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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,117 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,117
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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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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kgrichards

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

03-30-2014 21:33:43 | More by kgrichards
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Anacross

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

11-03-2013 18:16:38 | More by Anacross
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Bralis

Israel

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

05-20-2014 13:58:19 | More by Bralis
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alankwak

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

A: Golden bright with good carbonation. Fine head with good head retention and lacing.

S: Light here. Not much in the way of hopiness but that's proper for the style.

T: Yes. Outstanding. Light grassy notes and extremely smooth. Some Sazz flavor with some malt evident.

M: Full to medium mouthfeel. Light enough as a session beer but still of the highest quality in a lager.

D: Shoooot. This is of the highest quality. I would put this up in there with the best of them. If this were a pils I'd say it wasn't hoppy enough but it's not. For this style an excellent beer!!

03-05-2011 02:25:23 | More by alankwak
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Ken_H

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

A very drinkable, enjoyable beer. Smells inviting, tastes fresh and has a number of different taste themes all working together. Finishes clean with no unpleasant aftertaste. It just seems right to me and I would be hard pressed to order something else if this was available.

02-16-2014 06:34:34 | More by Ken_H
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

12-07-2012 05:27:13 | More by OCdrummer7271
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +28.3%

Ahhh, now this is how beer should taste. Who knew Spaten had it in them? The beer is really just freakin' fantastic. A strong malt presence with just enough earthy hops to balance out the beer leaving a sweet, but not too sweet taste. Really very subtle and extremely quaffable.

Man, this beer man, this beer. It is so freakin' tastey. A brainless drink, but man, does it ever taste good.

06-17-2006 15:21:53 | More by shbobdb
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Nixon

Washington

4.72/5  rDev +28.3%

I love this stuff! If you take a swig and hold it in your mouth you can clearly taste all the components...sweet and 'biscuity' malt, flavorful hops and pure, refreshing Alpine water.

German brewers really know what they're doing. They've managed to assemble a pretty big beer...about 2 ABV percentage points higher than products from our large brewers...and keep it flavorful and refreshing.

No one single ingredient has to overpower the others to let you know it's there. The brewers present them all to us equally and you get the sense that they've worked hard to make sure it comes out that way. When properly poured into a clean glass you get a fluffy, lasting head crowning the rich golden liquid that holds just the right amount of gassiness. Well done Spaten!

05-07-2009 17:33:03 | More by Nixon
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mithrascruor

California

4.6/5  rDev +25%

16 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Crystal-clear golden yellow color, with a thick off-white head that lasts for quite a while.

Smell: Great spices, grains, a tad bit of fruit, and a dash of hops.

Taste: It's like the smell, only better! Very well balanced and refreshing. My only complaint is that while there's a lot of interesting flavors, the complexity isn't very striking.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, very smooth. Just the right amount of carbonation as well.

Drinkability: An extremely drinkable lager that you could keep drinking all night.

This is certainly the best Munich Helles Lager that I've had (and I've tried a fair number). Better than the other in every respect: looks better, smell and taste is more balanced and/or "refined." Easy and nice to drink for practically any occasion. This will definitely be on my next shopping list.

06-08-2006 03:44:56 | More by mithrascruor
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +25%

Looks decent enough for a lager yellow in colour with a white head.

This smells skunky with an aroma of hops and flowers. Some people don't like the green bottle skunk but I do.

Tastes great, probably my favourite lager. Its got bitter hops and is somewhat complex.

Nicely carbonated and refreshing.

A good session beer and a definite step up from the usual lager.

02-01-2012 15:46:11 | More by Dave1999
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krunchie

Sweden

4.55/5  rDev +23.6%

Reviewed on April 21.

A: Clear, yellow liquid with an airy, crisp head. Lovely "classic lager"-foam. A lot of CO2, looks great!

S: Lager yeast, pilsner malt, swedish hard bread (knäckebröd) and weak citrus aroma.

T: Sweet pilsner malts and great bready taste. I love malty bread taste in a lager so this is right up my alley. Some syrup taste after half a bottle, still very nice. No unpleasant surprises, not even after the last sip.

M: Light and crisp. Just like a lager's supposed to be. Thumbs up

D: 100% drinkable! Great thirst quencher and goes down very easily. Probably my favorite bavarian hell atm.

...and it's quite cheap here in Sweden! How do they do it? :)

05-17-2009 14:23:41 | More by krunchie
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mcarroll10177

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +23.1%

poured from the bottle into an imperial pint glass

A- straw yellow with a big white head from an aggressive pour. very little lacing on the glass. A good looking German beir

S- exactly what a german should smell like. some confuse a skunk smell with a perfectly balanced offering from Munich. This beir was the later.

