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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#26,947
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
1,053
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
3.74
 
 
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Ratings: 1,053 |  Reviews: 469
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

Photo of bump8628
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid and good lager. Good choice.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wonderful German lager. Not quite up to Weihenstephaner status but high quality. Buy it

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear crisp golden color. Thick velvety white head dissipates leaving a partial coating of foam on top of the beer. Some foamy white lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma has notes of bread, cracker,and grain tinged with skunky hops and some honey.

Taste follows the nose with bread and gain up front. Sweetness throughout with a honey like flavor. Slight hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Feel is light, drinkable, with moderate carbonation.

Overall nice helles lager. Certainly one I'd drink again.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThemThangs
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Has a refreshing, citrusy smell, also kind of smells like fresh pears and hay. Taste is pretty smooth, somewhat malty with a mildly spicy mouthfeel. Easy drinking.

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Photo of dandy14
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mike_golf
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: brilliant gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles helping to extend the life of a 1/2" off-white blanket of foam with moderate retention

S: big cracker smell, fresh malts, light grains, bread crust, bread crumb and medium low levels of spicy hops

T: The malt flavors are moderate with a range of light melanoidins while the hop bitterness and flavors are slightly below the malt in intensity

F: The body is medium light and the carbonation is medium

O: This is a layered and complex blend of malt flavors nicely balanced by mellow hop bitterness and flavor

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Photo of jimmah120
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle that reads "enjoy before 3/18"

Basic beer look, but decent retention. Smell is sweet malt and grass. Taste is wheat, malt, grass, fruit, and slight wine and alcohol flavors. Slick on the tongue but finishes dry, with a high amount of carbonation.

Very flavorful lager

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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,053 ratings