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Henninger Premium Lager - Henninger Bräu AG

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165 Ratings

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 18.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 04-03-2003)
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Photo of McStagger
2.6/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

McStagger, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

ejimhof, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

EBeckett3, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

ygtbsm94, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Wedcat
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Wedcat, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.04/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

TheMarkE, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Arherring
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Arherring, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev +1.7%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
Photo of bscalt
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

bscalt, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3/5  rDev +1.7%

BrazilianAussie, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of TasteFiend
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

TasteFiend, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of BamfBacon
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

BamfBacon, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of jucifer1818
4/5  rDev +35.6%

jucifer1818, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of stever451
4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

stever451, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Blueribbon666
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Blueribbon666, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Jason, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.4/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

16 fl oz can served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are low; I had this from the bottle quite some ago and I was not impressed. Acquired at Trader Joe's for cheap.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger beige colour head - quite thin - with okay cream and decent retention. Body colour is a light very pale transparent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Clean pale malts. Salt. Minimal floral hopping.

T: Pale malts. Burnt rubber. A light saltiness. Minimal floral hops - I hardly detect any. Incredibly simple. Balance is off. No yeast or alcohol comes through. A barley foundation.

Mf: Weak. Thin. Smooth. Wet. Sharp from slight overcarbonation. A bit buttery. Too wet. Hardly feels tailored to the flavours.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. A cheap Trader Joe's beer that masquerades as a German treat purely for marketing purposes; this is one to be avoided. I'll steer clear from it in the future. A failure within the style. Quite underwhelming.


kojevergas, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of no8
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

no8, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of mungus
3/5  rDev +1.7%

mungus, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev +1.7%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of pappetros
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

pappetros, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

harpus, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of jifigz
2.9/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint can poured into a glass.

The appearance is a very clean and pale yellow color with a head that disappears rather quickly. The color is more rich and yellow than your standard American macro lager offering, but not as richly golden as other lagers I have seen. The smell was basically non-existent with just a touch of sweetness coming through. The taste was very light and tasted vaguely of honey. The flavor had just a touch of hops, but was mainly honey like sweetness through and through. The mouthfeel was thin and watery and refreshing.

Okay, so this came in a preselected box from World Market titled World's Best Beers" or something like that. My friend's dad picked it up in Ohio. I could tell by one glance that most would be relatively flavorless pale lagers. He offered I take one so I chose this one. It wasn't nearly as good as I was expecting.

jifigz, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
2.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

Light golden body with a loose head that dissipated to a film and ring. 3.0

Grassy hops, crackery pale grains with light must, and not much else. 3.0

Stanky Euro hops and a musty, almost fruity, pale grain with serious huskiness. Slightly astringent with a semi-steely flavor. Hint of green apple or Pixie Stick in the finish. 3.0

Medium-light body with medium-light carbonation. Slippery feel. Lower drinkability. 2.5

thecheapies, May 15, 2012
Henninger Premium Lager from Henninger Bräu AG
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