Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 617   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle pours copper in color with a light white head. Slight spicy aroma with some rye, light malts and grassiness. Light lager body withe some notes of rye but not overpowering. Medium body of caramel and toffee with buttery notes as well. Clean finish. Average marzen IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (543) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Pours clear amber, with a medium cream-colored head, fine and lasting lacing. Aroma of rye, toffee, spice, and grass. Medium-light body, velvety and crisp. Spicy flavor, with rye, caramel, some very mild earthy grass notes. Well balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
tap - had on tap at the great divide in denver. wife really enjoyed it - i thought it was decent - just not my style of lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2009
(draft). Clear amber color. Small off white head. Light rye and hop aroma and flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin/fizzy texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 Bottle. A bright clear amber pour with a big frothy white head , leaving some spotty lacing behind , a very nice looking glass of beer. Aroma is earthy and spicy with some nice sweet caramel , and cereal grain . Flavor is very balanced and complex for a lager , a nice mix of caramel , biscut, rye, fruit, and peppercorns , not too sweet , lightly dry , light bitterness , nice snappy sweet grain aftertaste , full mouthfeel for the style , medium carbonation gives it a lively crisp mouthfeel , I would call this very sessionable , I would drink this all day long . A very nice take on the style , and a very good brew , going to pick up some more of this today ! Nice Job Great Divide !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2009
12 oz – The Wine Source. Clear shimmering copper, creamy off-white head. Spicy rye and toasted sweet bread aromas with a just a touch of underlying citrus. Dry crisp cereal grains balance well on a toasty rye and light peppery malt backbone. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nicely done and certainly worth a go at…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Poured from Bottle into Pint glass. Not the appropriate serving vessel for this beer but its all I had. It clear amber with some red hues and nice streams of carbonation and a half a finger of off-white head that remains atop the glass as its drank. The aroma is caramel malty with spicy notes and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with biscuit, caramel and rye. Has some earthy hops and some light unripe cherry flavor that became more present as it warmed up (maybe due to the rye?) Its medium bodied and slightly crisp and finishes with a easy dryness. Overall it was mostly bready malty goodness with some interesting spicy notes and found it to be very enjoyable all-around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2009
12oz. bottle. Color is a deep golden amber with very good carbonation and a nice head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is crisp and malty. Starting with a lighter medium body it goes down smooth with a fizzy feel. Finish is a crisp grain taste that comes in with a mild sweetness, then a spicy hop flavor comes in with a very mild bitterness. After taste leaves you with a little taste of rye and just a hint of fruit. Overall its a good Märzen with nice clean flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2009
12oz bottle, served in a Bell’s dimpled mug. Clear, golden/copper pour with a one-finger thick head of lasting tan foam. Excellent lacing. The aroma had bread, caramel, some rye spice, and also some earthy notes. The flavor included chewy caramel, biscuit, a nice dose of spicy rye, and also a short, crisp hop bite at the finish. Rich and malty. Medium to full-bodied. Light, prickly carbonation. Quite the tasty lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1900) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2009
12 ounce bottle in funky Sam Adams glass. Copper with lasting head and lace. Caramel spice bread and cola aroma. Soft caramel and rye spice earthy with mildly bitter spicy finish. Takes a a couple of sips to take it all in. Very nice and something mellow and different.

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