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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Hell - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Münchner Hell

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very good

48 Reviews

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 111
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 19.27%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2001

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Reviews: 48 | Hads: 111
Photo of hyuga
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of DarthMalt
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

She's a pretty gal, this Edelhell! She puts on a grainy exterior at first, but, after a little foamy flirtation, she's all woman!

A fabulously intricate and delicate lattice-work of malt, hops, and alcohol, with no component betraying another. Perhaps the most well-balanced beer I have ever eaten.

To quote Charlie Papazian, "This is the stuff of liters and liters."


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Photo of marc77
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crystal - clear light - golden hue, topped by a thin but well - retained head. Sweet, grainy malt notes dominate the aroma, but a subtle herbal hop nose is discernible as well. The flavor profile is comprised of light hop bitterness and non - descript malt sweetness. Lightly bodied, w/ a slightly watery mouthfeel, but drinkability remains quite good. The finish is mildly bitter and clean. Although a decent helles, it seemed to lack a bit of malt backbone. I could easily drink several of these, however.

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Photo of brakspear
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice crystal clear pale gold color out of the bottle with slow tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Thin white head that rapidly disappears. Very little hop aroma with light malt nose.
Taste is light and refreshing with slight and smooth hop bitterness ending with mild malt finish. Body and mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Drinkability is exceptional; somehow the sum of this beer is greater than its parts.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

after a long time of slammin bottles, we decided it was time for a keg of this beautiful lager. then.... a piece of heaven floated onto my friends deck as we put down pitchers of this excellent brew all night long. there is another keg awaiting, and i cannot wait until then. out of the keg, this beer is unbelievably smooth and delicious. word to the wise, when you find a great beer, get it in a keg. then you will have lived a happy life.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My buds and I love this out of the bottle, so we ordered a keg of it from our local distributor ($$$$$$$). Unbelievably smooth from the tap, and excellent from the bottle as well. One of the best beers out there. I am going to go have one now. Ohhhhh mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Photo of ADR
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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...

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Photo of Todd
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Hell from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.