Hotter Than Helles Lager
Cigar City Brewing

Hotter Than Helles LagerHotter Than Helles Lager
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Style:
Lager - Helles
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
812
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  37
Gots
  132
SCORE
82
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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.
Reviews: 114 | Ratings: 812 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Jonboy418:
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Jonboy418 from Florida

4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my go-to for beer at the beach. Comes in a can, check. Light and refreshing, check. Perfect session drinking, check.

This isn't going to be something you drink on a Saturday night at a bar, or pub, or even with a nice dinner (unless BBQ by the pool). This is a crisp, sweet, drinkable beer with enough of a grain flavor to keep your interest. But not overly complex to make you really think about this beer. Seriously, I'm at the beach and listening to the waves, not contemplating the aroma or look of this beer.

Nov 06, 2015
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Hopfensaft from Delaware

3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: N/A. Drank straight from the can

Smell: Crisp, grainy sweet Pils malt. A hint of flowery noble hops

Taste: Clean and smooth. The graininess of the Pils malt is dominant but not overly so. Very little hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Overall: A near textbook Münchner Helles. Crisp, clean and easy drinking. Perfect for a hot day, or in my case, a -10C day! Very reminiscent of the fresh Helles lagers I had while I lived in Austria.

Feb 15, 2015
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GallowsThief from Florida

3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

A – Hazy yellow pour that produced about 1 finger of clean white head that quickly dissipated. Tiny bit of lacing left on the glass.

S – Fairly light aroma with some yeast, corn and bread. Pleasant.

T – Touch of fruitiness/citrus. Very nice sweet malt taste with a bit of grainy feel. Just a bit of hops in there.

M – Seriously refreshing brew. Light and crisp on the palate. Nice carbonation.

O – Very nice drinking brew here. Light and tasty. Great beer for a hot summer day.

Jan 09, 2013
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spitshaded from Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Nov 20, 2013
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Banchubob

3.72/5  rDev +3%

Dec 03, 2014
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shirtless_mike from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Feb 19, 2014
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Freehouse from Florida

3.52/5  rDev -2.5%

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suckaj from Florida

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a hazy pale golden-yellow color with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly, leaving no fizz or lace behind.

S- sweet and bready malt with some lemony-citrus zest, subdued floral hop notes and some candy-like sugar

T-malty sweetness up front gives some grainy flavors, followed by lemon and coriander. Floral hop notes are noticeable in the back end that transitions into a lightly sweet malty finish

M- medium body and carbonation produces a foamy mouthfeel that finishes crisp, very drinkable

O- a grat option on a hot summer day. It's very refreshing and drinkable, while not sacrificing taste

Aug 09, 2013
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Johnnyramirez from California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Dec 24, 2013
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salthemonster from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Apr 06, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +8.6%

Oct 05, 2014
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ObiBeerCanobi from Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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tchaos from Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Boone757 from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 15, 2016
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 812 ratings