Münchner Hell (Original Munich Lager)
Paulaner Brauerei

Münchner Hell (Original Munich Lager)Münchner Hell (Original Munich Lager)
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From:
Paulaner Brauerei
 
Germany
Style:
Helles
Ranked #157
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,893
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 11.9%
Reviews:
598
Ratings:
1,403
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 21, 2024
Added:
Mar 02, 1998
Wants:
  60
Gots:
  279
Known as "Munich Lager" or "Original Munich Lager" outside of Germany.

Our Original Munich Lager is a true classic with its clear and bright gold sparkling hue, crowned by a pure white head. A beer which always goes down well: mild, elegant malts, with a hint of sweetness and a soft hint of hops in the background. This Munich beer is ideal to accompany spare ribs and spicy dishes. Just try it!
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Rated: 4.54 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Feb 21, 2024
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Reviewed by Grax from Iowa

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Aroma is a bread and weak hint of bananas and hops. The body follows up with a crisp, hoppy hit followed by banana and some sharp, bitter spices. Smooth and refreshing, it's a solid lager.
Feb 08, 2024
 
Rated: 3.45 by louisnb

Feb 02, 2024
 
Rated: 3.53 by Dethark from England

Jan 15, 2024
 
Rated: 4.06 by DentedArthur from Vermont

Jan 08, 2024
 
Rated: 3.75 by Samnem from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2024
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle share in Toulouse, France.
Poured into a goblet, the beer is crystal clear gold, less than full foam on top.
Aroma - well., smells like beer.
Taste is malty, a bit sweet, there’s a far away hop, clean finish.
Mouth is watery, medium carb.
Overall, this would be tent beer.
Jan 06, 2024
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
500 ml can split with my dad. Pours a crystal clear straw yellow color. Aroma and taste have a grainy malt note with a whiff of herbal noble hops. Well-carbonated, not thin despite the (appropriately) low abv. Solid.
Dec 20, 2023
 
Rated: 3.92 by RMW66 from Australia

Dec 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by AbeO

Dec 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.93 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Dec 01, 2023
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Reviewed by FreePal88

3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good simple unpretentious lager. Not too sweet, not too bitter, not even too bready. Low abv but what alcohol there is comes through in the flavor in a nice way. Doesn't accomplish much other than tasting like clean, easy drinking, full bodied beer, which is fine by me.
Dec 01, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Nov 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.16 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Oct 23, 2023
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Reviewed by DarkPassport

3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: On draft into a pint glass. Crystal clear light golden color. Half of a centimeter of frothy white foam that went away within 45 seconds and left zero lacing.

Aroma: Weak. Grain, corn.

Taste: More pronounced than the nose. Light grains combined with sweet corn. Pale malt.

Feel: Dry and crisp with fairly high carbonation.

Overall: As expected for a lager. It's a great option for someone who is used to American light beer but finds themselves in a German beer hall or wants to dabble in international brews.
Oct 10, 2023
 
Rated: 2.9 by Eychung from New York

Oct 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.16 by drasner from Nevada

Oct 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.64 by tamasdanieltk from Scotland

Oct 01, 2023
 
Rated: 3.85 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 29, 2023
Münchner Hell (Original Munich Lager) from Paulaner Brauerei
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1403 ratings