Hotter Than Helles Lager | Cigar City Brewing

Hotter Than Helles LagerHotter Than Helles Lager
BA SCORE
3.59/5
808 Ratings
Hotter Than Helles LagerHotter Than Helles Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by PorterLambic on 09-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,652
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
808
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
133
Trade:
6
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of saison19
4.92/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Slightly sweeter and lighter than most helles lagers i've had. I find it more session friendly. Taste is of fresh grain, with a slight and mellow hop bitterness. Somehow, the flavor and mouthfeel remind me of fresh coconut water, in the best possible way.

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of tranehead
4.46/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can. Slightly acidic finish. Nice hops balance. I wish there was a little more maltiness. A little thin on the malt. Overall a GREAT can of beer. And considering I am only about 4 hours drive from there, it's pretty fresh (yeah its in a can but I get it closer than others..) I feel like that if there were a little more malt finish, the Helles style would be complete. It finishes a little thin for my idea of the style based on soem of the incredible import examples of the style. Maybe not a continental pilsner malt but a german or belgian one.

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4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a stemless snifter on vacation.

A: Hazy yet mostly clear. Aggressive pour leads to a one finger head that fades quickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. No lacing.

S: Full grain bill, full flavored nose. Lots going on from malts to bittered hops to lemon zest.

T: Big time flavors yet delicately dancing off the tongue thanks to the lifting bubbles. Same as the nose.

M: Wonderful mouthfeel. Bright, spritzy, airy and beautiful. Crisp, sharp finish leaves me sipping for more.

O: A GREAT beach, summertime brew. Perfect for the Tampa shores.

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4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the WoB in a tall pilsner glass.

Nice yellow color. Very balanced taste. You can totally taste the cracker. Beer feels very light and refreshing. Another addition to one of my faves or "go to" beers. ABV is about 5% and smooth. Very tastey.

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4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

single finger clear straw colored body some lacing. Aroma is grassy, grainy and light malts. The body is much fuller than I was expecting with high carbonation. Very refreshing and highly drinkable. Flavor of bitter hops like noble hops but mildly so with a nice malt profile and grassy notes. For my tastes one of the best mouthfeels and flavors of a Helles I have had.

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4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 808 ratings
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