Paulaner Original Münchner | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Original Münchner
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
Ratings:
1,016
Reviews:
454
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
187
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kw_pip
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reebtaerG
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FCox143
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a pokal glass

This beer pours pale yellow in color and is topped with three inches of creamy, white head that leaves a little lacing.

The main aroma is toasted grain.

The taste is pretty much the same with a clean finish.

Moderate to thin mouthfeel

'Tis the Octoberfest season. It is an easy drinker and lacks much flavor.

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Photo of Jodio
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DanielCseklye
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant golden lager, but appearance is slightly spoiled by a modest head with only ok retention.

Aroma is classic Helles: light and biscuity, not much going on, save a kiss of floral, slightly vegetal hops on the back end.

Flavor follows: it's a straightforward, inoffensive brew good for the summer months and to innocuously accompany meals. Nice clean malt presentation without graininess; surprising amount of bitterness. Not at all over sweet.

Easy drinking feel; you can easily pound these back, if that's your leaning. Doesn't lend itself well to sipping.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap @ The Landing in Hillsborough, NJ.

Enjoyed this one during their Oktoberfest celebration. Pale gold color and clear with a creamy white head. Bready, grainy malt aroma. Just the right amount of herbal hops for balance. Slightly sweet in the finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium-light body and so incredibly soft and clean. Too easy to drink. I could have several of these in a row with ease. A textbook Helles.

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Photo of Shreyas
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 corywalston
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Salvazquez
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmv0009
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Paulaner Restaurant in Zhengzhou.
This is a tasty lager, very malty. Lots of wheat and bread flavors. Not a noticeable hop bitterness. Light and easy drinker, good choice for a hearty dinner. I think this pairs better with a broader range of food than the Hefe, although the Hefe is more refreshing.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

DATE: August 5, 2016... OCCASION: The Olympic opening ceremonies begin, while I wait for Jerry and Matt to arrive... GLASSWARE: Ommegang pokal... crystal clear, imperial golden body that has a fleeting, off-white head that takes the form of uneven suds...solitary bubbles... a perfumed lightly, aromatically hopped--lilac and with crisp cracker malts making for an invitation... smooth, light, slightly syrupy, but highly drinkable and uninhibited... a light-bodied lager that dissipates without much of a draw or drag... the taste profile is soft and apologetic, with less of a "hearty" impact than expected... a bit beefy, with the vegetable and butter flavors of an honest lager... as Paulaners go, no match for the hefe, but a pleasantly light lager that has hints of toasted bread, flowers and dry champagne...

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Photo of lwcreasy
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold. Slight head doesn't persist.

Light aroma. Vague graininess with slightly sweet impression. Not much from the hops, perhaps slightly herbal. Overall very modest and clean.

A very pleasant, rounded, and subtle drinking experience. This is the encyclopedic example of a grainy-sweet flavored brew. Soft and delicate malt with a nice earthy hop supplement. Bitterness not really relevant, the finish is a tad sweet and bready. Clean, oh so very clean.

Medium body with not too much in the way of carbonation, Despite this, there is a slight zip to the finish. After the sip, there are no lingering difficulties, sensations, or worries to speak of.

A mellow brew.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Creature Comforts nonic pint. Label says Best Before End of: 04.17

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a swirl of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Grainy, crackery malt with some alcohol weak corn smell.

T- Reminds me of an AAL with maybe a bit of actual malt character. Other than that, seems like they might use corn for the rest of the malt bill. Minimal hop bitterness and a touch of sweetness.

M- Crisp but watery with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- I'm sure this is brewed to style, but it's just not doing anything for me. Granted I'm not a lager guy, but I've had plenty that I've liked and this just isn't one of them.

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Photo of Sieve3
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lipa
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billybob
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nazzz
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

very refreshing & well balanced lager for everyday beer...don't expect it to be crazy hoppy with a lot of taste notes...

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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.72 out of 5 based on 1,016 ratings.
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