Hotter Than Helles Lager | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Ratings:
808
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
134
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 808 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bhwk
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pockets1337
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stella77artois
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of DubiousGopher
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilsPils
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puftdank
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taeryn
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.35/5  rDev -8%
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

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mojo
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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