Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a crystal clear dark orange with a one finger off-white head. Head retention is just average but lacing is quite nice lingering for a long time on the sides of the glass.
Aroma of caramel, rye bread and toast although I am not picking up on a lot of the characteristic rye spice that I am accustomed to. Some grassy hops as well but caramel and toffee really dominate.
The flavor is more forward with the caramel and toffee and they comprise the overall flavor profile of the beer. There is more rye spice than was present in the aroma but it still is not overwhelming. A little bit of orange in the background along with grassy hops. Bitterness is towards the lighter end of the spectrum with a pretty sweet and sticky mouthfeel.
Overall, an interesting take on an Oktoberfest but not really interesting enough to keep me coming back. A little on the sweet side and this really hinders drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 20:11:51 | More by rangerred
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