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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 26
Gots: 44 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a Great Divide sampler at the Great Divide Taproom yesterday. Not paired with food. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were that it would be average. Cost was $1.00 USD.

A: Pours a half finger head of fair cream and thickness, but terrible retention. Colour is a nontransparent copper.

Sm: Lots of fruity tones, a light air of vinegar, and malt. Moderate in strength. Very pleasant and inviting.

T: Quite bright and fruity, with some hops over the rye foundation. The rye doesn't come through a whole lot in the flavour. It's more complex than expected, and quite balanced. Built well and with care.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Light on the palate. Complements the flavour. The rye adds a touch of welcome coarseness.

Dr: Very drinkable - especially for a rye beer. I'd maybe have it again, but it's nothing special.

I don't know that I agree with its current classification as a Marzen, nor do I think would the brewery.

Photo of jayhawk73
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color with a thin off white head. Average lacing on the side of my snifter glass. Very clear in appearance, despite the darker color. The nose is very nice- malt, caramel, toffee, bread, and some rye. Very pleasant- especially as it warms. Taste is the same profile as the nose, with some burned toast added to the mix. Very tasty, with caramel, toast, and rye out front on the taste. Feel is medium- w/ little carbonation. Very clean and refined feel. Overall, a totally solid brew for the style. I would drink this again. Cheers.

Photo of wcintula
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on: Nov 25, 2011

Poured into a Pilsner glass, amber body with a scant head that leaves wet lacing. Smell is sweet with a clean grain aroma. The taste follows through with a nice breadiness on the tail end. This is a great-drinking Marzen with a nice twist adding the rye. I will definitely seek this one out more.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of iSip
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager: This one is worth a try! The color has a tinge of red and a fair amount of carbonation. The head is off-white, about a finger thick and multidimensional. The head does fade, letting the beautiful beer color shine through, but is does lace the glass nicely. Aroma is subtle and yeasty, and as you near the bottom of the glass, a scent of iron filings comes through. The flavor is well balanced, the malt and bitter nicely cancel each other out. The finish is very dry, and it is only in the aftertaste that you get the rye. Very easy drinking beer that goes well with food.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.