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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deaconmike (414) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Poured from a can. Clear straw color with fizzy white head. Grainy aroma. Taste is grainy and soapy with a touch of hops in the finish. Somewhat foamy mouthfeel. I didn’t really care for this one, but I’m not a lager guy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Not a fan of Helles! The only brew so far from CCB that I have been disappointed in..maybe I should wait until it is hotter than helles outside and give this beer another try!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tuscany56 (4) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Agave nectar finish, very clean! A perfect summer beer. Congrats CC, this one is a keeper! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jp1971 (1) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Nose of a cooked goose with a side of Mac and cheese. The mouthfeel reminded me of salty lemonade mixed with Greek yogurt. Picking up hints of lemon, huckleberry, and patte. Paired well with Applebee's potato skin appetizers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Six weeks in a can. Clear yellow color with white head. Dusty cracker malt, peppery, spicy aromas. Light body with average carbonation. Dusty pale malt, peppery salty flavors with some light fruit sweetness____crisp bitter finish---not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma of yeast, herbs and hops. Pale straw color not much head. Hoppy taste, with a dry, chalky feel with a chalky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (2188) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Flight at the brewpub. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Light malt, grain, light hops, soap, fruity. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Can. Pours a clear light yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is light pale crackery and bready malt with just a light hint of grassy hops. The flavor is bready and fairly dry with just a light hoppiness. Very easy drinking and clean with perfect soft carbonation. The perfect summer drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
12 oz can. Vacation in Tampa. One of the least helles-like helles I can remember. Last of 4 Cigar City’s drunk on this vacation, I was quite underwhelmed with this one. Grain, lemon, slight yeast, light hops. I had a few cans of this, and it just didn’t cut it for me in 85-90 degrees at 100% humidity. I found this too sweet when I wanted something crisp and dry in the late-spring Tampa climate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
FL can enjoyed during Harper’s first trip to the beach. A clean and refreshing lager with big flavors of a hint of citrus like grapefruit. Great hot weather beer.

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