Munich Light | Emmett's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Emmett's Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by karst on 10-01-2005

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by tjsdomer2:
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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Crystal clear yellow with decent carbonation and good foam.

Smell: Fresh lemon and more than a hint of pine. Very wintery for a light lager.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes similar to the smell. Great combination of lemon and pine. Mouthfeel starts rather clean, but leaves a sticky residue in the finish.

Overall: A pretty good light lager. Hits the right flavors of a pilsner, but the slightly malty mouthfeel feels like a pale lager.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer had a thin film of white foam that faded to a ring quickly. The body was a pale yellow with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The smell of noble bitter hops was strong with a dry sulfur note.

T- This beer has a big field corn note that has notes of pale malt and sulfur with a bitter noble hops flavor blended with a dry carbonic acid bite in the finish.

M- This beer had a medium-light mouthfeel

D- This might be an Imperial adjunct lager. There was a big noble hop bitterness with a big sulfur bite and a big corn note. It had all the flavors I don't care for in BMC but they were crisper and bigger than most.

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Photo of robthepenguin
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Chris48083
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bwood06
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a pint glass

A - Clear golden in color with a moderately thin white head that dissipates moderately quickly. Moderate carbonation but nothing over the top. 4/5

S - White bread, light malt, grassy hops, and a butteriness. Maybe some biscuit as well. 3.75/5

T - Taste follows the nose very closely. Light caramel sweetness and maybe a little corn. Very little bitterness. Flavor does not linger at all. 3.75/5

M - Not crazily carbonated. Almost creamy. Smooth. Disappears rather quickly from the palate. 3.75/5

O - Good helles offering that is especially good following a 6 mile run. Not complicated, just straight and simple. 3.75/5

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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of karst
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden straw with a white head that is not very persistant. Strong beading does not provide a cap. Light body lower bitterness but very crisp and clean and much more flavor and hops than most macro brews. The high CO2 level teams with a citrus acidic flavor and makes this pair well with heavy foods as well a good candidate for a session.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of greenmiller
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Emmett's Downers Grove

A: Dark golden color, not quite amber, but richer than the macro fizzy water. No head.

S: No aroma that I could detect

T: My expectations were VERY low on this one and I was very surprised that for this type, had lots of flavor. Gentle malt, no hoppiness but that was fine for me.

M: Average. Not watery.

D: Definitely could pound down a growler on a hot summer day.

Would recommend this for those macro drinkers who generally won't try craft brews and need that light beer substitute when visiting Emmetts.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Smooth and crisp, some hops and mellow malts, notes of corn tortilla. Mild corn grain and hop nose. Straw color, somewhat unfiltered, with a white head of delicate lace. Lite body. I would rate it higher if if liked the style. 17 IBUs

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Photo of mds1101
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Munich Light from Emmett's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 15 ratings