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Paulaner Original Münchner - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
84
good

788 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 27
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-02-1998)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by fsimcox:
Photo of fsimcox
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, transparent straw color. Thin, bubbly head dissipates quickly. Some lacing, but not much.

Smell is sweet grass, and just a hint of sweet malt and bread. Very subtle and mild.

Tastes of sweet malt and some hints of biscuit. An underlying sweetness in the finish. Very little hops.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with some carbonation. A clean, dry finish.

Another easy drinking Helles. I do love this style.

fsimcox, Dec 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good malty German brew,finishes well with just enough hop spiceyness to it.Good with food,not to light but doesnt fill you up real quick either,thearomas are light, but the flavor is fuller with some substance to it,unlike to many American adjuct filled lagers.

oberon, Mar 28, 2002
Photo of RoyalT
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one is a clear, brilliant yellow with a good, pitting head.

Smell – The big citrus sweetness stood out immediately at the nose. There are also some sharp grainy notes.

Taste – This one really smoothed out at the taste. There’s a nice mix of citrus notes and maybe something lighter, like melon or cherries, to go with the grain.

Mouthfeel – This medium-bodied Lager has some very light carbonation with a heavy creamy citrusy hit at the back of the tongue.

Drinkability – This is a good, basic, no frills lager.

RoyalT, Sep 30, 2004
Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice yellow pour with aclean with head and
visibly active carbonation.

S: Grassy, grainy, lemon peel flavors with under
lying tastes of alcohol and a cilo.

T: Unlike any pilsner I've had. Very good
character and suprisingly complex medley of
flavors. I like the hint of lemons and the
mental image of pasture the taste evokes.

M: A little thin but crisp with good carbonation

D: Very drinkable, one of my top two pilsners
this spring (so far)

ArrogantDeadGuy, May 27, 2009
Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Lazaro, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of BK2084
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Todd
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz European style bottle, with a drawing of Munich. They even trademarked "Original Munich."

Appearance: Light pale, yellow. Clear and fizzy with little head.

Smell: Clean, toasted, with slight hints of yeast and banana.

Taste: Blends of light, toasted malt and a smidgeon of spiced banana. Succeeded by a crisp lemon-hop finish, to cleanse the palate.

Notes: A very respected lager, and rather tasty.

Todd, Mar 02, 1998
Photo of Rifrafboy
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours light yellow with a 3/4 inch head. Lacing is good. Smell is nice. Taste is light bodied, being nicely malty. German hops are present giving a nice somewhat bitter mouthfeel. This had almost a hint of skunk, but just enough to make it interesting. Finish is very smooth and crisp. This is a good beer, though lighter than a lot of German lagers.

Rifrafboy, Mar 29, 2003
Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle pours a clear, golden body with a small vanilla head that falls into some delicate silky lacing. Aroma is somewhat restrained, featuring floral and spicy hops and some toasted grain. Light medium in body with a crisp carbonation. Taste is dominated by a spicy hop bitterness that is never out of check. Sweet toasty malt sweetness provides an ideal balance. Hints of golden apple fruitiness add interest. One of the most drinkable lagers in the world and a true classic.

merlin48, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of henryclay_
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
Photo of edhockvols
3/5  rDev -19.4%

edhockvols, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of wer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

wer, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of fionn13
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of mte1972
4/5  rDev +7.5%

mte1972, May 21, 2014
Photo of Thrasher
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a fine everyday beer, with light malt background, aggressive hoppy hints, and persistent rapid bubbles reminiscent of a beady pilsner. Short-lived head, yellow golden color, not much aroma. Decent with spicier foods, generally delicate but substantial and interesting enough for sustained drinking. A basic flavor - what most people think of when they think of "beer" - without the US macro chemical nastiness. Some slight travel damage is inevitable; after all, this is a pretty sensitive brew, but tasty nonetheless.

Thrasher, Jun 01, 2002
Photo of elBecko
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

elBecko, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of wehttam
4.5/5  rDev +21%

wehttam, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of BranfordBound
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz brown bottle with a best before date of 03/11. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a transparent dark straw color with a one finger head that fades to nothingness. Some bubbles float up and no lacing.

Smells of grains, and a kiss of floral citrus hops. Bittersweet and inviting.

Tastes like a clean adjunct. Big grain bill in the beginning which fades to a slight hop finish. Some sweetness with the malt.

Mouthfeel is good, slight tickling and slightly wet.

Drinkable, but boring. Same as any other yellow beer. I prefer Weihenstephaner Original over this any day.

BranfordBound, Aug 10, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks like fizzy yellow pale beer, no lacing on the minimal head. Aroma of banana and clove, very muted.

More muted banana taste, pricklier feel, be it from the hops or the carbonation. Taste certainly exceeded appearance, some lemon came in. Light bodied, lightly hopped, little bitterness, but close to full flavored, a decent hot weather beer. Kind of pricey for what you get.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of ADR
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear, pale straw color. Pilsner glass gives a generous head, bubbles are big at the side. Nose is sweet with a little nutmeg. Nutty malts with spice, typical of the style but not leaning toward a wallpaper paste as in some. A little lighter in mouthfeel and taste than a Hacker Pschorr Munchner. Clean finish with little after taste. Not a world beater but a good lager is always appreciated.

ADR, May 26, 2002
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Well, I just recieved my official Paulaner half-liter mug, and man is this thing huge. I love it, to break it in I opted to select the Orginal Munich Formula, and being a big fan of the hefeweizen I had never tried the lager. I must say, this beer is great!!! It took three bottles to fill my mug, and it looks perfect the golden color and the huge thick frothy white head. That same great European lager fresh and sending nice scents of malt. Amazing, and then I took my first sip. A huge malty treat, refreshing smooth lemon grassy sweetness. An awesome beer that could take the throne as my all time favorite lager, that I've tasted.

WVbeergeek, Jan 20, 2003
Photo of Miha
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Miha, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Oelschlager, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of foamer
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw gold with a bubbly white head that diminishes quickly to almost nothing. Some sweet malts in the nose, and some faint spicy hops. Biscuity malt backed by a subtle spicy hop character, with the hops only making themselves known in the lingering finish. Delicate yet complex and has a lot of character. Nice mouthfeel and very drinkable. An excellent quaffing beer.

foamer, Mar 26, 2005
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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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