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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (73) - - DEC 23, 2014
pours a clear red-orange color with white head. well balanced, very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber color with no head retention or lacing. Smells more malty than anything else, but tastes of rye and a sweet malt profile on the finish. A solid beer, but not the best rye out there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, earth, toasty, and some rye.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (636) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, I had some trouble tasting the added fruits but it might just have been an off night. Finishes with a nice dry, sharp character. Above average overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arcadia (29) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a medium golden brown with a thin, quickly disappearing head and almost no lacing. Aroma is mostly malt; nutty and toasty. Maybe some yeasty leather as well. Flavor is pretty sweet throughout with a dry feel and boozy finish. Not a fantastic rye, but not bad, either. Acquire.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (174) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish copper, with a small white head that fades quickly. No lacing. Nose is spice and malt. Taste is malt up front, with hints of cherry and earthy rye spice on the finish. Smmoth mouth feel, with a short, clean finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Clear copper to dark amber pour with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is toasty grain, pale caramel, light nutty notes, spicy grain and spicy, herbal and floral hops. Flavor is caramel and toast up front, nice cereal, floral and citrus hops and a little cracker/bready malt. Light to medium body, creamy to neutral entry, medium carbonation and off dry, crisp, yet slightly slippery finish. Good stuff, definitely on the assertive side for a Märzen, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2041) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours copper with a small lasting head. Nose shows rye bready, sultanas, caramel, bready malt and hints of spicy cedar. Creamy, nutty flavours with some bready malt too. Quite sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2014
POurs a light amber, golden pink. Typical short head light lace. Aroma is like an Oktoberfest malty but with a hint of spice, not much else minerally and a bit of sweetness caramel malts. Taste is minerally Oktoberfest, citrus and toast dry malts hint of orange and light fruit.. Smooth velvety, dry toasty bittersweet caramel, citrus, light herbal light pine. Not big on marzen and I just read description of how this is marzen based , wow I guess I know my beer sometimes! Rye is not real great on this and not really into it in a lager like this although its a decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"as a rye beer, this is quite good, although the rye is subdued. but, classified as a marzen, it’s epic. i don’t get the low balls. it’s rich in both flavor, aroma, and body for the style, with a dry earthy rye finish that adds another layer to a pretty straight forward variety. super super high drinkability with the touch of rye atop a toasted malt profile. very nice, and better than i expected!"


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