Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing
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1.85/5 rDev -48.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Got this on tap at a cask ale night at proof in tallahassee (was not the cask ale).
It poured a bright cloudy thick yellow with a small head. wasn't much to the smell, maybe because I was in a bar. Tasted like a buttery beer. I couldn't get past that. It wasn't very good. It was fairly thick and creamy, and honestly felt, and tasted like a pilsner mixed with melted butter. I did not enjoy this and was very disappointed. I love the brewery and everything I have had by them until this one.
Serving type: on-tap
02-16-2012 05:42:31 | More by Swim424
2.63/5 rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Serving glass: Poured from can into glass.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, light straw color. Decent white head at first but mostly disappears.
Smell: Very fruity, mostly apple. Light hay and pepper. After a few minutes, it just mildly smells like apple juice.
Taste: Sweet apple mostly, and almost tastes like adjuncts are involved. Some straw, but the hops are minimal - just a hint of pepper. I know this is a Helles and not a Pilsner, but the almost complete lack of hops just means a lack of balance. Bad aftertaste that reminds me of macros.
Feel: Light body, but the lower carbonation and sweet finish means it is not crisp or refreshing.
Overall: I consider Cigar City to be the Surly of Minnesota, but this kinda sucks. Surly Hell or even Maui Bikini Blonde are much better Hells lagers. I'd rather have a Corona.
Serving type: can
03-24-2014 17:50:20 | More by bsp77
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.