1.D - Munich Helles (BJCP 2008)


Malty but fully attenuated Pils malt showcase. 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.


Aroma: 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.
Appearance: Medium yellow to pale gold, clear, with a creamy white head.
Flavor: 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.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth maltiness with no trace of astringency.


Moderate carbonate water, Pilsner malt, German noble hop varieties.


Weihenstephaner Original, Hacker-Pschorr M


Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.045 1.051
Final gravity 1.008 1.012
Bitterness 16.0 IBU 22.0 IBU
Color 5.9 EBC 9.8 EBC
Alcohol 4.70 ° 5.40 °

Recipes on Zython (2)

All grain- 1.D - Munich Helles
6.0% 22 IBU 8.0 l matyas
All grain- 1.D - Munich Helles
5.1% 21 IBU 30.0 l valemagne

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