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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

824 Ratings
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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 22
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 08-05-2009)
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-26-2014 22:16:43 | More by ejimhof
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-21-2014 00:38:42 | More by Fettpopps
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Maltyduo

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-16-2014 22:41:46 | More by Maltyduo
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-12-2014 00:45:29 | More by Ohiovania
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-11-2014 01:39:56 | More by bigpoppa67
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-09-2014 17:24:03 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-06-2014 23:46:03 | More by habaceeba
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raulstotle12

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-05-2014 19:09:36 | More by raulstotle12
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-04-2014 23:50:28 | More by Eaglefan344
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-29-2014 14:14:28 | More by GarthT
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rand

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-28-2014 04:32:29 | More by rand
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-27-2014 02:33:47 | More by jharris0624
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-24-2014 16:30:12 | More by yancot
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-13-2014 17:27:59 | More by thatoneguymike
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-10-2014 16:45:01 | More by BDeibs
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complexnomenclature

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-08-2014 09:11:52 | More by complexnomenclature
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arc3636

Kansas

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden brown with 1 finger of white head. More malty sweetness in the nose and flavor than I'm used to in a lager. Rye, caramel, and subtle lager bitterness. This is a really impressive lighter beer. I don't normally seek out lagers, but this will be the exception.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:08:13 | More by arc3636
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-27-2014 19:08:59 | More by BeerBeast
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Jul 19 2013 at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt
Head average (4 cm), off-white, creamy, slowly diminishing to an uneven layer ranging from 0 – 4 mm thick
Lacing good, forms wide nearly complete rings
Body clear medium red-orange
Flavor begins with malt sweetness and flavor with some rye spice and quickly ends on the same notes; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate is medium, slightly oily, soft carbonation

This is an attractive and easy drinking beer. Although this is billed as a lager, it lacks the acidity and sourness associated with lagers, perhaps because of the rye. So far, the best beer I’ve had from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 13:58:54 | More by Ozzylizard
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Williaar

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-22-2014 13:33:51 | More by Williaar
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-21-2014 03:07:29 | More by afsdan
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep clear golden with some amber hues. Thin head and light lacing. Nose is malty with notes of spicy rye and neutral lager yeast. Some earthy grain notes as well. Flavor is subtle with rye malts coming forward and no hop character to speak of. A slight spiciness towards the end. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, decent flavors, well balanced, and easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2014 21:57:55 | More by homebrew311
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-10-2014 13:14:48 | More by jaswilson2
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tigerbeer90

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-05-2014 01:15:10 | More by tigerbeer90
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Joey1566

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-28-2014 00:25:33 | More by Joey1566
Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.