Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by wcintula:
4.25/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
What a surprise in a glass! I'm a fan of the Helles, but didn't expect something so good. At Ginger Man, it was poured into an imperial pint, but again with the ABV! Listed as 7.5% yet it's listed here as 5%(see my last review, beer also had at Ginger Man).
A nice golden brew with a finger and a half head receded slowly. The smell is nice cereal grains with a touch of flora. Great bready, cracker-y taste with the slightest hint of hops, very refreshing, and extremely quaffable.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2012 21:44:35 | More by wcintula
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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 439 ratings.