Beer Styles » Munich Helles
4.7 - 5.4%
16 - 22
3 - 5
1.045 - 1.051
1.008 - 1.012
Malty but fully attenuated Pils malt showcase.
Pleasantly grainy-sweet, clean Pils malt aroma dominates. Low to moderately-low spicy noble hop aroma, and a low background note of DMS (from Pils malt). No esters or diacetyl.
Medium yellow to pale gold, clear, with a creamy white head.
Slightly sweet, malty profile. Grain and Pils malt flavors dominate, with a low to medium-low hop bitterness that supports the malty palate. Low to moderately-low spicy noble hop flavor. Finish and aftertaste remain malty. Clean, no fruity esters, no diacetyl.
Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth maltiness with no trace of astringency.
Created in Munich in 1895 at the Spaten brewery by Gabriel Sedlmayr to compete with Pilsner-style beers.
Unlike Pilsner but like its cousin, Munich Dunkel, Helles is a malt-accentuated beer that is not overly sweet, but rather focuses on malt flavor with underlying hop bitterness in a supporting role.
Moderate carbonate water, Pilsner malt, German noble hop varieties.
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