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RATINGS: 612   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark fruit, earthy and malt aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Clear, orange-copper pour with a big, frothy, off-white head. The aroma is bready with some slight pepper, vegetalness, and noble hop spice. The flavor is bready with some slight banana esters on the finish. There’s some very slight notes of pepper and earthiness from the rye. The malt does impart just a touch of sweetness. Body is creamy and medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a nice crisp lager finish. Nice drinking brew but relatively uneventful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 28, 2009
9/25/09 notes: on tap, Great Divide. Pours crisp amber with a small white head. Aroma is softly caramelly, with some strawberry-like fruit notes. Body is clean, soft, and very drinkable. Finishes earthy yet light, malty yet zippy. Great session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Deep amber colored body with a light khaki head. The nose is rising dough with notes of apples and fall leaves. There is also a definite spice from the rye. The taste is definitely spicy form the rye, especially in the finish. There is also some cheap candy like those black and orange wrapped Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses Halloween candy hiding behind the spice. I didn’t like that candy then and don’t like it in my beer. This is slightly fruity with some apple hints, but the spice blows it away. Certainly a decent brew but the rye spice is a little much.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear pale amber, small head. Bready nose. Sweetish with fairly clean mouthfeel. Dough, light banana and some caramel. Low hop rate and bitterness. Too clean mouthfeel to attain full drinkability, but the rye components are interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a deep copper color with a nice off white head that leaves sticky lacing along the inside of my glass. Aroma is malt, rye, fruits, spices and caramel. Flavor is spices, yeast, malts, caramel with a medium body and quite a bit of sweetness. Decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2009
light clear copper color, respectable off white head, some lace. nose of malt and hops in about equal measures. flavor is floral yeasty, sweet malty with the mildest trace of hops (could use much more). medium bodied, oily mouth feel, sweet finish. that’s my opinion and i’m sticking with it. single bottle from binny’s orland park.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
pours a dark copper with a small thick dirty-white head, and not much lacing. smell is of rye, malt, a touch of spice, and some caramel. taste is crisp, thick, malt, caramel, some spice, come cocoa, and a little sweetness in the back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head recedes to skim surface. Sour rye aromas. Thick with peppery rye upfront and lasting crisp malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
12 oz. 6-pack purchased at Mac’s on West Peachtree. I didn’t want to buy the whole 6-pack, but I figure what the hell? Slight foamy head on top of this coppery darker brown brew. Looks pretty good for a marzen lager. Sweet caramel malt aroma; the rye is playing a very small role in this beer. Rye is slightly more noticeable in the flavor, but the flavor is still that generic malt sweetness. It is better than a lot of marzen lagers, but not great. Hops are slightly noticeable. The beer is relatively smooth, but for me the flavors are just very weak, and don’t make much of a statement. Although I will say as the beer warms the rye seems to be a lot more noticeable.


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