1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,132 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 34
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,132 | Reviews: 563 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -18.5%

jmathis, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of plinythederek
3/5  rDev -18.5%

plinythederek, May 10, 2013
Photo of yancot
3/5  rDev -18.5%

yancot, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Gab4717
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Gab4717, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Chris77McGrath
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Chris77McGrath, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of neckbracesub
3/5  rDev -18.5%

neckbracesub, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of armock
3/5  rDev -18.5%

A - Poured a golden yellow color with a white head the fades to a thin covering

S - Is mostly of malt with a hint of hops

T - Follows the smell malt with a touch of hops

M - Fairly thin with light carbonation

D - I expected more from Spaten I remember the other beers to be better than this. Over all this is pretty much just an average beer not bad just ok

armock, Feb 08, 2008
Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -18.5%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of jamesmelk
3/5  rDev -18.5%

jamesmelk, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of jasewaaang
3/5  rDev -18.5%

jasewaaang, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of hmmmbeer10
3/5  rDev -18.5%

hmmmbeer10, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of SatinRado
3/5  rDev -18.5%

SatinRado, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of touchmeimsac
3/5  rDev -18.5%

touchmeimsac, May 20, 2013
Photo of Rocketman8911
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Rocketman8911, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Titanium147
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Titanium147, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Nerudamann
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Look - Very light and clear. Decent carbonation, with half a finger of foam.

Smell - Hopy, wheaty type of smell.

Taste - Very earthy in taste, but light in general.

Mouthfeel - very light and a little watery.

Drinkability - not a great beer in general, in my opinion, not a whole lot of taste to it, but it would be easy to drink, so it gets higher repeat drinkability.

Nerudamann, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of BILF
3/5  rDev -18.5%

BILF, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of jriggins6
3/5  rDev -18.5%

jriggins6, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of FetMule
3/5  rDev -18.5%

FetMule, May 04, 2013
Photo of BeeSquared
3/5  rDev -18.5%

BeeSquared, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of theopholis
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%

Appearance- Body is a light, golden straw with a very small white head. The head has no retention, and leaves behind no lace.

Aroma- Smelsl a tad light-struck. Behind that, you get a decent blend of malt sweetness, graininess and Saaz hops. To bad the fools had to out this in a green bottle.

Taste- Some Saaz hops up front, followed by a mellow malt sweetness. Rather pleasant. Kinda of has a tartness to it to.

Mouthfeel- Light, crisp, and good carbonation.

Drinkability- This would probably be a good beer if they packaged it right. They lose major points for poor packaging and getting it light-struck.

theopholis, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of a10t2
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%

A: Very clear golden-yellow. Pours with a thin white head which dissipates quickly but leaves light lacing.

S: A little malt odor, but overall not much nose on this one.

T: Generic lager, very crisp but with no malts or hops to speak of. A faint sweet/syrupy flavor, and a moderately bitter aftertaste that fades quickly.

M: Light and carbonated, but again, no real complexity to be found.

D: Certainly refreshing and clean; drinkability is way up there.

On the whole I was disappointed by this beer. It's a cut above American macro lagers but has none of the complexity and depth that characterize Spaten's other offerings.

a10t2, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of Holyterror
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%

This is simply a middle-of-the-road German pils. Not real strong or real weak, just kind of there. Poured a pale yellow that was more remininscent of urine than I'm used to. Thin white head subsided, decent lacing down the glass. Lots of grain on the nose, and surprisingly little sulphur for a green bottled beer. Taste was, well, just average stereotypical German pils. Easy on the palate, but I quickly became bored with this beer.

I found it amusing that the label indicates this is "malt liquor." It also tries to make up for its mediocrity by playing the reinheitsgebot card.

Holyterror, Oct 25, 2005
Photo of Wildman
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%

This beer poured a light gold color and formed a nice white head that left some lace. Some light carbonation present. The aroma was of hops and touch of lemon. The flavor was of hops and a little lemon. The finish was a bit astrigent and had a bit of citrus to it. Not bad for a session beer, but there are better ones out there.

Wildman, Aug 10, 2002
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.