Hideout Helles | Pug Ryan's Brewery

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Pug Ryan's Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This brew is light in color, but not in body or strength. The Maibock style of beer has a significant hop character with a noticeable alcohol around the same as a traditional Bock. Light amber-colored bock crafted with Wyermann malts and yeast from the Andechs Monastery in Germany for a sweet, malty character with a subtle roasted accent. Medium body and low hop bitterness. The Helles is one of our most famous brews.

Added by woodychandler on 09-15-2013

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the one and only woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of mild, some malts. Taste is crisp, refreshing, malts, a bit of grains, slight bit of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium sized off white head slowly settles down above a clear bright golden copper colored beer.

Very light almost sweet aroma of washout grain malts.

Lightly roasted caramel malts give this a light almost sweet taste.

A light almost dryish aftertaste without much taste to it with this medium bodied lager.

I wish the taste of this beer was more pronounced if even just a little bit, because what I was getting a taste of was pretty good, just not enough there to really go back for more.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vonerichs
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FFATS
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of woodychandler
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a few of these during my recent visit to the heartbreaker known as The Old Lady in CANorado. This is my second in Woody's New CANned Beer Sunday (Week 0001).

From the CAN: "Brewed for the outlaw in you."; "Dead Legend. Live Beer. Keep Cold."; "This is one beer you won't mind doing some serious time with. Light amber-colored bock crafted with Weyermann malts and yeast from the Andechs monastery in Germany for a sweet, malty character with a subtle roasted accent. Medium body and low hop bitterness make for an altogether arresting experience."; "Chuck Wagon [-] Partners well with our Rocky Mountain Trout Almondine and Baked Stuffed Shrimp." WHAT?!? I really want to try the baked, stuffed shrimp!

The Crack left me poised to segue into an inverted Glug and so I proceeded. I got a dense finger of tawny head which slowly fell, leaving great sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a definite biscuit malt presence underlain with grassy hops. Mouthfeel was full, especially for a lager and the taste was like liquid bread - yeasty, malty, tasty as all get-out. Talk about easy-drinking: I slurped down over half of the glass before I knew what I was doing. Their brewer, Dave, was working on the recipe for months prior to its release and I would say that his time was well spent. Finish was semi-sweet, approaching semi-dry and I was really digging the scene. I would absolutely put some in the cooler when headed to the beach (or the mountains in their target audience's case).

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Photo of SFACRKnight
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a can into odell 12oz tulip
pours a dark gold, tinted with amber, little head that dissipates quickly. Nice looking beer, decidedly out of style.
pils dominates the nose, touch of dms. No diacetyl. Slight herbal hop aroma, disappears as quickly as it is noticed. No esters.
pilsner breadiness up front, touch of cracker, sweetness fades into hop bitterness, slightly spicy that lingers on the tongue with mineral aftertaste. No fruity esters, no diacetyl
full bodied, medium carbonation, no astringeny, creamy
overallx the beer misses the mark for a munich helles. The pils base is there, as is the clean fermentation. The hint of DMS is to style, however the color, head retention, and gravity is not. This is a heavier and darker take on the style, more along the lines of a helles bock.

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Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of habaceeba
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can

Pours a very nice dark golden orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, some hops, kinda roasty. The taste is pretty nice, malty, slightly hoppy, some roastyness. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, warm gold color with a rather thin white head. Malty aroma with a bit of overall funk. Very nice biscuit like malt flavor; a little graham cracker spiciness; subtle hop bitterness underneath. Medium-light body; crisp, clean, dry finish.

A nicely done lager, with a crisp, toasty malt character. There is a gentle warmth overall with just the righ touch of hop spiciness. Nothing earth-shattering, but well worth repeated visits.

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Photo of denver10
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent gold with bubbles rising to surface and big white head, that leaves behind some nice lacing on the sides. Aroma was just what I was hoping for; nice doughy bread dominates, honey, a touch of earthiness from the lager and just the faintest use of grassy hops to cut into it all. Flavor follows suit. Definitely got some sweetness going with this thing, which makes me enjoy it colder moreso than warmer. A creamy, silky, active mouthfeel. Overall, this delivered exactly what I was hoping for. Glad I picked up a sixer of it. Gonna have to check out some of their other offerings now.

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Photo of sjdevel
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can to a pilsner glass generated around a 2 finger head with low head retention. It is a very clear light yellow / straw color. The head fades quickly, but small amounts of lacing continue for a bit.

Not very aromatic. There is just barely a hint of hops, malt, and yeast. There is a slight fruity scent that resembles a standard Kolsch.

At first there is a slight hit of hops, but there is quickly a rush of sweet malt (lightly roasted) and a slight caramelly undertone. There is a slight fruit/grape flavor to this and has a nice yeasty flavor towards the end. The finish is pretty sweet and malty, yet slightly tart.

Light bodied beer that seemed a bit thin, but seemed to leave your mouth with a slight coat.

Pretty good beer. Closely resembles a Kolsch, but a bit different malty flavor and no wheat flavor. Not my preferred style of beer, but it is drinkable. Its a nice easy drinking beer that seems 'sessionable' for a hot day, but it does say it is 6.9% ABV.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ArrogantB
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can purchased at the brewery in Dillon. Orange color, good head. Aroma was lager yeast, malts, not bad. Flavor was malty, yeasty, and had this quality I can't put my finger on but I get it from Helles beers. I wish I could be more descriptive but it is what it is. Overall, I'd buy a sixer of this again no problem.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

rather robust all up for a helles, not sure ive had many german ones pushing 7% abv, and not too many with this much residual texture and sweetness from the grain. i like a heftier beer, for sure, especially this time of year, but helles means bright, and this is weighty more than bright, even though carbonation is fine. its more than that, it needs to be cleaner and more easy drinking, carry more ability to refresh. yeah, this doesnt do all that, so i think helles is a misused term here, but the beer is tasty aside from that. the flavor is good, fresh sturdy grain base, pils and pale malts, with more hops than usual too, giving it a little bite on the back end. i like the bigger feel this time of year too, its not a complaint, just an observation. not my favorite beer at this place, but i can see why they do well with it. its a real appealing craft beer for those used to drinking yellow beer but interested in stepping up.

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Photo of TaylorBrake
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of spoony
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of BeerWizard
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Hideout Helles from Pug Ryan's Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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