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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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#30,966
Reviews:
628
Ratings:
1,499
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
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67
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Photo of elnachooo
2.58/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cerveza con una cabeza espumosa media, de carbonatación baja y con un cuerpo ligero. Aroma a malta y hierbas. En boca destaca la malta, es apenas dulce y con un ligero amargor.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewAskew
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Two finger receding head, moderate lacing, clear light gold color.

Aroma:
Grainy nose upfront, clean pils malt. Light grassy/spicy hop aroma

Flavor:
Clean crackery biscuity malt with a slightly sweet middle and crisp, dry finish. This beer melts in your mouth.

Mouthfeel:
Moderate CO2 and light mouthfeel. No astringency or alcohol burn.

Overall:
Clean, crisp and does the job. Spaten Original is a true German Helles lager.

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

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

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

Photo of chitoryu12
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear, attractive gold with visible carbonation. Very thin white head of foam that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Orange peel, crisp pale malt, a little spice.

Taste: Mild bready malt. Very subtle hop flavor and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A little thicker than average. Good carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking, though not as crisp or bold as the style could be.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of mpylant
4.74/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nice smooth beer that went really well with my German dinner.

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

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjv
4.77/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrc1093
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by 3/2019

Pours a crystal-clear light golden straw with a towering, pillowy white head; great retention and a healthy smattering of leftover lacing.

Aromas of gritty, peppery hay smoothing to a floral grass character, with a soft hop finish and quiet, earthy malt backbone; simple upfront, but with a layered, approachable intensity.

Taste brings a great balance of light grass and thick hay, with an ensuing subtle hop character imparting a mild, herbal finish.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with some perfectly integrated medium carbonation; soft all-around, but manages to prop up a dynamic profile through excellent structure on the palate; crisp, clean, and absolutely effortless.

Much like their Oktoberfest, this Spaten offering shows a ton of nuance from a simpler profile; a beautifully-structured beer, effortlessly consistent throughout, and another pleasure to drink courtesy of Spaten.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knickfan3
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davidlbarnes
4.85/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant gold under a 1" white foam collar with fair retention

S: has a spicy, woodsy noble hop smell with some bread crumb in the background

T: Rich malt flavors with a trace of sweetness lead followed by medium hop flavors

F: medium light with moderate carbonation and a crisp, clean finish

O: a classic - refreshing, flavorful, crisp and clean

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

Photo of mehak
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of FriedichVonostrowo
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The original Münchner Hell. Spaten is the originator of this style of beer to compete with Pilsners that were taking over the brewing industry at the turn of the century. A little light compared to Hacker Pschorr Münchner Gold Hell. but still good!
Pours crystal clear and gold with a quickly diminishing head
Light hop aroma but not much else
Clean taste with mild hop flavour and bittering
Enjoyable to drink and I'd never turn one down but my preference is for the fuller taste of Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold.
At one time before the 70's this style and it close relative Export and Dortmunder were the most popular beers in Germany. The same time that London Canada was switching from light coloured and light flavoured North American ales like 50, Export ale, Red Cap ale and Stock Ale to North American adjunct lagers like Canadian, Blue, Black Label and Alberta Pil, Germany was switching over to Pilsners. I understand that Bavaria and Berlin are embracing Helles/Export once again which can only help the beer industry in Germany. A craft brewing industry based in pub would be a big plus to the German brewing industry! There are still choices in Germany and no need to bolster the profits of ABInbev choose another and better Helles!!

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Photo of SeymourDunn
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baviera
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ILeftNJ
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice lager. Smooth and with good taste. Nothing overpowering or too foamy, gassy either. Nice break from American IPAs that give me headaches.

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Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,499 ratings