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RATINGS: 633   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1318) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle at the Great Divide tap room. This was a clear amber beer with a soapy head. The smell was good and sweet almost, intriguing. The beer was a nice lager with a bit of sweetness and a hint of the rye. For some reason I was not expecting to like this beer but I did, I may need to pick up a sixer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-25-2009 03:31:16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconger (140) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle. Beautiful copper pour with a foamy, off-white head. Caramel and cherry on the nose. Sweet malts give way to a medium-full body and crisp finish. Notes of citrusy hops, but they are not dominant. I like it, but I’m not sure it’s worth the Alabama price of $10 per 6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2009
tap - TJ’s Everyday - As a Märzen, it’s probably not too close to style. Color was flat dark gold with a nice crisp grainy aroma. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean with a good grain malt flavor. Finished nice with a cleansing hop snap. Very refreshing - I could definitely drink a few of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3575) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
12oz bottle 9/23/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of rye, malt, and sweetness. Taste of the same with some more sweetness and a bit of dryness. This medium bodied brew is not too shabby and goes down fairly easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle from Ron’s. Pours deep copper with 3-finger off-white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Nose is rye malty, Slight Wheaties, with lemongrassy hops. The flavor is malty, with subdued hops, some caramel and earthy notes, and a medium to light palate heft. Not very complex, this one left me saying, "Meh"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
12 oz bottle from Archer Liquors, bottle says 2005, thats strange. Deep goldish dark straw color with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma is bready malt, hops, some graiy Wheaties-like notes, and some subdued fruit, giving way to a malty flavor with back-up lemongrassy hops and some fruity and grainy finishing flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Attractive clear, deep amber appearance with a medium size, off white head and moderate lacing. Muted, malty aroma, some grainyness, slightly vegetal. Subtle spicy hop taste follows the sweet malts up front. A mild peppery burn lingers in the bitter aftertaste. Almost always enjoy rye in my ales, and to accent it in a marzen adds another unique dimension. Overall, not too complex or obtrusive, but quite quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2009
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2009. Amber/golden color. Perfume and hairspray aroma, hops, some dust and some malty notes. Malty dust flavor with some spices and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a mostly translucent copper amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of spicy rye notes, clean lager profile, some cereal grains, nuts and very lightly toasted malt. Flavor of spicy rye bread notes, hard pretzels, nuts and a hint of some citrus character. Like the use of rye in this Marzen style lager.

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