Holzar-Bier | Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

BA SCORE
83
good
171 Ratings
Holzar-BierHolzar-Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
Germany
hirschbraeu.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
171
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 110
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%

Photo of CrispyFL
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Photo of westy_far
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of mafeu
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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