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Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing

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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 20
Gots: 49 | FT: 5
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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A- Pours a hazy lemon color with a 1.5 finger off white head that quickly dissipates. Nice soapy lacing persists.

S- Fruity citrus aroma. Lots of esters. Lemon zest or lemon grass, pineapple, range of tropical juices. Lager malts

T- Fruits indicated from the nose along with a touch of peppery spice up front. Slight grainy notes and buttery lager malts in the finish. Crackers. Smooth and well balanced.

M- Light to mid body. Crisp bite of carbonation. Moderate drinkability for the style. Very refreshing.

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Canned on 4/24/13
Consumed on 5/22/13

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Poured the Hotter than Helles into a pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger of white head.

S - Faint malts, and some bitter hops

T - A beer that lacks the flavor of a good Helles. Just a little bread flavor, not much else sadly.

M - Smooth medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O - A little disappointed with this offering from Cigar City, better options out there for the style.

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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.