Helles is a traditional German pale lager beer, produced chiefly in Southern Germany, particularly Munich and Bavaria. The German word hell can be translated as "bright", "light", or "pale". They are characterised by their underlying malt sweetness, easy drinkability and sublime refinement and refreshment. Bayreauther Brauhaus based in Bavaria are renowned across Germany as one of the finest brewers of Helles and in 2018 they won the International Meininger Craft Award for their Helles.
Following the Reinheitsgebot Purity laws of 1516, Pure Helles uses the finest English Maris Otter malt, Pilgrim hops from Worcestershire and a blend of classic noble hops of the highest quality from Bavaria that give Pure Helles a clean, refreshing and bright appearance but with that unmistakable Purity character.Purity Brewing Co.
The bright gold Augustiner Edelstoff has understated notes of cut grass, herbs, and sweet malts that are balanced by a moderate bitterness. Its light body and delicate carbonation lead to a smooth mouthfeel that still finds a way of being crisp and lingering with a fantastically clean finish.
A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates.
Probably the best example of the traditional Black Country style of bitter. No better partner to a lunchtime snack!