Brewed by Privatbrauerei Höss der Hirschbräu
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Sonthofen, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Höss Allgäuer Hüttenbier is a bright export beer which is brewed according to old recipes. With 12.6% original wort and 5.2% alcohol by volume, the Hüttenbier is tasty, full-bodied, with soft, spicy and pleasantly rounded bitterness.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hop extract.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2467) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells malts, grain and hops. Tastes malts, sweet, grain. Average carbo, thin body and a bit sticky texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (6608) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: At home, bought at the Münich Airport.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, grass.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, grass, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ruigo (2226) - PORTUGAL - APR 11, 2014
Shared a 50cl bottle. Pours a straw yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is malty and hay. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is watery light bitter. Overall a drinkable beer but nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2014
bottled. bright golden with a minimal head; simple grainy, hay aroma; light bitterness, hints of honey; very standard

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Awint top bottle at home, 500 ml. Into a Guinness pint, ABV 5.2% Clear golden yellow colour on the body, two fingers of soapy white head on top. Average retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, malts, soap, light citrus. Taste follows the aroma, light citrus that goes well with the malty sweetness, grass. Thin body, low carbonation. Overall okay I guess as a beer, not exactly on style, but is drinkable quite a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (16468) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig würzig, Geschmack angenehm malzig würzig mit ganz minimaler Bitterkeit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1572) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2013

500 ml bottle as part of Höss’ Xmas 4-pack bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Golden amber colour; One finger head and crumpet white foam which lasts for 1 minute and faded with powder-like remains; Small sticky lacing with active carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of malt, light honey, bread, dough, light citrus and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with flashes of cherry tartness, grains, light honey, molasses, biscuits, bread, strong liquorices, lemon and sharp grass; Medium body, thick and slightly oily palate; Mouth feel is rich and thick, with honey and unique sour cherry tinge. Nicely combined and showed strong traits of a Maerzen. Pretty nice! Hoppiness is light honey, citrus and sharp grass in nose and taste. Liquorices and bitterness are strong, combined with grassy hops for a quite nice and lasting finish; Pretty dry after taste, richly sweet and tart to mouth.

Comments: This one is a rather good Helles from the usually average Höss line-ups. Flet head aside, it’s thick and wholesome, full malt with good balance of honey sweet and fruity tartness topped with good bitterness. More like a Maerzen and way better than the wishy-washy Adlerkönig of the same brand, definitely one of my go-to German lager. A cool one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerbarella (348) - - SEP 11, 2013
Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Sour-sweet bold honey aroma and taste. Mild honey palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeracoon (489) - - SEP 11, 2013
Medium white head. Clear golden colour. Typical Dortmunder aroma, but with a subtle honey note. Fruity taste and a mildly bitter palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Smooth and creamy helles. Thick silky head, pale golden color, mellow taste of malt and baked bread. Mouthfeel is slick with a nice heavy weight. Overall a nice helles, very substantial, but light enough to be drinkable and refreshing.

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