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Style: Munich Helles Lager
 
Style Information
The Munich Helles Lager is a light colored lager originally from Munich, Germany. The color for the style should be pale, usually pale yellow to golden. The aroma should have very low hop tones and bitterness, with a malty or grassy sweetness slightly apparent. A slight bready yeast tone should also be notable. The aroma should be somewhat muted. The taste Should also have a low hop bitterness. A mild malt sweetness should be notable, along with a bready yeast flavor. Lightly toasted malts are usually noted as well. The feel should be medium bodied. ABV should range from 4.5% to 5.5%. IBUs should be low, from 18 to 25.

From Wikipedia:

"...in 1894, the Spaten Brewery in Munich recognised the success of these golden lagers and utilised the methods that Sedlmayr had brought home over 50 years earlier to produce their own light lager they named Helles, which is German for 'light coloured', 'bright' or, in beer terms, 'pale', in order to distinguish it from Dunkelbier or dunkles Bier (dark beer), which is another type of beer typical for the region, being darker in colour and sweeter than Helles."

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Top Consumed Munich Helles Lager
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Hell by Surly Brewing Company104
2. Summer Lager by Schlafly Beer59
3. Weihenstephaner Original by Brauerei Weihenstephan22
4. Paulaner Original Münchner by Paulaner Salvator Thomasbraeu AG8
5. Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier by Brauerei Heller-Trum7
6. Smokehaus by Spoetzl Brewery6
7. Bob's '47 Munich Style Lager by Boulevard Brewing Co.5
8. Bikini Blonde Lager by Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)4
9. Gorch Fock by Three Floyds Brewing LLC3
10. Longfin Lager by Ballast Point Brewing Company3

Top Reviews Munich Helles Lager
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Bavarian Lager by Capital Brewery88
2. Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier by Brauerei Heller-Trum86
3. Hell by Surly Brewing Company84
4. Weihenstephaner Original by Brauerei Weihenstephan83
5. Bob's '47 Munich Style Lager by Boulevard Brewing Co.80
6. Paulaner Original Münchner by Paulaner Salvator Thomasbraeu AG80
7. Lux by Ninkasi Brewing Company78
8. Smokehaus by Spoetzl Brewery78
9. Spaten Munchner Hell (Premium Lager) by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu70
10. Gorch Fock by Three Floyds Brewing LLC67