Beer Review: GREAT DIVIDE HOSS RYE LAGER

Beer Review: GREAT DIVIDE HOSS RYE LAGER

Publisher: Great Divide Brewing
Genre: Märzen/Oktoberfest
Print Length: 12 oz. bottle
ISBN: N/A

Great Divide’s Hoss Rye Lager presents a distinctive take on traditional German Märzen lagers. The beer offers a rich tapestry of malt flavors, with cherry and dark notes weaving through, complemented by the intriguing addition of rye, which adds an earthy, spicy element. The beer finishes crisply and dry, its radiant red-orange hue reminiscent of late-summer sunsets.

Appearance:

The beer pours a dark amber color, topped with a thin beige film.

Aroma:

Aromas of caramel, nutty tones, toasty notes, and a hint of apple greet the senses.

Taste:

The palate enjoys flavors of toasted bread, burnt sugar, and a subtle smokiness, with low hop spice.

Mouthfeel:

Medium-bodied, the beer feels smooth on the palate with modest carbonation.

Overall:

Great Divide’s Hoss Rye Lager stands out as a solid offering, particularly noteworthy for its unique rye bill, setting it apart from many American-made Märzens.