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Cigar City Hotter Than Helles Lager

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Why so punny? “Helles” is German for “light colored.” Hotter Than Helles is more than just a (very) silly pun; it perfectly reflects the nature of this beer. A lager meant to be consumed when it’s truly hotter than helles outside. So there are no peppers or spices in this beer!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (369) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Nice pour and aroma, light berry scent over lagery grains. Pours with a puffy white head and a clear rich gold. Light to medium bodied, lightly sparkling character, grainy flavour, not too light, refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from can into pint glass: Pours golden with a one finger white head. Aroma is corn, champagne, grass. Taste is more of the same with a nice sweetness to be expected with this beer, and a little bitter finish on the back end. Light body, medium carbonation, nice beer for it’s style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Appearance: clear gold with two fingers of creamy, fizzy white head, decent lacing. Aroma: prominent aroma of sweet corn, light cracker, some grassy hops. Taste: sweet, corny and grainy, with a bit of earthy, grassy hops and just a hint of pepper. Finish: sweetness lasts a bit, and there’s a bit of minerality. Notes: This was not a bad beer, but I can’t help but compare it unfavorably to the Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold. Can from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Very nice for style. Pours golden blonde with OK head and lacing. Nice snap of German hops and good crisp barley. Nice, and a great lawnmower beer. Touch of bitterness. Can.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (624) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2014
Can from wines beers and more naples florida. Pours clear golden. Grass, cereal, hay aroma. Biscuit sweet flavour with corn cereal in there. Creamy mouthfeel with bubbles. Not bad for style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12oz can from knightly williamsburg poured to tall glass. aroma is clean mowed grass, fresh hay bales. tinge of sweetness, light perfume. appearance is barely clouded sunshine with copious soap bubbles which build quickly even under a careful pour. flavor is fresh scrubbing bitterness, lightly sizzling pine coats the sides of the tongue. fresh meadows lush with floral foliage sweep over the fore and aft, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
12 oz can purchased as a single at the Whole Foods in Coral Springs, Florida. Canned 9/5/14 stamped on the bottom of the can. The pour is ever so slightly hazed golden with a smallish white head. The aroma is cracker sweet malt, along with a bit of apple or pear fruit, and some grass. The taste is the sweet fruit malt up front, some light caramel and then grass towards the end. The palate is light to medium bodied with some mineral and sweetness lingering in the finish. Solid Helles, though a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum for my personal taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Can. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste grass, straw, malt, little fruits and hops. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11896) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Can courtesy of Saxo. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260914

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Can on Metro North, heading out of NYC. Pours clear yellow with a foamy white head. Simple beer, with nice biscuity pale malts, white bread, very slight floral hops, hay. Light in body with fine to average carbonation. Fairly crisp on the finish, moderately sweet, with further biscuity, crackery malts and minimal bitterness. Simple but very nice. Pretty on target for the stylf.


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