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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009. Red amber color with tiny head. Sweet malty and nutty aroma with disdinctive rye note. Sweet malty, toffeish and caramelly flavor with peppery rye. Pleasant and rich malty beer. Could have slightly more bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Draught@SBWF2009. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is grassyness, caramel malts and also quite bready notes. Flavour is quite much the same in a good balance. Actually quite European to it’s tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Nose has notes of rye bread, caramel, some light sweetness and perhaps a little pepper. Pours copper/amber, really decent lasting head. Mostly caramel and bready notes in the flavor with just a hint of underlying rye. Very drinkable lager with light rye undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle at redlight redlight. I really enjoy rye flavors: rye bread, rye whiskey, rye IPA’s, etc. In Hoss the rye is very present in the nose, which may be the highlight of the beer. The flavor itself relies solely on the rye, and even then it could be a lot stronger. There really isn’t much else going on. Though it may not be my favorite beer, I do enjoy it and could probably drink a lot of it in one sitting until I was stone drunk, and then watch out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottled On: 8/24/09. Appearance: Pours out a clear, bright, orange-hued body with a medium-sized, sudsy, white head. Smell: It’s a spicy, bready, sugary, caramel-scented nose smelling of sugar-glazed, hearty rye-grain bread served up just for me (just for me, I tells ya). Taste: Bready, lightly toasty maltiness with toothsome tastes of sweet sugar and light caramel. Mild background fruitiness. Ah, there’s the inescapable rye grain character with its pervasively spicy character. Noble hops present a small snap of bitterness and some slight grassy, herbaceous undertones. Drying finish with a small lingering hint of rye grain. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: A satisfying beer to be enjoying on an early October evening. The welcome addition of rye adds a nice bit of pep to this Märzen-style lager. "Want some rye?? ’COURSE ya do!" --Return to Zork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2009
12 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Bready malts with a lot earthy spiciness on the nose. Pours golden amber with a dense white head. Very rich malty flavor, caramelly, rich sweet bread, spicy rye flavors with hints of citrus, spicy with a very mold bitterness. Excellent marzen!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7924) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2009
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2009) Amber colour with brief, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of bread, toffee and dried fruit. Malty, fruity taste with ryemeal bread, dried fruit, apricots and a spicy finish with a moderate bitterness. Medium body, fairly sweet. A decent märzen with a spicy rye character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3857) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Orange-amber brew with appealing off-white, fluffy cream top and a vigorously bubbled body. Mild toasted malt aroma with indeed hints of cherry and earthiness. However, it doesn’t quite reach the warm malty threshold one desiderates for in a Marzen. Sweet and toasty body, with ok maltiness and seemingly lots of residual sugar. Rye grates against the malt and sugar in this one and it just doesn’t work for me. Sweet cherry wood finish. Out of balance. Rerated 11/13/10: The experience was decidedly more positive. A baked malt quality permeated the beer with a distinct rye character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle. Poured rusty with thick white head. Full aroma of malt, toast, grain. Flavour is earthy, some spice with a tinge of cherry and a note of rye. Lasting all over the tongue dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13593) - 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.

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