About Munich Helles

About Munich Helles
Munich helles lagers are pale to golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers traditionally malt-accented with subtle hop character. They are generally weightier than standard pale lagers though less substantial than dortmunder export styles. The finest examples still come from the brewing center of Munich and are relatively easy to find in major US markets. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 03, Hofbräu Original Lager and Paulaner Original Munich Premium Lager.

Top Picks for Munich Helles

Hofmühl Hell
97 points
$1.17
A brilliant, vibrant helles with pinpoint precision and generous flavor.
97 points $1.17
Sigwart Hell
93 points
A crisp, malt-forward, appetizing helles with instant appeal and flavorful crushability.
Edison Brewing James Munich Helles Lager
87 points
Clean and classic and with a rich warm nose but a refreshing body.
McFleshman’s Brewing Co. Pirates Cove Lager
83 points
A smooth, sweet lager for dessert lovers.