Helles

In 19th century Germany, pilsners were all the rage so München brewers created a malty hoppy beer of their own called Helles. pFriem Helles builds on that history with a toasty lager that’s savory and smooth with aromas of fresh bread and a hint of honey. So let’s toast this beer’s storied and delicious history with a hearty, “Helles Yeah!”.

ABV 4.8%

IBU 25

FLAVOR PROFILE

Golden, Toasty, Savory, Sessionable

AVAILABILITY

Spring Seasonal

INGREDIENTS

MALT

Gambrinus Pilsner, Weyermann Munich Light, Acidulated

HOPS

Perle, Hallertau, Tettnang

YEAST

Lager

History

When the golden and clean lagers of Plzen (Bohemia) became all the rage in the mid-1800's, München brewers feared that Germans would start drinking the Czech beer vs. their own. Munich Helles Lager was their answer to meet the demand. A bit more malty, they often share the same spicy hop characters of Czech Pils, but are a bit more subdued and in balance with malts. 'Helles' is German for 'bright'. 

Tasting Notes

Extra golden with bright white foamy head. Aromas of fresh bread, touch of herb, with a hint of honey. Goes down with a rich full mouth feel, savory, and smooth. A toasty finish balanced with a touch of sweetness.

Food Pairings

Helles is a great sandwich or pressed Panini beer. Great with delicate fish- sole, plaice, flounder, and turbot. Great with shellfish- clams, crab, and scallops. Excellent with sushi. Light pasta dishes work well with oil based or creamed sauces.

Awards

2017 - Bronze Winner - Australian International Beer Awards

2017 - Gold Winner - North American Beer Awards

2017 - Best in Show - April Brews Day 2017