Paulaner Original Münchner - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews by steveh:
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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3.66/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The beer poured out with a light gold color, decent carbonation, and sported a thin, white head. Malty nose with a dank, wet grass note. Lightly toasted malt grain flavor with a corresponding hop bitterness to even things out. Medium-light body; slightly coarse; clean and dry finish.
Nothing exceptional leaps out at you with this beer, but it is tasty, wet, and soothing overall. There's a pleasant marriage with the light, biscuit-like graininess and rounded hop bitterness starting midway through the sip and on past the finish. Probably won't bowl you over in any manner, but most likely won't disappoint you either.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 01:55:30 | More by beergoot
Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
84 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.