sfontain (834) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BelgianBeerGal (3331) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Frank (3269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I got this as an extra trading white whale malt liquors to Homer321. I was quite excited to see it because I love lager beer but was then disapointed because I thought for a half-second it had hot peppers in it but then I read the rest of the can and felt good again. Right off the bat, this beer is something of an emotional whirlwind and that is not something you can say about most beers. As far as what it looks and tastes like, well, let me just say this is not exactly a traditional helles. That is just fine by me. Beer can be brewed lots of different ways and still taste good. This one is slightly cloudy orange and headless. It is a bit of a simple beer but quite tasty. It is a little beet sweet and lemony mostly. The carbonation is quite mild which seems to enhance this sweetness. The hops really only come out as a slight bitterness in the finish but as it warms do lend a sort o floral or hay like aroma. This is clearly not a flagship beer for this brewery but it is tasty enough and serves the expressly specified purpose of being a nice beer to drink in the hot sun.
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale yellow with a frothy two finger white head. Looks like the perfect hot summer day beer. Aroma is a bit of yeast, bread, and sweet malt. Nothing mind blowing, but appetizing none the less. Flavor is sweet and mild. The faintest hint of bitterness rounds it out a bit. Definitely still leans more on the sweeter side though. This is about as sessionable as a beer can get though. I could easily drink 3 or 4 of these in a row. Wish I would have picked up a couple more six packs to enjoy throughout the summer.
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is straw yellow with a light haze and a small amount of tight white head. Nose is light grain, a bit of yeast, strong lemon notes. Taste is similar, a bit more grain bill to it, yeasty mid palate and lots of lemon in back. A bit of grassy herbal hops in the finish with virtually no bitterness. Body is light but a hint syrupy with moderate carb.
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at Craig’s tasting. Pours golden, grassy nose and taste, sweet toffee, thin.
OzarkElmo (303) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lager with quality ingredients. A great beach & summer beer. Worth a few bucks more than adjunct lagers
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bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better then I anticipated pour is bright yellow and has a tall white head. Aroma is unique tons of yeast and lemon peel. A lite beer but great yeast notes and flavor that I just can finger but it is nice.
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light golden color with a short white head. Notes of Chardonnay and green apple nose. More close to an ale than a lager in the mouthfeel. A lot balance in the flavors. Banana, green apple, and a little cream.
SPDickerman (1032) - Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden with a medium sized white head. Smells lightly grainy with a hint of hops. Taste is subtle, refreshing, hint of citrus. Light-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Cigar City Hotter than Helles Lager finishes with a soft grainy sweetness.