Tampa-Style Lager | Cigar City Brewing

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

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

Style: American 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:
#24,006
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
255
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
66
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of FloridaCracker1984
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer for a hot summer day.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +33%
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 B33R
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TZ23
4.85/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.81/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
4.79/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

As a Tampa Bay Area native, I like to support local craft brewers. Cigar City Tampa lager is truly one of the best beers I have ever tasted. I poured it from a can into a pint glass. It had a 2-3 finger head which slowly receded into a decent lacing, which lasted until the glass was empty. The color is clear golden with a decent amount of carbonation. The smell is slightly floral. The taste is a combination of hops, toasted grains, and hint of orange. This is a very tasty and easy to drink lager. This beer would be a great choice on a hot central Florida day. I highly recommend that you try it if you are in the Tampa area or lucky enough to have it in your local store. You will not be disappointed!

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Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.71/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of seedyone
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From can at home. Clear golden in the glass. Head gives way pretty quick but since this goes down so easy, that's not a problem. Light in color but big on flavor. Great texture. Refreshing & it's a welcome 4.5ABV goes well with the quaff-ability of this really, really good brew.

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
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 Thrifty101091
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 harsley
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale straw color with average carbonation. A thin, white bubbly head.
Smells like a European lager with the yeast and hop smell.
The yeast taste really stands out on this refreshing and tasty lager. One of the better lagers I have had in quite some time.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured into my Madison River Glass at 35 degrees. A rough pour produced a two finger head with fair retention. The head is creamy and airy, leaving a little lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a pale yellow. The clarity of the beer is clear with a small amount of carbonation.

Aroma: Corn, lightly toasted malts, and yeast are the primary aromas. The beer has a touch of phenolic aroma, DMS, and green apple.

Taste: Lightly toasted malts, DMS, a touch of green apple and yeast. Additional flavors are a floral and citrus.

The mouthfeel of the beer is light, light carbonation, light body, and a light finish.

Surprisingly, this beer is refreshing. The beer has a gentle hop bitterness that is pleasing to the palate. I would enjoy this beer on a hot sunny day.

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Photo of zachlink720
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Draught in a pint glass L: beautiful golden straw/hay. A: grassy, gentle and slightly sweet. T: slightly sweet with dry corn. Mf: smooth; lightly carved compared to other lagers. Oa: great hot day session lager.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chvck1
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Curt3
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Tampa-Style Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 255 ratings