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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Weihenstephaner OriginalBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.104.032,248100
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.103.791,51891
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.203.671,40092
HellSurly Brewing Company4.503.871,107-
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.721,00484
Victory Helles LagerVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.803.6187982
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.203.3383978
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.003.64806-
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.303.97669-
Gorch Fock3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.203.74631-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.7354889
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.503.62536-
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.92535100
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.6553381
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.603.87515-
YokelNew Glarus Brewing Company4.203.8751491
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204.1538095
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503.57372-
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.75312-
House LagerJack's Abby Brewing5.203.9528693
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.003.823792
Von Trapp Golden Helles Lagervon Trapp Brewing4.903.98222-
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.804.02219-
Where The Helles Summer?Southern Tier Brewing Company4.603.83200-
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802.9719271
Helles YeahJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.503.25190-
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.203.39188-
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company4.803.9718495
Heaven Or HellesBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.69164-
Strawberry ShortcakeCigar City Brewing5.503.76163-
Rahr's BlondeRahr & Sons Brewing Company5.003.52159-
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.803.36157-
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.503.64147-
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.403.48145-
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.6413677
Mahr's HellMahrs-Bräu4.903.9613590
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.003.33126-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.903.812592
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.603.91125-
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.703.6112197
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.803.83120-
Saranac HellesMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.55112-
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.703.64112-
Helles BellesNinkasi Brewing Company5.103.63108-
Beer Geek HellesJack's Abby Brewing4.904.13104-
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.403.75103-
Fiery HellSurly Brewing Company5.103.84102-
Hummin' BirdRed Oak Brewery4.503.7396-
Moosbacher LagerPrivate Landbrauerei Scheuerer5.003.5191-
Velas HellesSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant5.203.2391-
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