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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:
#31,218
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
1,445
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
233
Trade:
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Photo of cswhitehorse
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Spaten Premium poured a clear straw color with a single finger foam head with some sticky lacing. Decent retention.

The smell was of grain and bananas. The taste was clean and fluffy. It had a grain backbone with a crisp finish. It had a light mouth feel and was pretty thin. Overall a solid MH Lager and was nicely balanced.

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Photo of bccrosley
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Spaten premium pours a light golden color with a centimeter or so of white foam. Given the size and look of the foam, it left considerable lacing. The aroma is inviting with doughy bready notes. A light mouthfeel with some buoyant carbonation. Grainy malt along with some starchiness begins on the palate. As the beer moves back the mild hops balances the subtle beginning. This is a well rounded beer. A classic refreshing brew.

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Photo of nater919
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of projectflam86
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Crisp clear yellow with a very thin white head and no real retention or lacing.

S- Grassy grain smell with light accents of hops and grapes

T- Malty grassy hops with a decent amount of carbonation. Maybe a touch of corn and grapes.

M- Dry and light with a sharp clean finish and some acidity but not too much

D- Overall a pretty nice lager worth drinking again.

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Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of amvrana
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of crookedhalo
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours translucent straw pils colored with a nice white head. Grainy malt aroma and a nice kettle hop bitter aroma, too. Fresh and clean smelling. Light sweet grain taste and a fruitiness that combines with the hops to come across as lightly citric. Carbonation is ample and enhances the overall experience on the palate. In my exploits of sampling loads of beer, sometimes it's nice to revert back to a beer that it reminiscent of what I drank in my teenage years, though this is way better than some of the swill I drank back then...

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Photo of Kiro
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skillz
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of NODAK
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Aroma...some sweet grain malt, a little grassiness perhaps. Not the remarkable part of the beer for sure. Very straw colored...pale.

Taste has a fairly sweet cereal grain malt on it, along with a nice grassiness that's the dominant flavor of the beer. There's a bit of a hop presence in the finish as a lingering bitterness runs along the side of the tongue. Finishes a little sweet...pretty nice.

A very drinkable, light beer. Another classic brewery and classic beer. Would be absolutely wonderful on a hot day (or really, any time).

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Photo of BeccaH
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of billshmeinke
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. green glass bottle into a standard pint glass.

Pours a pale golden body with intense clarity. One finger fizzy looking white head that quickly dies down to a ring of foam clinging to the edge of the glass and scattered wisps of foam in the middle. No real lacing left behind.

Fruity lager scent, some faint grain, and grassy hops in the nose.

Taste follows smell with a fruity lager fragrance, some bready yeast, some grain, grassy and slightly peppery hop finish.

The mouthfeel is light, smooth, creamy on the bigger sips, and clean with a nice crisp finish. Quite refreshing.

So easy to drink. One of the best widely available lagers in my books.

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Photo of neckbeered
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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

Photo of Clydesdale
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A rich golden-yellow color with a decently sized frothy and creamy white head. Retention is above average, and there is some solid lacing. Active carbonation bubbles.

S: Clean grains, some faintly grassy hops. Light lemon and white grape scents as well.

T: Somewhat sweet and grainy, with herbal and lemony hops. Some grape as well.

M: Crisp and very clean. Medium-to-light body, with a slightly astringent finish.

D: This is good, if a bit run-of-the-mill. Quite drinkable, this would be easy to session.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Patrick999
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very light, clear yellow. Decent foaminess.

Aroma is floral, with a small hint of smoke, I thought. I like it.

Mostly floral, but with a slight sweetness. I wasn't expecting that; I have to take it down a few notches.

Feel is quite crisp and scrubbing, Should make an OK companion to many foods.

I could drink it, but truth be told, I think it's a little dull, and not because it's a lager, either. I kinda have to wonder about the freshness. It's possible that the relative dullness is due to it being not that fresh. Unfortunately, therein lies the problem with rating subtle, relatively light German lagers.

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Photo of jettjon
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden clear with a fine, thick whitish head that fades slowly. Citrus (grapefruit?) and grassy nose. Taste is bitter, hoppy, watery, and yet somewhat plain. Still, there’s something there, and a good bitter finish. Mouth is more watery than I’d like, but it’s pretty drinkable. Overall, a good pilsner, though not as good as some other Spaten offerings.

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Photo of Nerudamann
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look - Very light and clear. Decent carbonation, with half a finger of foam.

Smell - Hopy, wheaty type of smell.

Taste - Very earthy in taste, but light in general.

Mouthfeel - very light and a little watery.

Drinkability - not a great beer in general, in my opinion, not a whole lot of taste to it, but it would be easy to drink, so it gets higher repeat drinkability.

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Photo of bsm80x
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale gold with a quickly disappearing head.

Smell: Bready malts, hints of spice.

Taste: Bready malts, hints of spice and hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, dry. Slightly spiced aftertaste that only lasts a millisecond.

The Verdict: Pretty good beer. Nothing fancy or complex, just a good solid German lager.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear pale yellow with a healthy 1.5" head and plenty of carbonation.

Has a strong malty, barley smell, plenty of grain, wet straw, and some of the "skunk" smell one associates with some German and Dutch beers.

Malty, with mild hops; some "soapiness" and faint bitter. Wet grass and water, this is not a bold tasting beer.

Mouthfeel is thin and crisp.

I really wanted to like this beer, just like I've really wanted to like it in the past. I just don't find it to very interesting or tasty. I would drink it again, probably with the hope I'd finally stumble across that really good tasting Spaten lager.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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