Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager
From Great Divide – Hoss is based on the Märzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with some hints of cherry and dark notes, 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 late-summer sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.
Great Divide Brewing – Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass – 6.2% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a thin beige film.
Aroma: Caramel, nutty, toasty, apple.
Taste: Toasted bread, burnt sugar, a little bit of smoke. Low hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Smooth. Modest carbonation.
Overall: Solid, and much better than many US made Märzens due to the uniqueness of the rye bill.