Henninger Premium Lager - Henninger Bräu AG

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69
poor

168 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 19.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Henninger Bräu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 04-03-2003)
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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3.43/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of McStagger
2.6/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.04/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.4/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

D+

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Henninger Premium Lager from Henninger Bräu AG
69 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.