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 Weihenstephan5.104.032,293100
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.103.791,56091
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.203.681,42492
HellSurly Brewing Company4.503.871,139-
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.711,02284
Victory Helles LagerVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.803.6188882
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.203.3385078
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.003.64808-
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.303.96691-
Gorch Fock3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.203.74632-
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.7355989
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.503.63551-
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.6554981
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.92540100
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.603.87531-
YokelNew Glarus Brewing Company4.203.8751491
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.48399-
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204.1439295
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503.5638182
House LagerJack's Abby Brewing5.203.9533193
Fresh As HellesBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.66327-
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.75319-
Von Trapp Golden Helles Lagervon Trapp Brewing4.903.98245-
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.003.824092
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.804.03233-
Where The Helles Summer?Southern Tier Brewing Company4.603.84206-
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802.9820071
Helles YeahJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.503.24196-
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 Company5.003.53165-
Strawberry ShortcakeCigar City Brewing5.503.76163-
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.803.36157-
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.503.64151-
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.403.48145-
Mahr's HellMahr's Bräu4.903.9714290
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.503.6413877
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.903.812892
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.603.92127-
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.003.34127-
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.703.6112297
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.803.83122-
Helles BellesNinkasi Brewing Company5.303.63118-
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.703.62116-
Saranac HellesMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.55112-
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.403.76106-
Beer Geek HellesJack's Abby Brewing4.904.13106-
Fiery HellSurly Brewing Company5.103.84102-
Hummin' BirdRed Oak Brewery4.503.7397-
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