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Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles

Münchner (Munich)-Style Helless are pale to golden. There should be no chill haze. This is a malt aroma and flavor emphasized beer style. Malt aromas and flavors are often balanced with low levels of yeast-produced sulfur aromas and flavors. Malt character is sometimes bread-like yet always reminiscent of freshly and very lightly toasted malted barley. There should not be any caramel character. Hop aroma is not perceived to low. Hop flavor is very low to low, deriving from European noble-type hops, with hop flavor not implying hop bitterness. Hop bitterness is low, deriving from European noble-type hops. Fruity-ester aromas and flavors should not be perceived. Diacetyl aroma and flavor should not be perceived. Body is medium.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.044 - 1.050 (11 - 12.4)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.008 - 1.012 (2.1 - 3.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.80% - 4.40% (4.80% - 5.60%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (18 - 25)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 5.5 (8 - 11)