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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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3.5
anderson01 (357) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Burnt orange color. Thin, bubbley that receeds to thin ring around the glass. Some sourness in the aroma. Hint of pineapple. Weedy aroma. Dandilion. Watery texture. Minimal carbonation. Burnt toast. Leaves a long off aftertaste. Do not have a lot of experience with Ryes so am giving the benefit of the doubt.

2.2
Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Drank alone, poured from 12 oz bottle. thin white frothy head sticks to glass but disappears on beer. There is a blend of sourness, rye, burnt prune, cereal but overall watery finale. Light brown-orange color. Moderate carbonation. Nothing exciting. 4.4 BD

3.7
gripweed57 (2971) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy Amber color with a small creamy beige head. Faint toasted malt nose. Sweet toasted malt flavor. Subtle Notes of cherry and earthy funk. The rye adds a spicy character and the hops complement this nicely.

3.7
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 4, 2015
Smooth drinking flavorful beer. Bottle to mug. I think the may match better with an ale, but this is tasty enough. Rye and notes of other grains present, some vegetable, baking soda aftertaste.

3.8
MetalNHopHead (2264) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Great Divide and reviewers alike speak about a cherry element in this brew. I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t experience any such thing. Still, Hoss is more layered than your average Oktoberfest types. The rye adds notes of spice, earth, and toasted bread. Feel is refreshing and fairly bitter. Appearance is a lovely burnt orange with cream-colored suds. While it doesn’t stand alongside Great Divide’s strongest efforts, it’s still a damn good lager for the fall season. And the label is as cool as anything Great Divide has ever put on their beers.

3.6
Steverus0 (332) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2015
A not too pleasant cherry aroma hides what is an otherwise wonderful beer. With the spice of eye on the palate, the cherry taste is actually pretty pleasant. Nice and spicy with a rich mouthfeel for a lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
trapped (3786) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 21, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Dark irange with very small ring like frothy whitish head, faint rye aroma, medium carbonation, slightly spicy taste with cinnamon, medium spicy finish. Not so great but decent.

3.8
drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2015
This one was a bit light struck in the aroma tho the rye really comes through. Flavor’s good, malty, rye; the hops kind of beat down any fruit. Decent body. Drinkable beer.

3.9
arnold931 (1261) - Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with no head. Nose and taste is caramel and some kind of spices. Maybe nutmeg. Some rye in the aftertaste. Okay.

3.4
ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Notes from recent Denver trip: at Work & Class. Copper pour, off white head. Nose is buckets of malt. Bittersweet. Middle is caramelized malt, flourish of rye. Finish is spicy out the back.


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