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Hells Yes! - Odd Side Ales

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Doublicious on 03-09-2014)
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akttr, Aug 22, 2014
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fgilbert2, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

BlissJunkie, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

MacStinson, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tommy5, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of TheBrewo
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

Love the name. We pour a brew of standard, coppery yellow, with a nicely retained finger’s worth of white foam atop its head. Carbonation appears robust. The aroma is floury, with notes of clean German barley, white wheatiness, wet grassy hops, gelatin, light lemon and orange citrics, sourdough yeastiness, and white printer paper. The flavoring is nicely soured of grain, with harsh metallics, glass, green straw and grasses, summer sausage, phenolic plastics, coriander, lemon seed, and mineral water. The feel and flow are a bit watered, but creamy and frothy enough to coat the lips. The mouth is left crisply dried, with light chalky astringency all around. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, this is a simple beer, and one that is safely executed. You get your basic Munich malt profile, in all of its sweetness, but here, the balance comes more from the biting metallic quality of the yeast, rather than from hops, or a darker breadiness from the malt bill itself. This is great for a local Michigan take on the style, and although it isn’t our new favorite, this is one of the more accurate and honest beers from Odd Side we’ve had to date.

TheBrewo, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

GABrew, Jun 14, 2014
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HardyA, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Hip98ster, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DruC4, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Vogie, May 18, 2014
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Sparty55, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Tracker83, May 08, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%

12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass. Appears to be a 04/08/14 bottling / “mfg” date, but it’s hard to make out the date on the label. Regardless, the beer is relatively fresh.

Pours a clear, straw yellow with a ½ finger head that slowly fades into wispy lace. Nice, clean-looking lager.

Nose is grass, hay and herbal noble hop notes: faint lemon, pear and even a bit of honey is present.

Taste follows the nose with the inclusion of delicate bready malts, which lend some overall sweetness to the beer and is typical of a Munich Helles. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Drinkability is out-of-the-park. Could see myself kicking back with a few of these on a hot summer day.

Overall, a true-to-style Munich Helles style lager. You don’t get too many of these around here. I’ll be buying another sixer before it disappears from retail shelves. Quite good.

rkat32, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Fargrow, May 06, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 4/1/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention. that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, cracker, biscuit, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale bready malt, earthy hop, and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of honey, cracker, biscuit, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of pale bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish, Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good Munich helles style. Good balance of pale bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 06, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +20.2%

$1.99 for a 12oz single at Bevco. Pours out to a brilliantly clear medium golden, forming a modest white head with good retention and mild lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is beautiful...classic german lager with the subtle vanilla, rooibos honeyed fruitiness that I get in Rogue Dead Guy (a maibock). The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light bodied, as should be for the style. The taste echos the nose with the honey, a pleasant acidity, very mild hop bitterness, just enough to keep things balanced. After notes of tea, biscuits and table crackers, finishing dry.

A beautiful beer, classic textbook example of the style. I really enjoy this and would definitely buy it again. Highly recommended.

Mitchster, May 05, 2014
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Hells Yes! from Odd Side Ales
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.