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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Light Lager - Munich Helles


BJCP 2008 1D Munich Helles style example
1D - Light Lager / Munich Helles



Malty but fully attenuated Pils malt showcase.


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.


Weihenstephaner Original, Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold, Bürgerbräu Wolznacher Hell Naturtrüb, Mahr's Hell, Paulaner Premium Lager, Spaten Premium Lager, Stoudt's Gold Lager

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

View Style on BJCP Website


OG: 1.045-1.051
FG: 1.008-1.012
IBU: 16-22
SRM: 3.0-5.0
ABV: 4.7-5.4%

BJCP 2008 1D Munich Helles style example