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

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3.68/5
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1,445 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:
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Added by Bierman9 on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,247
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
1,445
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07/02/2017

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +6.8%
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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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
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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4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
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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5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.73/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is another example of what a good Lager should be. This should be available at bars and restaurants, like the typical American domestic beer is...on tap or in bottles. This beer doesn't try to be anything but just a perfectly balanced Larger. I would put this on par with Hoffbrau's example of the style, but just as a slightly better value as it's available in 12oz. bottles as opposed to the now common 11.2 oz. Euro bottle.

Pours nice and clear with a thick, VERY TASTY head, of which dissipates to about a finger with strong lacing on your glass. This is a BREW, however not too heavy, but just right. You can consume 4 or 5 of these easily and not grow tired of it... Typical German hops flavor up front, but finishes just slightly sweet with it's mouthfeel exuding the perfect mass.

I will be buying another 12 pack this weekend for some spring time yard work! PROST!

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.84/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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1.92/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Basically a Heineken in a different bottle. Defiantly drinkable on a sunny afternoon.

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Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,445 ratings
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