Off The Grid | Hoyne Brewing Co.

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28 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
hoynebrewing.ca

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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! "

Added by ericj551 on 05-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
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3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1.98/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Awesome to see this (AND a few others) in a tiny liquor store in the slice of BC we're stopping off in, on the way to the good ol' US of A for a long-overdue summer vacation.

This beer pours a rather clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some chunky approaching weather system lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds out of sight.

It smells of bready, biscuity pale malt, a nice caramel sweetness, some doe-eyed apple and citrus fruit esters, ethereal hints of campfire smoke (though that could just be the label's hipster ministrations), and plain earthy, leafy, and herbal hops. The taste is more bready, lightly doughy caramelized malt, a reduced, but hardly out of the game biscuity toffee character, a rather muddled light orchard fruitiness, subtle wet ash, and a continuation of the herbal, grassy, and leafy hop bitterness from the aroma.

The bubbles are good and plentiful (don't want to get sued or anything here) in their lilting frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and mostly smooth, the local hops pretty much stand-up guys, if you know what I mean. It finishes off-dry, the kind of faltering caramel picked up and dusted off by those very same noble (heh) hops.

Overall, a more or less stellar offering, with strong ESB connotations, despite the lager heritage. The only fly in the proverbial ointment is a certain dissociation amongst the fanboys out there. I mean really, what is so hard to correlate here concerning the proclaimed 'red lager' denomination on the label?

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3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If I had to pick one Vancouver Island beer to have with a meal this might be it, looks pretty & tastes v. good.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Sweet and sticky. I like this beer, mm.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
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 for a Vienna Red Lager
prost LampertLand

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Off The Grid from Hoyne Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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