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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Well not bad. Pours in golden in color with a nice white head. Decent head retention. sweet malty taste. slight bitter finish

dchad56 (548) - - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle - pale yellow, medium with very small white head. Small lemony aroma. Ting on tongue and in mouth. Slightly tangy tasting, but standard lager basically - very thin.

lello4ever (1194) - ITALY - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Tipica hell industriale, colore oro, aroma di malto cereali, al palato è debole, malto, note metalliche, cerealose. Carbonazione media.

Tinaccio (500) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 31, 2017
500 ml bottle from a supermarket in Favignana, Sicily, Italy. It pours clear yellow, with a nice, white head. Aroma is malts, cereals, bread, notes of grass. Presence of some light hops. Taste is medium bitter. Body is light to medium, carbonation is average.

vsp706 (2) - - OCT 29, 2017 does not count
It’s a little hoppy for me and I’m not fond of the aftertaste. Still searching for the perfect Lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

GhostS (516) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 18, 2017
Aromă ușoară, malț, cereale încolțite, paie proaspete, ceva ierburi și frunze. Gust ușor, puțin amar (frunze), malț, paie uscate, cereale. Bună și curată.

Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Feb 2006 Poured from the bottle a light gold with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly. The only smell I could get was of slight malt and yeast. The taste is nice and malty up front with a good dose of hops midway to make for a good balance. But...after a few sips, the beer kind of falls flat and becomes a bit boring. I see the bottle date is Aug of 05 so I'll have to retry it if I can find a fresher sample. Overall...even at 6 months, it's not a bad drop.

rouhlas (3784) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 4, 2017
From tap at Paulaner am Dom, Frankfurt. Clear yellow golden color with white head. Malty aroma, hay, grainy. Sweet and light bitter taste. Light thin to oily body with soft to average carbonation.

GoufCustom (2176) - HONG KONG - OCT 4, 2017

500ml can as "Paulaner Münchner Hell" bought at 7-Eleven on Nelson Street, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear pale golden colour; Three finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.

Aroma: Pungent full Lager malt, with grains, strong floral, light malt sugar, strong bread, lemon and strong grass.

Taste: Close to medium sweet malt, with floral, sugar, light herbal, bread, lemon, fair to medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Slick and slightly creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Lager maltyness in slick, slightly watery background. Simple and clean tasting with floral and fair sweetness. Light herbal and bread with fair lemon to round. Not bad!

Hoppiness: Strong floral, lemon and strong grass in nose. Herbs, floral, light lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly light for an abrupt, light astringent sweet bitter malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Herbal grassy and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: As a Helles, this big boy is simple - perhaps too simple - but play it safe with expressive Hallertau aroma and fairly herbal taste. Yet, without any honey / cookie elements, its watered down body is glaringly exposed. Probably one of the most hoppiest Helles around, I just wish its maltyness can be fuller and more colorful. An easy Summer beer for me.

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panda_brewmaster (47) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Bottle. Clear golden colour. Thick white head. Aroma of bread and grain. Light body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced crisp and sweet (sort of like wheat beer sweetness). A bit of sweetness in the aftertaste.

hrabren (1529) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2017
Had this many times over the years. Rating only now. Clear golden, diminishing off-white head. Moderate grainy and grassy aromas in balance, light vegetable. Crisp, slightly dusty. Medium body, moderate carbonation, balanced finish. Not unpleasant, even nicely hopped.

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