German Helles

“Helles” means “pale in color,” as these beers are often golden. The German-style Helles lager is a bit rounder or fuller-bodied than light lager and even all-malt pilsners. Helles lager beers offer a touch of sweetness that balance a measurable addition of spicy German hop flavor and light bitterness. The malt character is soft and bready, making it a terrific complement to light dishes such as salad or fresh shellfish, like clams. Clean and crisp, this is a refreshing beer with substance. Low levels of yeast-produced sulfur aromas and flavors may be common.

ABV: 4.8-5.6% | IBU: 18-25 | Glassware: Flute

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Weihenstephaner OriginalBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.102,4194.09
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräuhaus München5.101,6583.8
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.001,5103.83
Spaten Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.201,4823.68
Hell LagerSurly Brewing Company5.001,1953.82
Paulaner Original MünchnerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.901,0753.73
Victory Helles LagerVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.809013.58
Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu AG5.208773.28
Hotter Than Helles LagerCigar City Brewing5.008093.59
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles LagerbierBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla4.307483.95
Gorch Fock3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.206543.68
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.506013.71
Bikini Blonde LagerMaui Brewing Co.5.105963.61
Longfin LagerBallast Point Brewing Company4.505863.61
Augustiner Bräu EdelstoffAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.605733.91
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudts Brewing Co.5.005403.9
YokelNew Glarus Brewing Company4.205193.88
Fresh As HellesBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.404543.62
Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier HellAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.204424.15
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.904373.51
House LagerJack's Abby Brewing5.204193.88
Schlafly Summer LagerThe Schlafly Tap Room4.503863.52
Helles Golden LagerSly Fox Brewing Company4.903363.66
Golden Helles Lagervon Trapp Brewing4.902983.87
Andechser Vollbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs4.802764.03
Penn GoldPennsylvania Brewing Company4.502513.77
Henninger Premium LagerHenninger Bräu AG4.802083
Where The Helles Summer?Southern Tier Brewing Company4.602063.78
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.201903.47
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company4.801843.92
Gold Leaf LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.501783.55
Rahr's BlondeRahr & Sons Brewing Company5.001753.38
Heaven Or HellesBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.001753.65
Strawberry ShortcakeCigar City Brewing5.501653.75
Firestone LagerFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.501643.95
Blonde LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.801623.35
Mahr's HellMahr's Bräu4.901613.96
Helles LagerFordham Brewing Company5.401463.51
Hacker-Pschorr EdelhellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.501413.65
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner HellHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH4.901363.8
Andechser Spezial HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.801343.84
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.601343.92
1516 Bavarian LagerOkanagan Spring Brewery5.001293.32
Augustiner Bräu Munchen Light Export BeerAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG5.701263.64
Helles BellesNinkasi Brewing Company5.301253.6
NeuschwansteinerDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss4.701233.61
Samuel Adams Golden HourBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.001223.63
MarieHill Farmstead Brewery5.001194.15
Heavenly HellesChurch Street Brewing Company5.401183.62
Hummin' BirdRed Oak Brewery4.501153.74
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