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Paulaner Original Münchner - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Original Münchner

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743 Ratings
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 21
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

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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New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 22:35:08 | More by mikeg67
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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

01-17-2013 13:30:46 | More by gnikola
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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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 22:53:08 | More by blatherbeard
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

06-04-2012 15:12:41 | More by fionn13
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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!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 08:22:18 | More by CrazyDavros
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2005 20:25:44 | More by ski271
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New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2007 03:01:11 | More by rohrbachsfan
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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2006 12:02:43 | More by kimcgolf
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

04-06-2013 22:50:27 | More by JasonTaverner
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

01-17-2012 00:58:19 | More by dustinfrye
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

03-29-2012 16:55:43 | More by RSpencer
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

03-31-2013 01:40:53 | More by Stevotex
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33%

03-21-2014 13:07:02 | More by JohnnyK
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

04-19-2012 22:31:55 | More by cjbeckman
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

02-10-2012 02:45:30 | More by rusty3335
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

07-25-2014 01:39:31 | More by Fettpopps
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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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2005 17:03:09 | More by stcules
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

05-28-2013 19:22:39 | More by mjtierney2
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2007 02:06:20 | More by adamette
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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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2003 17:01:49 | More by TheDM
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 00:58:12 | More by Mardukk
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

11-21-2013 11:04:59 | More by pipinmalikonj
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

03-13-2014 00:39:45 | More by Zetcha7x
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out to a brilliantly ultra-clear golden, forming a spongy white head with average retention and sparse lacing. Aroma is typical for the style...spicy and slightly skunked German Noble Hops, fresh mown hay, light toast, and delicate pale malts. Mouthfeel is initially brisk, melding into a smooth middle with a light body. Taste is very mild...the semi-skunked hops don't jibe well with the fresh mown hay and this is something I tend to struggle with in Eurolagers. Bitterness and hop flavor is minimal. The finish is extremely clean with a residual corn-like aftertaste.

A decent Eurolager, but not something I would care to drink on a regular basis. The corn, skunk, and hay become bothersome, even after 1 bottle. There are much better brews out for the same price, and it just doesn't hold my interest.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2004 22:57:19 | More by Mitchster
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

08-24-2013 23:54:25 | More by mikelward
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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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