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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,190 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 41
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-08-2001)
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Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer came out a nice golden yellow thats was crystal clear and covered with a nice thick head that slowly tapered away into a thin head, simply put this beer looks really inviting.I can barely smell the hops in this one, but it does have a semi sweet aroma . It looks and smells better than it tastes, don't get me wrong it's not a bad beer, but it could use some work. When it first hits your tongue it feels slightly dull and a little dry, and its aftertaste has a bit of a dry kick to it as well. I can really taste the bitterness of this beer as it hits my throat.

Photo of sebaastionb
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ghostwalker
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden body with a nice thick white head.

Nose is floral german hops, spicy and tantalizing. A little sour, however.

Flavor is very tart and somewhat spicy. A very nice example of the style, reminiscent of Bitburger Pils, another of my German favorites.

Mouthfeel is crisp and tight.

A great quaffable pilsener. Very drinkable.

Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of UDbeernut
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a pint glass

A: light straw yellow color, foamy 1/2 head, quick reduction to light lacing cap

S: light malt, slight grass.

T: light malt balanced well with flower and grass hop

M&d:light mouth, slightly buttery

Good beer on a warm day

Photo of jkrich
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. green bottle with no freshness date. Poured a clear yellow to light gold with a huge, fluffy white head that very slowly receded leaving intricate lacing on the stein glass.

Not a great deal going here: some fresh, clean malt aromas and, for a green bottle, no skunky odor.

The flavor was spicy and sweet malts with some dough like flavors. There were hints of vanilla as well. Overall, very fresh tasting and smooth with a subtle hop taste.

Light bodied with surprisingly low carbonation for the style. The mouthfeel was smooth and refreshing leaving a nice sweetness on the tongue.

An excellent, sessionable lager that never becomes boring. The helles style is very underrated.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale straw hue with light head. The aroma was primarily light malt, faint hops, and although it's hard to describe, it smells of decent quality and modesty. The flavor is of a creamy malt and a very light hops. Again, this is simplicity incarnate, and the flavors are in a nice harmony. Easy and pleasant on the palate. This would be easy to pair, and is light-hearted, yet delicious.

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a clear gold with a fizzy bright white head that dissipates quickly.

S-Not a very strong nose, but what I picked up on was some grassy hops and hint of sweet malts.

T-Similar to the nose as grassy, Noble hop flavors stand out along with some sweet grainy malt. Not the most flavorful beer by any means, but nothing offensive. It has a nice bite to it and its refreshing.

M-Pretty thin and watery.

D-One could drink many of these in a session due to its good flavor and average abv.

Overall, this makes a good beer to drink when you just want to drink a few beers and not think about it.

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of janubio
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml. botte. Clear yellow colour, big head that does'nt hold much, but leaves a ring on the surface. Smell of lemon, grain, slightly fruity. Fresh and crispy palate, taste is herbal, lemon. Not a omplex beer, but very drinkable and enjoyable. Good one.

Photo of MaxOhle
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Luigi
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a lot of carbonation bubbles running up the glass. Bubbly white head that is sticks all around the glass.

The aroma is fresh cut grass, spicy hop and grainy malt.

The flavor is classic German. Spicy hops hit the tongue up front and are balanced out nicely with a grainy malt. I little hint of lemon zest at the end. Nothing is out of balance.

Finishes of clean and very thirst quenching. Put some brats and burgers on the grill. This brew makes me think of summer.

Photo of BBP
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Tan gold, respectable amount of head. Fades quickly but didn't really disappear. Good retention. Decent carbonation.

S- Honey and grains as well as a slight herbal hopping.

T- Good balance of yeast, hops, malts, lemon, and herbs. Balanced incredibly well. There's a slight amount of honey sweetness to it.

M- Pretty smooth. Medium body. The carbonation comes on a bit rough.

D- All around pretty good beer. Somewhat standard though. What you'd expect from a Munich Helles lager. Very easy to drink.

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Duesler
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of stephendr
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gold color light , clear – frothy thick white head –nose is grains, grassy , cereal, hopps , malts , and clean - taste of malts , grainy , grassy , sweet corn , hopps , and hint of orange peel – dry light sweet mouth feel – skunky , cereal , bitter , grass , sweet corn aftertaste , short

Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Treb0R
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of TheDM
2.05/5  rDev -44.3%
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.

Photo of cnally
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My ongoing love affair with crisper beers continues with trying this one.

A golden yellow, crisp and clear, a little carbonation bubbly in the body. White head dissipates real quick.

Aroma is very much a corn and yeast one, slightly sour and a little rusty.

Flavor is dominated by the crisp bitterness but is rather layered with a touch of golden malt. Heavily reliant on the grain, tasting a little wheaty and with corn.

The feel is tangy and bubbly. Tamed in spite of its high carbonation level.

Decent to drink, but refreshing? Maybe. The flavor is nice for this style, but borders on being too skunky to take seriously.

Photo of Didier
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JohnnyDuvel
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Spaten lies between the German macros (like Becks and St. Paulie) and the world class pils/lagers (like Paulaner, Urquell, Bitburger, etc). Clean, smooth, crisp. Leans more towards the malt as opposed to the hops (appropriately for the style). Just doesn't quite have the body and overall flavor of the best lagers. This would always do, but I rarely buy it because there are better beers to be had for a similar price.

Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
84 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.