Spaten Münchner Hell (München/Premium Lager)

Spaten Münchner Hell (München/Premium Lager)Spaten Münchner Hell (München/Premium Lager)
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Lager - Helles
Ranked #161
Ranked #24,478
3.69 | pDev: 14.09%
Apr 02, 2022
Nov 08, 2001
Spaten Münchner Hell (München/Premium Lager)Spaten Münchner Hell (München/Premium Lager)
Notes: Marketed as "München" in the UK and "Premium Lager" in the USA.
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4.21 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Apr 02, 2022
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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by June 2022"; drank 3/25/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through pale yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong, tree-rung lace.

Skunky light caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Skunky caramel flavors; I assume this green bottle went bad? I'll have to try this again, hopefully on draft, to see.

Mar 26, 2022
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4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

This is just a beer I like all around. Clear gold colour (with a hint of bronze) with immediate rich head that dissipates quickly. Malt/bread/sweet taste. Aroma of malts as well as grape/sweet wine detected. Decent lacing. Elevated carbonation low bitterness. Crisp and smooth.

Mar 12, 2022
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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Strid from Sweden

Very similar to Hofbräu. No big deal. Crispy. Feels fresh, a little malty. No strange aftertaste but tastes like a regular lager. Rather drink Cirrus or Pistonhead, I thought, when I drank it.

Feb 18, 2022
3.75 by trickynicky from Maryland on Feb 03, 2022
4.08 by lonestarshield from Texas on Jan 16, 2022
3.7 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jan 15, 2022
4.28 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
3.73 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Oct 29, 2021
3.25 by altrio on Oct 04, 2021
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by littledogbigtrouble

This is a good beer, and I prefer it to most green-bottled imported beers found in America. Definitely not a beer for beer pong, but it's still light enough for watching a ball game or enjoying with dinner. 5.2 percent alcohol is barely noticeable :).

Oct 04, 2021
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5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by WoodMaven from Colorado

THIS is what German beer is all about. When popped the top on the bottle I immediately whiffed "home". Yeah, I was born/raised in Germany and have strong memories of the smell of beer halls and good beer at parties. I have also had the reputed best: Weltenburg, Weihenstephan, Duvel and all the rest and this is right there with them. Personally, I would prefer Spaten over them all. All parameters are top of class. I'm on a keto regiment so I'm not allowed too many carbs so I make this count. The bottle I'm holding expires 5/22, in 8 months, and it tastes fresh as draft. Treat yourselves.....

Sep 29, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Profundobaso from New York

Look - poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. straw yellow in color, transparent, foamy head that dissipates quickly. trace lacing.

Smell - toasted bread with modest sweetness. a hint of spiciness from the noble hops detectable.

Taste - liquid bread. all malts from start to finish, with just a little bit of hops in the end to round out the flavor. finish is very clean.

Feel - light bodied, average carbonation, and standard ABV at 5.2%.

Overall - a clean malty lager that is a good candidate for pretty much any occasion.

Sep 26, 2021
3.82 by asaboss from California on Sep 25, 2021
3.83 by Hophazzard from California on Sep 07, 2021
4.11 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 02, 2021
4.57 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Aug 12, 2021
4.05 by hester7 from Texas on Aug 03, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by deleted_user_995920

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow color. smell is primarily hop/malt scent scent, almost earth like. Tastes creamy smooth ,spicy,toffee finish lingers. Feels crisp and well carbonated, finishes medium dry. Overall this is a very fresh example (7 months until expiration date) This is a world class lager for sure. Spaten is what created such a good impression on American beer consumers.

Jul 13, 2021
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at The Bird Cafe in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Poured from a tap into a 22 ounce pint glass.
Appears Golden Yellow with a nice white foamy head.
Smells floral, herbal.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very nice Lager that I would definitely order again.

Jul 09, 2021
3.77 by aasher from Indiana on Jun 20, 2021
3.67 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 15, 2021
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by FLima from Brazil

Very light Golden color with a thick thin head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of grain sweetness and German grassy hops.
Flavor with notes of German herbal and floral hops, malt sweetness and faint biscuit. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Very balance Munich Helles that leaves a very nice aftertaste with a fresh German Saaz hop lingering note. Plain and rounded beer.

