Paulaner Original Münchner Hell

Paulaner Original Münchner Hell

Rated 3.364 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co

Munich, Germany

Style:  Helles / Dortmunder

4.9% Alcohol by Volume

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Original Münchner was first brewed in the late 19th-century, and was a tremendous success from the start. Hoppy, fine, light and elegantly sparkling, its popularity is constantly increasing. Today, Paulaner Original Münchner Hell, with its wonderful, slightly dry, naturally full flavour, is the highest-selling Münchner Hellbier in the world, and Paulaner’s no. 1 export beer in over 30 countries.

ID: 23517 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank6930
Overall Percentile87
Style Rank18 of 501
Style Percentile96.4
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.500
Weighted Score3.364
Standard Deviation0.484

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  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 4.4 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    North American breweries could learn a lesson or two when it comes to making lagers. The variety of German lagers and how well they do them makes it laughable when I think of North American macro efforts to duplicate it. This beer pours a clear medium gold colour with a frothy snow white head. Aroma is earthy hops, yeast, and bready grains. Flavour is slightly sweet, some caramel notes for sure, with a bitter finish. Some definite yeast character as well.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    This was one of the first German beers I ever tasted when I was a young lad touring Germany on my 50cc bike. and it still goes strong with it's bright color, snow white foam and sparkling.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    On tap: Puts a clear pale gold lager in the glass with a 2 finger white sticky cap moderate retention, reduces to a surface cap and laces well. Aroma of fresh biscuits with a herbal-woody under tone. Stable malt spine, some biscuit malt up front, lovely herbal-woody-lemony discernment in the middle then a nice biscuit snap at the finish balanced with more earthy notes. A fine helles for sessions...I think I like this better than the Hacker helles.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    Newly distributed beer, Bottle date of 02.06, Sampled August 2007
    Pours a brilliantly clear, yellow gold color and is topped by a frothy, initially fat, one-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The aroma has a sharp, herbal grassiness to it that is immediately noticeable. Underneath this is a nice, dry, biscuit / cracker like malt character, but there is also a touch of sweet grain aromatics here as well. Hints of butterscotch and a touch of lemon zest are also noticeable at times in the aroma.

    The beer is quite chilled right now, which causes it to be quite crisp, with a biting bitterness and a cracker-like malt character. At this temperature the beer is quite dry. As it warms up a bit a soft, though simple, malt sweetness becomes present as does a touch of butterscotch. The hop character opens up a bit more; it leans towards grassy notes with perhaps a hint of lemon zest. The perception of bitterness really is muted once the beer warms up as well, though it still provides a sharp backbone to the flavor profile. Somewhat light bodied, but still has a touch of structure and body to it. A decent beer, which is probably even better fresh.

  • VANDERLA 265 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pale gold/yellow. White head that fades. Lovely grain & malt aroma. Smells fresh. Balanced flavour... grain, malt, hop. Fruity, almost green apple notes, flinty, medium bitterness. Good balance, crisp finish. An excellent beer. Refreshing, flavoursome, and moreish

  • YOG 151 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured golden wth thin head which disappeared quickly. Grainy malt taste possibly woody tasting. Long finish surmounted by hops - very long finish. very drinkable, but could be one of many German beers

  • CHOPZ 7236 reviews
    rated 3.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Bought at the SAQ in Hull, Quebec. Best before date is 01.07, written in the right-bottom corner of the label. Pours a light golden colour with very little carbonation. The white head is creamy-bubbly and has decent retention. Lace is left and the nose is grassy with some bread and grain. Some light sweetness is in the taste, with the mix of grass and grain again. Hints of hop in the aftertaste. Overall, quite mild and refreshing... and a better alternative to any plain lager.

  • JUTUMULL 749 reviews
    rated 3.3 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice golden color and white foam, which lasts long. Aroma is strangley skunky :( But the taste is smooth, grainy and some hops on background. Aftertaste is nice too. So only bad thing is this aroma...

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