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Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,230 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 45
Gots: 125 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-08-2001

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Ratings: 1,230 | Reviews: 580
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1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

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1.59/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

a - poured a one finger thick white head into a tumbler. it left no sheet and a light ring that was gone halfway through. the body was a clear and slightly bubbly golden color.
s - i'm getting nothing.
t - no discernable taste, except maybe a mild graininess.
m - thin and watery.
d - it was a struggle to get through this, i almost poured it down the drain.

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1.74/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Typical taste. Light malt, big yeasty, doughiness. I hate it. Piss gold, white head, musty smell and taste and a bit undercarbonated. Call it a dortmunder/helles, but it still is boring, average, and I don't like anything about it. Paid 5.25 for it on tap and left half of it.

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1.81/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Smells like grass. Tastes like lemongrass. Fresh and crisp but couldn't get past the strange hop flavor integrated into the brew.

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.04/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This brew pours a medium head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and a transparent straw yellow lager colored body. It has a hoppy aroma with a fizzy initial, burp, taste and a hoppy slightly bitter acidic flavor that lingers well after it finishes. It left only a fair lacing. I expect better from Spaten the maker of one of my favorite Doppelbocks, but a s a lager, if you like them this one is just OK.

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2.18/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed on 6/15/08. On tap. Pours a light golden with good carbonation, small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, some light fruits. Flavor of wheat, skunk, sweet malt. I didn't really like this and it had a funny taste that was sort of skunky. Wouldn't get again.
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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.42/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured medium head with fine-small bubbles that quickly dissolved. There was not much lacing with this brew. There was carbonation observed rising to the top. It had a fruity, citrusy aroma to it. It was a thin and watery brew. The body was a light yellow. This brew reminded me too much of American mass-produced beers. This was disappointing.

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2.44/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, a decent hops burst, but a little skunkiness as well.

T: The taste starts out with a light sweetness that quickly fades into a mild & dry burst of hops bitterness and a pale flavor of grain. The after-taste is bready and bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, definitely not one of the better beers in the style. I could drink a few of these, it would only be if I had very little else to choose from.

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2.48/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured yellowish-golden with a thin, inconsistent head. Turned off by the smell, as it almost had a skunky characteristic. Can't say the taste was anything special either. It had a bready texture with more of a floral finish. Fortunately, it was very smooth going down. I expected better things, as I am typically a big fan of the Spaten line.

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Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.