Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing
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3.35/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: A finger and a half of clean white color. Bright active carbonation that is to be expected from the style. Straw yellow color with some accents of orange.
Smell: Bananas and straw mix with some light hops. Leafy greens, cloves, and bready yeast pick up on the body. Yeast is very potent on the back end and wins out overall.
Taste: Straw and some medium bodied tropical fruits on the front. The front falls of to a bready yeast backbone with accents of vegetal greens. The back end is a touch watery and forgettable.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation fits a helles lager but doesn't quite have the cleanliness one would expect.
Overall: A touch over okay overall. I love my helles lager and this one is a touch off. I wouldn't turn it down on a hot day but just okay in the end.
Serving type: can
05-22-2014 05:01:30 | More by KFBR392
2.89/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from the can into a tall pilsen glass. Canned on date was August 2013 (about 8 months ago), so I'm afraid it may be a bit old for a proper review.
Poured a beautiful straw yellow color with just a tiny bit of haze, Thick white head was beautiful and took a few minutes to dissipate.
The nose was very strong on fruit. Grapes and pear in particular.
Tastes similar to smell, lots of white fruit. A twinge of bitter in the back of the taste after swallowing fully. Reminds me of a cheap pinot grigio .
The mouthfeel is ok, some tingly bubbles, but not as much as I was expecting. The bitter aftertaste hangs out in the back corners of my mouth for a while.
Overall, not my favorite beer, but not bad for a rainy afternoon of vidya game playin'. Again, I think it may have skunked slightly, so take this review with a grain of salt.
Serving type: can
04-25-2014 00:35:49 | More by phideltashaggy
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.