Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by mjc410:
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On-tap - sort of. It's from one of those 5L mini-kegs, which I hauled with great labour from Wegman's in my bike's panniers. Working a little harder for beer is never a bad thing!
I've decided to make a review of the second pour, since the first poured more than 90% head. Well, this one probably amounts to 40%, but I'm stubborn enough to write down the details anyway. The white head in my Spaten becker falls slowly, and leaves thick spongy lacing as it does. The beer's body is a bright but translucent gold, as simple as that. A beautiful beer. The nose smells of cereal, rich bread, and herbal hops. Very nice. The taste is clean, but rich. Definitely focused on a crisp, balanced malt flavor, with noble hops filling out the other end. The mouth is thick for a lighter type of lager, with great crisp carbonation. A fine helles that I'll be working on for the next few days.
EDIT: Or maybe not a few days. I polished it off over the course of the whole day while watching all the Rocky movies but the newest. THAT was a lazy day.
Serving type: on-tap
03-24-2007 18:54:25 | More by mjc410
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3.61/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz green bottle
L - golden colored body, precisely clear, with a creamy, white head that slowly fades to a foam
S - light struck, grass, biscuit, spicy noble hop
T - crisp and clean, impeccable balance, grassy spicy hops, biscuity grain, faint light struck hop taste
F - creamy and smooth, ample carbonation, finishes clean
O - slightly tainted by the green bottle light effect, but still very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 03:39:56 | More by barnzy78
3.46/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had as Spaten Premium Lager, 5.2 % alc.
Pours pale golden, small white head that goes fast to a thin sticky lace.
Tho a strong skunky smell at first, some nice grainy malts break through as it settles, a touch of fruit and some mild stewed hops.
Maltiness dominates the taste, grainy but also with a bit of sweetness, faint apple and lemon zest.
A bit of skunk, not too discomforting, grassy hop finish, a bit spicy, mild bitterness.
Light bodied, medium carbonation.
A decent lager, but doesn't really bring the German quality stamp.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 12:37:29 | More by dcmchew
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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