Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
growler was filled at a new place called The Growler Station NYC
A - clear deep yellow almost golden copper tone. slight amount of head which quickly diminished into a small bubbly rim around the glass
S - wheat malt, bittering hops, floral hints
T - a nice kick to it.. somewehre between a pils and a lager, definitely a strong amount of bavarian wheat taste in this
M - a very easy flowing beer, perfect for hot summer weather (too bad it's february!), slightly bitter aftertaste
O - overall this isn't a bad beer. i was expecting a little bit more from cigar city after trying their jai alai, but for a helles lager (which usually don't have much as far as flavor), this is damn delicious.
Serving type: growler
02-16-2012 14:29:37 | More by facundoCNB
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3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the can into a medium sized Cigar City snifter glass.
Deep bright shining lemon and gold colored body. Very clear nearly bright crystal glowing. White fluffy head, a little bleached and shocking forms nicely and settles to a thick creamed bubbled collar.
Nose hints at doughy malts, but there's a macro like sweetness to this that begins to dominate. Sweet. Slightly sugary, hinting towards a fake honey sense a little.
Palate comes with a smooth controlled coating mouthfeel. But the sweetness pops out quite noticeably. Dough crisp a bit somewhat on the finish, hinting of baked bread slightly, but has a sweetness that takes over that sort of dominates. Very mild to no bitterness even for a Helles, with little spice character.
It's a fine drinkable brew, but it comes off almost like a Euro lager than a Helles.
Serving type: can
04-01-2014 15:59:37 | More by smakawhat
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.