Munich Helles Lager (5.1% abv)
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephaner (Freising, Germany)
Quick beer tip before the review, Helles is pronounced “Hell-us"
This lager pours a perfectly clear gold with a thin white head sustained by a constant stream of tiny bubbles (similar to that of a good champagne). It smells of biscuit malts, grass, and is slightly sulfuric. Extremely light body, the biscuity malt flavor fades into the grassy, lemony aftertaste. Helles lagers are never at the front of mind for me when thinking of my favorite beers but every once in a while a good clean lager really hits the spot. So clean and easy to drink, no wonder Germans drink it liters at a time.