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Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 26
Gots: 83 | FT: 6
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PorterLambic on 09-28-2011

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.
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3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into pint glass.

Better than average appearance for a lager. Nice lacing down the sides of the glass. You get your typical lager aroma, nothing to special. Taste is very pleasant, very smooth. This won't blow you away, but if you like lagers this is one to get and share around with those friends who only drink Budweiser.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy golden yellow straw with almost no head to speak of. Decrypt carbonation coming up.

S - a faint citrus, fresh and crisp. Smell is definitely its low point.

T - yeasty, yet crisp. Has a faint citrus zesty news to it. Extremely refreshing. Summer lager that has great,freshess from the can.

M - light bodied, crisp and extremely drinkable. Finishes very clean.

O - I feel like I have been ruined on lagers because the budweisers of the world, but this was remarkably delicious. Restored my faith!

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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can courtesy of tugg407 pours a lightly hazed lemon color with a surprisingly small cap of white head. Not much for retention and just a wisp or two of lace.

Nose is very light...malt is crisp and grainy with a touch of lemony hops.

Mmm, graininess really shines like a Munich helles, very well done indeed. Hops are light and add just enough grassy hop dryness on the finish. Old world hallertau hops are definitely evident. Mouthfeel is a little richer than the imports and has less carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice take on the style and one of the more authentic versions brewed in America.

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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.