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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1147) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
473mL can from the Lickboe mixed 3-pack. Pours a nice deep copper with a large beige head. Aroma has some nice roasted malts upfront, caramel, and a touch of earthy dryness. Flavour is heavy on the roasted caramalts, quite tasty, on a thin palate with minimal carbonation. Finish is mostly sweet but I could swear that hops may have at some point in time come in contact with this brew. Decent session-ale, but I’d love for this brewery to actually try something ambitious someday.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Can : Clear reddish copper ale with a decent 3 finger cap. Malty-caramel dominates aroma with some fruitiness and grassy hop tones in the background. Sturdy mouth feel, good malt backbone. Tate profile has the big chewy bite of cara-malts in front, almost gets sweet but there is sufficient hopping to balance. Finish lingers and gets more bitter with a clean hoppy bite at then end. All in all a very decent and servicable amber - and very drinkable. I’ll buy more.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2161) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1808) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1826) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5979) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (836) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
can. Poured clear amber-orange with a thin white head. Sweet malt aroma, very mild. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, light-average body. Bready malt flavour, sweet notes of orange and a touch of grassy hops. Nice session.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
5.2% ABV. 473ml can. Poured a light amber with minimal quickly dissipating head. No lacing. Thin texture, Sweet caramel aroma and flavour. Nice. Refreshing. No real bitterness. Very enjoyable. Could have 5 more.


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