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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,072 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,072
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 32
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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barleyroad

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold in color with that euro lager smell.
average taste with a good feel to the mouth, clears nicely. Better that most american lagers, with exceptions of course. Overall not bad, but again falls short of american micro brews. Stay with the home team.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 23:27:56 | More by barleyroad
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 7/21/2007 (12oz bottle):

Pours a clearish yellow colored body, with an average whitish colored head. Has a malty fresh aroma. A nice clean taste, but has a watery palate. Some aroma of hops is present too. Has a crisp malty aftertaste. Somewhat refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 22:25:28 | More by jujubeast6000
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Olivia55555

California

2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was lighter yellow in color. To me it was just like a typically, standard beer. What you think of when you hear the word beer. It has an herbal, almost grassy taste and was pretty smooth. Not my favorite, but what I did like about this beer was that it has a super clean finish and did not leave a horrible after taste!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 03:12:40 | More by Olivia55555
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Backer2004

North Carolina

2.63/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Man, was I disappointed when I got this from Beer Poker - $2.50 for whatever bottle they pull out at the Flying Saucer. My buddy got Rogue Dead Guy and another 60 Minute IPA - nobody would trade me. It could have been disappointment in poker but my general impression was this one was not impressive. A Dinkle Acker of Prima Pils is more my style, this one's a bit bitter, more of a Euro Lager in appeance and smell. Easy enough to drink but I won't pick this one again (but will probably play Beer Poker again).

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 21:18:11 | More by Backer2004
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CU570M

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow beer with thin little head. Does last a while though. Smells more like today's mexican beers (i know a lot of the mexican beers were started by german brewers that traveled to mexico) more than a german. Nice tart kind of taste. Kind of creamy with hints of corn. Mouthfeel is smooth and easy going down. Drinkabililty is fair. Crisp refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2007 16:04:34 | More by CU570M
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jdoherty

New York

2.68/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was an interesting sample I had at a college bar which really surprised me in its range of quality.

A: Appeared much like any Bavarian lager, a little malty head and that light brown color that didnt impress, but wasnt bad

S: A mix of grass and motor oil, unpleasantly shocking on first wiff, I couldn't believe how strong it was. Not its strong suit

T: Too malty for me, not exactly my thing, its just left a very bad taste in my mouth.

M: Suprisingly heavy malt mouthfeel, it really seemed to be weighed down by that. Similar to malt liquor

D: Went down reasonbly smooth. It really wasn't something I could have more than two of, but if you do like strong smelling malted lagers (the smell overpowered me) then this would be very agreeable

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2006 02:26:11 | More by jdoherty
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lindalo112

California

2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It has an herbal, almost grassy taste and was pretty smooth.
Color: Golden yellow
Smell: Had a wheaty smell
Taste: maltier, balanced, hint of hops, herbal taste with wheat or grass taste.
Carbonation: little carbonation
Head: very tiny head with light to none hold
Mouthfeel: light mouthfeel
Extra: Didn't particularly care for this beer. It was your average run of the mill beer. The taste was identical to that of Coors or Heineken.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 04:46:17 | More by lindalo112
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ffboooboo

Michigan

2.73/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance-Light yellow constant bubbles rising from the white head that fades thin but remains.

Smell- big aroma here but I’m not sure what I’m smelling

Taste-clean malty flavor a bit of bitterness background ending a bit tart

Mouthfell-Thin watery

Drinkabilty- I like it but I’m unfamiliar with the style. Not bad but I would not seek another at this time. Need to try more than revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2005 23:18:32 | More by ffboooboo
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stevoj

Germany

2.74/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Middle of the road helles, nothing too remarkable here, but overall a decent helles. Appearance is lacking some color (pale golden ) and head (very spare). Aroma is malt, taste is mostly malt, hops barely make an appearance here. Much better to be found in germany.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 19:58:48 | More by stevoj
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stormgasm7

Arkansas

2.74/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was very reminiscent of Heineken but skunkier. It's probably due to the duration of shipping. It's wasn't particularly great but I'll drink it if it's available. I wasn't too impressed though. I would like to try their other beers for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 22:15:42 | More by stormgasm7
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kingslotty

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-05-2012 03:10:32 | More by kingslotty
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BGsWo22

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

03-20-2013 22:49:11 | More by BGsWo22
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AlexFF65

Russian Federation

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

02-02-2014 19:35:27 | More by AlexFF65
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Mick91

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

08-08-2012 00:59:48 | More by Mick91
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

03-08-2014 02:11:27 | More by DerwinWentworth
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

12-02-2011 22:32:11 | More by jmdrpi
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Alex-Alkis

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-10-2014 20:18:26 | More by Alex-Alkis
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mmilyko

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

09-08-2012 02:14:46 | More by mmilyko
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whartontallboy

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-13-2012 12:55:16 | More by whartontallboy
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another German pilsner... So much of these out there. The beer is a hellish gold color with fluffy white head on it. The brew is light bodied and has flavors of some hops, malts and fresh cut grass. The grassy flavors aren't too strong in the this which is nice. I can drink this beer if I have too, I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 23:49:41 | More by Knapp85
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lostinfla

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

01-26-2013 00:36:31 | More by lostinfla
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sneaks2210

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

11-21-2012 02:36:51 | More by sneaks2210
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GatorCoop

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

01-29-2014 22:31:13 | More by GatorCoop
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gbarron

Georgia

2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft from a shared pitcher at Dr. Dremo's in Arlington, Va.

A - bright golden yellow, deep color. Head is bright white but dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. No head retention at all.

S - sweet malt. Some DMS. Very little hop aroma, some slight spicy, noble hop aroma there, but malt dominates. Bready.

T - overwhelmingly sweet. Very sweet malt flavor predominates, followed by some yeasty notes, some graininess. Very little hop flavor or backbone to balance out the sweet pils malt flavor. Some earthy noble hop flavor but not much. Sweet flavor of corn, grains, sugar. Yuck.

M - thin, but highly carbonated and filling. Sweet but not sticky.

D - wow, very unimpressed with this offering from what I consider to be a great brewery. Love Optimator and love their Oktoberfest, but this 'traditional' lager leaves a lot to be desired - particularly the presence of any hops. Not sure if this beer is trying to be more of a pils or helles, but either way pass this by.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2006 15:55:29 | More by gbarron
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darylvelez

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer had great promise. I was told by the owner of the shop I bought it from that it's one of the best lagers on the market. But as soon as I smelled it i knew he was wrong. Maybe it was skunked, cause this thing smelled foul. Good color, loads of bubbles, look was great. Mouthfeel light. Taste was ok. Slightly more complex than a bud. Not buying this again, not asking that dude what he reccomends again.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 00:09:41 | More by darylvelez
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.