Tampa-Style Lager | Cigar City Brewing

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Tampa-Style LagerTampa-Style Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
248 Ratings
Tampa-Style LagerTampa-Style Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Tampa-style Lager is inspired by the traditional German-style Helles, which translates to “light colored.” Perfect for the Florida heat, it’s a beer that’s made for drinkin’ when it’s truly hotter than helles outside.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,973
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
248
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of chiefz1
1.52/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of CollinaTiger
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luckydog91
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of midlifec
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesGrove
3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.79/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Das Biergarten. Clear golden. Smells of some grain. That's about it. Tastes of a sharp grain flavor. Dries out with some grassy hop flavor. Light body. Not bad but not very flavorful.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monk2021
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ceddd99
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a six pack of this at whole foods. It's a good lager, refreshing and easy to drink. My only complaints are the price point and the slight balance of the flavor toward excessive bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of TomTrocc
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice and refreshing, golden color with nice head. Faintly smells of malt, tastes of sweet malt, grain and has a faint floral hoppy aftertaste. Mild mouthfeel and moderate carbonation throughout. Slightly bitter aftertaste, otherwise I would have scored it higher.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 03/30/18. First pour into my new Aardwolf snifter!

Hadn’t considered this in the past until I found out that it’s a Helles-style Lager and I just couldn’t pass it up. Another case of beer style snobbery on BA. This has a low average vs. all beer when it should be scored against its peers. And that’s where this beer shines. Man, if the big macro companies made their Pale Lagers like this, we would actually enjoy them!

This beer is super refreshing, crisp, clean, and drinkable, with a really delicious malt bill. Finish is slightly hopped with pleasant fruitiness and bready malt. Body and feel are incredible for the style. This is really, really well done. Buying a 6-pack next time instead of a single can. You really can’t beat this in the category, which is why I scored it so high.

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Photo of depechemode1983
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden yellow with a slight haze. The head is white and somewhat frothy. Retention is excellent with some even lacing around the glass. Lots of carbonation coming up from the center. This is a delicious looking beer.
Got some grains and lemongrass in the nose. There slight bitterness and sourness in the mild that hits you then disappears quickly. Lemongrass in the taste with a bit of malt and spicy hops. Leaves a lingering sourness that is very pleasant. The mouthfeel is simply smooth and refreshing with spot-on carbonation. I'm in love with this beer. This might very well be my new go-to session beer. Solid 4s all around. Just an easy going great tasting beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 4/2/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit of lemon/pear fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice Munich Helles lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Just a tad hoppier than a true Helles. Clean Pils/Munich malts and nice earthy hop presence for the style. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Tampa-Style Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 248 ratings