Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)
BA SCORE
50.7%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 1,438 ratings
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Germany
franziskaner-weissbier.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,978
Reviews:
611
Ratings:
1,438
Liked:
729
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
14.09%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
230
Trade:
0
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Photo of Hil-da-boom
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A light golden brew, at first I noticed a hoppy bitter flavor, followed by a honey-like sweetness. A light bubbly feel and a faint sweet aroma finish the experience.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthVorador
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanKininger
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amalahow
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryantan
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-grainy,apples,spicy,lemon,herbal
T:
-lemon,lime,apple,potatoes,honey,grainy,herbs,some hop extract harshness
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
This is decent, though more of a Premium/Export Lager than a Helles.
It can't really hide it's industrial character.

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The ratings on this beer are very confusing to me? Poured out of a green bottle, so a bit of skunky silver on the nose, and again in the aftertaste. As good of a beer as I have had in a green bottle, but still...

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Photo of ntomich
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calador
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, really good.

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Photo of monk2021
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DirkNachbar
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07/02/2017

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Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jnorris404
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a crystal clear pale golden color. The clarity is unbelievable. Really amazing to look at. The head is two fingers, a bit dense and bright white. Retention is minimal as well as lacing.

Smell is grass, yeast, crackers, bread, a touch of citrus and spice.

Taste is similar, but much less flavorful and even a bit muddled. It's a bit one dimensional.

Feel is very light and not as crisp as I would like. A bit watery even. Very easy drinking though.

Overall this beer is ok. Certainly a level above AALs, but I would take Yuengling over it. I've been drinking a lot of Southern Tier Why The Helles Not lately, and frankly this beer is not even in the same stratosphere.

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Photo of BigGold
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had at Tyrolen Biergarten, Liseberg, Göteborg, Sweden, on draft into 0.5l mug. Another really enjoyable German lager; maybe these kinds of beers will also soon be widely available in America as our craft beer industry matures.

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Photo of americancontrarian
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a clear golden color with a small top of head that disolves very rapidly.

A: Aroma of light bread, yeast,grass and spices hops

T&F: Starts of with a hint of grass and herbs with some light malts inn the background and it finishes off with a slight hoppy bitterness and a decent lenght on the aftertaste. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp and clean mouthfeel but i feel it is to flat and watery.

O: A decent and easy driking everyday lager for sure, but is other german helles i would choose before this one. A little weak compared to other german examples of this style.

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Photo of Atg1095
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPNesker
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bog standard Munich Helles. Biscuity malt. Pleasant hop character. Light carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and excellent. Gets better as it warms. Blah blah blah.

But isn't that kinda great? This is absolutely gold standard for the style.

So what if it's all a bit boring?

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Beer rating: 50.7% out of 100 with 1,438 ratings
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