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Brewed by Hockley Valley Brewing & Malting Company
Style: Amber Ale
Orangeville, Canada

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
473 ml can from LCBO. Clear copper with a fair off-white foam. Aroma of Roasted nuts, slightly earthy caramel/toffee, very slightly fruity, a little sweet-smelling, not bad. Palate is Medium body, moderate-full effervescence. Flavor is slightly fruity, more roasted notes; dry with limited bitterness and a reasonably full roasted finish. Not bad. Certainly roasted malt-forward. -Fish!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Can 473 ml
Aroma: woody , nutty as well musky. Slight spicy mushroom like backing.
Look: poured as clear amber with medium top. Short lived. 2+
Taste etc: medium body, slightly oily. Nutty tad astringent yet with decent British twist. Good to see solid malt base. Skipping aroma , quiet refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7691) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2013-04-12. Crisp dark amber body with a tiny beige head. Mild aroma toasty malt, biscuity undertones. 6+ Flavour is similar dry toasty malt, mild bitterness. 6+ Average Palate. Can from the LCBO

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frothmeister (551) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
473ml can. Pours a burnt caramel with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, tropical fruit, and light floral notes. The taste is slightly watery with caramel, mineral notes, decent...UNTIL...the cheap domestic beer finish, and the awful bitter taste that reminds me far too much of penicillin. Get rid of that finish, and this is a solid session beer. As is, blech.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorbalev (2912) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Can, LCBO 3 pack. Light amber pour, small white head. Aroma is sweet and a little fruity. Taste - sweet malt with a bit of a metallic hint to it. Body is quite watery. Some light hops in there as well. Really tastes like a watered down Hockley Dark. Did not care for this one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1686) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
This one has a decent appearance with good head and an apricot flavoured body, aroma of sweet corn - close to sickly but they manage to pull it back just in time. The flavour is apricot with notes of caramel. What’s supposed to be an amber beer tastes a whole lot like a peach witbier. It’s a total miss, but still drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hungarian_G (87) - - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a clear orange with a decent fizzy head of white foam. Nice nose of malts, grains and herbs. Taste of roasted malts, toffee and some mild hop bitterness. Big carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and medium finish of malt sweetness and mild hop bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (152) - - DEC 24, 2012
Pours an attractive amber. No head. Bready aroma. The taste is impressive. Well balanced. Lots of caramel. Long smooth finish. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (385) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
faint metallic odor with citrusy hops. copper amber color with a small quickly receding head and some lace, not much. flavor is bitter throughout with elements of grapefruit / lime. well balanced, medium lasting bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
473ml can from the LCBO. Clear copper with an average diminishing tan fizzy head. Pretty solid aroma - cereal grain and a fair bit of floral bitterness - not all that sweet either (7-). Taste follows, but less fresh grain, a little papery, and the sweetness creeps in ... light, chewy mouthfeel, sharply carbonated, finishes quick and slightly earthy - not bad!


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