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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2010
500 ml bottle in Austria. Light golden color, with foamy white, long lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty/grainy with some hops. Taste is slightly sweet carmel and malty with a light bitter finish and long aftertaste. Full bodied and smooth. Good quality and very nice. One of the better Helles out there

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mothroy (69) - - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Very light with creamy white head. Not much in the aroma and a light malty, peach fruitiness coming through in the flavour. A very smooth and satisfying beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2012
Part of a "Premium beers" pack... I have to soy it wasn’t what I was expecting..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2151) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
500ml bottle from the LCBO. golden, lasting white head. genuine all malt, well crafted, true to style helles lager. highly drinkable, clean, well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerbarella (343) - - SEP 11, 2013
Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Sour-sweet bold honey aroma and taste. Mild honey palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (748) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1972) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
Bottled. Deep golden coloured. Bready and malty aroma. Sweetish bready and malty flavour with a light fruity tone. Soft mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma hay, grass and malts. Slightly sweet. Turned flat surprisingly quickly. Yet Not Bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (678) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin vaaleankullankeltaisena vaahdon ollessa tiivis ja valkoinen. Haju on hunajainen, ruohoinen, multainen, marjainen sekä leipäisen maltainen. Maku on ruohoisen humaloitu, merjainen, havuinen, kukkapenkkinen ja makean leipäisen maltainen. Suutuntuma on hieman hiilihappoinen ja tasapainoisen humaloitu, parasta tässä oluessa. Kokonaisuutena tämä on tasapainoinen, mutta omaan makuun tylsähkö tuotos. Kuitenkin raikas ja kesäinen, kuten kesävaloikoiman tuotteen kuuluukin.


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