Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager

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Type: Märzen/Oktoberfest
  • Brewed by: Great Divide
  • Availability: Year-Round
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  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.greatdivide.com
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  • 3.9/5 
  • 06.20% 
  • 1939/3686 
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Hoss is based on the Marzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits, dominate, while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.

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  • Apr 19, 2012
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Ohio Beer Lovers
    3.8
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    Pours a crisp, transparent amber, as expected. Floral and fruity hops come through most in the aroma. Loads of roasted, sweet malt are noticed first, followed by dark fruit,, spicy rye, and a very late bitter kick from the hops. As it warms, the flavors, especially the rye, become more pronounced. It's rather fruitier than I anticipated, but it works.

    Rye isn't the foremost flavor here, but it's there. Overall, it's well balanced and tasty. Little higher ABV than you might expect from a lager with 6.2%. Definitely worth a try

    Grade: B