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: Munich Helles Lager

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

BEER STATS
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#28,497
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,065
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
3.74
 
 
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Ratings: 1,065 |  Reviews: 474
Photo of Acocar
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wejohnsn
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I used to enjoy this often while stationed in babenhausen, Germany while in the Army in the mid 80s. I miss those days. Good German beer while spit shining boots.

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Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd53grif
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint from Church on the Hill, Glasgow (£4.80):
A very nice lager from Paulaner, this one was clean & balanced with an excellent mouthfeel despite it not being the most varied or exciting tasting beer; it was very well made though. Opening with a subtle sweetness & touches of biscuit, there was a hint of citrus in there too & everything worked well together to give a light but enjoyable tasting beer that went down very easily indeed.

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Photo of generallee
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light dry malt overall with a very slight unripened peach note in the background. Hop flavor is balanced and kind of earthy like wet leaves and fresh cut grass.

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Photo of EMH73
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just a classic clean and crisp German lager. Well carbonated, light to medium bodied and a very mild hop bitterness on the finish. Smells and tastes of slightly sweet malts, floral hops, crackers, a hint of green apple and pepper.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vainosuomi
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: clear pale yellow, minimal white head
Smell: light sweet malt with some floral hop notes
Taste: pale malts with a hint of sweet fruitiness. Faint hops
Feel: light and crisp, good carbonation

Very easy drinking and tasty.

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Photo of TaunusKnudsen
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKotch
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear golden yellow with a thick white head. Absolutely typical lager.

Smell: Malt and hops in perfect proportion.

Taste: Subtle bread characteristics with a low bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel: A bit thicker than expected for the type.

Overall: Quintessential German lager. The quintessential representation of Munich, even if it’s not the best.

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Photo of McStagger
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Expire 06.18. Poured into a pint.

A: Half finger white head. Light golden. Ample carbonation. Head dissipates somewhat quickly. Looks like beer.

S: Wish I'd gotten this fresher. Light maltiness (graham cracker, slight honey), hops are somewhat subdued in the nose, with minor floral and herbal notes coming from the glass as well as a little bit of lemon.

T: Light malt sweetness up front. Sweetened cereal that transitions into a green tea like bitterness with just a touch of lemon oil. Back end picks up on the maltiness with more cereal sweetness and an almost sorghum/honey like touch on the end. Finishes dry.

M: Soft in the front palate with an invigorating scrub on the finish. Very quaffable and fairly crisp with a mild 'roundness' on the finish.

O: Love these Munich brewers. Great drink of beer and the age didn't skunk this one to hell and back. Nice to drink a pale lager that isn't "MOAR HOPS" every now and again.

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Photo of dubrunna
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. There is nothing wrong with this beer. No American beer matches the mouthfeel and carbonation, not even close, with respect to the crispness and aftertaste. Enough said. Ignore the American beer drinkers reviews.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Straw. Excellent clarity. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Cracker, honey, pear, golden apple, and grassy hops.

Taste
Cracker, stale cereal grains, and honey. Pear and golden apple. Just barely a hint of grassy hops with a subtle spicy, peppery finish.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Highly quaffable, but ain't no Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite light, but good bready malt flavour, nice floral hops, balanced bitterness. Slight acidulated quality gives it a really crisp finish. I should grab some in the summer.

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Photo of PMarcy78
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
4.94/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Metalsnota
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miket13
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,065 ratings