Paulaner Original Münchner | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Original Munich Lager is a true classic and a beer which always goes down well. It is mild with a hint of sweetness and a soft hit of hops in the background. This Munich beer is ideal to accompany spicy dishes.

Added by kbub6f on 03-02-1998

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#26,059
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
1,105
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,105 |  Reviews: 486
Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of Euro yeast, pale malt, hint of sweet malt, corn, hint of wheat, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of a German Helles. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of Euro yeast, pale malt, hint of sweet malt, corn, hint of wheat, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, good complexity and feel, with a decent blend and appearance.

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Photo of Nass
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

cracker, barley, slight lemon. There is a date on the bottle so I know that it is not old, but still the flavor is lacking a bit as compared to others that I have had in the style but it's still good. Cheers! B-

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.87/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I believe the packaging has changed. I have a 500ml bottle and the lables are predominantly orange. The lable reads: 'Paulaner Munchner Hell, Munich Lager'
Bought from a west London supermarket, Waitrose of Wholefoods.
L- Pale, light amber. Pours with 5mm thin/fine white head, that's slowly > lacing.
S- Very subtle, nothing to note but a slight woodiness.
T- Quite a sour entry-point, not much body backing that up,
F- It's feels pretty light for a 4.9% from a quality brewery.
O- I used to live in Germany, I get the Bavarian-beer culture, but this one misses the target for me,

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Photo of c3p0
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CR2036
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330mL bottle into a mini 0.3L HB München dimpled mug.

L: Brilliant gold/straw color and very clear. What every good helles style lager should look like.
S: Has that classic bready malt smell. Not much else.
T: Crisp with a crackery malt taste, just a little bitterness with some earthy hops. Perhaps a little sweet with some generic fruit undertones. Finishes crisp with a bready taste at the finish.
F: Light with good carbonation, perhaps a bit too much. Refreshing!

O: To me, this is what an everyday German helles style lager should be. It does not amaze me, and is perhaps a bit simple, but it is a damn good thirst-quenching beer.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant gold with a few fingers of creamy head that has great retention

Has a crackery, neutral nose

Taste is subtley sweet, a bit of peppercorn and citrus, some grassiness, earthiness.

Mild, slow hop burn on the finish. Crisp, dry, drinkable. Moderate carbonation....clearly designed to be drinkable

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours beautiful golden ale with white frosty quick fading head. Good standard classic! Malty easy drinking love!

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - See-through clear, light golden with thin white head. No lacing.
S - Strong but not overpowering distinctive lager smell.
T - Bready malt.
F - Thin to medium mouth feel, fairly crisp. Mildly dry finish.
O - A good drinking beer. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
2.32/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelD3
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anacross
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

You can never go wrong with a Paulaner. Every style is a world class beer. Period. This Original Munchner is a wonderful example of what a good helles style is. Crispy, well balanced and easy to drink, fulfilling to a maximum. tasted from a 1 liter, Oktoberfest limited edition mini keg. Moments of pleasure ahead of you. Enjoy!

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden coloration with a medium, foamy head. Smell is quite sweet, with biscuity malt and a certain honey note and hints of grain and hay. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by mellow biscuity malt and a light honey sweetness. There is a bit more hoppiness to the taste than the smell, with light citrus and herbal/grassy notes. Finishes with a light bitterness and some honey sweetness lingering in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean, easy-drinking, boring lager.

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Photo of EdwardPascual
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Baviera
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Kind of Pilsner smell with bready notes. Quite intensive, crisp, strong (artificial?) carbonation. This beer is all about the burps, can't really enjoy it because of the excessive CO2...
Funny because you feel the traces of the original Czecz pilsner and you can kinda follow through the history/evolution of the Lager. This is kind of a far cry from the Czech original but I appreciate for the nostalgia it brought up. Was kind of okay to drink one time.

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Photo of Martin194
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Light, slightly cloudy gold, fluffy white head.

Smell: Slightly sweet, bready/crackery, yeast.

Taste: Kind of a dry, earthy, but with sweet, slightly floral notes as well.

Feel: Normal carbonation, crisp mouthfeel, warm, dry after swallowing.

Overall: Excellent lager, very enjoyable!

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4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acocar
4.59/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,105 ratings