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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: 914   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
I’d have to say that is this my favorite lager. That’s why it gets a perfect score. I had it with my friend in his backyard. Great hoppy taste, just awesome

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 11, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours Gould with a white head. Taste light, refreshing , slightly sweet. I thought this was very good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smarika (3) - - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
This is a quality beer. No wonder it comes from a country that takes beer seriously (purity laws). Great flavor, color, spice, consistency. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 15, 2008
This is a wonderful, full-bodied, well-rounded lager. It is bright, clear, deep gold with a big white head that slowly shrinks to a smaller lasting head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is wonderful - strong, lightly toasted bread, crackers, grain, hints of honey, pine, and citrus. The taste is similar and also full-bodied, with a lot of toasted grain and bread, hints of hney and pine, but more citrus, especially lemon. It has a nice full sweetness balanced by a pleasant light bitterness that persists through to the end, with a bready finish balanced with hops. It is a bit oily, very smooth, and incredible drinkable, with nice subtly complex flavours that persist.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Had this beer at the Goldenes Lamm in Lindau, Bavaria back in July. It was like I had died and gone to heaven. A beer that was not dry, not too sweet a touch of hops that died quickly and went down easy. Really the easiest most pleasurable beer I ever drank. It is ashamed that we in the states don’t drink more Helles instead of pilsners. I really liked it. If my wife liked it, then you know it must be good.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nobackwash (10) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Great beer! enjoyed it on tap with a fine steak dinner. Excellent color (yellow / Golden) Very crisp and clean taste. Smooth texture. I highly recommend this one

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2003 (bottled) Grainy malt aroma with very subtle noble hops, attractive golden color with crystal clarity & a nice creamy white head. Sweet lead-off is balanced with a gentle bitterness but finishes malty. Medium body with moderate carbonation makes for easy consumption. Amazingly clean without tasting "sterile". Truly world class and from the source.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2004
A fine beer and I must say it has made me want to try other beers from this company. Just a clean crisp lager but with rich flavor. It taste like traditinal "Beer" but it is worlds away of what some Americans think a lager should taste like. Refreshing

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Bottled. I was a little concerned since the 6-pack I bought had some dust on it. It had a very hoppy and malty scent to it. A little too much carbonation in my opinion. Paulaner has grassy hops, fruity aftertaste (possibly citrus or banana). Has a faint bitter finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink with. Paulaner Munich Hell could be my standard German lager! Way better than Beck’s and Warsteiner!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Perceptron (32) - USA - MAY 5, 2004
Tettnanger hops! It’s gotta be Tettnanger as I had just finished up brewing a kölsch with a huge dump of tett in there and then I popped the top on my can (yes, I bought a case of cans of this) of Munchner and got that very same hop aroma. In cans this is wonderful stuff. I think most lagers ought to be distributed in cans unless the brewery is local. This is what lagers are all about, of course it has a light and delicate aroma and taste, of course it’s thirst quenching. There are no off or adjunct flavors in this one.


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