Tampa-Style Lager | Cigar City Brewing

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3.77/5
Very Good
234 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:
#22,836
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
234
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 64
Reviews by AgentMunky:
Photo of AgentMunky
2.31/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Willi Becher glass. Canned on 14 July 2017.
3/2/2.25/2.5/2.5
A: Very light in color and transparent, with a faintest milky haze. Two fingers of head churns and quickly settles.
S: Smells grainy and gross. Some sulfur and skunk.
T: Tastes better, but still grainy-sweet and cheap tasting. You might as well be drinking High Life, etc.
M: Watery, with a sulfuric aftertaste.
O: I guess I don't get it. If you like cheap American lagers (and there is a time and a place) you will like this. Nothing to go out of your way for.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.
This is a striking take on an American lager. Perhaps off style but bold, complex and distinct.
Smooth, medium+ body and near medium carbonation.
Well crafted and superb for style.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bright yellow/gold tinge. Slight haze, very slight. Bread, hops, & just a hint of citrus on the nose. light body, grassy & grainy middle. Dry. very dry. Lemony notes carry on the back & throughout the finish.
Balanced. Refreshing. Light. Dry. No surprises. Well-executed, Lager.
This beer makes me feel better that come July on the FL West Coast, I will have this to counter the sweltering heat.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear shimmering gold with a white film clinging in sheets.

Smell is Corn Flakes, grape and grains.

Taste is sweet corn, grape and toast with a bitter green finish.

Smooth with a soft mild carbonation, finishing semi-dry to chewy.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

straw yellow in color with excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of dishwater white resting on top. The aroma is of German bittering hops and pale malt. The taste is very subtle light malt. The bittering hops do not really stand out, but I don't think they were meant to. The mouth is very smooth and quaffable.

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

Photo of DarrellK
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KenC
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
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 Jgolian
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Helles Lager II

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. Slightly murky golden yellow color with a medium sized white head. Nice crisp flavor.

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Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricknelson
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Tampa-Style Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 234 ratings