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Holzar-Bier - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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145 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002)
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Photo of djcira
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

djcira, Sunday at 01:25 PM
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

Alex-Alkis, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

The beer comes in a medium brown color.

The beer offers a pop of toasted malt in the front. Then onto a sweet spice and nutty toasted flavor. The beer dries out on the finish with some lager yeast.

A good example of this classic style.

dar482, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of daveyboydd
4.8/5  rDev +30.8%

i really enjoyed this beer. its very drinkable, slight sweetness which suits it. drank straight from the bottle.

daveyboydd, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Solid Munich lager. Lacking a little hit of dryness to clean it up but the sweetness doesn't really hurt.

dgilks, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Kiro
4/5  rDev +9%

Kiro, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of mrjez
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Evil_Pidde, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +9%

innominat, May 24, 2014
Photo of boddhitree
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

The Holzar Bier, which they described as an Export, was lacking. It wasn't horrible, and I've had really good Exports, but there were very few sweet Pils malt flavors and some bitterness up front, but overall, bland. It was from the Allgäu, in Bayern, so I expected more, I guess. The mouthfeel was wonderfully thick, which helped me give it a 3.

boddhitree, May 21, 2014
Photo of Saksis
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Saksis, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rredshift, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

parintele, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought this for the swing top bottle and have had it before and enjoyed it.
Pours dark amber with a two finger cream white head that departs soon. Leaves good amounts of lace on the glass.
Aroma is of figs or raisens.
Taste is sweet dark malts with just enough hops to keep the sweetness at bay.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin but alright for the style. Carbonation is just right.
Overall a tasty lager and well recommended for the style.
Note: No telling what the age is on this beer.

Spikester, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bandi, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has some hues of brown and yellow with no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate and nutty malts are present in the nose along with hints of earthy yeast.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate and nutty malts along with a light amount of malty sweetness and hints of earthy yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a fair representation of the style and goes down rather easily.

metter98, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CrispyFL, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from "Grocery Outlet" of all places! $4.01 Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a small yet persistent cream coloured head. Very enjoyable malty,fruity aromas..really stands out for me. Taste is similar to the aroma but the creamy maltiness steals the show.Some small amount of grassy hop in the end. Very smooth and thick palate..easy going. I have to go against the grain on this i really like this and will be buying more. Excellent rainy weather beer.

Reidrover, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

westy_far, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mafeu, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of BeerDocT
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this one my last trip to Der Berliner Kindl in Black Mtn., NC. $5.50 for one swing-top .5 liter bottle. Poured into a chilled tulip glass.

Appearance 4.0: Unexpectedly pours out a deep, golden-brown. Half-inch head quickly dissolved into fizzy, CO2 foamy residue.

Smell 3.75: Nice bouquet. Deep barley notes and a slight sweetness. Very subdued.

Taste 4.00: Front is a dry and refreshing. Middle is where some slight hints of caramel-barley sweetness creeps in and delights the palate. Finish is where some unexpected hints of raisins, wood rosin, and caramel barley sneaks in. Aftertaste fades away quickly and in a refreshing way.

Mouthfeel: 4.0: OK level of carbonation and is clearly 100% CO2.

Overall 4.0: Dry, smooth and imminently sessionable, this beer would also be excellent with food. I could see myself downing more than one stein of this bad vogel next time I get the chance.

BeerDocT, May 31, 2013
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Holzar-Bier from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
81 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.