Brewed by Privatbrauerei Höss der Hirschbräu
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Sonthofen, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Höss Allgäuer Hüttenbier is a bright export beer which is brewed according to old recipes. With 12.6% original wort and 5.2% alcohol by volume, the Hüttenbier is tasty, full-bodied, with soft, spicy and pleasantly rounded bitterness.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hop extract.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christos (5435) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Awint top bottle at home, 500 ml. Into a Guinness pint, ABV 5.2% Clear golden yellow colour on the body, two fingers of soapy white head on top. Average retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, malts, soap, light citrus. Taste follows the aroma, light citrus that goes well with the malty sweetness, grass. Thin body, low carbonation. Overall okay I guess as a beer, not exactly on style, but is drinkable quite a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (19188) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig würzig, Geschmack angenehm malzig würzig mit ganz minimaler Bitterkeit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1914) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2013

500 ml bottle as part of Höss’ Xmas 4-pack bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Golden amber colour; One finger head and crumpet white foam which lasts for 1 minute and faded with powder-like remains; Small sticky lacing with active carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of malt, light honey, bread, dough, light citrus and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with flashes of cherry tartness, grains, light honey, molasses, biscuits, bread, strong liquorices, lemon and sharp grass; Medium body, thick and slightly oily palate; Mouth feel is rich and thick, with honey and unique sour cherry tinge. Nicely combined and showed strong traits of a Maerzen. Pretty nice! Hoppiness is light honey, citrus and sharp grass in nose and taste. Liquorices and bitterness are strong, combined with grassy hops for a quite nice and lasting finish; Pretty dry after taste, richly sweet and tart to mouth.

Comments: This one is a rather good Helles from the usually average Höss line-ups. Flet head aside, it’s thick and wholesome, full malt with good balance of honey sweet and fruity tartness topped with good bitterness. More like a Maerzen and way better than the wishy-washy Adlerkönig of the same brand, definitely one of my go-to German lager. A cool one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerbarella (348) - - SEP 11, 2013
Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Sour-sweet bold honey aroma and taste. Mild honey palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeracoon (511) - - SEP 11, 2013
Medium white head. Clear golden colour. Typical Dortmunder aroma, but with a subtle honey note. Fruity taste and a mildly bitter palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4698) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Smooth and creamy helles. Thick silky head, pale golden color, mellow taste of malt and baked bread. Mouthfeel is slick with a nice heavy weight. Overall a nice helles, very substantial, but light enough to be drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kingi (643) - - MAY 25, 2013
Pale yellow white head. Aroma and taste Classic german lager. There actually is some aroma and taste so better than bulk lagers but mot much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (13594) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Getränkeland, Hvidovre. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops and fruity notes with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - APR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Bottle from Wasana’s, Idar-Oberstein, Germany!
Pours pale yellow with small soapy head. Smells malty-sweet with lots of grain. Starts sweet malty, with some slight hops and some caramel flavor. Middle part has lots of grain and some bready notes, paired with some aroma hops. Goes into a musty-malty finish with some caramel flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (5128) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2013
50cl bottle from Bon Voyage, Berlin. Pours pale golden with a white head. Lightly malty aroma with hops and hints of fruits. Moderate sweet with a somewhat dry and more bitterness than expected in the finish. Medium body. Quite boring, but fairly decent and drinkable.

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