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RATINGS: 291   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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1036) - Nevada, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Clear and fizzy yellow from the can. Aroma of grass, hay, and dandelion. Some malt aroma present as well. Lots of carbonation provides more mouthfeel than body. Light malt flavor, low bitterness, and dry earthy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Loud can; nearly clear, light gold, creamy white head with marble-sized bubbles which go gritty on the sides of the glass. Pleasant, pilslager aroma. Clean, malty, nicely bitter. Above average lawnmower beer. Medium to lightish body, long bitter finish. ABC, Betton. Enjoyed with the first venison loin that I ever grilled. Thanks, Shep.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 oz can from MeadMe. Thanks, dude! I’ve been pumped for this thing. Pours a richer well hazed straw hue, lighter gold, firm haziness with gentle glow that grows. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a ring and laces small. Aromas are bready malts, straw, and grass. A touch of yeast, spice, mellow spice and earthy hops grow. Straw, gentle graininess, grass. Initial is lighter end of the fold, touch of body with firm grainy malts, bread, and straw. Gentle bready sweetness, touches of grassy hops meet gentle spice, yeast. Middle is bready, mellow sweetness, grass, bit of farm grain sweetness. Backend shows touch of lemon, grass, nice earthy hopping shows a bit of dryness, bitter earth hops. Straw, gentle dough, grainy malts, some bread. Finish is mellow, a touch metallic and dry earthy hops are firm. Touch of toasty dry grain, bready and straw elements, grass. Fun sessioner. Good flavors, a decent clean quality with touches of spice, yeast, earthy hops. Solid canned offering as far as a lager.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (441) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Cigar City Hotter Than Helles has that distinctive CCB signature and it doesn’t disappoint. Nice frothy head and clear yellow color. Fruity, bready aroma with malty taste with just the right amount of hops. HTH is a refreshing drink that goes down easy with the taste lingering long after the last sip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (427) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 oz can...Beautiful hazy lemon color along with doughy lemon flavors and a clean dry finish...this Florida lager beats the Helles out of its German counterparts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft. Pours golden/orange with pillowy head, maintains good lacing. Grass and lemon notes, with a bit of grain. Has an unpleasant and distinctly metallic flavor... imagine if I had this again with no metallic flavor I would really like it.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Awesome helles lager. Sweet and slighly malty. Heavy on the palate. Cloudy, light head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
From a 12 oz can at Avon NC. Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a sight white head. Aroma of bread dough and lemon follow through to the flavor. Some biscuit notes in there as well. Cirsp clean finish with just a hint of tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Can from GOT, shared with Stanley Eisen. Pours a nice cheddar orange with a nose of doughy malt and light floral hops. Flavor Is a cascade of biscuits and grassy hops in a pile of light lemon water. Decent mouthfeel. Love the name of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at the Winter Warmer 2012, this pours golden with a wispy head that leaves similar lace. The nose is of grains and light vegetal notes. Flavors are substantial, of grains, lemons and mixed citrus with a clean finish. Substantial yet not cloying nor heavy. Really great Helles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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