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Hotter Than Helles Lager - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 552
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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

JohnParadee, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

tharper178, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

Pour is straw yellow with a light haze and a small amount of tight white head. Nose is light grain, a bit of yeast, strong lemon notes. Taste is similar, a bit more grain bill to it, yeasty mid palate and lots of lemon in back. A bit of grassy herbal hops in the finish with virtually no bitterness. Body is light but a hint syrupy with moderate carb.

cpetrone84, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

carmike813, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

markjarema11, May 24, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

a: hazy bright golden yellow with a 3 finger marshmallow bright white head

s: sweet lemongrass grains, vanilla, lemon zest, real nice earthy aroma in here. very mellow tea leaf

t: sweet creamy grains, orang & lemon zest - definitely some sweet lemon as well. light caramel. ends biscuity & with something like water crackers. very refreshing, yet the body from the malt makes it satisfying as well

m: its on the heavier side of light - and definitely a bit creamy. carbonation is about normal, not extreme

o: yep, its a solid beer. refreshing, quenching, and satisfying. light and crisp. all the flavors are mellow and balanced. sweet & light. nice summer brew

hopsputin, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

coopdog1000, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

stephensinner, May 23, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev 0%

Canned 3/28/14.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, white grape juice, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bmur112, May 22, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

KFBR392, May 22, 2014
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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.