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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

830 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 22
Gots: 21 | 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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homebrew311

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
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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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

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

3/5  rDev -20%

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

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2014 00:25:33 | More by Joey1566
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-27-2014 02:41:09 | More by thedifferencemaker
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-26-2014 23:00:44 | More by cambrennan
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-26-2014 05:03:06 | More by shystersrule
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-23-2014 01:00:38 | More by leroybrown10
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-21-2014 22:48:57 | More by JoeMans
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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-19-2014 06:41:03 | More by Sir_Goatman
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am continuing to winnow down my backlog, especially of bottles. This one was either purchased at The Friendly Greek or dropped off by tone77, but those are really the only two possibilities.

From the bottle: "Layered"; "Crisp"; "HOSS is based on the Marzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits, dominate, while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer."; "Bronze Medal, Great American Beer Festival, 2009"; "Suggested Food Pairings: Veal bratwurst, barbecue chicken, carnitas (pork) tacos, Camembert cheese, German chocolate cake."

My initial, aggro pour created two fingers of dense, tawny head with moderate retention that created some great lacing as it fell. Color was a filament-bright deep-copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Beautiful! Nose had a rich, malty scent, but I was not getting the fruitiness the label mentioned, at least, not on the nose. Mouthfeel was soft, slightly bubbly and now I did get a distinct cherry flavor on the tongue. Wild! The rye manifested itself on the dry finish, giving it an earthy balance to offset the malts. This was MUCH better than I anticipated and probably one of the best beers of the style that I have encountered. Great lacing formed as I drank through it. I would definitely be interested in having this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:07:59 | More by woodychandler
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2014 18:36:38 | More by misscritta
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New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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New York

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North Carolina

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Georgia

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2014 19:35:12 | More by dexterk1
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California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-28-2014 15:31:48 | More by fox227
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-26-2014 04:58:48 | More by AricGresko
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.