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Paulaner Original Münchner Urtyp - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Paulaner Original Münchner UrtypPaulaner Original Münchner Urtyp

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BA SCORE
83
good

24 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-01-2005)
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ProstMasterson

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-04-2014 14:24:56 | More by ProstMasterson
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-09-2014 19:26:58 | More by dcmchew
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-09-2014 13:54:03 | More by Ciocanelu
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-22-2013 05:26:36 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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dbnrhino

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-14-2013 02:42:01 | More by dbnrhino
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a light and pale golden colour, with quite a good head.

Smells of light malts and yeast.

Tastes quite watery, no strong malt, hop, or yeast flavours in there, merely subtle ones, though I feel this weakens the beer somewhat as it ends up being quite close to fizzy water, though it improves as it warms up.

Overall not a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 01:22:06 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Joefisherman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-24-2012 14:59:51 | More by Joefisherman
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-01-2012 21:04:57 | More by rogerthegill
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kurgan3

Poland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-29-2012 15:09:20 | More by kurgan3
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2012 12:10:31 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-03-2012 05:36:33 | More by Gregwa
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ThirstyBird

Germany

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-01-2011 19:13:10 | More by ThirstyBird
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BeerSingh

India

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 10:15:53 | More by BeerSingh
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crossovert

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Best before 05/12.

It pours a light pale gold with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates.

The smell is bready with a hint of tartness and some warm sugary malt.

The flavor is subtle and to-the-point. It is bready with some nice malt flavors but also hoppy with a nice herbal bitterness.

It is a mild and pleasant beer with a bit more hops than the original.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 11:34:15 | More by crossovert
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dasenebler

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

.5L, best by the end of April 2012. (That's a long ass time for a Helles to stay good, and I doubt it would last that long.)

Pours a clear light-gold with a decent head. Nice lacing, average retention.

The aroma has lots of fresh grains and lager character.

The flavor is clean, fresh and simple, with hay-like grain flavors balanced by a delicate bitterness. A bit metallic on the finish. Slightly heavier than most Helles, this beer borders on Export/Dortmunder territory. The mouthfeel is nice, with refreshing medium carbonation.

Despite the slight metallic character, this stuff's very drinkable, though not as good as the standard Helles from Paulaner.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 17:41:34 | More by dasenebler
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer! Pours with a large, foamy, frothy, fine, white head and good lace. Color is a very clear yellow with no bubble trails. Aroma is malt, hop, grass, hint a caramel. wet grain. Flavor is like nose and hops come out a little more. Body is great and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Very easy drinking, tasty brew. Session.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 16:50:53 | More by drpimento
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DerBayer

Germany

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hmm was not impressed with this one. I dont think it is anything special and their regular Helles is much better. This beer tastes slightly off and sweet and sour in a bad way.

It s not a Maerzen and far from a Dunkel so I am really at a loss it is drinkable like most Munich beers though but there are so many better ones.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 22:22:05 | More by DerBayer
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muffel

Germany

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle 500ml. Pours a tall white head that lasts for 1-2 minutes and then disappears and leaves lacing. The beer has a clear golden color and a strong carbonation with lots of bubbles rising up. Sweet malty flavour, crisp, smooth and overall very drinkable. Description mentions bitter, but I think compared to the "Münchner Helles" (and it's difficult _not_ to compare it) it's just a small difference. Very little bitterness in the aftertaste and that's it. Hardly worth mentioning. I wouldn't even call this a Pils, more like the 'big brother' of the "Helles", a little more hoppy taste and overall stronger. Nothing to complain about it, I like it, but really nothing special either. I think there is a version also known as "Urtyp 1634" with a slightly different label.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 16:02:07 | More by muffel
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thierrynantes

France

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : yellow color, with a white foam head.
Smell : sweet hoppy aromas,
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and malty flavours with notes of caramel, a slighlty grassy finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style German pale lager (Spezial).

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 16:27:05 | More by thierrynantes
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a half-half case of this brew while visiting a buddy in Munich for Oktoberfest. It's very similar to the Original Muncher Hell, but it notably sweeter. The beer pours a rich gold color, rather than a pale yellow. The head is brilliantly white, but doesn't have as much staying power as I'd have liked. It's aroma is a nice mix of floral hops and a touch of malt. The malt is initially present in the foretaste, but quickly subsides, and a crispness takes over. Well balanced and very drinkable. I prefer this one to the typical helles. It's a very clean and enjoyable lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 15:10:47 | More by Suds
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this one on draft at the Flying Saucer in Addison. The beer came with a minimal head and no bubbles rising. There is some evident graininess to the aroma that detracts from the buttery sweet malt base. The hops are evident in the aroma as well as the flavor. The graininess rules a good portion of the flavor profile as well. The finish is pretty balanced with some floral hops to sit on the palate long into the finish. For such a light beer, it has plenty of mouthfeel. The drinkability of the beer is good thought the grainy notes turn me off a bit. I would drink this beer again, but it wouldn't be my first choice

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 00:50:30 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Kulrak

Australia

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a fluffy white creamy head that laces the glass all the way down. Smells very clean with some very slight hop aroma. Tastes very clean as well, not much in the way of malt flavor. Just enough bitterness to balance out what sweetness there is. The mouthfeel is very heavy, some dryness. Not a lot of carbonation, but too much isn't a good thing anyway. It is a very drinkable beer, very clean & balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2006 10:46:21 | More by Kulrak
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled fresh off tap at the Munich airport. ( Figured that this Muncher Helles and a pretzel would be a nice 9am breakfast while waiting for a connecting flight home - hey, when in Munich!)
Great head and plenty of thorough lacing. Very thorough. Pale in colour with plenty of bubbles. Sweet, malty aroma with some light hops. Clean and unagressive finish. One of the best plain lager type beers I've tried to date. Hops come through in the finish. A perfect balance - this I think is what sets it apart from other, lesser beers.
Quite simply, this is great quality. Amazed that something this limited can be so good. you might need to go to Germany and have it off tap to see for yourself, but it's probably worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2006 00:32:51 | More by biegaman
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was best before 12.06. And not to be confused with the regular original... it was clearly labeled Urtyp and 5.5%.

A: Very clear, slight golden hue; Fizzy white head, no retention or lace.

S: Toffee with fresh, clean hops.

T: Hop flavour is up front, but not too agressive. Clean, crisp bitterness; slight caramel & toffee flavour.

M: Moderate body and carbonaton. There's a good malty backbone, but it's nothing special.

D: Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2006 12:10:59 | More by Derek
Paulaner Original Münchner Urtyp from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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