Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing
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4.49/5 rDev +24.7%
Had this on tap at the WoB in a tall pilsner glass.
Nice yellow color. Very balanced taste. You can totally taste the cracker. Beer feels very light and refreshing. Another addition to one of my faves or "go to" beers. ABV is about 5% and smooth. Very tastey.
03-13-2013 21:15:23 | More by NoleDoc
4.46/5 rDev +23.9%
Poured from a can. Slightly acidic finish. Nice hops balance. I wish there was a little more maltiness. A little thin on the malt. Overall a GREAT can of beer. And considering I am only about 4 hours drive from there, it's pretty fresh (yeah its in a can but I get it closer than others..) I feel like that if there were a little more malt finish, the Helles style would be complete. It finishes a little thin for my idea of the style based on soem of the incredible import examples of the style. Maybe not a continental pilsner malt but a german or belgian one.
02-09-2013 02:22:25 | More by tranehead
4.45/5 rDev +23.6%
Poured from a can into a stemless snifter on vacation.
A: Hazy yet mostly clear. Aggressive pour leads to a one finger head that fades quickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. No lacing.
S: Full grain bill, full flavored nose. Lots going on from malts to bittered hops to lemon zest.
T: Big time flavors yet delicately dancing off the tongue thanks to the lifting bubbles. Same as the nose.
M: Wonderful mouthfeel. Bright, spritzy, airy and beautiful. Crisp, sharp finish leaves me sipping for more.
O: A GREAT beach, summertime brew. Perfect for the Tampa shores.
04-02-2013 22:40:15 | More by suspect
4.38/5 rDev +21.7%
single finger clear straw colored body some lacing. Aroma is grassy, grainy and light malts. The body is much fuller than I was expecting with high carbonation. Very refreshing and highly drinkable. Flavor of bitter hops like noble hops but mildly so with a nice malt profile and grassy notes. For my tastes one of the best mouthfeels and flavors of a Helles I have had.
04-15-2012 02:38:34 | More by kylehay2004
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
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