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

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83
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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 drews240
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with about one finger of white head that lasts about five minutes. Some splotches of lace left behind as the liquid level drops.
Smell is rich malts yeast and noble hops.
Taste is a bit hop forward and quite fine for me. Noble hops and smooth biscuity malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finishes lightly dry and bitter.
This is what a lager beer should taste like.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice yellow pour, good clarity, 1" of virgin white head. Aroma hits those nice skunky lager notes.

Highly carbonated, noble hops, skunky taste, not offputting, very light malt stuff going on here, a little bit of green apple, lime and lemon going on in the background. Substantial bitterness for style. Good, but a little expensive per bottle.

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Photo of BWbeerlog
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ranger1
4.62/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This here lager, ladies and gentlemen, is the bees' knees. I spent many years living in Germany (10+) which is where I acquired my taste for German beer. This was the first. This is a perfect example of German brewing at its best, in my not so humble opinion. The taste is first-class and although a poured glass doesn't leave a whole lotta lacing around, it suffices. The smell can come across as skunky/grassy but it's the taste that matters.

I buy this lager on a constant basis here in NY. And much to my surprise, and pleasure, I obtained a 12-pack the other day from a local distributor with a bottling stamp of 02/16. Can you say fresh?
Yessssss!!!!

Love this stuff.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CodeBlack7
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thewargod
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Miami66
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of THoffner
2.6/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Supergenious
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of naciml
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Above average premium lager. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of davidperez
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Hefeweizen glass, it pours a very clear, translucid yellow with a big foamy head with excellent retention. Lots of carbonation visible in the glass.

The smell is malty sweetness, almost like honey; hints of bread, biscuity.

The taste is very clean and follows the nose. Crisp and a very slight herbal note. Soft and long finish. Nice carbonation. Very refreshing.

A good München Helles.

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Photo of LAkingsFan31
4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason419
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBudraux
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Benny_Efkola
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice lager on a hot day, my choice of top class lawn mower beer or after downing a plate of hot wings. Crispy and tangy, goes down frighteningly easy

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