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Holzar-Bier - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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142 Ratings

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
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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3.79/5  rDev +3%

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.


04-08-2013 23:43:11 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-31-2013 02:42:01 | More by RochefortChris
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-03-2013 06:35:22 | More by OTSpiral314
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4.34/5  rDev +17.9%

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.

01-13-2013 01:26:05 | More by Doppelbockulus
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

12-29-2012 21:13:27 | More by Beerman1977
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-27-2012 20:24:43 | More by cliff1066
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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

12-24-2012 20:16:08 | More by JMB
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

11-30-2012 04:47:10 | More by Antnyd82
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New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

Clear brown color with about a finger of clingy white head. Toffee, fig jam, and caramel malt on the nose. subtle earthy-dirt like hop.

Very clean, medium bodied with faint carbonation. Rounded sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Same flavors in the mouth that are on the nose but everything is subtle and proportionate. Finishes clean and crisp. Delivers clean malt taste without being over bearing and without lingering sweetness while remaining refreshing. Simple but good. Very refreshing actually.

11-20-2012 00:52:24 | More by jtierney89
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-16-2012 23:27:36 | More by whatsgoody
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-12-2012 23:53:56 | More by Vylo
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

09-13-2012 22:42:37 | More by pknyc
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-13-2012 00:42:27 | More by Molson2000
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

09-09-2012 05:45:55 | More by Gfddan
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-25-2012 01:11:59 | More by st9647v3
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-03-2012 11:19:30 | More by JxExM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-03-2012 23:36:32 | More by fionn13
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-03-2012 00:04:45 | More by Myst
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-09-2012 15:12:23 | More by StoutPreacher
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-29-2012 20:07:50 | More by stevoj
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North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from the flip top bottle into a 1/2 liter stein a deep rich bronze color with a fluffy crown atop that never completely subsided,a great pour with deep rich color.Alot of caramel mixed with toasted grain in the nose,the nose suggests alot of sweetness.A little thin in the feel but it is pretty smooth,sweet caramel with underlying chocolate malts,slightly toasted flavors in the finish,a tinge iron comes into play as well.Not bad but not much complexity to the beer,I think it would be nice to drink next to a fire on a cold Bavarian night though.

01-27-2012 22:06:02 | More by oberon
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North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance: Pours a clear ice tea color with a modest , but creamy head that leaves a fairly nice trace behind

Smell: Toasted brown bread, with hints of caramel and pecans

Taste: Toasted, brown bread, up front, with a developing caramel and pecan flavor; after the swallow, a bit of grain arrives, but the finish is on the sweet side

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Easy to drink but a bit on the sweet side for the style

01-23-2012 23:58:38 | More by brentk56
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3.55/5  rDev -3.5%

A beer a little above the average exponent of the style, not bad not excellent just good enough for trying.

A: Brown with some reddish hues inside with a small head and medium carbonation that forms a small permanent layer on top of the beer.

S: Robust malty aroma of course the malts are toasted and the smell is like should with small variances around this.

T: The tasting is not that robust even the center is full toasted barley is somehow not to powerful

M: The sensation is nice, refreshing, not bitter as should also not sweet with a medium ending not to pronounced but nice to the pallet.

12-26-2011 04:18:20 | More by karait95
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

This poured a two finger off white head upon a deep copper body ebbing to a nice collar of fine foam. Little in the way of lacing. The scent is a clean soapy hops with white grapes and raisin with some malt backing. The taste follows the nose although it did not quite live up to the scent. Slightly sweet with some grain and noble hops. Light bodied with a well balanced bitterness, this is a clean crisp drinkable brew with a dry lingering finish. Nothing spectacular but definitely an enjoyable brew.

12-12-2011 02:00:55 | More by Stocean1
Holzar-Bier from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
83 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.