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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 Weihenstephan5.104.051,664100
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.203.671,11392
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.103.81,07491
HellSurly Brewing Company4.503.83787-
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7276385
Victory LagerVictory Brewing Company4.803.5769382
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.203.2869079
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.003.59547-
Gorch FockThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.203.66518-
Summer HellesNew Belgium Brewing5.003.49517-
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.303.95507-
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.91472100
Hoppin' HellesJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.503.18464-
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.603.93368-
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503.51280-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.69276-
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204.1625396
KenzingerPhiladelphia Brewing Company4.503.38245-
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.59243-
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.6623684
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.603.55214-
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.003.8118592
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company4.803.9416396
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802.9516173
Pineapple ExpressTerrapin Beer Company5.403.35156-
Hacker-Pschorr Munich GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.62150-
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.203.42142-
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.403.51137-
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.803.33131-
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.6612976
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.703.6211797
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.7109-
Saranac HellesMatt Brewing Company4.803.56108-
Rahr's BlondeRahr & Sons Brewing Company ? 3.36108-
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.69107-
Mahr's HellMahrs-Bräu4.903.9610391
Trapp Golden Helles LagerTrapp Family Lodge Brewery4.803.8596-
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.603.9291-
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.003.3286-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.903.798592
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.803.8785-
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.80482-
Moosbacher LagerPrivate Landbrauerei Scheuerer5.003.5375-
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.503.672-
Velas HellesSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant5.203.2670-
Helles LagerRivertown Brewing Co.5.303.470-
Ottakringer HellesOttakringer Brauerei AG5.103.0562-
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.403.657-
Weltenburger Kloster Urtyp HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg4.903.5256-
Hummin' BirdRed Oak Brewery4.503.6156-
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