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Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing

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553 Ratings
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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 21
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

JavaNoire, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of PvtSnowball
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%

Purchased from one of the local quick marts.

A: Clear straw gold with moderate head and retention.

S: Balanced malt and hop characteristics.

T: Same as the smell with a bit of sweetness.

M: Smooth and refreshing with decent carbonation.

O: An okay summer brew. Refreshing and balanced but not very complex.

PvtSnowball, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

tjcamm, Jul 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

BeersAndBears, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

tbarnett80, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Scarfer_Brad, Jul 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jul 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Hoppytree, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Hendrick24, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GRG1313, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

benloho, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

huntermop, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

lupercmda, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jamesaharvey, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Chingringo, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Fulmonte21, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GuttaMane138, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jrkcubs, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

jophish17, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

2GOOFY, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

uncccegr, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy, bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some sweetness to it. Taste is sweet, malty, very refreshing on a humid summer night. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a good session beer.

tone77, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

CMOrak, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours pale yellow with thin layer of head that retains minimally. The nose features light grassy notes along with toasted grain, light caramel, and some light notes of citrus. Taste leans towards the sweet side for the style. Sweet grainy flavors up front with some hints of citrus and a light touch of grassy hops. It's not until the finish that there is a slight dryness. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this drinks nicely but perhaps a touch too sweet for an easy drinking lager.

homebrew311, Jun 12, 2014
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.