Hotter Than Helles Lager
Cigar City Brewing

Hotter Than Helles LagerHotter Than Helles Lager
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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Helles
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 12.53%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
699
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 22, 2021
Added:
Sep 28, 2011
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  132
SCORE
81
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Hotter Than Helles LagerHotter Than Helles Lager
Notes: Our Munich Lager is a nod to the thirst quenching lagers of Germany. Our Helles has a sweet malt expression that is balanced by floral bitterness from the use of German Hallertaur Mittelfruh hops. A very refreshing beer that will also entice you by its subtle complexity and drinkability.
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Rated: 3.46 by wc94wc from California

May 22, 2021
 
Rated: 2.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 15, 2020
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not my style but just wanted to try it. For something who likes this style it would like rate higher than mine.
Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia

Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by wjbent from Florida

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by heysuz from Indiana

Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by bhwk from Ohio

Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Jul 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by Pockets1337 from Florida

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by stella77artois from New York

Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Jun 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours - semi transparent golden color, white head that quickly dissipates no lacing.

Smell - Sweet malts, little bit of orange peel, bready smell.

Taste - Pretty sweet malts flavor, mild biscuit and yeast flavors. Slightly floral flavors with a little orange.

Feel - light well carbonated very refreshing.

Overall - Well I am not a big lager drinker but this was pretty good for what it is.
Jun 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by DubiousGopher from Nebraska

Jun 01, 2016
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Reviewed by PhilsPils from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a can into a pint glass at Cork and Stogie, Key West. Pours with a pretty golden clarity. Not much head, just a bit of quickly-fading froth. Plenty of hops, maybe too much for a Helles. Or maybe just needs more malt. Could pass as a Pils as easily as a Helles but very pleasant to drink on a VERY hot Key West day. Won't seek it out but wasn't at all disappointed.
May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by rspauldi from Texas

Apr 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.72 by puftdank from Illinois

Apr 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Apr 10, 2016
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Uggh, Just noticed the canned date is 11/7 and drinking on 4/7 (5 months old). Look is somewhat lackluster. No head at all. I do like the smell though. Lots of nice bready and grassy aromas in there. Taste is nice as well. Sweet and bready with the Euro malts/hop flavors I like. Nice body. Overall, I really wish I could get this one again a little fresher. Even 5 months old its still a solid German lager. Will try to revisit again with a fresher one and adjust my ratings.
Apr 07, 2016
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Reviewed by JamesBondGA from Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
pours a cloudy gold, yellow in color with a nice 1 inch white head. Notes of Citrus, lemongrass on the nose. Taste is of the lemongrass, hops that is refreshing to drink. I am not usually a lager drinker but I keep hearing great things about Cigar City Brewing so while in Florida I picked this up.
Apr 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Cloudy light yellow, with a moderate white head.

Freshly cracked black pepper and a fresh hop nose.

Tangy lemon and cheese flavors.

Crisp and refreshing.
Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ObiBeerCanobi from Georgia

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.16 by Taeryn from Virginia

Mar 07, 2016
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Rated by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
3.35/5: No real standout flavors here, but the crisp lightness is almost exemplary
Feb 17, 2016
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear deep straw yellow with a nice 2 finger, fluffy, white head notes & webs of lace. Aroma is sweet bready grains, lemon & grass. Taste is bready malt with with a hint of wheat, honey, aggressive lemon & grass notes finishing with a pleasant Noble hops bitterness. Very clean, crisp & drinkable.
Feb 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by user785335 from Florida

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by Mojo from Alabama

Feb 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.59 by dasotelo50 from Texas

Feb 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by Cluker from Florida

Jan 31, 2016
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Rated by ParnellJoseph1138 from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
golden blonde, lightly carbonated, nice malt body, some lemon character and nice crisp light taste.
Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by fakedeadgirlfriend from Florida

Jan 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Waveoff from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by VABA from Virginia

Jan 18, 2016
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
My second offering from Cigar City and it did not disappoint. It is, by far, the best lager I have had in quite some time, if not ever.

Although I wasn't much impressed by it's looks, other than the nice clear, golden color, it's head has little to no staying power even after a hard-pour. I noted a citrusy scent to the beer and it was very, very crisp, making it a drinkable beer in the heat. What most impressed me though was it's taste. To me, it was a wheat beer without the cloudiness. The crispness, the distant sweetness, and the easy "down-ability" of the beer is simply amazing. Another good one from Cigar City...
Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by delta490 from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep clear gold with steady carbonation. There isn't much head and it doesn't leave any laci no. The aroma is biscuits and grass, not funky grass but a clean crisp aroma. The taste is stronger and malt-forward, with bread and a little lighter fruit sweetness. The body is lighter but not watery with a nice crisp finish.
Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by Kevinlikesbeer from Minnesota

Dec 28, 2015
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 813 ratings