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RATINGS: 1329   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

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2.3
Lunkie (1965) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2005
Hop malt sweet floral honey aroma. Crystal clear yellow colour that looks likt it’s been through someone. Hop malt light flavour with a BLAH at the end. Fizzy palate.

2.8
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Ok for a lager but not choice. Light gold color with some malty aroma. Catching a bit of sweetness. Would drink again if free.

3.7
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Tap. Nice malty aroma. Clear golden yellow color. Slightly sweet malt flavor with mild hops finish. Quite enjoyable.

3.1
Tmoney99 (15120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Bottle. Clear amber color with an average white rocky head. Aroma and flavor was average with a medium sweet finish. Drinkable but below average for style.

2.7
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Bottle. Man, I can smell the skunk from 4’ away. Nice fat white head on a clear golden lager. Some malt undertones once you get past the initial stench. Thin in body with a mild but unpleasant bitter finish. Grassy and grainy in flavor with some malt and citrus.

3
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Gold colored with aroma of pale malt, some hopcit. Decent taste of hops and some pale malt coupled with slight apricots. Finishes pretty crisp and smooth.

2.1
StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2005
On tap at Mader’s. A little deeper in the clear/translucent yellow color than Spaten’s Pilsener, but both are very similar in appearance. Nice creamy, smooth head, a little smaller than the pils. Smells like dog shit; muddy, barely identifiable sweet cake. Taste is crisp, clean and lemony, much brighter on the palate than the pils. I would think this would be a high-selling beer in the states because it’s their most non-controversial beer. Very similar to some US macro renditions. Pretty uninteresting. Definitely not my style.

3
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2005
The bottle poured a light golden sparkling clear liquid with an ample white creamy head. The head lasted nicely leaving lots of lacing. The aroma is of sweet malt balanced nicely with the hops. The flavor starts off smooth, and light with malt sweetness. The middle begins to hint at the hop bitterness and the finish is crisp, dry and nicely full of hop bitterness.

2.9
pivnizub (10906) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 10, 2005
Bottle: Pale golden; very long lasting firm froth; typical mixture of malty, bitter and sweet notes; smooth; one of the better examples of the often boring"Münchener Helles"-style

2.8
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2005
At first glance, this beer was skunky, uninteresting, and unappetizing. However, I grew to thouroughly enjoy this beer, much as I do most dortmunder/helles selctions. Great, grisp, clean flavor, to this one. Truly a treat for a warm spring day!


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