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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - 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
KyotoLefty (10810) - 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
Maddog (528) - 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
Dorkenstein (564) - - 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
rjplumer (1238) - 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
Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, 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
Mark_Eck (1998) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours an orangish brown color. Aroma and taste are rye, grains, and some sweetness.

3.1
Jado (805) - 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
chinchill (5377) - 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
RABinCO (1511) - 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.


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