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Paulaner Original Münchner - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Original Münchner

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BA SCORE
84
good

702 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 702
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%


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)
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Reviews by steveh:
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steveh

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been a long time since I've tried my runner-up Munich Helles and with the InBev monster clinging tight to Spaten, I thought I'd see if Paulaner was remaining the same beer it used to be. And frankly, it's difficult to find any of the Paulaner beers around me except at Oktoberfest time.

Brown bottle, best by 11/11 on the label.

A -- Clear, straw gold color with a foamy and firm white head.

S -- Mostly spicy hops in the nose with a hint of bready malt back.

T -- Surprisingly spicy with hops up front, for a Helles, then rolls into an interesting, sort of dry alcohol character and finishes with bready malts.

M -- Body is light with a dry, crisp mouthfeel.

O -- Overall, this is a good drinking beer with some good flavors, but that dryness in the middle overshadows the good bready/toasted bread characters I like in a Munich Helles.

I remember that dry character from the fresh beers in Munich, but it seems to suffer from export/Pasteurization -- becomes sort of harsh, close to astringent. Too bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 21:05:21 | More by steveh
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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
84 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.