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

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Ratings:
1,025
Reviews:
457
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
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Photo of agentorangebitter
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sconsi
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is easily my favorite beer. It has a nice full body, great odor and color, and tastes like heaven. This is what beer is supposed to taste like, so it's no surprise that this beer is the local favorite of Munich. It's a little diminished bought when bought in the States, but nothing can beat drinking a liter of this beer in the biergarten.

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Photo of Suigintou92
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Roofguard
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of wsc3
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of AdrianRP
4.95/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is simply a superb example of a 'proper'
quality German lager. Taste is robust with a unique, very original hoppy flavor yet not overpowering. A GREAT session beer in where several of these can be consumed quite rapidly with nearly zero negative drawbacks.

Pours golden in color and with a good, frothy head that resists settling and sticks beautifully to the sides of the glass.

Now this is what I call BREW!

IMO the Germans make the best beer in the world and this fine beer is one of the countries best.

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Photo of beerrat
4.9/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.85/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dper
4.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of henryclay_
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of Southpawwp
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boki
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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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4.7/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Devildog3
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been buying different German pilsners and lagers over the last few weeks, and this time, Paulaner is next.

I took a six of this home last night and poured into a small goblet.

The malts and grains hit my nose immediately. The head was decent at first, but slowly dissolved. However, the lacing streaked beautifully down the sides of the glass.

Has a slight citrus and sweet, grainy taste.

A great beer with excellent to outstanding drinkability. A nice session beer that's not too heavy.

This was my first time drinking this particular beer and I am duly impressed. Another fine product that will always have a home in my fridge.

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Photo of VILJ
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I like all Paulaner's products. It is one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of tugdriver7
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Of all the German Munich Helles that are fairly easy to find (in a bottle here in the US), this one rivals Augustiner for my favorite--and is usually less expensive. It looks marvelous in the glass (bright, frothy yellow/amber) with a delicate hops smell as you raise the glass to your nose. The taste is mostly malt with a nicely balanced bitterness/fruitiness that makes it almost irresistable. Excellent drinkability. I think I'll have another.

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Photo of dfitch81
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Typical appearance for the style; I'd have a pretty difficult time rating the appearance of any munich helles or pilsener a '5' since they all look more or less the same. Smell is wonderful - fresh, clean and crisp, with spicy noble hops making their presence known. Taste is fantastic - crisp and tart with just enough malt sweetness to balance. I love it! Ample carbonation suits this brew well. Highly drinkable, this beer always does it for me. A favorite to be sure, severely underrated in my opinion. Call me crazy, but to me this is comparable to Weihenstephaner original - only much easier to find.

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Photo of ktheymans
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Offa
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a delicious, very satisfying, full-bodied lager.

Clear, bright, fairly deep gold, it has a large white head that slowly shrinks to a smaller lasting head and leaves some lace.

It has a wonderful, strong helles aroma - lightly toasted bread, grain, crackers, and hints of citrus, honey, and pine.

It has a similar, rich taste and a full body. It has strong toasted grain and bread, light honey sweetness, lemony citrus, and hint of pine. A full sweetness is balanced with pleasant light bitterness to the end, with a finish of bread and hops. Full of subtle complexity and lasting flavours, it is a little oily, very smooth, and incredible drinkable. It's also very clean.

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Photo of carlos_rojas
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nice beer, crispy, fresh. In my country is a little expensive but sometimes i can find it in beer sales.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance; clear light yellow with a white head. Dissipates slowly, leaving a bit of lacing.

smell; pretty mild, mainly barley with pleasant spicy hop bitters. Almost pilsner like but malts are a little more powerful. Good balance of aromas.

taste; very gentle malts with a crisp lemony finish of hops. Not at all bitter but super well balanced, the less said the better, this is a good beer.

mouthfeel; very clean and crisp but not without a respectable body.

drinkability; very drinkable, well balanced and pleasing. One of my favorites of the style. Never had this one in the states, perhaps the quality suffers a bit in transport.

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Photo of putnam
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Here is a lager. Aromas are suggestively fruity with notes of apricot, apple and plum along with a sour butter flavored sheet of moist breadiness. The bitter hop extracts are buttoned up and in deft service to the winy bouquet. A bitter, fruity tang resounds on the long, cool finish. This beer has the elusive combination of qualities that 99% of all other beers never achieve: ease of drinkability AND intellectually stimulating aesthetics.

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Photo of Russell777
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%

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