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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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California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-17-2012 03:38:40 | More by rbrefbeerman
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-16-2012 23:50:38 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-16-2012 23:49:37 | More by Lovely85
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-11-2012 18:42:38 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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ceberly

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-05-2012 00:19:30 | More by ceberly
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-01-2012 03:31:20 | More by mbs11
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-15-2012 10:46:24 | More by beernads
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neobob187

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-27-2012 15:45:02 | More by neobob187
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-15-2012 02:19:12 | More by johnyb
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reddfrogg

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-02-2012 16:22:14 | More by reddfrogg
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mhaugo

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-23-2012 00:57:29 | More by mhaugo
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jda007

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-20-2012 01:39:57 | More by jda007
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-12-2012 21:27:08 | More by rolltide8425
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EMPotter


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-05-2012 22:11:31 | More by EMPotter
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is transparent and pale yellow with a half inch of white head. A fine appearance. The aroma is subtle, with notes of bread, grain, a touch of yeast. Smells good. The taste is more aggressive. Light and bready. Refreshing and crisp with appropriate carbonation. A solid example of the style.

07-04-2012 16:53:53 | More by Huhzubendah
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

Draft at Peg's Cantina.

Pours pale golden yellow color that's very faint and watery.  Looks kind of like coors light actually with a 1.5 finger frothy headthat slowly settles into a lasting ring.  The glass is left coated with sheets of soapy lace.  The color of this beer isn't very appealing but the head has good retention and ample lacing.

Sweet yet slightly earthy aroma with hints of light fruit, straw, grass and pale malt.  Subtle bready presence with hits of apple and pear as well as some spicy, grassy hops.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected especially considering the appearance.  Light crisp hops followed by some earthy grass/straw character as well as some bready yeast and light fruit.  Some apple and pear provided sweetness that counters the earthy hop character.  Well balanced, light and very easy to drink.

06-24-2012 06:22:09 | More by corby112
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-21-2012 19:04:58 | More by CellarGimp
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-18-2012 00:38:40 | More by duceswild
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Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-10-2012 05:25:45 | More by xzxer
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%

Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Reviewed from notes.

A: A light yellow in color, almost reminds me of weak lemonade. A nice white one-finger head.

S: Aroma is primarily lager yeast breadiness, with one part lemon-y fruit.

T: Bready yeast. Just a hint of the hops. Still seems a little fruity here too, but subdued.

M: Light but smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol flavor nearly non-existent.

O: OK to good for a lager, just not my preference. I don't think I'll get again.

06-01-2012 01:32:23 | More by macrosmatic
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metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is relatively clear straw yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense white head that gradually died down but never completely faded away.
S: There is a definite smell of Hallertau hops in the nose, which impart grassy and spicy aromas.
T: The taste is very malty and is also accompanied by flavors of grassy and spicy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied, very smooth and even a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer and it reminded me of drinking a helles under the chestnut trees in a Munich biergarten.

05-25-2012 22:18:02 | More by metter98
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-19-2012 19:34:12 | More by DavyJones
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.