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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12os btl. Pours copper with a white head. Bready aroma and dark fruit. Sweet malt, cherry fruit and rye rye rye. A decent lager and a nice change of pace but won’t revist frequently.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2451) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some floral/rye hops; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, rye, caramel, hops, and some citrus; Fairly different - pretty decent overall.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3591) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 15 Sept. 2015 into a lager glass. Appearance – the body has an orange-amber color and is topped by a modest size, bone-colored head. The head has decent retention and leaves some foamy lace on the side of the glass. Aroma – weak and seems to have some off notes (from the rye?) in addition to notes of caramel and sweet malts. Flavor – nearly as spicy and hoppy as malty. Much better than the aroma suggests. Improved with some warming. Mouthfeel –Alcohol seems a little lower than the actual 6.2 % ABV. Medium body with a carbonation level that is medium level, lightly crisp, and appropriate for style. Overall: a good rye spiced marzen.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1509) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Draft sample at the brewery. Deep gold pour. Aroma of spice and grass. Taste is sweet malt. Kinda grassy. Maybe even a little skunked.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anderson01 (292) - Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Burnt orange color. Thin, bubbley that receeds to thin ring around the glass. Some sourness in the aroma. Hint of pineapple. Weedy aroma. Dandilion. Watery texture. Minimal carbonation. Burnt toast. Leaves a long off aftertaste. Do not have a lot of experience with Ryes so am giving the benefit of the doubt.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Syzzer (628) - Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Drank alone, poured from 12 oz bottle. thin white frothy head sticks to glass but disappears on beer. There is a blend of sourness, rye, burnt prune, cereal but overall watery finale. Light brown-orange color. Moderate carbonation. Nothing exciting. 4.4 BD

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy Amber color with a small creamy beige head. Faint toasted malt nose. Sweet toasted malt flavor. Subtle Notes of cherry and earthy funk. The rye adds a spicy character and the hops complement this nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 4, 2015
Smooth drinking flavorful beer. Bottle to mug. I think the may match better with an ale, but this is tasty enough. Rye and notes of other grains present, some vegetable, baking soda aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (1025) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Great Divide and reviewers alike speak about a cherry element in this brew. I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t experience any such thing. Still, Hoss is more layered than your average Oktoberfest types. The rye adds notes of spice, earth, and toasted bread. Feel is refreshing and fairly bitter. Appearance is a lovely burnt orange with cream-colored suds. While it doesn’t stand alongside Great Divide’s strongest efforts, it’s still a damn good lager for the fall season. And the label is as cool as anything Great Divide has ever put on their beers.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (248) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2015
A not too pleasant cherry aroma hides what is an otherwise wonderful beer. With the spice of eye on the palate, the cherry taste is actually pretty pleasant. Nice and spicy with a rich mouthfeel for a lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1783) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 21, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Dark irange with very small ring like frothy whitish head, faint rye aroma, medium carbonation, slightly spicy taste with cinnamon, medium spicy finish. Not so great but decent.


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