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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good

916 Ratings
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Ratings: 916
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 25
Gots: 38 | 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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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful reddish/amber-copper hue with a good amount of foam that stayed the whole glass.

There is a very distinct nose to rye lagers - I haven't had too many of them, but this runs along-side of the best of what I've had (Hop Rod - Bear Republic). Plenty of malt and toasted grains (obviously the rye-bread stands out), but there is also plenty of fruit tones (most distinctly, cherry and watermelon). The more you smell it, the more sweet it gets.

Taste is solid - definitely plenty of malts, but the hops jump out at the end for a nice, hoppy-bitter finish. The hops don't overpower this one, but they are distinct and kind of sneak up on you. A lot creamier than I expected. Not a summer beer, but a decent choice for Octoberfest season.

Overall, a nice take on the rye lager. I wouldn't turn this one down if offered, but a bit too much on the sweet-cherry side for my liking.

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Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 916 ratings.