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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,133 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 34
Gots: 65 | 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 BeerBob
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%

Spaten Premium Lager pours a golden amber from a 12 fl oz green glass bottle with a pry off cap. Head went to over two fingers before going down to a full cap of fine foam with trails of lacing along the walls of my glass.

Nose is of sweet toasted barley malt with just a slight touch of husk Palate is a sweet toasted malt that has been bittered with hops, but the sweet malts are in the forefront and the hops are in the background. The bight of carbonation is welcome and very refreshing as well.

Spaten Premium Lager is a well-built lager that can hold its own with the rest of this worlds lagers.

BeerBob, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of wynnie211
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%

A: nice color and thick head

S: what nice aroma

T: very light and dry good from beginning to end

M: very nice

D: If I had to have only one beer for the rest of my life I could settle on this. Overall this is a very drinkable beer through and through. This is the first legitamate German Beer that I have tired and it is exactly what I expected and then some. Very pleased

wynnie211, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of SchlaflyFan
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%

I picked up a six pack of this classic German beer on a beer run today, I've been looking for it for awhile but its not sold at any of the area grocery stores I frequent. On opening and pouring into my trusty Schlafly Pale Ale pint glass I got the classic German lager smell. Color is a nice straw yellow, with a small head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving a ring with some lacing that lasted. Taste was hoppy bite up front, a little bitter but very pleasant. This beer is very crisp, dry, and cleanses the palate. Very refreshing. Overall this is one of the best German Lager's I've had and I can see drinking a lot more of this now that I know where to get it. My old standby for this type of beer was Becks, but this is a better beer. Time to work on the rest of that six pack...

SchlaflyFan, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%

Pours a pale straw, crystal clear. Bubbly two finger head with good retention and decent lacing. The floral hop aroma is strong, with background sweet malt. The pale munich type flavor upfront is faint but balanced well with bold noble hops. Spicy whole hop aftertaste that comes on strong, then gracefully fades. Light body and actively carbonated for a smooth mouthfeel with a very mild hoppy finish. A quality pilsener with no skunk character and high drinkability.

PBRstreetgang, Oct 25, 2005
Photo of WetCoaster
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%

Appearance: Crystal clear straw gold with absolutely exuberant fine carbonation--pour it and stand back. Pure white, rocky, sticky head with good retention. Some lacing. Not the most interesting looking beer out there, but good for the style.

Smell: Again, not exciting, but good for the style. Strong, pilsner-like hop aromas with a very vague, lightly toasted malt sweetness underneath.

Taste/Mouthfeel: OK, now this I didn't expect. The beer has an unmistakable orange flavor. There's nothing in it that tastes like an orange, per se, it's just that the citrus character of the hops and the particular sweetness of the malt combine for an pronounced orange taste--I've never had a beer quite like this. The beer finishes with a typically bitter, drying hop finish, albeit with a bit more citrus bite than I'm used to in a lager. The mouthfeel is quite light, but there is a slightly coating quailty. The carbonation (which does settle down after a while) gives the beer a crisp zing.

Drinkability: Quite light and crisp with a very unique and pleasant flavor. Works for me.

This beer came to me as quite a surprise, as it might to anyone who expected a typical, somewhat bland lager. Unique and very refreshing, a great summer beer

WetCoaster, Jul 30, 2004
Photo of Subliminal64
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

This is one of my favorite beers. Very reminiscent of the beer I had at Oktoberfest in Munich (view my avatar)

Beer pours a light gold colour. Lots of carbonation.

Smell is little on the heavier side. Not offensive though.

Taste is what a beer should be. Strong, but not too strong. A little too much aftertaste for my liking, but I will deal with it.

As stated before, this beer has lots of carbonation. Goes down a little harsher then desired.

Overall I love this beer. So glad I had the chance to sample in the beer fests of all beer fests. Give this one a try. Does not disappoint.

MB

Subliminal64, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of breweradams
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

appearance : Pale straw like color, white head stayed well over a minute then flattening to a thin white ring. Very clear

smell: Slight malt aroma, no hop aroma

taste: Slight sweetness with no hop flavor, Well balanced

mouthfeel: medium effervescent / no astringency

overall: Very drinkable, light body beer that lingers slightly. Great beer for a hot afternoon

breweradams, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of godlessape
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

Appearance: This beer pours a light golden straw color like most German lagers and gives up a thin white head.

Smell: The bready, grassy and earthy malt notes come together perfectly with maybe a hint of lemon.

Taste: The biscuity malt flavor comes through with great might and ends with a subtle spicy hop crispness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied--feels just right on the tongue.

Overall: This is great stuff. I wish American lagers had this much flavor. Das bier ist gut.

godlessape, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of MobBarley
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

This is in my opinion a brew that is criminally underrated, true to the style, refreshing and tasty too. This is a well-rounded brew that, unfortunately, lacks the WOW character that we North Americans seem to crave in our beer. I'll admit that the straw-yellow color, standard, fizzy head and moderate lacing do little for me. The smell is warm and sweet with some serious fruit notes to round it out. Some hops lurk in the background but largely serve to make the aroma more complex. The taste is fine. Fruity and sweet and just slightly bready, with a nice mineral-rich aftertaste. Mouthfeel is great for the style, with rather high carbonation and a smooth, relatively thin body. Drinkability is tops, and I could see this being a top-notch session beer.

MobBarley, Feb 29, 2004
Photo of pkalix
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

i pretty much love all of Spaten's recipes. this pours nicely, laces in little spots and smells very pilsnerly. lager? smells hoppy, tastes very dr; finishes clean with a crisp taste. nice session beer, dry, a little bitter, very germany . . . . wish they would bring back the Club-Weisse....

pkalix, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of taigor
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured from 12oz bottle

A - Pours clear, golden color with a light head that dissipates quickly with almost no lacing.

S - Light hops smell with a hint of fruitness.

T - Light hoppiness with grains (possibly bread) and citrus.

M - Nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation and slight bitter aftertaste.

D - Very light in ABV and not feeling so very drinkable and enjoyable.

taigor, Oct 26, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Andrew_Rios122, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

tyleeis, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

aty11b, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Roguer, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Bpierso1, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

AlexLi, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

jbd202, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Cresant
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Poured this 12 oz. green and undated bottle into a half liter Spaten mug, beautiful. Crystal clear golden yellow body. Bright white frothy head. Huge soapy bubbles filled the glass. Photo worthy.

Smell was terrific. Sweet cereals. Leafy hops. Grassy. Rich.

Taste was good, but not as nice as the aroma. Crisp sweet graininess. Mildy bitter (noble hops?). Bready. Subtle yet refreshing.

Mouthfeel was smooth and medium bodied.

Very drinkable. I will find this one again.

Cresant, Sep 18, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Bikeboy1, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Jbl3246, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

dbaraniak, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Chadhowie, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

J_Dub, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

M27, Apr 01, 2012
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.