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

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1,152 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 35
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-08-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Erdinger2003
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden beer with a white head that falls away fast leaving nothing behind. Smell is slightly sweet and very bready. Taste is slightly bready and sweet with a crisp lager taste. Mouthfeel is slightly harsh is carbonation, crisp I guess is what you'd say. Overall, this hot spell is a nice pairing with this German lager. Very nice.

Erdinger2003, Sep 17, 2007
Photo of 1fastz28
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got a 6 pack of this for 6 bucks, not a bad deal. pours a golden color like most lagers, the smell of a slight skunkiness is apparent as soon as you open the bottle. Smell is more apparent as i pour it, has a bit of a hoppiness smell to it as well, no malt is present. Taste is crisp and light, but still full bodied, one of my favorite lagers, and a beer you can drink all day long, slight carbonation throughout the glass, but little head. Much better lager than heineken, or becks. and for around the same price you can't go wrong.

1fastz28, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of WJVII
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass this has a straw color, transparent. Minimal white head that lasted only for a moment. This has an aroma of hops and smells almost a little skunky. My first taste was bitter with nice presence of strong hops. This beer reminded me of my time in Germany and seemed to be a very traditional example of a German brew. Nothing special, but a decent showing. This is a drinkable import, but there are better beers available for a better price here in the states.

WJVII, Dec 21, 2007
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev +8.7%

ImFlyerThanYou, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of sjones5045
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

sjones5045, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of KingBiscuit
3/5  rDev -18.5%

KingBiscuit, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of UDbeernut
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a pint glass

A: light straw yellow color, foamy 1/2 head, quick reduction to light lacing cap

S: light malt, slight grass.

T: light malt balanced well with flower and grass hop

M&d:light mouth, slightly buttery

Good beer on a warm day

UDbeernut, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of ghostwalker
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden body with a nice thick white head.

Nose is floral german hops, spicy and tantalizing. A little sour, however.

Flavor is very tart and somewhat spicy. A very nice example of the style, reminiscent of Bitburger Pils, another of my German favorites.

Mouthfeel is crisp and tight.

A great quaffable pilsener. Very drinkable.

ghostwalker, May 02, 2006
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale straw hue with light head. The aroma was primarily light malt, faint hops, and although it's hard to describe, it smells of decent quality and modesty. The flavor is of a creamy malt and a very light hops. Again, this is simplicity incarnate, and the flavors are in a nice harmony. Easy and pleasant on the palate. This would be easy to pair, and is light-hearted, yet delicious.

BoitSansSoif, Mar 13, 2008
Photo of thegodfather2701
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a clear gold with a fizzy bright white head that dissipates quickly.

S-Not a very strong nose, but what I picked up on was some grassy hops and hint of sweet malts.

T-Similar to the nose as grassy, Noble hop flavors stand out along with some sweet grainy malt. Not the most flavorful beer by any means, but nothing offensive. It has a nice bite to it and its refreshing.

M-Pretty thin and watery.

D-One could drink many of these in a session due to its good flavor and average abv.

Overall, this makes a good beer to drink when you just want to drink a few beers and not think about it.

thegodfather2701, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

lauries444, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

sebaastionb, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

mpenske, Feb 02, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. green bottle with no freshness date. Poured a clear yellow to light gold with a huge, fluffy white head that very slowly receded leaving intricate lacing on the stein glass.

Not a great deal going here: some fresh, clean malt aromas and, for a green bottle, no skunky odor.

The flavor was spicy and sweet malts with some dough like flavors. There were hints of vanilla as well. Overall, very fresh tasting and smooth with a subtle hop taste.

Light bodied with surprisingly low carbonation for the style. The mouthfeel was smooth and refreshing leaving a nice sweetness on the tongue.

An excellent, sessionable lager that never becomes boring. The helles style is very underrated.

jkrich, Jan 18, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Skillz, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Luigi
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a lot of carbonation bubbles running up the glass. Bubbly white head that is sticks all around the glass.

The aroma is fresh cut grass, spicy hop and grainy malt.

The flavor is classic German. Spicy hops hit the tongue up front and are balanced out nicely with a grainy malt. I little hint of lemon zest at the end. Nothing is out of balance.

Finishes of clean and very thirst quenching. Put some brats and burgers on the grill. This brew makes me think of summer.

Luigi, Mar 09, 2006
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Tan gold, respectable amount of head. Fades quickly but didn't really disappear. Good retention. Decent carbonation.

S- Honey and grains as well as a slight herbal hopping.

T- Good balance of yeast, hops, malts, lemon, and herbs. Balanced incredibly well. There's a slight amount of honey sweetness to it.

M- Pretty smooth. Medium body. The carbonation comes on a bit rough.

D- All around pretty good beer. Somewhat standard though. What you'd expect from a Munich Helles lager. Very easy to drink.

BBP, Aug 25, 2010
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4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in Pilsner glass. The beer poured a yellow color which lightened and looked like champagne as it warmed. The head was small- a 1/4 finger, with a decent smell of hops.

The mouth feel was excellent- crisp, effervescent, almost like champagne, and sparkling.

The finish is a light lager taste which sweetens with warming.

In general, a good light German lager with a very clean taste,

brureview, Apr 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

nodder, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of stephendr
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gold color light , clear – frothy thick white head –nose is grains, grassy , cereal, hopps , malts , and clean - taste of malts , grainy , grassy , sweet corn , hopps , and hint of orange peel – dry light sweet mouth feel – skunky , cereal , bitter , grass , sweet corn aftertaste , short

stephendr, Oct 08, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

cjac, Jul 24, 2012
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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