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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6103) - Indiana, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1416) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4292) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmsulliv (195) - - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - OCT 21, 2012
Sabe a sour dough, fresh cold cuts, Welchito, fresh barley and hops. La mejor de Cigar City. The perfect lager!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pint at Freshcraft. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a medium sized white head. Aromas are bready and toasty grain, lightly grassy. Clean yeast wise. Flavors are bready, clean, lightly sweet malt. Grainy, low hop, light sulfur. Lively bubbles, dry, crisp, quenching. Good solid beer, but not the best Helles I had GABF weekend. Still a good drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (813) - - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at Rossi’s. Gold, two finger white head. Nose and taste are yeasty bread, crackers, straw, hay. So clean and smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2359) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Tap. Moderate grain note of grain for the malt, light to moderate herbs for the hops, with hints of pepper and wood. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear pale amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Nice and mellow, this is an excellent version of a Helles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours and smells like a lager - nothing much to speak of. A little apple in the aroma. Nice taste - slightly fruity, a little spicy, very light. Good session beer.

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