First created in Munich in 1894, the Bavarian Helles is perhaps the most delicate beer imaginable, and must rely on its incredible subtlety to please the palate.
Munich’s beer hall helles, the palest of lagers, has almost no nose or up-front bitterness. Straw blonde and topped by a tall, white crown, it is the quaffing beer of the Bavarians.
The Classic Beer Style Series from Brewers Publications examines individual world-class beer styles, covering origins, history, sensory profiles, brewing techniques and commercial examples.
About Horst Dornbusch
Horst Dornbusch is a well-known brewer, author, beer judge, and speaker, and the founder of Cerevisia communications, LLC, a consulting company in the international brewing industry.
He has published hundreds of articles, as well as many books, in English and German, for both brewing professionals and beer lovers alike. For Brewers Publications, he has written PROST! The Story of German Beer (1997); Bavarian Helles (2000); and Altbier (1999). In 2010, he published The Ultimate Almanac of World Beer Recipes (Cerevisia Communications), followed by Die Biersorten der BRAUWELT® (Hans Carl, 2014), Beer Styles from around the World (Cerevisia Communications, 2015), Das Große BRAUWELT® Lexikon der Biersorten (Hans Carl, 2017), and мирые сортов пива (2018; the Russian translation of Beer Styles from Around the World), and Dark Lagers (with co-author Thomas Kraus-Weyermann, MBAA, 2018). He was also the Associate Editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Horst is a frequent media guest and he has been the script consultant on two Discovery Channel programs about beer. He was born and raised in Germany, and is now He is now a dual German-American citizen. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and holds a B.A. from Reed College and an M.A. from Brandeis University. He lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts