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

BA SCORE
83
good
1,424 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
Ratings:
1,424
Reviews:
608
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
228
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,424 |  Reviews: 608
Photo of mdt88
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jeswasgui
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vabeerguy
2.58/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Steelocation
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I bought a 12 pack of this in 12oz bottles. The bottle had an expiration date of 05/2017. The bottle number read L1266202 03:20. I poured the bottle in a pint shaped glass.

Appearance: golden, clear, and lively

Smell: grassy and clean

Taste: balanced with a malty taste from start to finish. It was crisp and a little lite with a dry finish

Mouth-feel: crisp and carbonated. I thought it was a little thin and watery

Overall: I am biased, I prefer lagers over ales any day. This lager was a little lite for me but it was crisp and worth having more than one. Enjoyed that it had a balance finish and was dry with no aftertaste. This is a standard in lagers as far as I'm concern. Worth bringing to gatherings for any occasion.

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Photo of brutalist
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain68
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a normal style for me, so take with a grain of salt..

Pours light color, good carbonation.
Smell is typical skunky euro lager
Taste is very good, best ive tried of this style. Reminds me of a cleaner heineken
Feel is good, crushable.
Overall, nice beer for style. Will drink again

Preferred it out of bottle than poured

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Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of black_crow
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cwkash
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of edthehead
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aufie
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gddgb
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Findadream
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crisp and clear golden yellow with a fizzy head of carbonation.

Spicy yeast and noble hop aroma with a nice and sweet toasted biscuity malt character.

Toasted malt, spicy noble hop bitterness, and yeasty.

Light-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, a crisp and clean lager, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of _drummer_
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad lager beer. I picked this up in China in the import section of a Walmart. Color is typical of a lager - golden yellow and fairly transparent. Good carbonation, which led to a decent head that disappeared quickly when poured into a glass. It was a little bitter and dry at the start with a good, smooth finish. While this was a little lighter than my normal preference, all in all it was an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Try-em-all
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a good one. A robust smell and smooth consistency with a hearty flavor and great combination.

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Photo of AD17
2.92/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Another readily available high quality brew when I moved to Toronto in early 2010 from WV. I was like a kid in a candy store..sure craft brews were big then in the US but all we were getting were IPA's and im not a fan. Happily , selections have expanded since I moved back last summer.. but man my time in Canada really opened my eyes to some really great beers.

To the point, this is a perfect example of the style. At the same time it has a distinguishing flavor to it that sets it apart from its peers. A very subtle fruity dryness is how i describe it.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Hipercor. In Bavaria glass. After dinner. Good maltyness, with more bitterness than usual in the style. Nice mouthfilling feel. Easy drinking. A pity its ugly look, with no foam.

 183 characters

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,424 ratings.
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