Henninger Premium Lager | Henninger Bräu AG

Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Premium Lager
BA SCORE
8.4%
Liked This Beer
2.98 w/ 203 ratings
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Premium Lager
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
Ranking:
#43,238
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
203
Liked:
17
Avg:
2.98/5
pDev:
18.46%
Alströms:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of SmashPants
3.3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: a stumpy 660mL green bottle with a macro German label. A bit average-looking. Purchased on sale at Liquorland - 3 for $12.

Appearance: poured into a pilsner glass - amber yellow with plenty of carbonation across the profile. A two-finger white head rises before settling to a thin cap. Fairly solid lacing.

Aroma: a clean and refreshing aroma of floral and vegetal hops, with bread and pale malts.

Taste: grass hops with that slight vegetal again - very European lager. The pale malts tag along.

Aftertaste: a grainy astringency comes through on the finish, somewhat diminishes the summer hop brightness.

Mouth feel: pretty spot-on for a German lager - moderate in feel with a moderate- to- higher carbonation. Carries the flavours well, and has plenty of drinkability, as I am finding out as I polish off the third 660mL bottle.

Overall: a perfectly acceptable middle-order lager beer. I do like a German lager - second only to our best in Oz, of course. A good one to sit back, listen to Gordon Lightfoot and chill (hypothetically speaking). A good price for a decent lager. I'll have it again.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JCalBeer
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of FrankyGee3
3.45/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some beers you buy because they are great or outstanding, and others because they represent a great value in an everyday brew. Henninger's lager in the pint cans is the latter of those two. The local Liquor Barn chain store had the six-packs of pints for $6. I divide beer into everyday brews and weekend specials. If you look at the price, it's about like paying $4.50 for a six of something else, which puts you in Budweiser range around here, maybe even Natty Light land. Would I rather drink this? Oh, hell yeah. Is it my favorite? No, but at this price, I'm perfectly happy given most of the things I really like are in the $9-$15 range, or more. In the end, we pick beers because we really like them, and avoid ones we think aren't worth the money. $8? Hmmm, maybe, maybe not. $6 for six pints of good (not great) German brew, that's a helluva buy to me.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of McStagger
2.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

TJ's purchase. Time to try something besides Peter's Pils from my favorite low cost grocery/beer store.

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. Transparent straw. Lively carbonation. Slightly less than one finger head. Mediocre lacing. Minimal retention. Looks very macro. Large bubbles.

S: Smells very macro as well. Hops are of the cooked vegetable variety. Malt is thin. Not even crackery, really. Think communion wafers.

T: Taste is much the same as the smell. Small amount of vegetal hop presence is unctuated by a thin line of poor quality malt. Very underwhelming. Dry finish, with a sudsy aftertaste.

M: Thin. Not much redeeming quality here.

O: Feels overly manufactured, which it is. Terrible represenation of a Munich Helles. Missing the grassiness, straw and biscuit aspects of a good German light lager. Poor.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear goldish yellow, thin head disappears quickly.

Smell: Corn, grain, and grass, a little bit skunky.

Taste: Corn, grain, and grass.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, and smooth. No real aftertaste to speak of, other than a hint of skunkyness.

The Verdict: Meh. This tastes like Germany's answer to Bud Light. Drinkable but forgettable.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Henninger Premium Lager from Henninger Bräu AG
Beer rating: 8.4% out of 100 with 203 ratings
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