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RATINGS: 627   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Slightly hazy amber with an average white head, large bubbles, decent lacing... Aroma is very minimal with a touch of sweetness and spiciness.... Fruity flavor with a touch of spice in the finish, cherry is a dominate flavor but not in an overpowering way... Smooth, easy drinking, a touch dry at the end... Decent beer, wish it were a bit more complex

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Pours coppery with a decent off white head. Aroma of sweet malt with a bit of spicy hop and rye. Flavor is lightly malty, again with a bit of spicy rye, and a slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a reddish gold with a finger of white head. Bready malt aroma with a little noble hops. Medium bodied with a solid malt base. Bit of spice from the rye. Sweet malt on the start, crisp hop bite in the finish. Easy drinking, nothing earth shattering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a coppery red with a scant quick fading head. Aroma of bready malts, some caramel, a little spicy rye, slight fruits. Flavor malt sweetness, a bit of rye, fairly carbonic in flavor like a seltzer water despite not having an overabundance of carbonation, some cherry fruit notes, slight bitter finish with graininess. Medium mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6025) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Pretty sublime beer all the way around. Very little discernible aroma; And not much of a distinct or measurable flavor component either -- mostly just an easy-drinking, lightly malty, very lightly spicy beer, with a distinct creamy consistency. (#3726, 10/31/2009)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Grainy aroma along with scents of toasted bread, flowers with a hint of citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Interesting twist on an Oktoberfest. Sweet, malty beginning with a nice bite from the rye in the finish. Solid.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Fairly good looking brew, but overly thoroughly disappointing. Smooth and drinkable, but not as smooth as a regular Maerzen, and not as lager as a regular lager. Just weird.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2009
12oz bottle from Orland Park Binny’s single rack. Pours clear golden copper with small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, rye, caramel and some bread. Flavor is rye, bready malts, and caramel. Rye gives this brew a nice crisp clean finish. If your really like a rye flavor profile this would be a great session brew for you. Nice twist on a Marzen. Pretty solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle Pours a clear gold amber with a thin off white head. The head leaves quickly and makes spotty lacing. Aroma is malty with touches of bread, rye, and caramel. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is grainy and touches of rye. Very crisp. Has a medium body. The texture is watery. Has a good finish with a decent aftertaste. Overall a pretty tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1117) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Pours a mostly clear copper orange color topped by a small layer of tan bubbles. The aroma shows the typical caramel malt base along with notes of cherry, fresh rye grain, and earthy spices. The flavor follows with rye grains adding a crisp flavor and some earthy spices to the caramel and toasted bread malts. There are some floral hops adding nice bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation with a clean finish from the rye. This is a nice rendition of an Octoberfest brew.


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