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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,106 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,106
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 33
Gots: 57 | 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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TongoRad

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

This is a fairly good representation of the style, which almost tends to be unexceptional by definition. Nevertheless there's some elegance about it- any misstep in production or design would be immediately noticeable- and a nice seamless quality. It has a pleasantly restrained nose, slightly favoring the spicyness of the hops. It finishes soft and slightly malty.

07-08-2004 17:43:27 | More by TongoRad
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-04-2012 18:36:44 | More by Rmatuszak2
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flagbearer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-03-2014 04:23:41 | More by flagbearer
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Feel_the_Darkness

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-17-2014 21:59:17 | More by Feel_the_Darkness
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-23-2013 03:15:56 | More by jmw4437
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-19-2013 03:28:53 | More by BodiesLexus
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-03-2012 05:49:56 | More by pirmannt1
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2013 15:57:24 | More by ahommell
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BrandonCBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2012 05:28:13 | More by BrandonCBeer
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SDG1070

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-30-2013 13:56:32 | More by SDG1070
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-24-2012 21:19:43 | More by szmnnl99
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Soloveitchik

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-07-2013 21:40:05 | More by Soloveitchik
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Nerlman


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-12-2012 19:54:19 | More by Nerlman
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2013 23:17:28 | More by Kingcurio
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured on tap in a shaker at The Pantry (minus the green food coloring offered due to St. Patty's). Crisp golden color like a mildly tarnished golden wedding band with a cap of thick white head that kept pretty good retention and a touch of lacing. Smelled a lot of biscuit mix, freshly kneaded in the kitchen from several feet away as well as a touch of some citrus. The citrus came out more pronounced in the taste and mouthfeel, almost like a bit of lime zest and/or rind along the back of a bready malt. The mouthfeel was pretty light and just a very small touch of carbonation and spritz. Pretty good for a lager overall.

03-14-2013 23:37:19 | More by estlinska
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GreatPondBrewer

California

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

My friend decided he did not want this bottle because it said "malt liquor" on the front and I was more than happy to relieve him of it(wink wink). Bah, another green bottle! Oh well. It poured a light, pale, yellow without too much head and not very much carbonation apparent. The smell had contrasting sesations; first there was a shap(hallertau??) hop aromoa which cut through the more malty honey/flowery smell. The taste was sweet and thin up front, buttery and full bodied malts dominated the middle, which receded back to the sweet taste and finished with a hoppy(little bit skunky) bitter aftertaste. Vey decent beer.

06-03-2003 08:42:02 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

Bought this in a brown 25 oz bottle with the usual gold foil around the top.
In appearance it looks like a 100 other German style light colored beers. Had a good head that dissapated pretty quickly.
Not a very strong smell at all unlike corn addled American macros..light and slightly hoppy.
Taste is pretty good though unexciting..maybe i shouldnt have eaten the slalmi before hand though :)
Nice feel around the tounge and the back of the mouth very nice.

Very easily to drink could see this as a good summer BBQ beer if i had the cash!

01-31-2003 19:32:47 | More by Reidrover
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Brad007

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a pale yellow color with almost no head. Aroma isn't too impressive with a slight skunk. Taste is somewhat smooth, even fruity and goes down very easily. There's some biscuit-like taste to it and it's definitely the opposite of what I expected it to be, due to the slight skunk in the aroma. I have to give this lager props for being very drinkable.

09-09-2007 03:20:39 | More by Brad007
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sessycuban

California

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

A - The beer pours a pale, light yellow color. I got plenty of head and lacing typical of a Helles. I was fortunate to sample this beer from a brown bottle.

S - Like a classic German beer, I’m getting Bavarian malts and hops. I’m also getting very light citrus.

T - I’m getting simple malts, very crisp. I’m also getting some hop flavor as it goes down. After a drinks, I also get a grainy taste. This is a very balanced beer.

M - Very smooth. This is the German purity law at its best. I find it amazing how you get similar consistency even across different brewers.

D - As I’m partial to the style, I think Spaten makes for a great session beer. You’re not going to find complexity here. That’s not always what you want. If you want something smooth, tasty, and crisp, Spaten is a good choice. Part of the appeal to me for this beer is that you can find it nearly anywhere. Even Safeway carries this beer, so I don’t always have to go to a specialty store to find good beer.

05-15-2007 23:25:11 | More by sessycuban
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ipogios

Cyprus

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

An original Muinich beer with golden colour and nice smell. Malty with nice body with a head that adds to the fine appearance of the beer. You'll love this beer..

Cheers

ipogios

11-19-2002 00:23:03 | More by ipogios
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

A - Pours a clear straw with a moderate sized, brittle head.

S - Nose is grass and lemon, hints of hay and light fruit.

T - Malty sweet with notable acidity. Husky grain in the middle and mild herbal hops and finishing bitterness.

M - Solid body has some heft and slickness. Mild-moderate carbonation.

D - Solidly drinkable brew. A good light but non-wimpy brew.

08-05-2011 00:48:45 | More by allergictomacros
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Walken

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

Spaten: Premium Lager (No date) (Tasted 05/17/10)
12 oz. green bottle, poured into a dimple mug.

Appearance: Brilliantly clear golden liquid with a small, fluffy off-white head that fades down into a thin cap, surprisingly good lace.
Odor: Malt forward nose, aromas of grain husk and white bread with some hints of floral, slightly spicy hop in the background.
Consistency: Light bodied, but with some serious girth for a helles. Carbonation is medium-high, tingling the tongue a bit.
Taste: Herbal hop and grainy, pilsner malt flavors come in equal proportion, tugs of bitterness around the edges of the mouth, finish is clean and crisp, with a final flourish of bready malt.

Great helles. If my understanding is correct, Spaten is the originator of the style, in reaction to encroaching Czech pilsners. That being the case, it explains why this example is relatively bitter compared to others that I have tried.

05-17-2010 17:24:17 | More by Walken
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance – This one is a nice, deep yellow with a huge, pillowy head. The head is like lumps of shaving cream and leaves some beautiful lacing on the inside of my glass.

Smell – The Munich Lager aroma is very pleasing. The grain is easy on the olfactory bulb. This is one mellow nose.

Taste – The light grain from the nose turns a bit orangish at the taste. This is a very even flavor. The hops are done just right and provide excellent balance.

Mouthfeel – This big lager is medium-bodied and heavy. The carbonation is light and feels terrific. This one also packs a huge dry wallop at the end.

Drinkability – This Helles Lager is a bit rough around the edges but good and very drinkable. It’s a classic.

09-20-2004 17:28:50 | More by RoyalT
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StevenBilodeau

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Obviously a popular German Beer, probably third to Becks and St. Pauli Girl, at least in the US. Spaten is a great lager. It isn't too light or heavy, refreshing and very drinkable for a German Beer. It has a very quick head, and some lacing. What can I say, the beer sells it self.

01-07-2010 09:07:25 | More by StevenBilodeau
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Clear yellow-gold color, 1/4 inch head in a Pilsner glass that's decently persistent. Slightly nutty aroma. Light-bodied, malt is unobtrusive but hops are well balanced and lend just a touch of crispness. No annoying skunk. Pleasant finish, a little honey sweetness. I was looking for more grain or nut characteristics. Not a ton of memories here but a very drinkable beer.

07-08-2002 08:24:16 | More by ADR
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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