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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

826 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured very bright copper/amber/gold with light tab head that quickly settled to ring. Nice fine lacing. Mild carbonation. Very pretty beer.

Aroma: Rye, right up front. Lager sulphur (which fades as glass breaths), caramel. Faint floral/noble hops.

Taste: Rye biscuit with woodsy/resiny bitter that rests in back of tongue and throat. Not complex per se, but very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium dry and tingly. A bit thin.

Overall: Very nice. Nice hoppy lager that is quenchable. No problem taking big, satisfying swallows. A bit thin.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 22:13:06 | More by MrBoz21
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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smakawhat

Maryland

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A real nice looking body color, deep red and dark orange with a good mix of slow and fast rising and pinhead and cola sized rising bubbles. Head is light tan, only about two fingers but with a little creamy thin top.

Good sticky lager nose, a little bit of dry rye malt spicy qualities. Some faint caramel notes hide in the back as well. Pretty solid and textbook.

Palate hits with a good amount of crispness and light texture. Good hints of chocolate and caramel sensing malts it seems on the finish. Sticky lager texture but light bodied and a little wet behind the ears slightly. Muted herbality hop and crispness seems to detract from the malt bill with not as much density.

Overall it's fine and the caramel/chocolate light finish seems unique, but the beer lacks some thick backbone, and the rye angle doesn't seem as obvious on the palate as much as the nose.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 20:39:19 | More by smakawhat
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Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear, amber body. I only got 1/2 finger head from a pretty aggressive pour.
S- Bread, caramel, fruity - mainly apple, some pear, a little roastiness, and dank hops when you give it a swirl.
T- Follows the nose pretty closely with the addition of sour/spicy rye. Actually really fruity and sweet. Apples come through again.
M- Medium body. Slick on the tongue. Not much aftertaste.
O- I could do some damage to this beer during Oktoberfest. Everything about it is welcoming and not too overpowering. It just screams session beer! It went down like a Gatorade on a hot day. I wouldn't buy this very often, but if it were offered, I would definitely partake.

Serving type: bottle

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Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.