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Holzar-Bier - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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BA SCORE
83
good

132 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 132
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%


Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss visit their website
Germany

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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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Some of the beers I got from this brewery have the ceramic flipup bottle, seen in Grolsch. I know it's a tad gimmicky, but I like it, and am giving a 1/2 point in appearance extra not only for the bottlecap, but also the labels. They are quite beautiful. Anyways, on to the beer.
Pours a dark amber colour with a head that's actually a bit too thick at first, and then rather sneakily diminishes down to nothing. The lace, however, is quite mesmerizing. It slowly creeps down the glass, changing shape. A bit silly, but it's quite fascinating to watch. Bit of an earthy smell. Plenty of grains, and a touch of honey and molasses. Bit biscuity as well. Taste is essentially similar to smell, with some caramel and grassiness in the end. For some reason, this reminds me a little bit of honey oatmeal. I wonder, did they add oats to this beer? It does have a similar smoothness I come to expect from oatmeal stouts. Very creamy, smooth and light bodied. I like Dunkel lagers, and believe they make a great session beer. They may not have strong, bold flavours, but they have good flavours. I would drink this again. I would even seek this out again. Another beer from this brewery that did not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 00:31:20 | More by slitherySOB
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Spikester

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 06:21:17 | More by Spikester
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-21-2013 23:51:03 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 23:48:43 | More by metter98
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

11-29-2013 21:46:14 | More by BillRoth
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2013 21:59:11 | More by Chugs13
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CrispyFL

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2013 04:54:21 | More by CrispyFL
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Reidrover

Oregon

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.

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10-27-2013 06:00:19 | More by Reidrover
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westy_far

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-21-2013 10:17:10 | More by westy_far
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mafeu

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-13-2013 15:10:46 | More by mafeu
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-16-2013 14:30:07 | More by TheBeeraholic
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BeerDocT

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 18:51:36 | More by BeerDocT
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2013 16:57:39 | More by herrburgess
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-19-2013 15:40:24 | More by ZachRusk
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

05-11-2013 23:59:22 | More by buckyp
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Holzar-Bier has a thick, cream-colored head and a dark, reddish-brown appearance, with some bubbles clinging to the side and a small amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark-roasted malt, brown bread, sweetness, and tea. Taste is of old, sweet, malt, dark fruit, like prunes, and almost no hop bitterness. There is also the tea note in the flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Holzar-Bier finishes wet, sweet, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I would say that it's worth a try.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 23:43:11 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-06-2013 18:23:29 | More by Kahlerbock
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-31-2013 02:42:01 | More by RochefortChris
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03-03-2013 06:35:22 | More by OTSpiral314
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Doppelbockulus

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4.34/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The color is a beautiful deep amber. It looks like a fine glass of Scotch. Nearly no head.

Smell is sweet, reminiscent of caramelized fruit and raisins on dark, whole wheat bread.

Flavor is light up front and strong in the back, peaking as you swallow. There is a healthy proportion of dark cereal grains and bourbon without the alcohol profile. The "bourbon" is light, as if it were a cup of watered down vanilla and wood.

Feels light, with a slight tannic kick in the back during the finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 01:26:05 | More by Doppelbockulus
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Beerman1977

Austria

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

12-29-2012 21:13:27 | More by Beerman1977
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-27-2012 20:24:43 | More by cliff1066
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JMB

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden brown, generous head that dissipates quickly. Malty aroma - this bottle had a mash smell to it, somewhat metallic (it traveled far so may have suffered a bit as a result). Taste is similar to many dunker lagers - surprisingly light and refreshing, with a slightly bitter aftertaste (and metallic with this bottle). Bready and malty in the background. A good example of the surprisingly light dunked beers that I have tasted from Germany.

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Holzar-Bier from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
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