T- wonderful, a sheer joy. crisp and clean with a balance of hops. Perfect smooth finish. I think I am in love.

M- just what this style should, be thin with some carbonation adding to the ease of drinkablility.

D- the ultimate easy drinker. So crisp so refreshing, this my friends is what a Munich Helles lager should be like.

If you ever find yourself saying " I want something similar to (although slightly different style) a Heineken, but good" - this is your beer. This is one of my go to beirs.

This is one of the finest beirs on the planet, a monumental achivement.

05-13-2006 16:13:04 | More by mcarroll10177
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OneAlaskanWoman

Alaska

4.53/5  rDev +23.1%

I realize I am new to beer, but I love this one! So smooth & easy. It is a lovely color with great bubbles. It drinks very easy with a good mouth feel. I originally had it in a German restaurant with an order of spaetzle. I have had it since without food just as an evening beer & was still very pleased.
I only wish it didn't have to be special ordered where I live...

12-01-2008 06:54:46 | More by OneAlaskanWoman
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Devildog3

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +23.1%

Spotted this the other day at my local beer shop and bought a 6 to take home. Despite the fact that I did not have this beer in years, it was a welcome experience.

Poured into a 16 Oz mug and it had a nice golden color. Head did not last long but the lacing was decent. Had a spicy, sweet floral aroma and taste.

Mouthfeel and drinkability scored high in my book and this is definitely a refreshing beer I will keep around the house.

09-21-2009 13:36:39 | More by Devildog3
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stella77artois

New York

4.53/5  rDev +23.1%

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

Have been drinking this stuff for a while now. Without a doubt my favorite non-bock Lager. So tasty, so refreshing. I had seen it many times, but didn't decide to try it until a friend of a friend who has a similar appreciation for German beer highly recommended it.

A - Looks like a normal lager. Not made for it's looks. Yellow-amber with lot' of carbonation present. Head varies based on freshness, but even with one that's a bit on the older side, you can still form a head with some aggression in the pour.

S - Smooth and mild malts. More hops than similar lagers, and just a tad of dankness. The way a European Lager should smell, IMO.

T - Delicious. Perfect amount of refreshment and taste. Malt up front with hops shortly afterwards. A touch of the dank smell is noticed in the taste, but not in a skuky way that you often find w/ Heineken or Pilsner Urquell. This stuff always tastes fresh. This stuff isn't complicated like an IPA or American Strong ale, but it's perfect for what it is : a tasty, refreshing lager.

F - The perfect beer for refreshment. So good after a workout. Crisp and tasty, the carbonation tingle is perfect. Easy on the throat and stomach.

O - Again, one of my favorite beers overall. I realize that lager's get a bit of an unfair bummed rap around here, but you have to remember, there are plenty of excellent lagers out there. The fact that most crap American beers are lagers plays into this negative stereotype, which I think is wrong. This beer has a perfect amount of taste and refreshment. The ultimate (and my favorite) session beer, and one of my Top 5 overall. Highly recommended for any Lager fans, or anyone who likes to session with quality, tasty beer.

05-22-2013 16:22:09 | More by stella77artois
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HopsForBrains

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-02-2014 19:07:56 | More by HopsForBrains
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-28-2011 17:00:08 | More by kmwilson76
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-30-2013 13:39:28 | More by Hoagie
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tzieser

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-27-2013 07:14:35 | More by tzieser
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Patriot19


4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

11-11-2012 01:38:08 | More by Patriot19
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citrusydark

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-28-2013 00:29:56 | More by citrusydark
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dmmcgove

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-31-2011 04:26:53 | More by dmmcgove
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-29-2014 17:40:01 | More by pathman
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agilmour11

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-28-2014 16:43:54 | More by agilmour11
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roddwolff

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Tested on a rainy afternoon in may 2010. Poured in a FCBayern-Pilsener glass. Denotes a bright golden color, oil type, thin head of foam with acceptable duration and retention. In the smell, is a blend of floral and herbal hops. The taste have the same hops with some extra biscuity malt and olive oil. The mouthfeel is extra-crunchy, off of thirst, medium bitterness with a bittersweet finish, smooth body. In the drinkability, is the second "most crisp" beer i have taste (after Corona Extra), by far the best munich helles lager style.

08-26-2010 19:15:24 | More by roddwolff
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 1,117 ratings.