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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
Nice thick white head in a golden red highly carbonated beer. Spicy and floral, a nice fresh malt and hop aroma. Light, spicy and sweet, Thai food in a glass. Mellow fruits, pineapple and watermelon, mixed with nice spicy hops. The finish is crisp and the light malt gives the beer a slightly spicy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottled 17NOV11 Pours an amber color with a transient light cream foam and excellent clarity; no lace. Smells of honey, munich malts and some tea like character. Nice nose. Flavor follows with some sweet honey malts and a little bit of tea like character from hops/malts. Body is a little heavy (expected from addition of Rye) with light carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer, would drink on a pint special. Serving type: bottle 03-07-2012

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Poured amber red with a white head. Maly and caramel in the nose. Sweet malt coats the tongue. Not terrible.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Brown appearance with a small head. Mild aroma of rye spice, caramel, sweet malts and an earthy hop bitterness. Similar flavor with a light to medium body and a crisp, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2099) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish-amber color with white head. Grainy, peppery, caramel aromas. Spicy, grainy, malty flavors. An interesting take on a rye version of marzen. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours an amber color with a canvas colored head. Notes of spicy rye, caramel, dirt, and a little bit of frutiness. Not particularly exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Has the rye spiciness you expect, only over a mellow malt instead of aggressive hopping. Clear amber color, has a still, cold look to it. What a blast the flavor is. The lightly roasted caramel malt mixes with the rye for an almost smokey effect. Dirty bitter is how I’d put it. Crisp and almost a little rough, seems a touch stronger than it is. A real winner, even if only for lack of competition.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
para_bellum (1) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
UNIQUE! How many other Märzen-style rye lagers are out there? (I’d love to have more to compare to this brew.) As it is, this is crisp, refreshing, subtly spicy, and doesn’t have the offensive over-hopped bitterness that everyone is pretending to like these days. Somehow this lager conveys a primitive, unpretentious authenticity that takes one back to Bayern festivals of centuries past. I fell in love with it over there on Arapahoe and miss it dearly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2260) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
10/14/2010. Sampled at the brewery. Pours copper color with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel, spice and light fruit. Light hops and spicy flavors with caramel showing through.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
A pretty good lager. Really earthy, some nutty aftertaste, and a nice smooth mouthfeel.


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