About the Munich Helles Lager

The Munich Helles Lager was first crafted back in 1894 at the Spaten brewery. It was meant to compete with the popular Pilsener-style beers of the region and today is the most popular beer style in Southern Germany. It pours a yellow to deep golden hue and is topped by a persistent, creamy white head. The aroma and palate are typically malty and sometimes backed by low to moderately spicy, floral, or herbal hops. The sweetness shouldn’t be overpowering. Its feel should be smooth, clean, well-lagered with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Comparatively, the Munich Helles Lager should be similar to the balance and bitterness of the Munich Dunkel. It will have more body but less hop character than the German Pils.

Fresh As Helles is a German-style Munich Helles Lager by the Boston Beer Company that’s sweet with orange, melon, and apple; balanced lightly with spicy hops.

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Tampa-Style Lager, a German-style Munich Helles Lager by Cigar City Brewing blends grass, floral, and citrus hops with doughy bread and honey.

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Hell is a German-style Munich Helles Lager by Surly Brewing Co. that brings ample hoppy bite to this sessionable lager.

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