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

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BA SCORE
82
good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of Joefisherman
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Joefisherman, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

rogerthegill, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kurgan3, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Gregwa, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

ThirstyBird, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

BeerSingh, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of crossovert
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

crossovert, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of dasenebler
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

dasenebler, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of drpimento
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

drpimento, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of DerBayer
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

DerBayer, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of muffel
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

muffel, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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).

thierrynantes, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Suds, Oct 11, 2008
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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
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

SkeeterHawk, Jun 01, 2007
Photo of Kulrak
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Kulrak, Oct 16, 2006
Photo of biegaman
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

biegaman, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of Derek
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Derek, Apr 09, 2006
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Paulaner Original Münchner Urtyp from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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