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Cigar City Hotter Than Helles Lager

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savage_Night (199) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Pours clear golden yellow with a medium White head. Head retention is good. AROMA:crisp malt, hay, grass bitterness, leaves, banana, herbs, spices, light herbal hops, barnyard funk and yeast esters. TASTE: crisp malt, grass bitterness, banana, leaves, hay, herbal, barnyard funk, herbal hops and spice. AFTER TASTE: grass bitterness, hay, herbal and spice with a crisp clean finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Straw yellow pour with thin, quickly dissipating head and nice clarity. There’s nothing really special about a Dortmunder, but Cigar City does a damn good job and nearly doing that. You’ll be hard pressed to find a lager that is this refreshing. High drinkability. So, if you’re looking for a slammable summer beer, this definitely fits that criteria.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
I like a good lager. This is a good lager. Enjoyable, and I'd definitely drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1163) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12 oz can. Pours a mostly clear golden color and topped by a thin head of off white foam that quickly fades away. The aroma shows notes of pale grains, fruity esters, a hint of floral hops, and toasted bread malts. The flavor follows and is centered around the bready malts and pale grains with some fruity, yeasty esters that gives hint at banana. Mild floral hops adds a touch of bitterness on the back end. Light in body with good carbonation that leads to a slightly sweet and grain finish. Easy drinking and refreshing lager. Solid but unspectacular brew. Great for hot days though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
August 31, 2015 - can from Knightly. Clear yellow pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was sweet, maybe a little fruity and grain. Taste was consistent with aroma, also some banana and had a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (894) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Can from a trade with Weezel, thanks again. Pours a yellow, white head that dies to a thin film, no lace. Nose is yeasty and fruity orange. Tastes malty sweet, thin, refreshing, decent summer brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
G_Ram9 (83) - - AUG 1, 2015
Best. Lager. Ever. Smooth as silk, full of flavor, not too heavy. The ultimate beer for a hot Florida summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StLsportsfan (61) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Easy drinkin’. Like everyone says, great session beer (5%). Does have a slight banana finish, which is a little distracting...a little more hops/bitter finish would work better. But I Will be picking up a 6 pack for disc golf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
Draft @ CCB. Dorée, col blanc.Arôme présente une fine note de douceur rappelant le maïs, malt pils, léger rétro noble. Palais est distinct de grains, maïs avec un rappel noble, malt pils en usage unique léger avec une agréable touche d’amertume en fin de bouche. Rafraichissante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestlake (236) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Can pour. Cloudy yellow, minimal head. Nice lager taste with some banana-like flavor as well. IMO, the banana flavor is a little much and mildly distracting.

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