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:
813
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.
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plumcrazyfx from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Dec 24, 2013
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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%

Sep 11, 2014
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suckaj from Florida

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Jul 30, 2014
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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%

Apr 22, 2013
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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%

Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Dec 08, 2014
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kingmaker from Louisiana

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Feb 11, 2013
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Andrew_Rios122 from Florida

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

Dec 18, 2014
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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
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Ryanrad

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Jul 22, 2014
Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 813 ratings