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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

824 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-12-2012 16:23:09 | More by WesM63
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StoutishDan

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

05-12-2012 14:35:42 | More by StoutishDan
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binx

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-12-2012 06:22:12 | More by binx
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Lincoln


4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-10-2012 15:06:40 | More by Lincoln
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-07-2012 01:23:57 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-23-2012 05:53:57 | More by Irrationalist
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Codyk23

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-22-2012 21:47:02 | More by Codyk23
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amatuerbeerguy

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-22-2012 06:24:58 | More by amatuerbeerguy
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-22-2012 02:45:04 | More by codon2004
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp, transparent amber, as expected. Floral and fruity hops come through most in the aroma. Loads of roasted, sweet malt are noticed first, followed by dark fruit,, spicy rye, and a very late bitter kick from the hops. As it warms, the flavors, especially the rye, become more pronounced. It's rather fruitier than I anticipated, but it works.

Rye isn't the foremost flavor here, but it's there. Overall, it's well balanced and tasty. Little higher ABV than you might expect from a lager with 6.2%. Definitely worth a try

Grade: B

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 23:41:08 | More by McNealc31
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spatialk

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-12-2012 20:31:09 | More by spatialk
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear amber brew, small head, narrow broken ring of lace.

S - Bread, honey and moss. A faint hint of copper. It's actually rather nice.

T - Very rich honey and biscuit malt flavor, a bit of forest floor. Some faint bitter vegetables accompany lingering honey and biscuits in the aftertaste.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, a little waxy, pretty refreshing.

D - Good. I think this is a great malty lager. I'll drink it again, but the style isn't one I seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 03:22:29 | More by mrasskicktastic
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-10-2012 04:50:00 | More by MarkyMOD
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keithwalk

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.8%

04-06-2012 22:23:44 | More by keithwalk
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A surprisingly muted aroma of malt and a hint of fruit.

T: Tasted of malt, light hops, and a little bit of cherry in the finish. Mostly, this beer is shockingly one-dimensional (the malt takes over) and kind of on the thin side.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A decidedly underwhelming beer from Great Divide, a brewery that's usually pretty consistent.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 13:10:52 | More by avalon07
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jds8411

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-01-2012 10:07:53 | More by jds8411
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mactrail

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pleasant but undistinguished. I remember liking it more in the bottle. Clear coppery amber color in the pint glass.

Taste like not much at first. Some honey and malt flavors. Just a touch of roasted malt. Hard to find the flavors on the tongue. slightly winey. A scratch of Belgian flavors. Mild taste but it does have an interesting bready tang. Not much aroma.

I suppose the flavors in this with the Belgian hint are actually better than average for this style. Wishing it had more carbonation or better mouthfeel. On tap at Cueva in San Diego.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 06:03:07 | More by mactrail
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Edgewater

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-31-2012 04:01:15 | More by Edgewater
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber color with some ruby tint. Gorgeous foamy khaki head with very nice retention. Dark rye, oak, wood, hops, and creamy malt. Pleasantly earthy and floral. Rye bread, spices, smooth malts and yeast in the beginning of the taste. A fresh, well rounded medium sized body with moderate carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a mildly dry yet refreshing finish. Incredibly easy and comfortable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 22:43:44 | More by YouSkeete
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-29-2012 03:38:49 | More by mbs11
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flagmantho

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 1/23/2012.

Appearance: orange hue with a tiny hint of haze and a good effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Nice.

Smell: really nice aroma which is biscuity, bready, sweet and floral. Usually that biscuit aroma doesn't appeal to me, but it is used to good effect in this beer.

Taste: biscuity and a little spicy, the flavor is a bit less sweet than the aroma. Here the appeal starts to fade for me; the rye seems a bit out of place, though I do appreciate what the brewer was trying to do.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a really good carbonation and very nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: not a bad beer, but the flavor, while interesting, doesn't largely appeal to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 18:54:01 | More by flagmantho
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-24-2012 01:18:34 | More by theminutemen
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-21-2012 22:27:27 | More by kevgod
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station815


4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2012 01:04:16 | More by station815
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very clear amber beer with two fingers of white head that settle slowly. Lacing is very good. Rye pops out in the aroma, nicely spicy, on top of a very bready malt base. Flavor follows the nose; chewy, bready malt, combined with prominent rye, puts me in mind of pumpernickel. Very well-rounded and refreshing, delicious lager overall, with a nice floral hop note in the finish. Dry and crisp, medium bodied, with medium high carbonation. Quite good and was a welcome antidote to a steady succession of highly hopped west coast ales. Another winner from Great Divide, an underrated brewery making consistently fine, highly drinkable beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 22:04:22 | More by tobelerone
Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
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