taste of hops, malts.Sweet on the end.Nice light drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
massingasetta (169) - München, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
Von der Optik und dem Aroma gibt es kaum Beanstandungen. Auch die Schaumkrone ist in Ordnung oder leicht darüber. Einstieg ist frisch und hat eine gute Kombination an Säure/Bitterkeit. Der Körper verleirt etwas und hat zu wenig Definition in meinen Augen. Es ist ein anständiges aber nicht sonderlich betontes Münchener Bier. Der Abgang reicht es auch nicht raus. Fazit: Man macht mit dem Bier nichts falsches aber es ist nicht der Brüller. Am unteren Ende der Hellen Top 20.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kauge (63) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2014
50 cl bottle from Kristiine Prisma in Tallinn (€ 1,85), July 2014. Label says: Münchner Hell; Munich Lager. I reckon it’s the same thing. Pours a clear pale straw, kind of like some old-school pear lemonade. White frothy head, I see how it’s trying hard to stay, albeit not very successfully. Minimal lacing. Nose is very malty with (damp or wet) hay most apparent, herbal; some boiled vegetables there too. It also kind of reminds me of vanilla and lemon biscuits made by the confectionery Kalev. Taste is mostly barley malts, but a good deal of earthy hops too. Medium body, rather active carbonation with some refreshing crispness; finish is mildly bitter, dry; palate a bit watery. Not a fan of this kind of stuff but it ain’t bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1156) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a tall white head; aroma starts with honey, then bit metallic; sweetish flavour with a long light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear pale yellow gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have sweeter malts, grass, mild citrus and florals, basic but not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoshuaStranger (136) - - JUL 3, 2014
Pours a light gold with small white head. Aroma is sweet malts,bread. Taste is grainy,some bread,watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
cmiller54hr (41) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into pint glass. Golden pour with a two finger head. Grainy smell and taste. A decent but forgettable beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (485) - - JUN 27, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a thin head on a clear straw colored body. The aroma is dry grain with some lemon. Mild. The taste has a grain flavor as well with some mild bitterness. Pretty tame. The texture is fizzy with moderate carbonation. It’s fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1341) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle @ White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours clear gold with white head. Enjoyed with some German salami which really brought out the sweetness of this beer. Before that, the hops seemed quite tame and passable. On it’s own, quite a boring lager. With salami, very much improved!

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