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Off The Grid - Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Off The Grid
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very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"What kind is it ?" she asked. Choppy waters I thought , we were at the campfire playing Truth or Dare , and as always the fool , I chose Truth. "You know I'm sworn to secrecy but I will say this "This beer reminds me of that time we had in Vienna , the warm evenings , the music , the red lights" I trailed off. "That's a load of sweet nuthin" She smiled "Dare! "

(Beer added by: ericj551 on 05-12-2013)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

KalanM, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Gruntle
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Sweet and sticky. I like this beer, mm.

Gruntle, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Osskjc, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

CWVegas, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

ZachT, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoyne Brewing 'Off The Grid' Red Lager @ 5.3% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a clear dark amber , with a good size off white head which is leaving a frothy lace along the stein

S-distinct noble German hops

T-crisp tasting , pleasant on the palate , smooth finish

MF-good carbonation , medium bodied

Ov-nice good beer , not sure why it's labelled a Munich Dunkel ?
when it's own website call's it a Red Lager !!

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bumchilly25, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

KStark, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

schopenhauerale, May 21, 2013
Photo of Danomeister
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Off the Grid pours a bright copper red/reddish brown/what have you. Perfectly clear.

On the nose its reminiscent of Big Rock's Traditional Ale: toasted malt, breadiness. This one also has a "saltwater taffy" sweet, slightly buttery smell that is pretty interesting. A hint of muskiness, almost like a Brett beer.

To taste this beer is to walk into a scene of shadowed faces, song, and smoke. The evocative label does this beer justice. The maltiness conjures a sense of nostalgia while the roasted character suggests smoke and more saltwater taffy. It finishes rather dry, with a bit of astringency; its unexpected.

The mouthfeel is weakest part in my opinion. Its a bit thin, with a dryness and mild astringency that goes against the direction that the rest of the flavor profile seems to be going. The thinness also makes it taste more mass produced.

Overall, an interesting beer and one that would be great to drink around a campfire. However, if you're looking at Hoyne beers, perhaps try their Dark Matter instead.

Danomeister, May 16, 2013
Photo of ericj551
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Off the grid pours a bright orange red with a nice fluffy head that doesn't linger. The aroma is sweet, bready and slightly nutty malt. Toasted bready malt fills the flavor, with some caramel and toffee notes. The flavor finishes reasonably dry with a moderate bitterness and some nice herbal and slightly earthy hops. A bit of sweetness lingers in the finish, with a bit of the toasted bready malt. Overall a really nice beer, but hard to justify the $6 bomber to make this a regular beer.

ericj551, May 12, 2013
Off The Grid from Hoyne Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.