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

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1,417 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:
1,417
Reviews:
606
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
225
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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 BeccaH
2/5  rDev -45.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cypressbob
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

Pours with a light yellow body, foamy white head forms, fairly good retention

Smell, slight whiff of grain, malty with almost a hint of sweetness

Taste, crisp and dry, malty body with a dry, floral hop finish

A fairly good lager, not anything special but has good level of drinkability

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Photo of mnj21655
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a nice yellowish-gold in color and had a good 1" head that was retained relatively well. The aroma was of malt and hops. The taste was very light, dry and crisp and extremely smooth. I detected some hops but not an overwhelming amount. The mouthfeel was thin, but not in a bad way, and had a good amount of carbonation. This beer was extremely easy to drink and very refreshing.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of oelergud
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first I thought this beer to be the Spaten Münchner Hell, but the bottle is different and their website has this beer named Spaten Premium Lager.
Very pale golden body with a white head that dissipates quickly to a thin foam with thicker islands of head floating atop. lace is somewhat decent, tiny to medium bubbled.
Grass, floral and malty scents makes up the nose.
Taste is hay and grass with a slight caramel maltiness to it. Aftertaste is mostly caramel with a slight hoppy grass/hay-ness to it.
Full bodied lager, leaves a good coating and feels pretty smoth.
Definitely one of the best lagers I've had so far.

-Oelergud

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Photo of PatandDavid
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hmm, finally got around to reviewing this one...

Straw yellow, medium head when I poured it. Smell is sweet and a bit candy-like.

My overall impression of this beer is, well, that it was sweet. While nicely carbonated, it is not as dry as what I like, and had more of a fuller malt flavor. I might even have to ask where the hops are...Near the end of finishing this, I almost would have to characterise the sweetness as being wine-like!

My green bottle wasn't skunked, but I think there are tastier versions of this out there, slightly drier, hoppier, and with a bit more bite in the taste. Pat

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

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4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Awesome beer! I loved every minute of it.

Appearance- amber color, good size head, transparent

Smell- sweet bready aroma

Taste- bready malt taste

Mouthfeel- light, crisp, clean

Drinkability- very drinkable, enjoyed every minute of it, would drink it regularly

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of StevieW
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow in color, with highly carbonated fizzy white head. Bitter hop smell mixed with some malty sweetness, made smell like beer. Taste was somewhat malty and sweet, but the bitterness lingered to long, and was off. Too bitter to be balanced. Light to medium bodied. Easy to drink, but not a beer to really go back to for a while.......

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Tasted this at the Bavarian Beer Cafe on Manly wharf, 500ml glass.

Pours a pale gold, with frothy white head and good bubbling.

Malty aromas, some grassy hop notes.

Well balanced lager, with grain & grass elements.

Nice & light and refreshing. Good summer drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear, dark straw yellow with thin head that quickly dissipated into lacing. Light carbonation.
S: Skunk and grain.
T: Smooth, delicious grain with pleasant skunky hoppy goodness.
F: A little thinner than I like, but still very good.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,417 ratings.
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