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

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1,116 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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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 omegaman


3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-15-2012 23:48:55 | More by omegaman
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-15-2012 05:16:09 | More by ChaseTheAce
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-12-2012 02:58:41 | More by dugly2ugly
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-07-2012 04:34:06 | More by HerrDave
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured a one finger fluffy white head that quickly disappeared to nothing, the body is crystal golden yellow.

Sweet grainy malt, hops, some lemon in the nose, refreshing.

Taste is sweet pale malt, lemony, mild earthy hops,some biscuit

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, slight lingering bitterness that coats all of your mouth, dry, very sessionable.

A good lager that was a pleasant surprise. Not a lager fan but this style seems to appeal to me. Would definitely grab it again or sip a few next octoberfest.

02-06-2012 21:17:20 | More by Stocean1
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2012 04:34:37 | More by LJWalker
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3.9/5  rDev +6%

A - Attractive crisp, clear straw color. Above average sized, light, bubbly, foamy, soapy, white head. Decent retention leaving a thin, whispy lace.

S - Slightly subdued aroma with loads of grainy malt and some bready aroma as well. Some grassy Noble hops. Not bad but nothing spectacular.

T - Grain and bready malt make up a lot of the flavor. Some Granny Smith apple along with a floral/herbal hop flavor that gets stronger on the finish. Slight bitter kick on the finish but it doesn't linger long.

M - Light body with above average carbonation. Zesty and crisp feel that ends pretty fast without much lingering feel.

D - Very drinkable beer that has a nice spicy hop aspect that pairs well with the maltiness. Goes down easy and is refreshing and crisp.

Notes: Nice beer and a good example for the style. Goes down easy and is refreshing. Decent level of hops to contrast with the maltiness resulting in a well balanced, refreshing beer.

02-05-2012 03:40:41 | More by FreshHawk
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-02-2012 18:13:17 | More by rsant
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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

02-02-2012 00:06:14 | More by breweradams
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-01-2012 16:08:47 | More by jriggins6
Photo of 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-31-2012 04:40:38 | More by jumbopanda
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-29-2012 10:03:25 | More by StoicBeast
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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Really liked the clean,amber color,good bubbles,just sad head. The smell had a hint of skunk,however,still a sweet malty odor soon overwhelms the skunk,as does the taste. Very smooth ,very clean taste. There is more grain taste that hops,to me a great balance. Refreshing anytime.

01-29-2012 05:30:22 | More by K9AleingPiss
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4.97/5  rDev +35.1%

This beer is a great German Lager. For anyone who loves to drink classic american pilsner such as Budweiser will love this German creation. This beer is extremely smooth, the taste is neither bitter or sweet but perfectly balanced. The color of the beer is light golden, and has a malty aroma with a hint of lemon.

01-28-2012 03:05:58 | More by amk786
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Very transparent light straw color with an eggshell white foam head that lasts for quite some time but leaves minimal lacing. Aroma at first whiff reminds of apricots and tangerines, but resolves into a cracker malt with strong and complex herbal / floral hopping. Taste is somewhat pushed into sweetness but not unbearably so, finish is semi-sweet but lasts for a respectable amount of time, texture is lighter side of medium body, refreshing, and definitely worth sessioning!

01-27-2012 23:06:43 | More by WastingFreetime
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-27-2012 15:45:01 | More by Mantooth
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3.23/5  rDev -12.2%

This beer is a relatively average lager. It is and enjoyable and easy beer to drink. The color is a light golden. It comes in a green bottle with a neat label. The smell is wheaty or grassy. It has a very clean finish. The taste is very balanced...neither too sweet nor too bitter. There is a slight caramel flavor as well. This beer is similar to a heineken.

01-27-2012 07:10:09 | More by megmulvaney
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2.7/5  rDev -26.6%

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.

01-27-2012 04:46:17 | More by lindalo112
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2.6/5  rDev -29.3%

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!

01-27-2012 03:12:40 | More by Olivia55555
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3.18/5  rDev -13.6%

This beer comes in a neat green bottles with a cool unique logo. It has golden color light brown. This beer has just about no head. Another neat thing is the carbonation of this beer, it reminds me of champagne. Thus beer smells like clean cut grass. It has a sweet malt taste and a clean after taste. This beer goes down smooth and is a Classic German Lager.

01-27-2012 01:07:02 | More by stunna12
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2.98/5  rDev -19%

I can't seem to figure out when it was bottled... but it can't be that fresh, since it was made in Germany, imported to New York, then to Minnesota.
Bottle to glass. Not Coors Light cold, like I presume the Germans would drink it.

A: Light Golden, clear very carbonated, head dissipated rapidly.

S: It smells skunky and floral, but not strong.

T: Well, IMO it's better than all the 'domestic' lagers, but not by a whole lot. It has a little more bite to it, hoppier. A slight skunk aftertaste.

O: I've had the Optimator and the Marzen Oktoberfest, and I was a little disappointed at first, but then remembered it's a light lager, and should be judged as so... that being said, it's pretty good, and it's probably not nearly as fresh as the domestics, being in the middle of America.

01-26-2012 04:39:02 | More by AllenJasper
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2012 21:30:07 | More by Milkysunshine
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-20-2012 19:33:04 | More by TrojanWheels
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-20-2012 04:48:16 | More by BJasny
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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