Paulaner Original Münchner | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Original Münchner
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Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Original Münchner

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle -> Chalice

Pours a very clear pale gold color. Little head, which dissipate quickly.

Distinct mineral smell, otherwise somewhat bland generic lager.

Taste is the best aspect. Excellent weight, but not flavorful.

Mouthfeel is very lacking. Watery. Carbonation is too light but pleasant. Crisp with good granularity.

Overall it is too watery and lacking in flavor, however, it is very pleasant to drink otherwise with no bad qualities. Better than most competitors in it's category.

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12oz. bottle that was misplaced in my case of Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen. Hey, I'll take the variety.

A- Looks like a macro lager with very little head.

S- Better than a vast majority of Munich Helles lagers. Straightforward grain/lager smell, but has a bit of a Hefe kick on the end (yeasty, some light banana).

T- A really well done Helles. A very nice malt sweetness leads to the yeasty/mild banana note, and ends with a very mild hop finish. Very clean.

M- The best part. Starts almost slick and downright creamy for a lager, but the crispness hits mid sip and the carbonation kicks in as well.

O- Likely my favorite of the German Helles, but as wrong as it feels to say, I'll still take Stoudt's Gold Lager.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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A - Pouring down the center of the glass produces about 2 inches of white head that swiftly fades to a light ribbon. Once poured, the beer has a pale yellow color, is completely clear and has an almost non-existent carbonation. Light, yet lasting, lacing.

S - Not a lot going on in the aroma. Light citrus with a musty, biscuity touch.

T - Tastes of malt, bread, and grain with a barely noticeable hint of hops .

M - Light bodied with mild carbonation.

O - A very clean, crisp, refreshing beer. I keep this one around for when I'm in the mood for something very light. Have received quite positive feedback from several non-craft beer drinkers so this seems to be a nice gateway beer.

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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,036 ratings
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