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Paulaner Original Münchner - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

824 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 29
Gots: 55 | 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)
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Photo of mikeg67
1.5/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My friend brought me 6 pack of 12oz bottles. I would not buy it myself. The beer has no color, no smell, no taste. I don't understand how people can drink this. I guess Coors Light would taste like that (if I tried it), but at least that one is cheap.

Photo of gnikola
1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

Photo of blatherbeard
2.1/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I am doing another of my not so famous live drinking tests of a beer company that introduced me into the world of real beer drinking with their Hefe-wiesen line. Unfortunately, i find the smell of this beer...just that, some kind of smell. Just smells like...well like a beer. No aroma of anything else, just a grainy beer smell. This beer pours like a mass produced beer, light golden color and a head that fades almost as soon as i poured it. Maybe im just not a "regular" beer drinker but this doesnt even taste like a liager to me. This tastes more like an "american" lager or pilsner. No where near thick, which can be a good thing since paulaner Hefe's thickness detracts a bit for me, but this is just like a light beer. No real taste at all.

I wouldnt say a BAD beer, just one that is definetly not for my taste buds.

Photo of fionn13
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Small head faded very quickly. Pale golden.
Aroma contains a lot of euro hops, which, unfortunately, can't quite block out the "dirty alley" and vegetal DMS notes. Quite grainy, not pleasant!
There's some sweet biscuity malt flavour upon the first sip. After that my brain seemed to realise this wasn't going to be a pleasant experience, and hence severed all nerves connecting my taste buds. Next to no bitterness, although there is a misplaced lambic-like funky-ness.
Too watery!

Photo of ski271
2.33/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear, pale gold with a very small, foamy, mostly diminishing head. Some decent lacing. It has a rather typical euro smell with light perfumey hops over moderate, lightly toasted grains. The taste is clean and crisp with a nicely dry finish, but it’s a bit on the bland side, even for the style. It has a medium-light body, watery texture and low carbonation. I was not impressed with this one at all. It’s rather… blah, and definitely not worth the money.

Photo of rohrbachsfan
2.4/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Crystal clear golden yellow with a tall foamy head.

Smell: Medium hops and grain aroma.

Taste: Mild malt and hops flavor.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation. Finishes dry.

Drinkability: Found this beer bland and disappointing. Thought I was drinking a light beer.

Photo of kimcgolf
2.45/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ours to a golden color with thin white head that dissipates quickly, and not much lacing. Aroma is mostly hops, offsewt slightly by malt sweetness. Has a fruity flavor, with an OK taste and finish. All and all, there was just nothing that really stood out for me with this beer.

Photo of mdg59
2.48/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of JasonTaverner
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of dustinfrye
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of RSpencer
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Stevotex
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of JohnnyK
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of cjbeckman
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of ENogueira
2.5/5  rDev -33%

11.2 oz bottle 04/15 poured in a pint glass. Clear yellow, like most lagers. Huge foam head buildup; took a while to go away. Smells bready and of malt. Tastes of chemicals and grain. Something off-putting about it. I got a lingering, bitter aftertaste. I'm going to have to revisit. It may be due to not having had a lager in quite some time.

Photo of rusty3335
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of stcules
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw colored - greenish, no bubbles. White head, not perfectly compact.
Hell typical smell: malt overall, and acacia honey.
A bit less convincing at the taste: it slips away easily. Flat, very low carbonation. Light malt, and non more. A bit flat.
Something more in the aftertaste, but not too much. A little watery.

Photo of mjtierney2
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of adamette
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is a Golden, transparent lager with 20-30 very small carbonation bubbles rising from below. Poured into glass with very slight head which dissapeared within 30 seconds. Smell is hoppy, mildly alcohlic but dissappointingly average. I was not impressed with taste. To me it is a slight step above Miller Genuine Draft in terms of taste. Mouthfeel also very average, again reminds me of MGD. Because of its similarity to MGD its drikability is just average as well. I was dissapointed in this beer as it was recommended and I expected better from a Munich Brewer like Paulaner.

Photo of Jm37000
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Johnct
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of TheDM
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a large head of fine to large sized white bubbles that mostly diminishes with time and a transparent softly carbonated light yellow orange body. It has a soft hop aroma with a hint of sweet honey. Initially, the flavor is smooth with lightly tingling mild hop notes and is very subtly spiced like the description says. Overall, it is a fine beer with a good palate.

Photo of Mardukk
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fizzy yellow high carbonation.

Typical Euro lager smell.

A stale slightly bitter touch of hops with little to no malt present.
Very thin watery mouthfeel with high carbonation. Resulting in a lingering soul aftertaste.

I'm a big fan of the German Helle Lagers typically, but this fails on every front.

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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
85 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.