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Hoss Rye Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

886 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 24
Gots: 32 | 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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper color with a decent head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain, some malt sweetness and a bit of spice.

T: Starts with a nice clean crispness and a bit of malt sweetness. there is a bit of spice and fruit in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, very crisp and quite refreshing. Has a nice character.

O: Nice beer easy to drink. Quite good for the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains and a few occasional bubbles rise in the column.

S: Rustic caramel and grain, with a trace of apricot jam. Carbon dioxide seeps through the cracks, but dimethyl sulfide is essentially absent.

T: Begins off-dry, with soft crystal malt, brief floral aromatics, and mild carbonic acidity. Caramel qualities come on strong in the middle, with well-integrated mixed fruit belatedly revealed in the first act when it tapers off here. Flavors clean up for the short finish, with little bitterness. A sharpness attributable to rye emerges only after the beer warms, but so does some mid-profile soapiness.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly syrupy on the palate and presenting some chew, with low carbonation.

D/O: This is a decent American-brewed amber lager that compares favorably to Karl Strauss's own. The brewer has taken some care here to develop tactile qualities of substance, and they overlap into the flavor. Unfortunately for the rye, crispness and spice fight a losing battle against qualities of fruit, caramel, and an overall heaviness that is on the high side for the style.

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Hoss Rye Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.