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Munich Helles Reviews

This German kin to American lagers was born in 1895 at Munich’s Spaten brewery to compete with pilsners. The style’s crafted with Pilsner malt and German hops, yielding a sweet malt smell and malty profile backed up a slight but apparent hop-spice bitterness. They’re more flavorful than standard American lagers to be sure, but still quite light compared to most styles; Helles’ pale colors, carbonation, low alcohol and airy essence give them away as easy-drinking brews.

Pair: Match a Helles with spicy shrimp, fish tacos and salads big and small. These beers won’t overpower lighter greens, and they’ll help cool a spice-wracked palate.

Glassware: pint glass


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