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Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 22
Gots: 51 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

juliusseizure, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Gatordaddy, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

bigfnjoe, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

HeyJim, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Boilerfood, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Bluecane, Mar 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

wendymerissa, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium straw color, with a thin head that disappears quickly and leaves little behind on the glass. Smell is melon with a touch of banana. Taste is mild malt with a touch of pepper and a bready aftertaste. Feel is light to medium heaviness, and a little fizzy at first, but the carbonation drops off a touch after a couple of minutes. Overall this is drinkable and refreshing. It's not particularly complex, just enough to be interesting. This is not one of my favorite styles, but this is done well and is quite good for a nice warm day.

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JasonSiedman, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a mug.

Look: There wasn't much here. The can asked me to pour gently, so I wasn't that aggressive at all. The result was a thin head, almost no lacing, with a standard light gold look. The lack of lacing makes me the most sad.

Smell: A mild floral note, but a strong citrus smell, mainly oranges. I'm picking up a bit of hops which is pleasant.

Taste: It starts with a strong citrus touch, but the back end is a bit of the sweet malts. Nothing too prominent. As it goes on, it gets less citrus-y and most sweet. Definitely interesting to me.

Feel: A very light feel, medium carbonation, and great on a warm afternoon.

Overall: Having easy access to this one, I'll probably revisit from time to time, and this is a great summer beer for myself. I think it has enough going on in the taste where I'll discover more and more after each one.

JackMcAwesome, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

krazybartender, Mar 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

mctizzz, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Mar 14, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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.

NoleDoc, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

M27, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

SPRichard, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

FLBeerGuy, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

johntfox, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

dsauter, Mar 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Danielr26, Mar 10, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to dimenhetfield for tossing this one my way. enjoyed from my ccb snifter.

a - brew poured a clear and fizzy yellow. very fizzy head that fizzed away quick, but was quickly replaced by the bubbling in the glass racing to the surface.

s - lagery, but with some light fruity zest to it. crystalized malts. German.

t - wow, very nice. crisp german lager with a some toasted fruit and lemon.

m - super refreshing and soft.

o - extremely refreshing and super drinkable lager. has a nice soft fruity quality to it while still being very much a lager. would have again.

cosmicevan, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

JamesWn, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

lionssoccer13, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ESeab, Feb 24, 2013
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.