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