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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2009
What a great Oktoberfest. Like autumn in a glass. Mouthfeel was filling and sharp, yet fairly easy drinking. Grainy, toasty and nutty, with just the right amount of sweetness, along with a balanced bitterness. Snappy rye characteristic; husk and bread crust. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pour is clear dark amber with a soft head that settles quickly. Smells earthy, yeasty like a wet bread dough. Some malty fruit perhaps overripe cherry. Tasting it brings out more floral notes and a slightly metallic quality. It leaves a slight numbness on the palate. This is a rich beer with a soft feel, a light sweetness and a quick dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 Draft. Clear copper, white head. Minerally/dusty nose, rye is prominent, as is husky, slightly toasted corn kernels. Little to no yeast esters in the nose, but they stand out in flavor - dusty, lightly floral but minerally as well. Strange. Thick and chewy as you would expect with rye. Has a slightly astringent texture, but it’s almost an enjoyable bite. Not terrible. If they kept this unfiltered and maybe used some smoked malt then we’d have something real.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12oz bottle. pours clear auburn with whtie head. an earthy aroma with toasted malts. flavors are toasted nuts, doughy, and spicy finish. a nice refreshing, crisp and clean marzen beer. I was expecting more rye in this since it is called a rye lager instead this comes off more traditional, but very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3321) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Clear red orange pour with with off white ehad that settles into a light, sparse off white film. Aroma of caramel, yeast, and some spice which I guess is the rye. Toasty flavor that offers a bit more than the normal marzen. I get the cherry and vanilla., and maybe a light impression of the rye. Wish more rye would come out, that would make this much better. Dry finish, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good for a Marzen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2366) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
12 oz. bottle at Lunar Brewing Co. Poured an orange/amber with an off white, foamy head and clingy streaks of lacing. The aroma was some earthiness and meaty lager yeast notes. The flavor was some toastiness, light spice and maybe a misread, slight touch of sweetness and vanilla? Finished nicely with a tongue coating dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at Great Divide Tasting Room poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, rye and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, carmel, light fruittiness and light spice with a crisp dry spiced finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2009
On tap @ Great Divide’s tap room. Dark honey golden with a small off-white head, fair retention. Sweet grain up front in the nose with a little honey and light earthy hops, also some lager metallicness (I know it isn’t a word). The flavor is much the same, though adding some cereal grain notes. The finish is dry, bitterness a 3. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light body. Fair. I couldn’t pick up on any rye, though if they used more I would like it better.


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