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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is light, fruity, with a little bit of spiciness and earthy grassiness. Flavor has a touch of coriander spiciness over bready, toasty malts. There’s some more earthy grass flavors and a dryer finish than I expected, with a little alcohol warmth present. The rye is present but I might not have noticed without looking for it. This isn’t amazing, but I find it warms up to me more as I drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Pours a nice, glassy amber with a healthy head of white that leaves a thick, intricate latticework of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet leaves, light roasted nuts, a touch of bitter malt, and a hint of butter. Flavor is a leafy malt assault, with a touch of buttered nuts in the finish. Hints of berry and rose in the finish. Nice, slippery mouthfeel. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10657) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle… Clear, golden/orange lager with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The malty, fruity aroma also offers a touch of rye spiciness. Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced. It’s malty and lightly fruity with a crisp, spicy rye character and a rumor of acidity. Crisp, fairly clean, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bright orange to amber hue, thin layer of white dissipating head, brilliant clarity. Nose is traditional crisp German malts, mostly Vienna and Pilsner grains and toast, light rye notes, and earthy hops. Flavor is rich Marzen style malts with layers of grains, bread, and toast prominent throughout, the rye is really hidden in the background here and provide a boost to the earthy euro hops. Light-medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. A great malty marzen with hints of flavor complexity and depth, the rye is mostly underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of the Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nice dark muted light copper, fiery, transparent, well carbonated with a decent offwhite head that dies to a decent film. Aromas are a bit of stinky pilsner type malts, noble hops, a bit of caramel, rye malts. Initial is lightly sweet, caramel and rye work together towards an earthy noble hops bitterness, mild bitterness, sweetness, a touch of stinkiness. Decent body, rye comes in further into the taste, bready with biscuits, nice flavors but simple. Sticks to the palate ok, sessionable for sure and honestly, I like a beer with a more assertive malt profile, especially as a lager. Clean, very light bitterness and ok malt stick on the backend and aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Light aromas of grain and herbs for the malt and hops, and a hint of toffee and wood. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with spotty lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Light in just about every respect but still a good drinking Marzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
THE HOSS! Pours a dark copper color, with a foamy white head. Smells of yeast, hops, some caramel malt, and a hint of toffee in there too. The flavor is kind of the same, although has more a yeasty texture going on, with hops in the background. Got a little fruity sweetness in there too. Pretty easy drinking brew with decent flavor but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger: Clear deep orange pour. Crisp spicy Munich malts are evident in the aroma with a grassy presence- nice and clean. Light body- the flavor has some grainy/spicy malt notes. Very clean with a light peppery noble hop grassiness. A solid German style lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2909) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Pours clear amber/orange sweet crystal malt and fruity aroma .... malty caramel taste dark fruits earthy rye and light spicy finish a good oktober-winter beer .... medium bodied and sessionable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
This one poured a bright yellow and slightly orange color with a fluffly white head. Aroma was slighlty sweet malt, some rye as well. Flavor was a bit toasted, pale malts and a slightly bitter rye finish.

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