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Paulaner Original Münchner - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
84
good

797 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 797
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 49 | 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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Ratings: 797 | Reviews: 412 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mikeg67
1.5/5  rDev -59.7%
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.

mikeg67, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of gnikola
1.75/5  rDev -53%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of blatherbeard
2.1/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

blatherbeard, Jan 15, 2008
Photo of fionn13
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%
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!

CrazyDavros, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of ski271
2.33/5  rDev -37.4%
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.

ski271, Dec 21, 2005
Photo of rohrbachsfan
2.4/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

rohrbachsfan, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of kimcgolf
2.45/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

kimcgolf, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of mdg59
2.48/5  rDev -33.3%

mdg59, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of JasonTaverner
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

JasonTaverner, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of dustinfrye
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

dustinfrye, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of RSpencer
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

RSpencer, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Stevotex
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Stevotex, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of JohnnyK
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

JohnnyK, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of cjbeckman
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

cjbeckman, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of ENogueira
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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.

ENogueira, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of rusty3335
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

rusty3335, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Fettpopps, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of stcules
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
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.

stcules, Dec 24, 2005
Photo of mjtierney2
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

mjtierney2, May 28, 2013
Photo of adamette
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
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.

adamette, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of Jm37000
2.6/5  rDev -30.1%

Jm37000, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of TheDM
2.68/5  rDev -28%
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.

TheDM, Jun 26, 2003
Photo of Mardukk
2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

Mardukk, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of Wiscodrinker
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Wiscodrinker, Aug 10, 2014
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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
84 out of 100 based on 797 ratings.