Helles is a blonde lager and is the style most commonly found in Munich’s famous beer halls. This lager has a juicy malt profile with medium to low hop bitterness. ABV 5.0%. Not known for their humility, it was an unpleasant surprise to Germany when someone other than Germany made a good beer. A German response to the rise of “that foreign pilsner” was therefore both necessary and urgent for the mental well-being of the entire nation. Helles, a golden lager in a similar vein, but with a smoother, mellower finish was the end result and probably stopped another inconvenient European land war so that was good.