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Pint Talking

May 31, 2023

In this episode Bob and I keep crushing lagers. This week we travel to Munich, Germany and look into the Munich Helles lager. A beer for beer lovers, the German-style helles is a malt accented lager beer that balances a pleasant malt sweetness and body with floral Noble hops and restrained bitterness. The helles is a masterclass in restraint, subtly and drinkability which makes it an enduring style for true beer lovers and an elusive style for craft brewers to recreate. The German helles reminds beer lovers that the simple things in life are usually the most rewarding and worth pursuing.


Style examples:

1.     Masthead – Augenblick

2.     Wooly Pig Farm Brewery – Rustic Helles

3.     Noble Beast Brewing Co. – Third Dimension Helles



ABV: 4.7-5.4%

IBUs: 16-22

Color: 3-5

Serving Temp: 38-40F

Serving Pressure: 7-12psi


Beer Representation: Wanderer

ABV: 5%

 IBUs: N/A

Beer Description: Wanderer is our unfiltered German-style Helles Lager. A meticulous, highly technical beer brewed utilizing traditional techniques and ingredients, Wanderer is crisp, bright, and immensely enjoyable. Wanderer pours a brilliant straw gold color in the glass with a puffy, bright white foam. It carries a flavor profile of doughy malts, light straw, clean lager yeast, and just the right dash of zippy noble hops. Beers that command your attention are a wonderful thing. Beers that can fade into the background and sort of be an unspoken companion to celebratory moments in life are also a wonderful thing and deserve to be held in equally high esteem. As a crisp, highly drinkable, and beautifully executed beer, Wanderer fits this profile beautifully.


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