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Summer Of Lager - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ZEB89, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Burkbom23, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of JMD
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK, I love German Beers and I love summertime. Unfortunately, I'm often very underwhelmed by both American interpretation of German beers, and summer brews in general. I've been to Munich several times and have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many liters of fantastic helles lager from all of the big Munich breweries. So obviously this beer intrigues me. Now on to the review.

A: Light golden orange color with thick frothy head that lingers for quite a while. Looks nice, but a bit darker than most Helles I've seen.

S: Nice clean aroma. Some faint hops.

T: While this is a tasty summer brew, it misses the mark as a helles. Bready malt upfront with a light hop bite. Good, but not a whole lot going on here. Certainly not much in common with a german helles. Compare this with a Hofbrau or Augustiner and the differences are quite obvious.

S: Light with moderate carbonation

O: I applaud Cisco for attempting to make a style that is not very popular with American brewers. But that said, this is not close to a traditional Helles lager that you would get at a beer hall or beer garden in Munich. Certainly tasty enough to have more than a few on a hot summer day at the beach though.

JMD, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

AJ01923, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

KC9LDB, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

barturo, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jayhunter357, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Andrew041180, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

FroggieG, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Davepoolesque, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Mullen2525, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

EatonHops, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SunDevilBeer, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

becorwin86, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener glass. With the abundance of IPA's and other types of ale's, it's tough to find a quality lager for the summer. Was lucky enough to find this at a local store, and it just happened to be a Munich Helles Lager, one of my favorite styles.

A - Darker than most Munch Helles'. A light orange-brown. Not much of a head, but it stuck around for the duration.

S - Quite a bit going on. Hops, Euro dankness, and even a pinch of lemon peel. When warmed, some orange noted, as well.

T - Very unique for a Munich Helles. There is A LOT of quality hop taste. Almost a Munich Helles / IPA hybrid. Very interesting, but very good. Has the dankness and bitterness of a Munich Helles, but it takes the hops level they usually have and probably triple's it. Lemon peel also noted slightly.

F - Does the trick of a quality lager. Light, crisp, refreshing. Carbonation is felt very nicely.

stella77artois, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

MistahBeah, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a glimmering golden hue. Thin, frothy white head pops away. Stingy with its lacing. Body is a bit hazy.

S-Lager yeast is aggressive. Crackery malt. Doughy too. Complemented by a grassy and flower stemmy hoppiness.

T-The yeastiness is quite coercive. It does play quite well with the grassy hops and baker's blend of malts.

M-Crisp despite the fact that I find the yeast to be too strong. Lively carbonation.

O/D-A nice lager but its quite expensive. Good move putting it in a 12 pack of cans. The older, large format bottles were far too pricey for a good, yet fairly simple Lager.

VelvetExtract, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tbeer40, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tbonci, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

markgoodman10, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

philaduffia, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

skaboom420, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BRYeleJR, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of avalon07
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Smelled of citrus, malt, and some esters. Not quite what I expected considering the style, but good nonetheless.

T: Tasted of malt (quite a bit as you might expect), a tinge of citrus (but not too much), and a slight estery quality as well. Like the aroma, this wasn't what I expected, but not bad otherwise. Not particularly complex but pretty tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not your typical Munich Helles Lager, but worth a shot. A good summer beer.

avalon07, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Mark5252, Jun 07, 2013
Summer Of Lager from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.