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RATINGS: 640   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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Poured out of a bottle into a strange glass. See-through, copper color with 1 inch white head. Smell: Rye? It smells like the malted barley smell that you get in a brewery. At first it was fine to smell this but after half the glass I am not enjoying the smell at all. It is to be expected from a Märzen, but the German Märzens I have had did not have as strong a malt smell. Now towards the end of the glass it is reminding me of the smell of the barn at the farm I grew up on. The barn on a hot day full of hay and cows. Taste: Rye, malty sweet, finishes a little like a dry cider on the back of the tongue. Very nice. Palate: Clean, carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Pleasant. Quite drinkable. Great rye beer, the only downside was the smell, which was just a little too strong.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (909) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2016
Rich caramel malt aroma. Dark clear maple color with off-white finger and half head. Rich caramel roasted malt taste. A touch of rye peppiness. Mild bitterness. Hint of cherry sweetness and earthy spice. Excellent overall brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours an orangish brown color. Aroma and taste are rye, grains, and some sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (738) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2016
355 ml bottle. Cloudy orange-brown body with a thin but lasting white head. Raisins, candied fruit, orange and spice on the nose. Sweet malt at first before orange zest and pith, peppery spice and dried fruit flavours come through. Slightly zesty finish with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Would definitely have again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3779) - 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 (1508) - 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 (312) - 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 (632) - 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 (1273) - 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.


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