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
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
985
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
18.01%
 
 
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48
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Reviews by jettjon:
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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up for $3.99 a sixer; couldn’t pass that up. From a bottle marked both “Original Muchner” and “Original Munich” into a pilsner glass. Slightly hazy golden color with plenty of big bubbles showcases nicely by the appropriate glassware. Whitish head of about one finger, slow fade to a clumpy cap and ring. Nose is mildly malty and sweet and a bit fruity. Lemon and bread and something herbal I can’t quite place. Very pleasant nose. In the mouth, more bready malt with mild lemon-citrus hops. Semi-dry, somewhat bitter finish. Very clean on the palate. Mouth is crisp and bubbly.

Overall: A very good representation of style. Not my favorite, but on sale for $3.99 impossible to pass up. Surprising I had not tried this Paulaner offering before; despite my lackluster interest in traditional German styles, this one is worth a second try for me.

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Photo of baw185
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great German Helles lager. Found this when I was exploring various Biergartens in Munich.

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Photo of zac16125
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
no bottling dates


A: Very light pale straw yellow, a few carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass. 1.5 fingers width of bright white head has decent retention before dissipating down, and leaves almost no lacing. 3.75

S: Floral, sweet, some hop spice, a metallic quality. 3.5

T: Hop spice, some sweetness, floral, subtle bitterness. 3.75

M/D: Light body, carbonation appropriate, very easy drinking. 3.5

O: Solid beer, but not my favorite Helles Lager. Can’t hate on a classic though. 3.75

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Photo of furballkazoo
4.74/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Munich Helles, can really taste the malt.

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Photo of Spike
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle.
L: Dark gold colour with light carbonation and a half-inch, foamy head that reduces quickly to a smear.
S: Clean, grassy, pilsner malt. Noticeably malty.
T: Grassy, herby, hint of lemon.
F: Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. A little stickiness. Lightly drying. Smooth.
O: Great summer beer. The real deal. Serve this at your bbq instead of Peroni or Stella and your mates will thank you. Thanks to its low-ish carbonation I suspect it would also make a good accompaniment to a curry in place of the ubiquitous Cobra or Kingfisher.

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Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good malty German brew,finishes well with just enough hop spiceyness to it.Good with food,not to light but doesnt fill you up real quick either,thearomas are light, but the flavor is fuller with some substance to it,unlike to many American adjuct filled lagers.

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

Appearance – This one is a clear, brilliant yellow with a good, pitting head.

Smell – The big citrus sweetness stood out immediately at the nose. There are also some sharp grainy notes.

Taste – This one really smoothed out at the taste. There’s a nice mix of citrus notes and maybe something lighter, like melon or cherries, to go with the grain.

Mouthfeel – This medium-bodied Lager has some very light carbonation with a heavy creamy citrusy hit at the back of the tongue.

Drinkability – This is a good, basic, no frills lager.

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Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice yellow pour with aclean with head and
visibly active carbonation.

S: Grassy, grainy, lemon peel flavors with under
lying tastes of alcohol and a cilo.

T: Unlike any pilsner I've had. Very good
character and suprisingly complex medley of
flavors. I like the hint of lemons and the
mental image of pasture the taste evokes.

M: A little thin but crisp with good carbonation

D: Very drinkable, one of my top two pilsners
this spring (so far)

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Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BK2084
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Todd
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz European style bottle, with a drawing of Munich. They even trademarked "Original Munich."

Appearance: Light pale, yellow. Clear and fizzy with little head.

Smell: Clean, toasted, with slight hints of yeast and banana.

Taste: Blends of light, toasted malt and a smidgeon of spiced banana. Succeeded by a crisp lemon-hop finish, to cleanse the palate.

Notes: A very respected lager, and rather tasty.

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Photo of Guden
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours light yellow with a 3/4 inch head. Lacing is good. Smell is nice. Taste is light bodied, being nicely malty. German hops are present giving a nice somewhat bitter mouthfeel. This had almost a hint of skunk, but just enough to make it interesting. Finish is very smooth and crisp. This is a good beer, though lighter than a lot of German lagers.

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Photo of merlin48
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle pours a clear, golden body with a small vanilla head that falls into some delicate silky lacing. Aroma is somewhat restrained, featuring floral and spicy hops and some toasted grain. Light medium in body with a crisp carbonation. Taste is dominated by a spicy hop bitterness that is never out of check. Sweet toasty malt sweetness provides an ideal balance. Hints of golden apple fruitiness add interest. One of the most drinkable lagers in the world and a true classic.

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Photo of henryclay_
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of vinivini
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AustinRT
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marko7
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. Nice look for a lager, but of course, the head disappears quickly upon pouring. Tastes somewhat strange at first, almost as if some kind of powder had been mixed with water. Initially, I wasn't a fan, but after a few more sips, it started to taste relatively solid.

All in all, I would say this is a pretty average lager, which came as a bit of a disappointment to me, as I had been expecting considerably more of a supposedly premium-class German lager.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of wer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of fionn13
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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