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RATINGS: 1317   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1137) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma starts out with a prevalent banana and clove note, which fades and is replaced by something more yeast-like, maybe toasted bread too. As the drink settles, a slight mildew and wet leather start to come through. The beer is a clear, pale straw color with a light, bubbly head that reduces to a thin, but present, layer and leaves a light lacing. The taste is a medium high sweetness with a light bitterness. It’s a light bodied beer with a creamy and smooth texture and a light, fuzzy carbonation. The initial flavors that strike the tongue are honey, and caramel, both with a mellow presence. This is accompanied by a light grass note, a mild, sweet lemon, and a very faint spice. The finish is crisp, with a mellow spicy hop bite. The aftertaste is floral, bread, and spice, but it’s a light aftertaste the fades at a moderate pace.


2.7
NordicV (2444) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2017
Gul öl med vitt skum. Doft och smak av malt och pilsnerhumle. Något sötare än många andra i stilen.

2.6
LordMachineGun (5) - - OCT 15, 2017 does not count
Buena Cerveza, Buena Cerveza, Buena Cerveza, Buena Cerveza, Buena Cerveza, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
BeardedAvenger (1027) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Keg at Mizens Railway Oktoberfest. Slightly sour yeasty malts aroma. Gold. Slow bubbles. Creamy white head. Gains in bitterness. Hops, burnt caramel and malt. Light. Thin. Fizzy. Abrupt. Good stuff.

3.7
Obfuscate (593) - Minneapolis, - OCT 14, 2017
not a bad lager, no foul tastes............................................

3.2
Tasche39 (359) - SPAIN - OCT 10, 2017
Cerveza de color claro, espuma uniforme, olor y sabor a cereal. Compensada y suave

3.5
radassace (409) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours straw with a small white head. Nose is straw, grain, pilsner malt, white pepper and lemon. Medium carbonation. Taste is cereal grain, straw, white pepper, lemon, grass and hops. Light peppery bitter finish. Pretty decent. Very thirst quenching.

4.3
evmark (1) - RUSSIA - OCT 7, 2017 does not count
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3.1
mikske79 (1727) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2017
De geur is typisch duits bier. Niet veel schuim. De smaak valt mee maar geen topper

2.9
psilosophy (801) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2017
Bouteille de 50cl. Couleur dorée un peu terne, mousse moyenne de tenue moyenne. Une lager classique, on a vu pire, on a vu mieux. Celà dit, elle tient pas mal la longueur, la ou d' autres deviennent rapidement écoeurantes. Trouvée à V 'n B - Noyelles Godault.

4
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2017
BBD: 3/2018

2015 BJCP Category: 4A Munich Helles

AROMA: Fairly strong skunky scent due to green bottle. Otherwise a lightly sweet, clean grain malt presence of pure pilsner malt. Faint Noble hop spicy scent. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Pale golden hue (2-3 SRM); extremely clear. Small, white foamy head never completely evaporates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderately sweet clean pilsner malt throughout. A touch of authentic honey flavor in the background grows a little stronger on the finish and lingers in the aftertaste briefly. Spicy Noble hops are present, but mild and subtle. Palette is definitely more malty than hoppy, but far from cloying. Would probably be a perfect score if not for the lightstrike flaw. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Smooth, crisp and refreshing with slight malty sweet aftertaste. Highly sessionable even at 5.2% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Pretty much the progenitor of the style and still one of the better examples after all these years. If only it were in cans! 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50


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