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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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!


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3.1
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Can. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of a bit of hops with some bready malts.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1385) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours pale yellow, with a big, but fleeting, fluffy, white head. Nose is akin to a pilsener, with notes of cut grass, hay, sugar, and corn, but with a hint of bananas and some cereals. Very sweet, with a touch of bittering in the finish that give it a nice crisp, and very drinkable flavor. Light body, smooth, with no off aftertaste. This is a lovely, very light and unassuming beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jayb0 (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
Good cold drinker for a the hot weather. Not a helles of a lot going on, I didn’t get much of a bready character but it was clean, leaning almost toward American pale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (129) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow, fruity grainy aroma. Flavor is light and grainy with some cidery notes. Light body medium high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
(draft @ Cigar City Brewing - Tampa International Airport - Tampa, FL) Hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head. Light hop aroma with not much else. Flavor is very mild. Light hops and a bit of malt. Not too much to it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1018) - USA - MAR 30, 2015
Clear golden color with a medium sized white head which dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is a mild hay with but mainly clean. Very clean flavor with just a little bit of bread malt in the finish. Very refreshing. Wife: 3.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3899) - - MAR 22, 2015
Can. Slightly hazy pale gold with almost no head. Not the best looking helles. Slightly floral aroma. Notes of floral hops with a slight malt sweetness. Clean and refreshing. Nice artwork. Overall the flavor makes up for not having a head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours deep lemon peel yellow into the glass. Beautiful to watch the towers of bubbles sparkle to the top. Fresh scent on the glass. A clean drinking helles, with a nice chewy breadyness (is that a word?) that shines a bright light on the style. Great stuff. Lately obsessing on rate fails from others, & this beer offers no exception (my favourite example being the rater who didn’t like it cuz it was like an IPA). Uh huh. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4482) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Appearance: Pale golden-yellow body, minimally hazed, with a thin, wispy, white head.

Smell: Pils malt, quickly toasted breadiness, cereal-hinted honeyish accent, a thin whiff of sulphur and a bit of herby hops.

Taste: Semi-sweet pilsner maltiness with a bit of deeper breadiness. Slight honeyish vibe. Lightly fruity. Soft herbal quality to the hops, subtly bitter. Remains slightly sweetish on the close.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Nicely refreshing option.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2684) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Can shared by Eric, thanks for the opportunity. Sweet pilsner maltiness, light floral spicy hops. I didn’t realize CC made a lager, I’m glad they do.


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