Tampa-Style Lager | Cigar City Brewing

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3.75/5
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253 Ratings
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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:
#24,796
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
253
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
66
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of colts9016
4.35/5  rDev +16%
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 VABA
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice light tropical sun color with a slight head and lacing. Aroma had nice tropical hints. The taste follows the nose with a nice tropical flavor. A well made well balanced beer.

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Photo of puck1225
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Clear yellow color. Very short lived head very little lacing. Smell is grassy. The taste is slightly sweet with bread and a bit of lemon. An ok beer, but probably not something I will buy on a regular basis.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ljbonadonna92
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mamaraza
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

12oz canned on 1-5-18
Pale golden with a 1/2" eggshell white head that retains as a solid cap. Continuous carbonation keeps it going. Sticky lacing.
Bready, grainy, doughy malt and a clean, spicy hop over it.
Clean, crisp...crackery malt flavor followed by spicy drying hops.
Light bodied, medium to high carbonation. Short finish, balanced and not sweet.
Nice and fresh...brand new to TX shelves. If we continue to receive fresh, tasty product like this I can see it being a hit in the 8 month summer.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.89/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
4.79/5  rDev +27.7%
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 Hockey_Fan
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcb7472
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More of an European pale lager than a Helles. Quite hoppy American-style.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SiepJones
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkmiller76
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tampa-Style Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 253 ratings