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RATINGS: 281   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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Can. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a clear golden color and white head. Pils malts, earthy, noble hops aromas. Grainy, earthy, straw flavors. Pretty good helles, but....OVERRATED.... OVERRATED

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Canned @ home, courtesy of my Secret Santa. Thanks! Pours a clear, golden yellow appearance with a white head that doesn’t have the best retention. Cracker, straw, grainy pale malty, light lemon aroma- good but fuck man, this ain’t world class. Dry herbal straw, hay, slightly chewy pale malty, cracker, easy drinking flavor. Pretty easy drinking but fuck man, this ain’t world class. All you fuckers that rated this world class need to try Wolnzacher or Gänstaller. Now that shits world class.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Can from Total Wine, Naples. The pour’s a light gold color with a medium head that quickly fades. The nose is white bread, some honey and white grape. Simple aroma. The taste is sweet bread, light white apple, some honey. A touch of grain. Smooth, crisp. Good for what it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Aroma is wheaty and full, but not stale. Has a nice sweetness. Color is yellow with a sizable head consisting of white large bubbles. Taste is wheat and bitter, with some light doughyness. Has a little sour edge too. Not too watery and not too thick in the palate, but maybe a little too filling - perhaps too much so to enjoy as a light summer beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Tap at Cigar City. Clear light gold pour with a spotty white head. Excellent in its style - doughy, with a smooth palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Can to pint. Looks solid; light gold with white lacing. Smells and tastes doughy and a little bitter. Average on the palate. A solid example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12oz can, purchased from Leukens Liquors. Pours a bright golden color, high clarity; fine-bubbled white head with modest retention and lacing. A toasty Pils malt character in the aroma with a touch of spicy hops on the perimeter; clean ferment; definitely on-point for the style. Medium-light to medium body; m-high carbonation; crisp and toasty profile overall, and perhaps the most dialed-in American Helles I’ve had: toasty Pils malt roundly expressed, a restrained but juicy perimeter of mineral and spicy hops, and a clean, well-lagered profile; an impressive, traditionally minded Helles that I’d love to try head-to-head with something like Weihenstephaner Original. Lasting, toasty and cereal finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
From the can. Aroma is light, clean malt with biscuit and some minimal floral hops. Taste is clean, dry malt with a bit of sweetness and light hop bitterness. Clean, easy drinker. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2012
The aroma is fruity and malty with a floral type hop. The appearance is golden with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma but is watery and has a chemical finish. The palate is average. Overall nice aroma but boring beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmsulliv (164) - - NOV 19, 2012
Canned, plenty of yeast floaters, taking away from the clarity. Sweet aroma, but balanced flavor. A bit of a clash between the malt sweetness and the bitterness. Despite being ice cold, not as refreshing as the name implies. Overall a bit dull.


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