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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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945 Ratings
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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 27
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rye726 on 08-05-2009

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Ratings: 945 | Reviews: 423
Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours darker than expected with a rich and vibrant dark amber body under light foam. Smells and tastes true to style without being quite as rich and luscious as some examples. The maltiness is less than expected, the hops more, especially the bitterness. Overall this works well as an American example of the style, and the rye is a very well done component. As usual, Great Divide delivers a bold interpretation with. Professional.

Photo of gonzo000
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of miguelre06
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zcrizer
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottles (Dec 2014)

Look: Orange tinted, a solid lacing on top, lots of carbonation rising.

Smell: Weaker overall than many Marzens. Slight whiff of cherry.

Taste: Solid, if not terribly distinctive. It's mid-sip flavor seems to be sweeter, more fruit-like than most.

Overall: Good representative of the style that is apparently available yearround, which is welcomed by me.

Photo of lurfMalderFulder
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steevo24
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronin926
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d_kizzle
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alefiend
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.71/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very refreshing, I really like this one. I think it is very underrated.

Photo of citruscane
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Archdale74
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Willster333
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice refreshing citrusy aroma from the beer. The taste like other reviewers have said has a bit of a caramel and strong rye taste to it. A bit sweet. My only complaint is the finish is a little flat. I think this would be a great summer beer.

Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17taylor
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Raki
4.61/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The reason I really like this beer is its great balance of all things good (malt, rye notes, hops, and various mild background flavors), but not dominated by any one thing. Then, the "drinkability" puts the icing on the cake, with its smoothness and subdued bitterness and a really nice clean finish.

Photo of gruss004
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikerieder
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffMan23
1/5  rDev -73.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes watered down. Dissapointed in beer

Photo of midnightcowboy818
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Summer92
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.