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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frothmeister (616) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorbalev (2981) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1746) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hungarian_G (90) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (154) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (398) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
bomber. pours clear very light amber with a small white cap, little retention, no lacing. faint caramel, fruitiness and nuttiness. light herbal-citrusy hops. prickly, light body - watery, very short and bland finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
Canette 473ml. De couleur ambrée et claire. Nez de grains de malt caramélisés et aux notes rôties, léger de pain avec des notes de noix et de houblon herbeux. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture léger-moyen crémeuse. Goût de grains de malt caramélisés et très faiblement rôtis accompagné de notes de noix dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un léger goût de pain et de quelques traces de biscuits puis en finale l’on retrouve retrouve une faible amertume de houblon herbeux. Post-goût court composé de notes amères de houblon herbeux avec quelques traces métalliques.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
Can [500ml]. Pours a clear, deep orange-amber with an average size semi-lasting fizzy off-white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, caramel, some light toastiness and nuts. After a minutes some light hops appear in the aroma and it’s more pleasant, bumping up the score a bit. Mild flavour’s also bready malt first, lightly sweet, followed by caramel, some nuts and just a hint of hops in the finish. Average to medium bodied. Nothing special and nothing bad, just a decent Amber Ale.

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