Hotter Than Helles Lager | Cigar City Brewing

Hotter Than Helles LagerHotter Than Helles Lager
BA SCORE
43.9%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 807 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:
#37,197
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
807
Liked:
354
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
134
Trade:
6
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No peppers were added to this lager, just puns. From a 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

A very foamy beer from the opening of the can and the pour, it takes a long time for the head drop to even two finger's thickness. Slightly hazy bright yellow colored underneath the big head.The aroma is part helles and part infection; there's a slightly sweet grain and grassiness, annd also a cidery phenolic note.

The can is less than three months old, but it tastes older than that. With a part infection, the beer isn't completely spit-out bad, but make no mistake; this beer won't take you on a virtual trip to a Munich beer hall. A little sweet, dry, grassy, some sweet and sour cider. It's relatively soft in the mouth.

I'm thinking those peppers would have been a pleasant addition to disguise the off-flavors. It is drinkable to an extent, but I'm not thrilled.

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Hotter Than Helles Lager from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 43.9% out of 100 with 807 ratings
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