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

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3.69/5
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1,449 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:
#30,516
Reviews:
613
Ratings:
1,449
pDev:
14.09%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
236
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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, light yellow body, with a steady stream of fine bubbles rushing to the creamy white head. Looks perfect in my Perfect Pint glass.

Sweet toasty malt, fresh baked bread, and grassy hops form the bouquet.

Palate is grainy wheat cracker, toasted malty sweetness, and a grassy, mildly skunky hops on the finish.

Crisp, light, highly carbonated and very smooth.

A classic German lager, the kind thst makes you yearn for a liter sized boot to drink it from. Simple, but well done.

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Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eulerthegrape
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Asics
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Eighty
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ZachKelly
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of fx20736
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a green bottle into a straight sided pint glass.

I normally avoid beer in green bottles but as this is brewed by the same group that makes Franziskaner I decided to take a chance. I did let it sit for 3 minutes with the cap off before pouring even though I didn't detect any skunkiness.

Poured a 1 inch snow white head, pretty to look at. Beer is golden colored with subdued carbonation.

Aroma is bready malt and grassiness with a slightly sour smell.

Mouthfeel is very full without being thick or slippery.

Taste, mild Noble hop bitterness quickly fades and the finish is dry and pleasing. After I took a few sips I thought, where's the aftertaste? But there really isn't any, just a slightly sour dryness that is very pleasant.

This beer is a marvel, it doesn't try to surprise or overwhelm you, it just presents itself quietly as a wonderful, enjoyable drink. Until knocked down this will be a Summer Regular in my fridge.

This is yet another Euro Beer that proves that most American Beers are generations away from the fine quality enjoyable beers made in Germany, Belgium and England.

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Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mwar
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ramrod666
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of GPHarris
1.59/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

a - poured a one finger thick white head into a tumbler. it left no sheet and a light ring that was gone halfway through. the body was a clear and slightly bubbly golden color.
s - i'm getting nothing.
t - no discernable taste, except maybe a mild graininess.
m - thin and watery.
d - it was a struggle to get through this, i almost poured it down the drain.

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Photo of BigRedDog
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of huntermop
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SmashPants
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: standard German 500mL macro brown bottle and standard label.

Appearance: one-finger fluffy white head that quickly dissipates, the body is crystal golden yellow.

Aroma: sweet grainy malts and some citric hops. Definitely smells refreshing and inviting.

Taste: transfers from the nose - those sweet pale biscuit malts, those citric hops and some faint earthy flavours.

Aftertaste: the more interesting flavours back off, to leave those more typical lager grains. Impressively, No metallic fug - very clean indeed. Good for a lager.

Mouth feel: medium-bodied with a lighter carbonation than the standard American or Australian lagers. Works well as it has more flavour and doesn't need to blast it across with higher carbonation.

Overall: very good quality lager, I thought it must have been a light ale or a pilsener. AU$80 a case for 2 x 500mL - not bad value at all for such a good quality lager.

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Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Myotus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours with two fingers worth of white foam that dissipates into a half fingers worth within two minutes. Straw yellow in color. Plethora of bubbles with moderate lacing. Has mild aromas of spicy, bitter, and floral hops that combine with mild, buttered bread malt aromas and a hint of smoke. Initial taste is a rapid succession of hop flavors: Mild spicy hops followed by mild bitter hops preceded by slightly stronger floral hops. And that's just act one!! Up next comes the deliscious, mild buttered bread malts. All flavors persist except for floral hops, which grow a little stronger. A hint of smokey flavor manages to sneak in to the aftertaste. Medium bodied, too carbonated (almost burns the tongue, but not quite), with a crisp finish.

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Photo of therica
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very nice surprise at the Schmankerl Stube Bavarian haus in Hagerstown Maryland last night. I'm usually drinking the Hefe or Marzen. Schmankerl has changed over to Spaten recently, as well, and I guess I'd just never gotten this one, on-tap.

A= very nice luscious rich-golden, with a white medium head foam typical of a lager.

S= very very nice on the nose, or maybe it's just what I happened to be looking for-- a good old traditional lager with some whiffs of sweet malts and traces of grassy notes with a complimentary presence of hops, in-balance.

T= an interesting bouquet in the first instant-taste, pronounced and yet not intrusive, followed quickly by a splash of honey sweetness, then all of it seeming to combine into a combined-wholeness. Nice carbonation, medium rather than tiny bubbles and yet not an over-amount of filling carbonation. Goes down nicely, didn't leave me feeling belchy.

M= very nice, clean, and it went well with the entire meal from bread to goulash to salad to sweet-sour Sauerbraten and everything in between.

D= totally drinkable.

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Photo of brutalist
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Morris729
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow color with a thin white head. Slightly hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp and refreshing with notes of sweet malts and bitter hops. A pretty average beer but a definite step up from the macros.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of billybob
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very clear light gold with a half inch white head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing. smell is grassy with slight floral note. taste grassy slightly sweet and nice hop finish. mouthfeel dry crisp light. nice easy beer to drink with a good hop bite. very good.

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Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,449 ratings
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