RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The Hoss Rye Lager pours a clear rust with a decent sized creamy light tan head that lasts a fair while. The aroma is rye and caramel a bit of honey. The flavor is rye and caramel. Overall this beer is decent.

ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark yet clear copper color. The head is a little over a finger high, with an off-white shade. Its texture is more fluffy than creamy, but it still retains well. Nice rings of lacing are left on the glass. S: Primarily, the aroma is caramel with some spicy rye and a touch of earthen hops. Rye comes out even more as it warms up. There isn’t a whole lot to the nose, but what’s there is definitely serviceable. T: The malt backbone is stronger here. It opens faintly spicy - think rye and Centennial hops - and ends with a pleasant caramel finish. Not just caramel, but even some chocolate. A twinge of hop bitterness returns on the aftertaste. At times, it has a mineral quality to it. It’s not an intense beer per se, and I wouldn’t have it any other way: the hop/malt balance is delicate and defined in all the right ways. M: It’s coarse and prickly, though not out-and-out sharp. For some reason, this seems to make the body thicker than it really is. Still, this is a nice and drinkable marzen that doesn’t rely on overdone carbonation to achieve that. O: It’s hard to go wrong with this brewery, and it’s hard to go wrong with this beer. The rye adds a nice dimension without overpowering it. There’s little wow factor here, but I’ll be damned if I don’t say I’m craving another one of these.

mjmoen (631) - - DEC 23, 2014
pours a clear red-orange color with white head. well balanced, very drinkable

ElCapitan22 (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber color with no head retention or lacing. Smells more malty than anything else, but tastes of rye and a sweet malt profile on the finish. A solid beer, but not the best rye out there.

hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, earth, toasty, and some rye.

MarkSachon (1063) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, I had some trouble tasting the added fruits but it might just have been an off night. Finishes with a nice dry, sharp character. Above average overall.

Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a medium golden brown with a thin, quickly disappearing head and almost no lacing. Aroma is mostly malt; nutty and toasty. Maybe some yeasty leather as well. Flavor is pretty sweet throughout with a dry feel and boozy finish. Not a fantastic rye, but not bad, either. Acquire.

Beachmaster (580) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish copper, with a small white head that fades quickly. No lacing. Nose is spice and malt. Taste is malt up front, with hints of cherry and earthy rye spice on the finish. Smmoth mouth feel, with a short, clean finish. Very nice.

fidelis83 (2551) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Clear copper to dark amber pour with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is toasty grain, pale caramel, light nutty notes, spicy grain and spicy, herbal and floral hops. Flavor is caramel and toast up front, nice cereal, floral and citrus hops and a little cracker/bready malt. Light to medium body, creamy to neutral entry, medium carbonation and off dry, crisp, yet slightly slippery finish. Good stuff, definitely on the assertive side for a Märzen, but good.

Davros (3362) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours copper with a small lasting head. Nose shows rye bready, sultanas, caramel, bready malt and hints of spicy cedar. Creamy, nutty flavours with some bready malt too. Quite sweet.

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