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RATINGS: 620   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Lots of biscuit and honey flavors in this one backed up by a nice drying bitterness. Not too far removed from a Märzen. Very tasty & super drinkable.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (41) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2015
12 oz pour from bottle, warmed to probably 50 degrees. Decent head, but quickly dissipates. Red hue, mild carbonation. Clear. Very pretty. Nose is strong cherry. Fruity. Taste is woody, cherry, biscuit, and a faint spice. Nice aftertaste. A little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCaptMatey (162) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Poured a pale gold to amber colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is yeast and mixture of grain and biscuit. Flavor is dark fruits, grain, and caramel with the rye not being too overpowering. Light medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry malty finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2015
A pleasant rye-accented but not rye-dominated Marzen variation, very well crafted. Pours an orange/rusty amber color, good head and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dank cherries, doppelbock-ish with more sweet caramel. Very malty, some grain, various caramel notes, earthy dark fruit all in the flavor. The rye spiciness is there but it's not front and center, mostly a classic marzen just with a more amplified flavor profile. Some subtle juicy hops and earthy bitterness in the aftertaste, and yet more caramel malt. This brew is well executed and can stand up to a well seasoned meal, recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (186) - - JAN 24, 2015
12oz bottle. 42 days old. Appearance: Deep copper, hazy, with minimal off white foam head. Aroma: Faint Munich malt, a hint of rye. No noticeable hop aroma Taste: Sweet bready an toasted malt with a light hop bitterness. Slight rye spice hits on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel: medium body with a light carbonation. Finish: definitely leans on the malty side on the finish. Rye leaves the palate dry. Overall: A standard Marzen with a nice bit of rye to add another layer of flavor. I was expecting a bit more rye character, but still a good lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tap. Copper orange with small head. Nice spicy rye aroma. Flavor follows. Very interesting take on a lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (351) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The Hoss Rye Lager pours a clear rust with a decent sized creamy light tan head that lasts a fair while. The aroma is rye and caramel a bit of honey. The flavor is rye and caramel. Overall this beer is decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark yet clear copper color. The head is a little over a finger high, with an off-white shade. Its texture is more fluffy than creamy, but it still retains well. Nice rings of lacing are left on the glass. S: Primarily, the aroma is caramel with some spicy rye and a touch of earthen hops. Rye comes out even more as it warms up. There isn’t a whole lot to the nose, but what’s there is definitely serviceable. T: The malt backbone is stronger here. It opens faintly spicy - think rye and Centennial hops - and ends with a pleasant caramel finish. Not just caramel, but even some chocolate. A twinge of hop bitterness returns on the aftertaste. At times, it has a mineral quality to it. It’s not an intense beer per se, and I wouldn’t have it any other way: the hop/malt balance is delicate and defined in all the right ways. M: It’s coarse and prickly, though not out-and-out sharp. For some reason, this seems to make the body thicker than it really is. Still, this is a nice and drinkable marzen that doesn’t rely on overdone carbonation to achieve that. O: It’s hard to go wrong with this brewery, and it’s hard to go wrong with this beer. The rye adds a nice dimension without overpowering it. There’s little wow factor here, but I’ll be damned if I don’t say I’m craving another one of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (114) - - DEC 23, 2014
pours a clear red-orange color with white head. well balanced, very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (195) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber color with no head retention or lacing. Smells more malty than anything else, but tastes of rye and a sweet malt profile on the finish. A solid beer, but not the best rye out there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, earth, toasty, and some rye.


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