Original Münchner Urtyp
Paulaner Brauerei

Original Münchner UrtypOriginal Münchner Urtyp
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Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #246
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #41,470
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 12.22%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
37
From:
Paulaner Brauerei
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  8
SCORE
83
Good
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Bright clear gold, pours with 3mm ultra-fine white head.
S- Mild, briefly noted grains and then after couldn't find it again.
T- Starts really mild, then builds into a moderately richer and moderately hoppy palate.
F- Richer than a 'standard lager', meatier, as a result the hop-level almost seems to get reined in. Would handle being served well chilled.
O- If you are a year-round lager drinker this one might bring a bit more reward in colder months. It has nothing I note out of place or balance, and is sessionable. The flip-side is that there is IMHO nothing that special about it that would make me buy it again. 500ml bottle BB: 03/2020. Bought from BeersOfEurope in England.

Nov 03, 2019
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drmeto from Germany

3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a hazy golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-bready,doughy,biscuity,honey,orange,grainy
T:
-spicy,grassy,honey,herbal,slight citrus
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-faint alcohol noticeable
O:
An o.k. Export Lager

Feb 09, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden with almost no head. Aroma is mostly grainy with some bread sweetness. Taste follows with the malt being more prominent, quite bready, clean, more balanced on the finish. Medium minus body with medium carbonation. Decent lager but very one noted.

Mar 09, 2014
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CwrwAmByth from England

3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a light and pale golden colour, with quite a good head.

Smells of light malts and yeast.

Tastes quite watery, no strong malt, hop, or yeast flavours in there, merely subtle ones, though I feel this weakens the beer somewhat as it ends up being quite close to fizzy water, though it improves as it warms up.

Overall not a great beer.

Dec 09, 2012
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crossovert from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Best before 05/12.

It pours a light pale gold with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates.

The smell is bready with a hint of tartness and some warm sugary malt.

The flavor is subtle and to-the-point. It is bready with some nice malt flavors but also hoppy with a nice herbal bitterness.

It is a mild and pleasant beer with a bit more hops than the original.

Jun 20, 2011
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dasenebler from Maine

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

.5L, best by the end of April 2012. (That's a long ass time for a Helles to stay good, and I doubt it would last that long.)

Pours a clear light-gold with a decent head. Nice lacing, average retention.

The aroma has lots of fresh grains and lager character.

The flavor is clean, fresh and simple, with hay-like grain flavors balanced by a delicate bitterness. A bit metallic on the finish. Slightly heavier than most Helles, this beer borders on Export/Dortmunder territory. The mouthfeel is nice, with refreshing medium carbonation.

Despite the slight metallic character, this stuff's very drinkable, though not as good as the standard Helles from Paulaner.

Jun 13, 2011
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drpimento from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer! Pours with a large, foamy, frothy, fine, white head and good lace. Color is a very clear yellow with no bubble trails. Aroma is malt, hop, grass, hint a caramel. wet grain. Flavor is like nose and hops come out a little more. Body is great and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Very easy drinking, tasty brew. Session.

Sep 21, 2010
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DerBayer from Germany

2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hmm was not impressed with this one. I dont think it is anything special and their regular Helles is much better. This beer tastes slightly off and sweet and sour in a bad way.

It s not a Maerzen and far from a Dunkel so I am really at a loss it is drinkable like most Munich beers though but there are so many better ones.

Aug 05, 2010
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muffel from Germany

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle 500ml. Pours a tall white head that lasts for 1-2 minutes and then disappears and leaves lacing. The beer has a clear golden color and a strong carbonation with lots of bubbles rising up. Sweet malty flavour, crisp, smooth and overall very drinkable. Description mentions bitter, but I think compared to the "Münchner Helles" (and it's difficult _not_ to compare it) it's just a small difference. Very little bitterness in the aftertaste and that's it. Hardly worth mentioning. I wouldn't even call this a Pils, more like the 'big brother' of the "Helles", a little more hoppy taste and overall stronger. Nothing to complain about it, I like it, but really nothing special either. I think there is a version also known as "Urtyp 1634" with a slightly different label.

Mar 14, 2010
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thierrynantes from France

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : yellow color, with a white foam head.
Smell : sweet hoppy aromas,
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and malty flavours with notes of caramel, a slighlty grassy finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style German pale lager (Spezial).

Feb 08, 2009
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Suds from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a half-half case of this brew while visiting a buddy in Munich for Oktoberfest. It's very similar to the Original Muncher Hell, but it notably sweeter. The beer pours a rich gold color, rather than a pale yellow. The head is brilliantly white, but doesn't have as much staying power as I'd have liked. It's aroma is a nice mix of floral hops and a touch of malt. The malt is initially present in the foretaste, but quickly subsides, and a crispness takes over. Well balanced and very drinkable. I prefer this one to the typical helles. It's a very clean and enjoyable lager.

Oct 11, 2008
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SkeeterHawk from Texas

3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this one on draft at the Flying Saucer in Addison. The beer came with a minimal head and no bubbles rising. There is some evident graininess to the aroma that detracts from the buttery sweet malt base. The hops are evident in the aroma as well as the flavor. The graininess rules a good portion of the flavor profile as well. The finish is pretty balanced with some floral hops to sit on the palate long into the finish. For such a light beer, it has plenty of mouthfeel. The drinkability of the beer is good thought the grainy notes turn me off a bit. I would drink this beer again, but it wouldn't be my first choice

Jun 01, 2007
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Kulrak from Australia

3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a fluffy white creamy head that laces the glass all the way down. Smells very clean with some very slight hop aroma. Tastes very clean as well, not much in the way of malt flavor. Just enough bitterness to balance out what sweetness there is. The mouthfeel is very heavy, some dryness. Not a lot of carbonation, but too much isn't a good thing anyway. It is a very drinkable beer, very clean & balanced.

Oct 16, 2006
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biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled fresh off tap at the Munich airport. ( Figured that this Muncher Helles and a pretzel would be a nice 9am breakfast while waiting for a connecting flight home - hey, when in Munich!)
Great head and plenty of thorough lacing. Very thorough. Pale in colour with plenty of bubbles. Sweet, malty aroma with some light hops. Clean and unagressive finish. One of the best plain lager type beers I've tried to date. Hops come through in the finish. A perfect balance - this I think is what sets it apart from other, lesser beers.
Quite simply, this is great quality. Amazed that something this limited can be so good. you might need to go to Germany and have it off tap to see for yourself, but it's probably worth it.

Jun 30, 2006
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Derek from Canada (BC)

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was best before 12.06. And not to be confused with the regular original... it was clearly labeled Urtyp and 5.5%.

A: Very clear, slight golden hue; Fizzy white head, no retention or lace.

S: Toffee with fresh, clean hops.

T: Hop flavour is up front, but not too agressive. Clean, crisp bitterness; slight caramel & toffee flavour.

M: Moderate body and carbonaton. There's a good malty backbone, but it's nothing special.

D: Quite good.

Apr 09, 2006
Original Münchner Urtyp from Paulaner Brauerei
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 37 ratings