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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Hell - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2001)
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Reviews by pheurton:
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pheurton

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

crystal clear golden topped with a fat white head that is retained rather well. clean munich malt aroma, with hints of light esters and european hops. crisply carbonated and refreshing, while retaining a sturdy medium body. clean and lightly sweet toasted grain flavor, balanced by an earthy noble hopiness. tastes slightly more fruity as it warms up, but this is pretty subtle. nice clean lager that is refreshing and easy to drink, yet still retains ample flavor. great summer beer.

04-09-2004 17:08:05 | More by pheurton
More User Reviews:
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Todd

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Presentation: 12oz light brown European bottle. Freshness date clearly marked (lower front label). I like this label as it has a beer maiden holding 3 huge mugs of beer with the other hand on her hip. Oh yeah, that's cool.

Appearance: Clear, bright golden/yellow with a pure white creamy foam head. It slightly clings to the glass as it rests to a delicate foam lace.

Smell: Sweet and raw grains with mellow fruits in the aroma.

Taste: Very smooth and even feeling on the palate, medium-bodied. The tight carbonation creates a creamy wave that breaks out to a raw tea-like broth with a balancing sweetness and light fruitiness. Grain, some musty tones, metallic flavours, light esters and a subdued citrus-like hop flavour, that snaps and dries the palate, follows -- making for a very fresh tasting, interesting, crisp and refreshing beer. Ends with some grain on the palate, rather dry and husky.

Notes: Another winner from Hacker-Pschorr in my opinion. This beer has a lot of mouthfeel and flavour for a deceptively light in appearance brew.

06-18-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

A stocky lager with a hefty pale maltiness that may lack a bit in character but lays down a solid clean flavour throughout. Hint of alcohol after a few sips, bitterness is more than enough to counter the maltiness with a flowery herbal flavour. Highly drinkable though a bit potent as well.

10-19-2002 07:30:34 | More by Jason
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-10-2014 16:18:09 | More by henryclay_
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innominat

Ireland

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-01-2013 19:28:30 | More by innominat
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Clear, attractive color, mercifully subdued carbonation, long mouthfeel, almost medium-bodied, not a bright beer in malt taste, one with a long grainy taste thats slightly strange, maybe a little clovey...I'm not always in the mood, but this tastes good...not a quencher, though...

02-26-2002 14:07:27 | More by ADR
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-26-2013 00:49:50 | More by Tarks
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javlin624

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-19-2013 06:28:51 | More by javlin624
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Reverand

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

Beautiful golden yellow color with a tiny whisp white head. Medium body with good hop balance. A citric aftertaste that quickly goes dry. Certainly a crisp and refreashing drink.

10-05-2002 11:15:09 | More by Reverand
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ZachH


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-14-2012 23:18:10 | More by ZachH
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.03/5  rDev -20.1%

Poured into a Weizen glass from a 500 ml bottle.

Clear, pale color. Head is large and foamy and stays pretty long, leaving nice lacing.
Aroma is dominated by a very bready smell. Also some malt.
Taste is also very bready.
Body feels light to medium with good carbonation.

Overall this beer is quite interesting with it's dominant bready character.

12-03-2012 19:36:18 | More by Ciocanelu
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from a .5L swing-top, flown back from Germany. Appears a clear amber-gold with a short white head.

Man, this is beer. I could down this by the liter. It's a perfect balance of light, nutty, biscuity malts with a dash of spicy hops. Very clean flavor and incredibly drinkable. It's a shame this beer, or style, isn't very common, or often this well made.

11-28-2008 23:16:51 | More by tempest
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AndrewNations

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer at the brewery during Oktoberfest 2010. An amazing experience.

A - Perfectly clear and golden. Very little lacing and with a thin white head.

S - Not a whole lot on the nose. Slight sweet malt and yeast.

T - Nice and clean. This was such a subtle beer than any imperfections would be quite evident. Really fresh and finishes a bit sweet. This has really spoiled me as trying similar styles in the states aren't quite the same.

M - Perfect. The carbonation everywhere in Germany was perfect even from the kegs at Oktoberfest. Not to think or thick.

I really enjoyed this one. It really changed my perception of lagers.

12-26-2010 21:02:56 | More by AndrewNations
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-23-2014 03:27:01 | More by DOCRW
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

This poured a nice dark golden colour with a thin head that quickly dwindled to a ring. The hops smelled mostly grassy, with only a hint of spiciness. Bready malt made up a big part of aroma, reminding me more of an Oktoberfest.

The spicy hops re-emerged in the taste, but malt still ran the show with bread and grains dominating my palate. The carbonation was a little low and the feel a bit thin and watery. I wanted to like this beer more, but in the end felt like it lacked that little something extra that separates memorable beers from the rest.

12-15-2006 04:07:48 | More by vanrassel
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vpaul879

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-28-2013 16:25:27 | More by vpaul879
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-03-2012 04:36:38 | More by ThinkAgain
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rdrummer

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

This is a very representative German lager in my opinion. It pours a nice clear golden color with a thin, pure white head. There is very little lacing. The aroma is one of grain and yeast with a hint of alcohol and malt. It has a nice lager flavor but stronger than most lagers brewed in the US. It has that distinctive German lager flavor that is very recognizable, and which I can only attribute to the German barley and malts. This has a lot of body for a lager and is crisp and clean. It is also very smooth with no real bite and goes down very easily and much too quickly.

06-29-2004 22:38:05 | More by rdrummer
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%

Crystal clear light golden color and a ghost white head. Retention isn't too bad. Nice aroma of sweet and sour fruity malt, with a little hop presence. Grainy malt flavor rules this brew, but hops aren't far behind, with a slight citrus character. Sweet and lightly fruity. Grain character dominates all around the palate, and stays in the aftertaste as well. Satisfying, refreshing, great-tasting, and drinkable in that characteristic German way. One of those beers that begs to be consumed in generous amounts.

09-28-2002 05:05:44 | More by hyuga
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.13/5  rDev -17.4%

Bought on a short trip across the German border, from where I live.
0.5 l , swingcap bottle.

Golden colour, modest carbonation, thin head, but ok lacing.

Smell of malts and yeast, some citric and floral notes.
Taste equal, but a bit more plain malty, allmost dough.
Mouthfeel mild bitterness, lingering aftertaste, slightly dry.
Overall, it's more simple than I had hoped.
Not as complex as some of the others in this style.

07-02-2011 11:44:25 | More by RuudJH
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Gusler

Arizona

3.6/5  rDev -5%

Pours a crystal clear gold color, massive bright white head and oodles of fine lace, which desiccate to sticky clumps upon the glass. Nose is malt, fresh, clean and crisp. Front is mostly malt and somewhat sweet, the top is reedy, the finish bitingly acidic, pleasantly hopped, with a dry somewhat bitter aftertaste. Quite quaffable, and one of the handful of “Lagers/Pils”, I can call “Delectable”. Ranks #672 on my current 1000 beer master list.

11-14-2002 15:21:01 | More by Gusler
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-24-2013 01:19:28 | More by ChipMurray
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dogma33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-09-2013 19:52:53 | More by dogma33
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-04-2014 21:46:33 | More by parintele
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +17.9%

Very golden with a foamy white head that is thick and long lived. The nose is a pleasant hop with a strong malt undertone that is refreshing and inviting. The flavor is a nice dry beer with a hoppy flavor that is complex and unique. The aftertaste is mild and fading with a minimal to almost non-existent hop ghost.

02-23-2003 11:39:27 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Hell from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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