medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - OCT 21, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sabe a sour dough, fresh cold cuts, Welchito, fresh barley and hops. La mejor de Cigar City. The perfect lager!
sloshgator (346) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cigar City Hotter Than Helles has that distinctive CCB signature and it doesn’t disappoint. Nice frothy head and clear yellow color. Fruity, bready aroma with malty taste with just the right amount of hops. HTH is a refreshing drink that goes down easy with the taste lingering long after the last sip.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 On draft @ CCB. Pours a clear yellow. Nose is clean grains, hints of hops. Flavor is super clean, flawless. Perfect drinking beer. Call me a homer ... my NEW favorite CCB beer.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ ravenous pig. Honey and fresh baked white bread on the nose. Pours gold with a thin white head and light cascading bubbles. Crisp grassy hops with loads of honey malt and white bread. Super fresh tasting and very bright.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright yellow color with a thick white head. Nice pale malt aroma, lightly sweet with a solid hop bite! Clean and crisp, very comparable to schlenkerla helles.
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome beer!! Didn’t expect this one to be so good. Nose is Honey Nut Cheerios. Honey and sweet malts/grain entice the nose and make this one very enticing. Like fresh baked sweet rolls. Poured out a nice clear yellow with a nice white head. Taste was super refreshing. Honey and fresh baked bread notes make this one a winner. Slightly earthy/grassy hops balance it out nicely making this one a definite winner. I could drink 20 glasses of this and still want another one. Great!
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold/yellow pour with a nice white head. Great crisp, tart, yeasty, lemony aroma. Crisp, tart, clean delicious beer. Loved it.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale gold with good,creamy, white head / Nose of bread and citrus / Light to medium body, acidic and lively, with good balance and finish / Earthy but bright flavors of lemon, straw, lemon, and resin / Very nice and lively.
ScipioA (211) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 12 oz can poured into a pint glass. Not too impressed by the aroma or appearance. Normal gold color to the appearance, and an aroma similar to most other lagers out there. Impressions changed when I took a sip, absolutely delicious! Fruity hops and sweet malts combine to make this have a flavor not too different from wild honey. Relatively thick and juicy mouthfeel as well. $4.50 at the Gnarly Barley in Orlando, went down great with bean tacos. Brought a few cans home, upon further drinking this may be my favorite lager yet.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to markwise for shipping us this 32oz swing top growler that arrived in perfect shape. It pours near hazy gold with off white head. The aroma delivers some what wheat like notes as well as esters of soft apples and peaches followed by slight malt graininess in the background. The taste is refreshingly yummy with some sweetness being filled in quickly by a fresh light wheat note followed by some fruity esters like apples and peaches and then a light sense of fresh grainy maltiness. This is just yum and refreshing and oddly nourishing all at the same time and makes me want to drink a ton of it. Well done Helles that steers clear of the trouble areas for me for this style. Nice one Ben!!!