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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 Weihenstephan5.104.061,905100
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.103.791,28091
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.203.681,23692
HellSurly Brewing Company4.503.82913-
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7286084
Victory Helles LagerVictory Brewing Company4.803.5776482
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.203.2775678
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.003.59695-
Summer HellesNew Belgium Brewing5.003.47605-
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.303.95566-
Gorch Fock3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.203.65553-
Hoppin' HellesJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.503.18527-
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.89510100
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.67468-
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.603.91426-
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.642281
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.603.57326-
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503.49307-
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204.1630395
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.6524884
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.003.7921592
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.203.47177-
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802.9517573
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company4.803.9316895
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.67147-
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.403.51143-
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.803.33141-
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.6413077
Rahr's BlondeRahr & Sons Brewing Company ? 3.34130-
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.803.99128-
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.703.6112197
Where The Helles Summer?Southern Tier Brewing Company4.603.8117-
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.67115-
Von Trapp Golden Helles Lagervon Trapp Brewing4.903.84113-
Mahr's HellMahrs-Bräu4.903.9711390
Saranac HellesMatt Brewing Company4.803.55110-
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.603.91104-
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.503.56103-
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.003.3103-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.903.8110192
Helles YeahJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.503.4198-
LuxNinkasi Brewing Company5.203.7896-
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.703.6395-
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.803.8692-
Red Tape LagerJack's Abby Brewing5.003.7587-
Moosbacher LagerPrivate Landbrauerei Scheuerer5.003.5282-
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.403.681-
Velas HellesSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant5.203.2775-
Helles LagerRivertown Brewing Co.5.303.475-
Ottakringer HellesOttakringer Brauerei AG5.103.0773-
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