Henninger Premium Lager | Henninger Bräu AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Henninger Bräu AG
Germany
myhenninger.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 04-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
132
Avg:
2.97
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Photo of coopdog1000
3.65/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
3.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of johngilbert
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a shade yellow one or two steps from Busch darker. Deliciously cheap at $6.99 for 6/16.9oz in New Port Richey, Florida. It does not taste like a "Munich Helles" and is closer to the DAB (Dortmunder/Export) style. Spicy notes, delicious, yet slightly refreshing mouthfeel albeit a little heavy. According to their website, this appears to be called "Henninger Export Classic" which I believe it is, and with that being said and with Frankfurt being closer to Dortmund than Bavaria, it may be safe to assume that it's an Export Lager with acceptable corn starch adjuncts. See the old story about Samuel Adams' Brewer discovering Beck's to be adjunct. On the topic of Beck's, in comparison, to the old Export Beck's the way "it should be" (not how it is now), this beer is sort of similar on the palette as the old world Beck's USA Export variety used to be (up until around 2010) except that Beck's had a more Pilsener profile, yet while not being a Pilsener, more of a mass-market German Export, this beer The Henninger Export Lager (i.e. Premium Lager) is a bit more gritty, their website states a 5.5% ABV which is believable and I assume some Corn Starch but far less percentage than, let's say, MGD which is probably a majority of adjunct vs. a good quality German Lager Bier. On par quality-wise with Dinkel Acker, probably better than Tucher but inferior to DAB. Not to mention, this can does _not_ boast "Brewed According to 1516 Purity Law" so assume it is an acceptable adjunct. A great deal, on par with (extinct) Beck's, slightly less refreshing due to the malt being a bit inferior to DAB's per se. I give it 4.25 overall based on drinkability, German-ness, and availability in the USA at an affordable price. (BTW, I also do not get the acidity reflux issue with Helles Lager on this brew, without thanks to the pH of Helles' acidulated malt.)

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Photo of SkylerShores
3.1/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.02/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Das tall boy in a snifter to make it exquisite.
This standard lager pours a golden yellow with a modest head of white
foam that subsides to a thin ring, thin pool, and subtle lacing. Nose of
honey malts, lager funk, little else. Flavors follow the nose with lager funk
and heavy grain notes tossed lightly with honey malts and an herbal hops blast.
Decent mouth feel; standard lager suspects---crisp, medium mouth feel, medium
carbonation, and a lightly sour grain finish.

Overall, a Bush of Germany. Decent, but still light on the flavor side.

Cheers

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.17/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rob99er
3.65/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luiz0930
2.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ppin
3.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kfirestone
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Electros
3.22/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Henninger Premium Lager for $0.99 USD in Glendale, CA/USA.

Look: Henninger Premium Lager had an ordinary appearance.
Smell: Henninger Premium Lager had the aroma of a beer that was brewed with grain.
Taste: Henninger Premium Lager had a flavour of fermented grains with slight hints of bitterness.
Feel: Henninger Premium Lager had good carbonation.
Overall: Henninger Premium Lager is a beer for people who seek the flavour of fermented grain.

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Photo of torwart68
3.35/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crwrunner
4/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopmashian
2.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good value. Tastes good, refreshing with medium carbonation. A session beer that's balanced, not overly sweet or bitter. Went well with my spicy Dan Dan noodles!

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Photo of nitter
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OneTuffPony
2.9/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sazz9
3.42/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can in Santorini.
Decent head and mouthfeel.
Typical malts and hops for style.
Near medium body with medium-high carbonation.

O: OK but unexceptional.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Brilliant gold under a lacy, rapidly dissipating white foam cap.
S: Grainy sweet malt aromas with faint hops and hint of sulfur.
T: Showcases slightly sweet rich malt flavors with a light to moderately light hop accent. Malt lingers into the finish and aftertaste. F: Smooth medium light body and medium carbonation.
O: Much more flavorful and fuller bodied than a standard American lager and much more drinkable.

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Photo of Hodgson
4.31/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First of all, it surprises me how many reviews below state this is an adjunct beer and claim to note corn or rice flavours. It's not; it's all malt and the can states this clearly, at least the black can we get in Canada.

I find this beer superb, with a well-balanced malt, hop and yeast character. The yeast has that faint "decay" that adds complexity without putting the beer off-balance as too many European lagers have in my view. The finish is drying, from the fine German hops with their mineral and slight spicy notes.

It's vital to get this beer very fresh, if too old it doesn't deliver the authentic helles flavor.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JonnyOnTilt
3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TerryW
2.61/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.97 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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