RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of the Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nice dark muted light copper, fiery, transparent, well carbonated with a decent offwhite head that dies to a decent film. Aromas are a bit of stinky pilsner type malts, noble hops, a bit of caramel, rye malts. Initial is lightly sweet, caramel and rye work together towards an earthy noble hops bitterness, mild bitterness, sweetness, a touch of stinkiness. Decent body, rye comes in further into the taste, bready with biscuits, nice flavors but simple. Sticks to the palate ok, sessionable for sure and honestly, I like a beer with a more assertive malt profile, especially as a lager. Clean, very light bitterness and ok malt stick on the backend and aftertaste.

glennmastrange (2883) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Light aromas of grain and herbs for the malt and hops, and a hint of toffee and wood. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with spotty lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Light in just about every respect but still a good drinking Marzen.

mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
THE HOSS! Pours a dark copper color, with a foamy white head. Smells of yeast, hops, some caramel malt, and a hint of toffee in there too. The flavor is kind of the same, although has more a yeasty texture going on, with hops in the background. Got a little fruity sweetness in there too. Pretty easy drinking brew with decent flavor but nothing special.

PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger: Clear deep orange pour. Crisp spicy Munich malts are evident in the aroma with a grassy presence- nice and clean. Light body- the flavor has some grainy/spicy malt notes. Very clean with a light peppery noble hop grassiness. A solid German style lager.

italianjohn (3163) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Pours clear amber/orange sweet crystal malt and fruity aroma .... malty caramel taste dark fruits earthy rye and light spicy finish a good oktober-winter beer .... medium bodied and sessionable

Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
This one poured a bright yellow and slightly orange color with a fluffly white head. Aroma was slighlty sweet malt, some rye as well. Flavor was a bit toasted, pale malts and a slightly bitter rye finish.

cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear copper color with a two finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is dusty malt and herbal hops. Flavor is malt with hints of rye and spice. Medium to full body. A very nice beer.

sebletitje (10095) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2009
pours amber-orange, white head Aroma is malty with hints of floral hops and rye. Flavor, soapy hops, rye, malt, some spices. Crisp rye, full body with a light touch of hops. End sis malty/caramel, spicy with a right balanced finish that make this one a nice märzen a nice rye/mat/hop finish that complement each other.

obguthr (6443) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Salty, spicy, malt aroma with traces of cherries. Clear orange, medium yellow head. Bland malt flavor, tinny, with light spiciness. Generic bitter finish. Weak overall.

gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - NOV 20, 2009
POurs orange with a medium tan head. Nose is grassy, some spicy rye and sweet malts. Nice full sweet malty flavor, mixed some fruity esters and spicy rye notes. Wow! I really like this one. What a nice Marzen.

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