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Cigar City Hotter Than Helles Lager

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2119) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
August 31, 2015 - can from Knightly. Clear yellow pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was sweet, maybe a little fruity and grain. Taste was consistent with aroma, also some banana and had a mild bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (885) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Can from a trade with Weezel, thanks again. Pours a yellow, white head that dies to a thin film, no lace. Nose is yeasty and fruity orange. Tastes malty sweet, thin, refreshing, decent summer brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
G_Ram9 (59) - - AUG 1, 2015
Best. Lager. Ever. Smooth as silk, full of flavor, not too heavy. The ultimate beer for a hot Florida summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StLsportsfan (61) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Easy drinkin’. Like everyone says, great session beer (5%). Does have a slight banana finish, which is a little distracting...a little more hops/bitter finish would work better. But I Will be picking up a 6 pack for disc golf.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7928) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
Draft @ CCB. Dorée, col blanc.Arôme présente une fine note de douceur rappelant le maïs, malt pils, léger rétro noble. Palais est distinct de grains, maïs avec un rappel noble, malt pils en usage unique léger avec une agréable touche d’amertume en fin de bouche. Rafraichissante.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestlake (236) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Can pour. Cloudy yellow, minimal head. Nice lager taste with some banana-like flavor as well. IMO, the banana flavor is a little much and mildly distracting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (672) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Canette au Reservoir, Waterbury Vt. Le grain est présent mais avec un accent citronné qui la rend légère en bouche. Présence de houblons herbacés et citronnés. Drôle de lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (2099) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Can poured a light golden color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has grains, mild yeasts, and some faint hops. Mouth feel is light with good carbonation. Flavor centers on the grains, mild supporting malt, and a light bit of hops on the back end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (255) - - MAY 8, 2015
Really nice example of the style. Little to no hops. A lot of soda bread, biscuity, light malt. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5168) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
6 pack from local Publix cons 2015-05-06 Spring Hill, FL AR: cardboardbox, corn, white bread AP; wee dizzy yellow, wee head F; white bread, caramel, sweet mouthfeel, dry finish - yeah a beer for s hot day.... I was a wee bit sad when I checker the bottom of the can: canned feb/03/15


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