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 Ratings > Score
Weihenstephaner OriginalBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.102,3554.09
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.101,6073.8
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.201,4573.69
Hell LagerSurly Brewing Company5.001,1653.82
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.901,0483.73
Victory Helles LagerVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.808993.58
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.208643.28
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.008093.59
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.307123.95
Gorch Fock3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.206503.67
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.105803.61
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.505773.7
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.505733.61
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.605533.9
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.005413.91
YokelNew Glarus Brewing Company4.205163.88
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.904263.51
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204224.17
Fresh As HellesBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.404213.62
House LagerJack's Abby Brewing5.203873.89
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503833.52
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903273.66
Von Trapp Golden Helles Lagervon Trapp Brewing4.902793.87
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.802564.02
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.002433.78
Where The Helles Summer?Southern Tier Brewing Company4.602063.78
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802032.98
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.201883.47
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company4.801843.92
Rahr's BlondeRahr & Sons Brewing Company5.001743.38
Heaven Or HellesBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.001743.66
Strawberry ShortcakeCigar City Brewing5.501643.76
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.501603.55
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.801603.35
Mahr's HellMahr's Bräu4.901483.98
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.401463.51
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.501403.65
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.901323.81
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.801313.83
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.601303.92
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.001293.31
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.701233.62
Helles BellesNinkasi Brewing Company5.301223.61
Samuel Adams Golden HourBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.001213.63
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.701193.64
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.401133.63
Saranac HellesMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.801123.54
Hummin' BirdRed Oak Brewery4.501073.72
Fiery HellSurly Brewing Company5.101043.76
MarieHill Farmstead Brewery5.001034.15
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