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RATINGS: 603   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
This was definitely a unique beer, with a very earthy/spicy quality to its taste. Pours with a blood orange color, and hints of dark fruit in the nose and flavor.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice amber/orange pour with an off white head. Earthy malts with a piney/citrus hoppy aroma flavor. Malts tend towards almost doughy in this one. Nice medium body, interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apotekhin (71) - ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma of rye bread with light roastiness and wet soil. Flavor is clean and clear with some caramel and clear rye presence. Aftertaste of Russian rye bread. Reminds of home.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (432) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
On tap poured into a sampler glass. Notes of tangerine, grains, and a cleanser-like citrus peel come through on the nose with notes of lemon zest and pine. It pours a hazy caramel red color with a soapy white head that reduces to a soapy thin surface with a medium soapy ring. It leaves behind a light webby lace consisting of even, small-sized bubbles. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium bitter, the bitter seems to stand out a bit more. The slick, oily textured beer has a medium malty, citrus body with a moderate fuzzy carbonation. There’s a strong orange and grapefruit flavor in the mouth with notes of toasted grains, dry rye bread, and pine at the finish. There’s a citrus zest that appears with some pine in the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (904) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Orange amber with thin off white head; aroma is mildly grainy; Flava is tangy malty hints of roasty malt; feels light and crisp; finishes dry tangy malty

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at Good Dog. Poured a clear orange amber with a quickly disappearing head. Lots of dark caramel breadiness. Burnt tangelo peels. Pumpernickel. Notably dark and juicy - but the huge bready Marzen flavors are not particularly pleasant for me. No subtlety. Some rye spiciness. Feels like being pelted aimlessly with loaves of dark bread. Can appreciate some work went into this but it is simply not working for me. Cannot really recommend.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (281) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a darker copper color, little head. Aroma is caramel malts, toast, rye and a bit of biscuit. Taste is slightly spicy, a bit of pepper and lots of toasty malts. Faint fruitiness. A bit of caramel, not too sweet. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Pretty enjoyable!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3445) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. I could take or leave this one, not that t was bad but it just didn’t grab me the way some beers do. Dark amber almost copper in colour with a malty aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Its body has a brilliant red color with a very slight haze. The head is nice and tall, about two fingers and off white in color. It is creamy and slow fading. A small cap hangs on till the very end and makes nice lace patterns on the way down the glass. Right away I get lots of rye malty notes. Deeper into the aroma there are notes of fruity notes of ripe peaches, nectarines and black cherries. The solid medium body has a very tasty bready rye malty character with some light toasted notes as well as hints of coco and fruity notes within. (It reminds me of chocolate cake with cherries for some reason.) The hops are also mixed in here and add there own spicy herbal character and mellow bitterness. It finishes up fairly quick, lingering for just a bit and setting up the next sip on a clean palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Really nice lager. Nicely malty but not overly rich or sweet. Slight bitterness in the finish. Nice rye character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (68) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Poured from a 330ml bottle brilliant amber color fluffy white head, aroma of apples and toast and some caramel. Taste is rich with lots of toasty malt flavor up front and then a spicy rye finish on the end. Medium body, medium carbonation. I love this style and really like this beer.


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