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Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
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508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 19
Gots: 41 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-14-2014 20:15:25 | More by uncccegr
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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy, bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some sweetness to it. Taste is sweet, malty, very refreshing on a humid summer night. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a good session beer.

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 03:36:59 | More by tone77
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-13-2014 00:40:09 | More by CMOrak
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale yellow with thin layer of head that retains minimally. The nose features light grassy notes along with toasted grain, light caramel, and some light notes of citrus. Taste leans towards the sweet side for the style. Sweet grainy flavors up front with some hints of citrus and a light touch of grassy hops. It's not until the finish that there is a slight dryness. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this drinks nicely but perhaps a touch too sweet for an easy drinking lager.

Serving type: can

06-12-2014 01:36:18 | More by homebrew311
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apurpura214

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-11-2014 00:22:52 | More by apurpura214
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-10-2014 11:48:47 | More by JohnParadee
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-07-2014 19:08:10 | More by TX-Badger
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tharper178

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-31-2014 18:35:48 | More by thereal_adam
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is straw yellow with a light haze and a small amount of tight white head. Nose is light grain, a bit of yeast, strong lemon notes. Taste is similar, a bit more grain bill to it, yeasty mid palate and lots of lemon in back. A bit of grassy herbal hops in the finish with virtually no bitterness. Body is light but a hint syrupy with moderate carb.

Serving type: can

05-29-2014 21:55:00 | More by cpetrone84
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California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-29-2014 18:12:11 | More by NRo
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carmike813

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-27-2014 18:26:39 | More by carmike813
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Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-26-2014 16:48:53 | More by Tumble
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2014 22:51:47 | More by markjarema11
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hopsputin

California

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

a: hazy bright golden yellow with a 3 finger marshmallow bright white head

s: sweet lemongrass grains, vanilla, lemon zest, real nice earthy aroma in here. very mellow tea leaf

t: sweet creamy grains, orang & lemon zest - definitely some sweet lemon as well. light caramel. ends biscuity & with something like water crackers. very refreshing, yet the body from the malt makes it satisfying as well

m: its on the heavier side of light - and definitely a bit creamy. carbonation is about normal, not extreme

o: yep, its a solid beer. refreshing, quenching, and satisfying. light and crisp. all the flavors are mellow and balanced. sweet & light. nice summer brew

Serving type: can

05-24-2014 19:49:24 | More by hopsputin
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-23-2014 19:51:13 | More by coopdog1000
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-23-2014 03:04:36 | More by stephensinner
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned 3/28/14.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, white grape juice, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: can

05-23-2014 01:56:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-22-2014 19:47:32 | More by NJBeer265
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bmur112

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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KFBR392

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A finger and a half of clean white color. Bright active carbonation that is to be expected from the style. Straw yellow color with some accents of orange.

Smell: Bananas and straw mix with some light hops. Leafy greens, cloves, and bready yeast pick up on the body. Yeast is very potent on the back end and wins out overall.

Taste: Straw and some medium bodied tropical fruits on the front. The front falls of to a bready yeast backbone with accents of vegetal greens. The back end is a touch watery and forgettable.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation fits a helles lager but doesn't quite have the cleanliness one would expect.

Overall: A touch over okay overall. I love my helles lager and this one is a touch off. I wouldn't turn it down on a hot day but just okay in the end.

Serving type: can

05-22-2014 05:01:30 | More by KFBR392
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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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pisano

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.