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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.


GL2814's rating

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (248) - 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 (3300) - 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 (637) - 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 (3052) - 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 (57) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (434) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber. Malt forward with a rye spice on the back end and a nice dry finish. Biscuit, bread, caramel malts. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uhclem (360) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Not a bad lager. Very light, neutral aroma that reminds me of some of the big American brewers. Taste is complex with hints of earth, bread and, yes, I get the cherry. Finish is long, with just a hint of metal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Rich medium malt balanced well with strong rye, bready rye. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (102) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Fairly neutral Aroma. Mostly malt notes. Beautiful copper color with thin head. Very clean taste with after notes of spicy rye and slight hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (571) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a copper/amber, tiny head, malty aroma with a hint of Vegemite, touch of hops to balance the rich smooth malt flavours. A very, very good beer.


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