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Munich Helles Lager

When the golden and clean lagers of Plzen (Bohemia) became all the rage in the mid-1800's, München brewers feared that Germans would start drinking the Czech beer vs. their own. Munich Helles Lager was their answer to meet the demand. A bit more malty, they often share the same spicy hop characters of Czech Pils, but are a bit more subdued and in balance with malts. "Helles" is German for "bright."

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Weihenstephaner OriginalBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.104.071,756100
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.203.681,15792
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.103.81,15491
HellSurly Brewing Company4.503.83833-
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7379885
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.203.2872179
Victory LagerVictory Brewing Company4.803.5871782
Summer HellesNew Belgium Brewing5.003.48575-
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.003.58574-
Gorch FockThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.203.65543-
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.303.95524-
Hoppin' HellesJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.503.18494-
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.91484100
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.603.93388-
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503.5291-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.69285-
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204.1727296
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.6269-
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.603.55247-
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.6524384
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.003.8119192
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802.9416673
Pineapple ExpressTerrapin Beer Company5.403.34166-
Hacker-Pschorr Munich GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.63164-
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company4.803.9516496
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.203.44153-
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.403.52141-
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.803.34137-
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.6612976
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.7120-
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.703.6211997
Rahr's BlondeRahr & Sons Brewing Company ? 3.36116-
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.69110-
Mahr's HellMahrs-Bräu4.903.9711091
Saranac HellesMatt Brewing Company4.803.56108-
Trapp Golden Helles LagerTrapp Family Lodge Brewery4.803.85105-
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.803.99104-
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.603.9295-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.903.829292
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.703.6190-
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.003.3488-
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.803.8787-
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.503.5786-
Moosbacher LagerPrivate Landbrauerei Scheuerer5.003.5378-
Velas HellesSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant5.203.2774-
Helles LagerRivertown Brewing Co.5.303.4273-
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.403.5867-
Ottakringer HellesOttakringer Brauerei AG5.103.0764-
LuxNinkasi Brewing Company5.203.8163-
Hummin' BirdRed Oak Brewery4.503.6460-
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