Henninger Premium Lager - Henninger Bräu AG
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Reviews by kmcnair:
3.73/5 rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Purchased a 6 pack of 16oz cans at Trader Joe's for $4.99
Aroma - Hint of grassy hop aroma, straw-like grains, clean, slightly sweet
Appearance - Straw in color, good head retention, frothy white head.
Flavor - Malty sweetness, grainy, slight corn, subtle hop bitterness and grassy noble hop flavors, fairly clean, no diacetyl.
Mouthfeel - Light-medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, creamy texture on the palate. Dry finish.
Overall Impression - Crisp, dry & refreshing. This is a nice example of a Munich Helles. A very malt forward light lager that I think could be a bit cleaner in profile with a bit more body and a bit less DMS character. For $4.99 a 6 pack, you really can't go wrong, this is much better than macro swill.
Serving type: can
12-13-2006 04:03:11 | More by kmcnair
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3.43/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Some beers you buy because they are great or outstanding, and others because they represent a great value in an everyday brew. Henninger's lager in the pint cans is the latter of those two. The local Liquor Barn chain store had the six-packs of pints for $6. I divide beer into everyday brews and weekend specials. If you look at the price, it's about like paying $4.50 for a six of something else, which puts you in Budweiser range around here, maybe even Natty Light land. Would I rather drink this? Oh, hell yeah. Is it my favorite? No, but at this price, I'm perfectly happy given most of the things I really like are in the $9-$15 range, or more. In the end, we pick beers because we really like them, and avoid ones we think aren't worth the money. $8? Hmmm, maybe, maybe not. $6 for six pints of good (not great) German brew, that's a helluva buy to me.
Serving type: can
12-07-2013 06:06:11 | More by FrankyGee3
2.6/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
TJ's purchase. Time to try something besides Peter's Pils from my favorite low cost grocery/beer store.
A: Poured into a pilsner glass. Transparent straw. Lively carbonation. Slightly less than one finger head. Mediocre lacing. Minimal retention. Looks very macro. Large bubbles.
S: Smells very macro as well. Hops are of the cooked vegetable variety. Malt is thin. Not even crackery, really. Think communion wafers.
T: Taste is much the same as the smell. Small amount of vegetal hop presence is unctuated by a thin line of poor quality malt. Very underwhelming. Dry finish, with a sudsy aftertaste.
M: Thin. Not much redeeming quality here.
O: Feels overly manufactured, which it is. Terrible represenation of a Munich Helles. Missing the grassiness, straw and biscuit aspects of a good German light lager. Poor.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 08:07:44 | More by McStagger
3.04/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Appearance: Clear goldish yellow, thin head disappears quickly.
Smell: Corn, grain, and grass, a little bit skunky.
Taste: Corn, grain, and grass.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, and smooth. No real aftertaste to speak of, other than a hint of skunkyness.
The Verdict: Meh. This tastes like Germany's answer to Bud Light. Drinkable but forgettable.
Serving type: can
06-20-2013 22:49:20 | More by TheMarkE
Henninger Premium Lager from Henninger Bräu AG
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