Full Review

Sigwart

Sigwart
Hell

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 4.9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Sigwart
Hell

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 4.9%
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.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: dried fruits, toasted banana nut muffin, egg croissant, and cedar wood chips
Taste Flavor: praline, orange pepper, apple custard tart, and cornmeal
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pad Thai Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, malt-forward, appetizing helles with instant appeal and flavorful crushability.

The Producer

Privatbrauerei Hofmühl GmbH

The Producer
Hofmühlstr. 10
Eichstätt, D-85072
Germany
49 8421-980823

Their Portfolio

90 Hofmühl Hell 4.9% (Germany)
91 Hofmühl Privat Pils 4.9% (Germany)
92 Hofmühl Weissbier 5.4% (Germany)
90 Hofmühl Weissbier Leicht 3.3% (Germany)
92 Hofmühl Weissbier Dunkel 5.4% (Germany)
93 Hofmühl Zerberus Doppelbock 7.5% (Germany)
95 Hofmühl Weissbier Leicht 3.3% (Germany)
97 Hofmühl Hell 4.9% (Germany)
94 Hofmühl Privat Pils 5.2% (Germany)
95 Hofmühl Weissbier 5.4% (Germany)
95 Hofmühl Zerberus Doppelbock 7.5% (Germany)
93 Hofmühl Original Rother Kellerbier 5.6% (Germany)
93 Sigwart Hell 4.9% (Germany)

Munich Helles

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
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.