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RATINGS: 1268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a crystal clear golden straw color. I love how translucent the body is, in particular. The head is a two finger white shade; retention isn’t the best, but there’s some really nice lacing left on the glass. S: Aye, it’s a bit skunked (lol, green bottles), but it could have been worse. The notes of pale malts, faint sweetness, and zesty hops aren’t dulled in any significant capacity. T: At first, some of the hop profile comes through with notes of grass and lemon zest, but the finish is pure, balanced, simple malt goodness. In particular, it has a nutty flavor that I really enjoy (that, and the diacetyl is kept in check). Personally, I want more hops; but I won’t complain about the balance this offers. M: Not quite as bone dry as I like my lagers to be - nor is it too sweet. The texture does the best it can to provide good drinkability without significant hoppiness. O: Green bottles mean I wouldn’t buy this one again. However, I would seek it out on tap. An under-appreciated lager unfortunately scorned both by its bottle color and by who makes it.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfnative (17) - - FEB 9, 2016
Hm. I used to like this a lot more. Aromas and palate now seem bland, simple, one-dimensional. Dare I say almost "Americanized." Dumbed down for mass appeal. The kind of a beer I can’t wait to finish so I can move on to something else. Disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oleg85 (50) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2016
Baught as Spaten München. L: Pours clear straw with 2.5 fingers thick white head. S: Leafy hop flavor. T: A bit bready, with hoppy finish. F: light bodied with excellent carbonization. O: Good lager.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarmok (773) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2016
As lager. Clear liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of hay, caramel, straw. Tastes same. Light body. Av carbo.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
aldo2807 (5) - bellavista, MEXICO - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
cerveza rubia tipo bock, baja fermentación, refrescante con mucho sabor, baja graduacion

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (322) - Soria, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2016
Color amarillo oro con media corona de espuma blanca de burbuja grande y ligera retención, aromas a malta, débil lúpulo , pan y ligero diacetilo; en boca entrada suave y refrescante con sutil amargor, balanceada hacia la malta, cuerpo y carbónico medio-ligero, retrogusto maltoso y ligeramente dulce, fácil de beber pero sin nada destacable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (1325) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Pours a light and clear straw with a white fluffy head. Aroma of sweet malt. Bitter taste, mildly refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Clear straw color with medium foamy white head. Grassy and nutty aroma. Crisp thin mouthfeel. Slightly floral hop and weak toasty malt flavor. Medium carbonation and light aftertaste of floral hops.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tony_Grayne (38) - Borisov, BELARUS - JAN 7, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pale straw golden colour with thick two finger white head. Fades gradually. Aroma of light sweet malts, corn, grassy hops. Tastes light and smooth: sweet malts, grain with a small bitter touch of hops on the top of the tongue. Sticky and crispy beer. Well, it’s a nice beer when you watch a football match or whatever.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
11-12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear golden straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, malt, wheat, a little citrus, hint of floral. Tastes of malt, corn, a little caramel, some wheat. Light body with a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015
It pours light golden with a white head. The aroma features toast, grassy hops, a bit of floral hops as well. The taste is a sweet malt that features and is combined with toast and grass. It was light and smooth on the palate.


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