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:
1,027
Reviews:
458
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
189
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0
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Ratings: 1,027 |  Reviews: 458
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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Photo of Spike
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle.
L: Rich, golden 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, more than a 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. Due 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 Dper
4.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Toynk
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daigakusei11
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles of El Duque. In Teku glass. After dinner. Very drinkable, although feels watery and a bit more sweet then desiderable.

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Photo of Captain68
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hazen
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Boring but still very drinkable

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Comes out rather American fizzy yellow in appearance, didn't break out the good head, retention was almost nil. Aroma hit with the traditional banana and clove, but not over the top, like again, the Americanized version.

Lots of carbonation brings a lemon and wheat feel. This is light all around except for the carbonation and yeast feels. No off flavors, but for a single bottle format beer, you pay a lot and don't get anything unique or worth the higher price per oz cost.

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Paulaner Original Münchner from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.72 out of 5 based on 1,027 ratings.
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