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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 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 (3685) - 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 (3838) - 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 (2755) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
How does from a can, nice golden color, nice lacing, and a decent amount of head. As for taste, has a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2362) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9619) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5209) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7238) - 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.

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