Holzar-Bier | Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

171 Ratings

Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

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Photo of Dentist666
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

What do we have here? Excellent clear copper lager with kinda beige head, stiff monolith, lasting long. Smell - bear den, slightly diluted, woodcutter's sweat.) Taste is more sweet, malty, low hop profile. Good landbier with light body and low carbon dioxide.

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Photo of EMV
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

L: Pours a semi-opaque mahogany color. Thick off-white head that falls slowly.

S: Toasted grains and brown sugar.

T/F: Semi-sweet malts and brown sugar. Not overly complex. Mild hops at the finish. Fairly carbonated and a bit fizzy on the mouthfeel.

O: Overall... I just wasn't all that impressed, and not one of the better dunkels I had in Germany... possibly better on tap? Not bad by any stretch, but no reason to re-visit either.

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Photo of Alpha309
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freneticamnesic
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fallenshadow
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a dark amber.
Doesn't smell like much.
Sweet taste but really I think it looks more interesting than how it tastes.
Mouth feel is a bit more interesting than a normal lager.
Overall decent, would buy again but it didn't impress that much.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of djcira
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.04/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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Photo of daveyboydd
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%

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

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Photo of dgilks
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

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Photo of Kiro
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of boddhitree
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of Saksis
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of rredshift
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Spikester
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Holzar-Bier from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
3.64 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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