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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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2.8
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a coppery red with a scant quick fading head. Aroma of bready malts, some caramel, a little spicy rye, slight fruits. Flavor malt sweetness, a bit of rye, fairly carbonic in flavor like a seltzer water despite not having an overabundance of carbonation, some cherry fruit notes, slight bitter finish with graininess. Medium mouthfeel.

3.3
Braudog (6898) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Pretty sublime beer all the way around. Very little discernible aroma; And not much of a distinct or measurable flavor component either -- mostly just an easy-drinking, lightly malty, very lightly spicy beer, with a distinct creamy consistency. (#3726, 10/31/2009)

3.4
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Grainy aroma along with scents of toasted bread, flowers with a hint of citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Interesting twist on an Oktoberfest. Sweet, malty beginning with a nice bite from the rye in the finish. Solid.

2.5
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Fairly good looking brew, but overly thoroughly disappointing. Smooth and drinkable, but not as smooth as a regular Maerzen, and not as lager as a regular lager. Just weird.

3.2
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2009
12oz bottle from Orland Park Binny’s single rack. Pours clear golden copper with small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, rye, caramel and some bread. Flavor is rye, bready malts, and caramel. Rye gives this brew a nice crisp clean finish. If your really like a rye flavor profile this would be a great session brew for you. Nice twist on a Marzen. Pretty solid.

3.2
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle Pours a clear gold amber with a thin off white head. The head leaves quickly and makes spotty lacing. Aroma is malty with touches of bread, rye, and caramel. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is grainy and touches of rye. Very crisp. Has a medium body. The texture is watery. Has a good finish with a decent aftertaste. Overall a pretty tasty beer.

3.4
juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Pours a mostly clear copper orange color topped by a small layer of tan bubbles. The aroma shows the typical caramel malt base along with notes of cherry, fresh rye grain, and earthy spices. The flavor follows with rye grains adding a crisp flavor and some earthy spices to the caramel and toasted bread malts. There are some floral hops adding nice bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation with a clean finish from the rye. This is a nice rendition of an Octoberfest brew.

3.2
reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
pours a clear honey-caramel color with a decent creamy white head. very lively looking...co2. aroma is slioghtly bready and malty...caramel and rye. faint earthy, spicy hops. flavor is somewhat fruity and very malty with spicy hops and rye in the finish. mouthfeel is light and lively with a lingering dry finish. not too bad actually...just a bit too fruity up front.

3.1
User37895 (3085) - - OCT 26, 2009
Pour was a basic amber color with a decent and consistent/well-sustained white colored head. The aroma was earthy, toasty caramel, cherry fruity notes. The flavor was toasty caramel, bread, earthy notes, light grass. The mouthfeel is moderately bodied, a little on the malty side, not as clean as a lager ought to be.

3.4
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear, reddish amber hue with hints of copper. A small, tight head of light beige foam settles slowly to a thin film with a pronounced edge. We spots and splotches of lacing mark the glass. The aroma is based in caramel, toasted bread, and fresh rye grain, with hint of cherry and perhaps some banana. Floral, spicy hops lend aromatic balance. Flavors are mainly the same, crisp rye imparting a sharp edge to the underlying caramel and toast sweetness. The hop balance comes across quite peppery and floral, with some traces of lemon and grass. Medium-plus in body and balanced in carbonation, the palate shows a little sweet from the residual sugar, but finishes mostly clean. Overall, a solid and unique autumn lager.


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