Hotter Than Helles Lager | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Ratings:
808
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
134
For Trade:
6
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2.79/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lightly carbonated, this is a highly drinkable summer time lager. Though it had zero head retention nor lacing. Perhaps I got a lemon. Refreshing drink however, I was just expecting a little more.

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2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

One finger head

Appearance: lemon yellow and slightly cloudy

Smell : Very little aroma, citrusy

Taste: Almost absent of taste, lightly lemon

Mouthfeel: Watery with little body

This beer might be better on tap or in a bottle. I have generally like Cigar City beers so this is may least favorite.

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2.88/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a tall pilsen glass. Canned on date was August 2013 (about 8 months ago), so I'm afraid it may be a bit old for a proper review.

Poured a beautiful straw yellow color with just a tiny bit of haze, Thick white head was beautiful and took a few minutes to dissipate.

The nose was very strong on fruit. Grapes and pear in particular.

Tastes similar to smell, lots of white fruit. A twinge of bitter in the back of the taste after swallowing fully. Reminds me of a cheap pinot grigio .

The mouthfeel is ok, some tingly bubbles, but not as much as I was expecting. The bitter aftertaste hangs out in the back corners of my mouth for a while.

Overall, not my favorite beer, but not bad for a rainy afternoon of vidya game playin'. Again, I think it may have skunked slightly, so take this review with a grain of salt.

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2.94/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Thanks to shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Light cloudy amber color.

Smell: Very mild, grassy hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste grassy and watered down.

Overall: Not a bad brew, glad I tried it, But I will not have this one again.

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2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Jan 29 on can poured on Mar 6. Pours a light golden from the can into a pint glass. Not much head or retention. Smells of light fruit with a standard lager aroma. Light mouthfeel with low carbonation. Sweet light fruit and not much to get excited about. Par for the style and easy summer drinking. Just can’t get into the style all that much.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 808 ratings.
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