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Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing

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542 Ratings
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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Munich Lager is a nod to the thirst quenching lagers of Germany. Our Helles has a sweet malt expression that is balanced by floral bitterness from the use of German Hallertaur Mittelfruh hops. A very refreshing beer that will also entice you by its subtle complexity and drinkability.

(Beer added by: PorterLambic on 09-28-2011)
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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +38.9%

03-18-2013 04:32:01 | More by wendymerissa
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Amorette


5/5  rDev +38.9%

05-22-2012 05:06:19 | More by Amorette
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +38.9%

11-21-2011 15:57:28 | More by bob727
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +38.9%

10-27-2012 15:47:14 | More by sendbeer
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funnynoises

Florida

5/5  rDev +38.9%

01-23-2012 02:54:27 | More by funnynoises
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christoj0818

New York

5/5  rDev +38.9%

12-07-2011 06:08:32 | More by christoj0818
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.9%

04-16-2013 15:23:02 | More by captainbearcat
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-05-2013 02:08:16 | More by pathman
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25%

05-22-2012 04:26:21 | More by twizzbeatz
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NikD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +25%

12-29-2013 01:30:58 | More by NikD
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Spider889

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-14-2013 18:10:28 | More by Spider889
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tharper178

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25%

05-31-2014 22:18:58 | More by tharper178
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25%

02-21-2013 01:46:35 | More by Thedrizzle
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-20-2014 00:02:51 | More by ChrisKayler
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SexyBeerB1tch

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-29-2014 20:10:12 | More by SexyBeerB1tch
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mwgroove23

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25%

08-20-2013 22:35:22 | More by mwgroove23
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25%

01-06-2012 00:34:38 | More by imperialking
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NoleDoc

Florida

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
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tranehead

Florida

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
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suspect

New York

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
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kylehay2004

Florida

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
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mverity

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

06-24-2013 02:25:45 | More by mverity
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wilfonzo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

02-11-2013 00:18:22 | More by wilfonzo
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Michigan

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

02-20-2013 04:11:23 | More by st9647v3
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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.