Hells Yes! | Odd Side Ales

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Hells Yes!Hells Yes!
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Hells Yes!Hells Yes!

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Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Doublicious on 03-09-2014

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Easy to drink, with a little hop spice, light Amber color

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pint glass

L - I'll call the color golden. It has three inches of white, fluffy head sitting on top. It rapidly fades leaving some lacing down the sides of the glass

S - It doesn't have much of an aroma. I get some faint floral hops and a little malt.

T - It is not big on flavor either. It starts out a bit sweet and grainy. Then I get a metallic flavor. The finish is crisp and clean.

M - Thin

O - It is an easy drinking beer. It lacks flavor, but it is refreshing. It would be a good lawn mower beer.

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3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Odd Side's Hells Yes last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I've had a couple different Helles Lagers lately and since I'm a fan of Oddsides I thought I would give their take on the style a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, it's fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice summer theme to it that works well with the name, I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a fairly clear slightly darker golden color that took on more of a dark gold and amber color when held to the light with two fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. I thought this was a pretty nice looking lager, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the the malts being the first to show up and they impart a sweet malt, grainy, pale malt and biscuit malt like aroma with a 50/50 split of doughy and fruit yeast . On the finish there's might be a slightly earthy/spicy hop aroma, but it's barely noticeable. This beer had a nice aroma that I thought was pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by the malts still being the first to show up and they impart all those malty aspects that they did in the aroma with the grainy pale malts and the biscuit like malts sticking out the most with some sweet malts and some of that same fruity/doughy yeast showing up in the background. On the finish comes the hops which show up a little more than they did in the aroma, but they still impart that same earthy/spicy aspect with a little more of those spicy hops coming through and they impart a somewhat lighter amount of medium bitterness that brings some nice balance and there's a bready, biscuit and sweet malt like aftertaste. I thought this was a pretty nice tasting beer, it was pretty true to style and it had nice balance.

M- Smooth, clean, fairly crisp, slightly refreshing, on the real light side of being medium bodied with a medium of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it was very true to style.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a above average example of a Helles Lager, it had all the aspects that I look for in the style along with some good balance and good drinkability. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, fairly crisp, slightly refreshing, not filling and that taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think i could drink more than a few of these without it starting to wear on me and I think it makes for a nice beer to enjoy in warm weather. What I like the most about this beer was the how true to style it was, it was just what I would expect from a good Helles Lager. What I liked the least about this beer was that the hops didn't show up a little more in the aroma, but that wasn't that big of a deal. I would buy this beer again when I want a smooth easy drinking warm weather beer and I would recommend it to anyone who that sort of beer appeals to. All in all I was happy with this beer, it has just what I want in a good Helles Lager and I think it's a nice and easy drinking addition to Oddsides lineup. So far this is one of the better American Helles Lagers I have had and I thought it was pretty solid for a beer from Oddsides. Good job guys, I enjoyed this one, keep up the good work.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dated 3/26/15 from Copper Vine ($10.99 sixer) poured into a pils glass.

A- Clean, golden body sports medium-heavy carbonation. 1-finger white head drops to 1/4 finger and leaves good, pillowy rings.

S- Straight up bready malts and spicy hops. REALLY fresh.

T- just like the aroma suggests, bready with spicy malts. A clean, bone-dry finish.

M- Medium- light body with moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

O- Stylistically, spot on. Clean, crisp, refreshing, and local. Definitely worth another sixer for summer consumption. I would love a canned option for the pool, beach, tubing, cookouts, bonfires, yadda, yadda, yadda.

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3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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