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RATINGS: 647   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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark copper, with a finger of rich light tan head. This retains with a smooth creamy layer that leaves a nicely laced glass. The rye shares equal billing with the malts in the aroma. A touch of spice and bread back them up. It’s a pleasant aroma, but subdued. The taste is mosty sweet on the tongue, with a mix of bread, toffee, and light fruit. Some balancing earthy hops mix with the spiciness of the rye to finish this with a satisfying dry ending. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slightly astringent creaminess. There is just enough of a light sharpness to the carbonation to keep this crisp in the mouth. I don’t have a lot of experience with this style, so I can’t comment on it’s general quality. It is a very tasty brew. Refreshing and complex at the same time. A nice beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Claves77 (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Good for style. Mire malt rye than typical. Bland smell and boring color. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleJones (6) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2016 does not count
I want to love this beer but something is missing that I can't put my finger on. The body is slightly lighter than I expect from this style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (368) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2016
From a bottle. Pours a medium amber and makes a a decent white head. Aroma is of malted rye, corn. Tastes of rye a a marzen German malted Octoberfest ale! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3725) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Treated as an Oktoberfest, this was poured into a mug (correct use of glassware). The appearance was a dark hazy burnt amber color with a sustaining white foamy dissipating little head. Messy lacing running here and there. The aroma flows between the sweet and spicy rye malts to the creative use of nutty yet biscuit sweet breadiness of the entirety of it all. Subtle sweet grassiness underneath. The flavor brings it all together nicely. Nice semi-sweet/lightly spiced flowing rye into the aftertaste and then riding fairly quick into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable feel to it. Carbonation seems to ride fairly nice. Overall, Oktoberfest - yes, definitely and with a nice creative ingenuity by Great Divide, this is definitely worthy to come back to.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2016
Tap at Great Divide. clear orange. Caramel, Vienna-like nose, low hops, nice malt. Sweet caramel flavor, bit of spicy rye, peppery hops and rye. Smooth, full body. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maddog (521) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Delicious. Copper in color with dark fruits, caramel and honey on the nose. Complex and malty. Dark fruits, caramel, raisins, toasty. Very good. Fall is right around the corner!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (425) - - JUL 30, 2016
Aromas of rye, raisin, and caramel. Taste is toast, honey, caramel, touch of raisin, then rye and sharp grassy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (1003) - 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 (2677) - 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 (1921) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours an orangish brown color. Aroma and taste are rye, grains, and some sweetness.


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