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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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (4372) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6052) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OntBeerDrinker (433) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
3 finger head dark orange but red to light. Some carbination little hard to see. Smells like toffe,smooth,creamy smells. Taste is cream soda I swear to ya this reminds me of cream soda. Its a good beer cheers!

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Nice Amber colour in the glass. Strong head leaving heavy lacing. Not much here for the nose. Starts off bready and malty with a little caramel, becoming nutty and grassy and a little too sweet for my taste in the middle. Slight, subtle bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1844) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
473 ml can, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Clear amber caramel, thick foamy head. Sweet metallic aroma with some breadiness. More caramel on the first sip, then a mint brightness from the hops. Finish is medium length with some raisin coming through.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1883) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
473 mL can. Lovely amber colour, lovely pale brown head. Aroma is far too mild. Needs an uptick on the late addition Goldings or Fuggles or whatever they’re using. Flavour is mild, and kinda toasty. A bit of earthy/herbal hops. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Pale amber pour with a thick white head. The aroma is quite malty and sweet. A touch of soft caramel along with a little bit of toasted grain. Some moderately spicy hop aroma is apparent as well, but they’re quite muted. Medium-bodied with a bit of sweetness but it’s pretty well-balanced. I wouldn’t call it my favourite beer but it’s a pretty decent lawnmower brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2176) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
473ml can from the LCBO. pours deep orange with a lasting off white head. minimal nose, slight hint of character malt. well balanced and progressive. really drinkable. nice session bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
Way too much head. I would continue my rate but I can’t as I have to wait for the head to fade....waiting... okay poured most of the can in now. Clear amber/brown pour. Head is very clingy and is leaving lots of lacing. Very pleasant smell, flowery. Very easy to drink. Tastes I’m not used to that are hard to place. There’s a big spike of flavour right in the middle. Sweet and a bit grassy. Very little spice. Interesting easy to drink beer. Rather good for a light beer. Still can’t place those tastes though. I blame the Vegetarian wedding I was at earlier today.


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