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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Can from total wine. Pours straw colored with a thin white head. Slight graininess on the nose. Crisp and clean on the tongue. Finishes quickly and goes down easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
From a can to glass, pours pale yellow with fast fading foam and some lacing. Aroma is light bready malt and yeast, taste is light, crisp, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1455) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Good for its style. Clear light gold. Aroma is grainy. Taste is light and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12677) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at CCB. It pours pale yellow with a small white head. The nose is pithy lemon, grass, light toast and sweet pale malt. The taste is straw, grass, hay, lime, pithy lemon and light sweetness with a dry, crisp finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Clean and crisp. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
Can at Olympen Friluft, june 29th 2013. Clear light orange body, white head. Aroma of bread, lemony hops, straw. Taste is dry and refreshing, crisp light malt, grassy and citrus fruity hops, hay. Good bitterness, and a clean dry malty finish. A good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6098) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
This another one that my secret santa sent at the same time I was buying it in Florida, which is fine because this is a good beer. Yellow-ish orange, not much head. Smells like fresh bread. , then a whiff of black pepper. Clean and crisp, with grassy, peppery flavors. Simple and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy yellow with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of straw, spicy hops and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, spicy hops, light bread and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madvike (3204) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Can (bottled Jan 29, 2013) extraed in a trade with madbeerbaron...thanks Ben! - Pours lightly hazy golden with a quickly dissipating white head. Light herbal spiciness on the nose, dry pale grainy malt, and a touch of honey sweetness. Taste is pretty limp--some honey sweetness mixed with some light pale grainy malt and a subtle spicy herbal hoppiness. Watery in flavor and in body. Would have liked to try this fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (381) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Clear and light and tasty from the can. Not my favorite style but done really well. Nice malt and slight citrus touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1853) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Aroma is slightly sweet and dominated by a moderate pilsner graininess. Medium low spicy vegetal hop aroma. No esters or diacetyl and super faint if any at all sulfur note. Pours a surprisingly cloudy straw color with a fairly thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. Sweet make profile similar to aroma with a pilsner grain profile. Light DMS present in flavor. Low, but present, fruit esters with notes of pear and apple. Medium low bitterness and low spicy noble hop aroma. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Very low astringency if any at all and low alcohol warmth. Overall an acceptable beer for what it is, but the aroma is cleaner than the flavor. The beer is 10 weeks old and in California which could have some impact on its flavor. Definitely easy drinking though.

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