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RATINGS: 587   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap at Untapped Dallas. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is very malty with some caramel and toffee notes as well as a hint of rye. The flavor follows suit. There is some light rye but once again the toffee and caramel really come through strongly. I also get a hint of grass and earth from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Aroma is caramel malt and the smell of bread or cracker type malt. The flavor is malt forward with the caramel and toffee and more bread in the main body / flavor. Doughy. The malt is balanced with a crisp grassy hop. Carbonation is moderate, finishes dry. Nicely brewed beer and gets me in the mood for the style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (715) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Just OK, but I’m not a big fan of the Marzen style lager. It always seems to be lacking something and this one did as well, even from a great brewery. Light malty notes with some toast in the aroma. It was orange and red in color with a white head. Lighter palate with good carbonation. The malts fill the mouth and with very little hops present. Some spice but all in the background. Probably my least favorite from GD so far.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2253) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of toffee, bread and spices. Moderate carbonation. Sweetish toffee, dry finish with some spices. Low bitterness. Liked the way the maltiness is clean but neither dull nor allowed to linger.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle to glass. tobacco appearance with a thin white head. Nose is spicey hops. Taste is rye malt, caramel, smooth mouth feel, some bitter hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Not a fan of the style but this was a drinkable beer. A copper bee color. Medium bodied. Some caramel. A decent drinking beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (3921) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Rated on 8-20-2013 (Bottle) Bottled on February 1, 2012 - This beer pours a small ivory head that mostly diminished, transparent body, spotty amounts of lacing, slow rising carbonation, and a amber hue. The Aroma is malty, some caramel, earthy, spicy, and dark fruits. The Taste is sweet, malty, spicy, some rye, and dark fruits. The Palate is smooth and slightly creamy. This beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is quaffable and easy to drink and a beer I might drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

6/19/2010: Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager... Aroma: Mostly grainy with undertones of fruity and spicy rye malt. Appearance: Coppery-orange color with reddish hues, decent head of dense, beige-colored foam that lasts for quite awhile. Flavor: Toasted malts, caramel, slight fruitines; almond and light, citrusy hops; coffee bean undertones; dry and spicy rye finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; very smooth; slightly creamy. Overall: Actually, this is a really nice Maerzen-style beer with a noticable rye kick; I enjoyed this beer and would drink it regularly, particularly in the Summer...

12 fl. oz. bottle (6.2% Alc. by Vol. / Bottled on: Mar 4 2010) from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Thanks for the recommendation, Danny! Rating #550 for this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
a very nice lager, distinct malt character with the rye coming through very well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Got this one in a pick six at Ale Yeah in Decatur, GA. Decent Session lager. Pours a nice red orange. Nice caramel aroma. Faint spicy cherry taste.


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