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
Brilliant light gold color. Floral, sweaty, sulfurous, grassy, clean aromas of butter toasted multi-grain baguette with scrambled eggs, lemongrass tea, and sandalwood with a soft, crisp, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, short honeyed citrus peels, pepper bread toast, classic old world hop, and honeyed quince and melon finish. A brilliant, vibrant Helles with pinpoint precision and generous flavor.
97 points $1.17
Sigwart Hell
93 points
Brilliant light gold color. Clean aromas of dried fruits, toasted banana nut muffin, egg croissant, and cedar wood chips with a velvety, soft, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, brisk praline, orange pepper, apple custard tart, and cornmeal finish. A crisp, malt-forward, appetizing Helles with instant appeal and flavorful crushability.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Blonde Bier Garden
88 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of toast, custard, and snipped chives with a silky, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length pickled peach and yeasty dinner rolls finish. A crisp, clean, easy-drinking Helles the wets the whistle; have a couple.
McFleshman’s Brewing Co. Pirates Cove Lager
83 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Buttery, perfumed, fruity aromas of butterscotch, citrusy yogurt, fresh flowers, and dried citrus with a creamy, tart, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a sleek, medium-length tangy lemon, first proof sourdough, bitter greens, and dried orange peel finish. A smooth, sweet Lager for dessert lovers.