Jun 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lucular from Maryland

Consumed directly from the green 12 oz bottle. Provided by a friend, so I wasn't sure whether this was a Euro pale lager, helles lager, or some other type of lager, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by the grassy hops and crisp malt presence - definitely full-flavored and no Euro pale lager. No skunking and no alcohol presence. Crisp, nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Overall a really solid beer and great for summer.

Jun 03, 2021
4.25 by jefe12 on May 21, 2021
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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

L: Pours a very pale yellow with a two-finger white head with good retention.
S: As soon as i popped the cap I was overwhelmed by a skunky aroma. Malts, floral hops & a grassy aroma are present too.
T: Follows the nose, has a sweet finish.
F: Light-bodied, high carbonation, smooth, crisp, crushable.
O: Not bad for it's style, wouldn't buy again though.

Apr 30, 2021
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mikeinportc from New York

Best By date : 06,2021

Clear gold , with light white head.

Smell is fresh light grain, with some light honey+floral+fruity (sweet apple+pear) aroma.

Taste is pretty close to the aroma , with light pleasant bitterness.

Feel is light , with slightly drying finish.

Overall , a good ,basic beer, well-done.

Mar 13, 2021
3.69 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas on Feb 27, 2021
3.67 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
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5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by USArmyRangerVet from New York

Simply the best. Prosit!

Feb 01, 2021
3.96 by JuanPn from Louisiana on Jan 13, 2021
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5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Douglasfoor from Oklahoma

Possibly one of best light beers brewed
Appearance: yellow/gold
Smell: good aroma
Taste: big malt, a malt lovers' beer. Goes down easy at room temp. No aftertaste
Feel: smooth

Jan 07, 2021
4 by Mojopin88 from Mississippi on Dec 27, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

The beer is a straw color with a faint hint of gold. The short head is white and disappears quickly. Very clear. On the nose it is an inviting maltiness with earthy hoppiness. The malts are bicuity or cracker-like. The hops tack the backseat to the malts. That is true even in the taste. The sweet but not cloying malts come through with that distinctive biscuit/crakcer hybrid taste. The hops are earthy with hint of green spiciness. The malts hit first then the hops. In the aftertaste, there is a faint estery note. Like dried fruit. The beer is somewhat dry and fairly bubbly. The body is loose but not watery. Overall, a real crushable and moreish beer.

Dec 18, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

$2.00, 5.2%ABV, 12 fl oz., no bottled date, best by Sept. 9th 2021, Pint glass, 43.4ºF (6.3ºC), 21 IBU

Overall: Solid beer for price, freshness and taste. Easy drinker and definitely a session beer, would buy again in the summer. I give it a 90 score.

Dec 09, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Super light lager with light subtle flavors. A good summer lager.

Nov 22, 2020
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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Golden and clear. Low carbonation.

S: Reminiscent of Munich. Woody and skunky. (A munich kilning perhaps?)

T: Buttery malt, mild hops, good water source. Nice and simple. I think it contains a combination of extract and fresh hop.

F: What little carbonation there is feels nice on the tongue. The extract hop is clinging to the palate while the skunky hop emits a heavy aroma.

O: It's a beer. Beer is good. It's the shovel beer for the every day working man. Keep an eye out for other Spaten varieties as well. I hear one of them is a real knock out.

Oct 17, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by Spike from England

500ml bottle, brewed in Munich, bottled 3 mths ago.
L: Clear, golden, many streams of micro bubbles, thin head, some lacing.
S: A hint of clean malt. Not much.
T: Hay, malt, slightly vegetal. Sweet aftertaste.
F: Soft, exceptionally smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation.
O: Great mouthfeel but too sweet for me. I drank at cellar temperature. Might be better if colder.

Oct 11, 2020
4.5 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Sep 25, 2020
3.75 by RDW from Nebraska on Sep 12, 2020
Spaten Münchner Hell (München/Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1644 ratings