Pours a deep amber copper color with a one finger light tan head. The head slowly dissipated after a few minutes leaving a thin layer of foam resting on top. Some web like lacing.
The aroma is a combination of sweet malt, bread, rye and a light sweet fruit scent. A very pleasing aroma.
The taste again presents a sweet, but light dark fruit flavor that mingles with a sweet malt and rye and finishes with an earthy flavor and a bit of spice.
Medium body with medium to high carbonation. Smooth and creamy on the palate with a zesty zing of spice and carbonation on the finish. A slightly sweet stickiness on the lips.
Overall, a very nice beer from Great Divide. An easy drinking beer that has a nice level of complexity, but yet maintains a simple enjoyable nature. Very well balanced, tasty brew that gets extra points for a creative spin on this style of beer. Try one!
Reviewed: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 00:28:30
Tasted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
$2.09 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
Based on the Marzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits, 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 sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.