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 Weihenstephan5.104.032,283100
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.103.791,55891
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.203.681,41792
HellSurly Brewing Company4.503.871,135-
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.721,01984
Victory Helles LagerVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.803.6188582
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.203.3384778
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.003.64808-
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.303.96688-
Gorch Fock3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.203.74632-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.7355689
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.503.62549-
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.6554881
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.92538100
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.603.87528-
YokelNew Glarus Brewing Company4.203.8751491
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204.1538995
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503.5637982
House LagerJack's Abby Brewing5.203.9532493
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.75316-
Fresh As HellesBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.66315-
Von Trapp Golden Helles Lagervon Trapp Brewing4.903.99241-
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.003.824092
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.804.03230-
Where The Helles Summer?Southern Tier Brewing Company4.603.84204-
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802.9719771
Helles YeahJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.503.24195-
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)5.003.69169-
Rahr's BlondeRahr & Sons Brewing Company5.003.53164-
Strawberry ShortcakeCigar City Brewing5.503.76163-
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.803.36156-
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.503.64150-
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.403.48145-
Mahr's HellMahr's Bräu4.903.9713990
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.6413877
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.903.812792
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.603.92127-
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.003.33126-
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.703.6112297
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.803.83122-
Helles BellesNinkasi Brewing Company5.303.63117-
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.703.62116-
Saranac HellesMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.55112-
Beer Geek HellesJack's Abby Brewing4.904.13106-
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.403.75104-
Fiery HellSurly Brewing Company5.103.84102-
Hummin' BirdRed Oak Brewery4.503.7397-
Velas HellesSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant5.203.2392-
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