Paulaner Original Münchner Urtyp | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
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2
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Photo of Jm37000
2/5  rDev -43.8%

En France on la trouve sous le nom "Paul's"

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Photo of DerBayer
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of drmeto
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
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

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of dmberger
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Kulrak
3.31/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of charrel
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of muffel
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of mytu420
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Derek
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of barryjg
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwjd
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
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).

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of kurgan3
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of crossovert
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of Rhodri101177
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Suds
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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