Because raw materials were scarce during the Second World War, thin or light beers dominated the market. These beers, popular as thirst quenchers among harvest workers, were also called “Scheps”. They experienced their renaissance in the 1980s.
Our Helles Leicht is one of the most technically demanding beers that can be brewed according to the Purity Law.
After all, it should naturally have the full flavour despite the low alcohol content. This is where the true skill of a master brewer comes into play. Because unlike many other beers, which are simply deprived of part of their alcohol, we brew it as an independent, light and hop-accentuated variety right from the start.
Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, with a cheeky hint of hops. A summery, light beer – and the perfect alternative when you want a little less alcohol.
Original wort content 8.7 °
Alcohol content 3.7 %Back to the overview
What’s behind it?
Our new labels
Despite the low alcohol content, the beer flavor is said to remain intense in a light beer, making it one of the most challenging varieties to brew under the Purity Law. Our light Helles is brewed as an independent, lighter beer variety and contains a larger proportion of hops than our classic Helles. This clearly perceptible hop character perfectly compensates for the lower original gravity and alcohol content.
If you look closely, you will see on our new label that two ears of barley, which can be seen at the bottom of our pale design, have been replaced by additional hop cones and leaves in the light pale. Together with the lime green color scheme, which our light Weißbier also bears, our light Helles presents itself as a classic Traunsteiner Helles with less alcohol and a wonderfully refreshing hop note.