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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

856 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 856
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 23
Gots: 25 | 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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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

2.83/5  rDev -24.5%

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Ro's Restaurant pint glass.

A: Clean, clear, coppery amber color with a one-finger head of sudsy white foam which dissipated quickly to form a thin, oily slick which left no real lacing.

S: Smells a bit sweet, fruity and zesty, with hints of wheat and rye malts and a crisp, bready aroma.

T: Caramel malt sweetness followed by a strange, astringent hop bitterness. Not sure if its a bit of metallic resin being cast by the lager or the hops, but the bitterness seems off to me. There is a dry, bready malt feel and taste to it, though.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp and slightly astringent, this brew wa a little tough to take down a sturdy gulp of.

D: This "rye lager" posing as a "marzen" was just a little off-base for me and I'd be reluctant to try it again. A weird balance of flavors, or lack of balance, and an ABV with odd, residual flavors hindered the drinkability and my overall enjoyment of the brew. Back to the drawing board on this one I say.

09-08-2010 02:44:57 | More by Gambrinus1184
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ProudBeerSnob

New York

2.95/5  rDev -21.3%

Poured into standard pint glass from bottle. Rust color with thin head that vanishes rather quickly. Aroma is very intriguing with sweet rye, almost nutty. It kind of smells like a health food store. (this is a good thing)

The taste however is a bit off. Really sharp rye and hop flavor up front with the sweetness right behind. Definitely not a session beer. The flavor combo is interesting but takes a toll on drinkability.

09-26-2010 21:00:12 | More by ProudBeerSnob
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Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.