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RATINGS: 1181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Hops & Hop extract.
Sold as Münchner Hell in Germany, München in the UK and Premium in North America.
This beer is our speciality. In 1894 Spaten became the first brewery in Munich to produce this brand of light lager. Golden in color with a well-balanced hop-flavor. The full rounded body is a superb balance between hops and a malty sweetness.
11.7 Plato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2003
Ya know, this was actually very good compared to what i was expecting. The bottle was green and the price was cheap so i feared the worst. But this actually turned out well...the aroma was the only scary part as hops and stale hops mingled with cold glass to form a strange grainy and skunky quality with a saving hint of malt. It pours with a total goldeny yellow with heavy carbonation and a quickly dissipating but initially thick soapy white head. The taste is very simple, flowing, and crisp...a nice simple hop flavor with a reinforcing malt undertone...very smooth and light with little underlying flavors other than those mentioned. Syrupy like hops and an almost wet ending..not the usual drying expected from a lager. Good mouthfeel, not overwhelming...simple but effective lager which is put together surpisingly well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
One of my all-time favorites. A great lager that goes well with practically anything. Smooth on the taste buds and a terrific after taste going down. Easily one of the best imports I've ever tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2003
Straw gold color with an even large white head. Slight skunk, light straw odor. Light ,clean, smooth. A good import pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
A good crisp beer on par with Hansa and St. Pauli Girl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2003 Typical lager and nothing really special. Golden color with a lemon flavor. Decent body and a crisp taste. Overall a pretty good lager but nothing I would really go out of my way for though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Wow, that's pale, good carbonation, a thin white head. VERY clean & crisp, hints of corn and flaked barley. Super crisp, a pleasant drink, well balanced, bu tsubdued in every character. It is a good interpretation of the style. I think I could drink about 15 of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Slight hop nose, lighter golden color, white head. Nicely balanced, smooth, and easy drinkin'.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Brilliant gold color with a lasting white head. Sweet malty aroma with just a faint hint of hops; Also has a little bit of corn(DMS) in the aroma, but clean otherwise, no fruity esters. Very well malt balanced with a slightly sweet finish with a little bit of DMS(corn) in the background. Carbonation lightens the mouthfeel of a medium bodied lager, very smooth otherwise. Overall an easy drinking beer, not terribly complex, then again lagers aren't supposed to be. Very enjoyable as a session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2003
the clear, light golden body supported a very long lasting and firm white head. the aromas escaping this head were grainy with the slightest touch of hop aroma at first but the hops started to get stronger as i sniffed. at first this was a very malty (not rich or sweet just malty) but then that was interrupted by crips hop flavor in the middle. not much bitterness percieved from those hops. it finishedwith more malt and fairly clean. the smoothness of the medium body was surprising considering the moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krdktq (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2003
This is a classic German lager. A nice head with a golden body. It is a very smooth drinking beer with a great after. This met all my expectations.This is my favorite Munich big six lager.

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