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

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83
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1,434 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:
1,434
Reviews:
610
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
230
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,434 |  Reviews: 610
Photo of larryarms847
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of _drummer_
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
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 +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Try-em-all
4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
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 -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
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 -7.4%
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.

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Photo of gatheredwaters
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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 -1.1%
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 -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ranger1
4.62/5  rDev +25.9%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CodeBlack7
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thewargod
4.63/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mtn
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of THoffner
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,434 ratings.
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