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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1900) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (531) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Sixer from Total Wine. Pours golden under a thumbnail of pillowy white head with good retention. Aroma of soapy yeast. Grains, crisp green apple, subtle banana, aftertaste of biscuit. High carbonation and light body. Refreshing, easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Draft. Clear apple juice body atop small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, bread, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, straw, orange, some bread, lemon. Light body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Enjoyed at the CC Tasting Room. Light yellow with a large head. Tatsy, both sweet and sour. Like a dirty blonde, with a chile pepper finish. OK drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1655) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Can thanks to beernads. Hazy yellow pour. Sweet aroma of lemon citrus, graham cracker, wet pale malt, and hay. Flavor is relatively sweet cracker malt and lemon drops and mild bitterness. Actually very drinkable and decent, but a little sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Can and served in standard pint glass: pours a clean straw hue with a moderate fizzy and and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of sweet bread and light handed spicy grassy hops. A hint of veggies also noted. The taste is what is expected of the genre, a slightly sweeter version of a pilsener. This a bready sweet and has minimal hop presence with a hint of hop spice and earthy notes. The mouth feel is appropriate but does have a "soapy" like finish. It is okay, would much rather have a fresh Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold or Back Road Millennium Lager. (Keyword: Uber Fresh)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12oz can---> Goose Island stemmed glass. Pours a light golden yellow with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves pretty good lace. Aroma is sweet grains and mild grassy funk. Taste pretty much follows aroma with a wee bit of hop bitter at the end. Light fizzy, kind of dry palate. This is my first of this style, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I would gladly drink another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
12 oz. can from LetsPour. It pours a yellow/gold color with a decent sized white head. The aroma is very bready with only a hint of floral hops and grapey fruit. The flavor is white grape, bread, hint of floral hops. Nice mild bitter finish. Very sessionable. Tasty helles, but not as dry and fruitier than traditional examples. Hop character is appropriate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (3979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Can. Pours hazy butterscotch with a small fizzy white head that dissipates quickly but does leave some lacing in its wake. Aroma is grain, grass, light corn syrup and light hoppy citrus. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet with a grassy finish. A bit tangy, almost citric zesty on the finish. Light-plus body, prickly carbonation in the mouth. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2795) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is transparent and pale yellow with a half inch of white head. A fine appearance. The aroma is subtle, with notes of bread, grain, a touch of yeast. Smells good. The taste is more aggressive. Light and bready. Refreshing and crisp with appropriate carbonation. A solid example of the style. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 07-04-2012

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