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

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayseppi (140) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Licorice, baked bread and molasses are the smells coming off the beer. It has a very dark brown body with hints of ruby when held up to the light. Medium bodied in the mouth with a taste that starts out sweet and finishes with a touch of bitterness and roast. The after taste is just slightly bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ILduce (205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Can LCBO: dark brown with thin tan head. Weak aroma made up of malt, burnt toffee, and caramel . Tastes is sweet malt, caramel, biscuit, and a little hops. Thin, sticky mouthfeel. More body needed here, but not a bad dark offering.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
doykodymr8 (4) - - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
73 ml can. Deep amber pour with minimal head that dissipated quickly. Nice caramel and chocolate notes. Deep malty flavor. Strong chocolate taste. Only the slightest hint of bitterness on the finish. Gentle carbonation continued. Creamy texture. Overall extremely enjoyable. Top shelf.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
doykody (1) - - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
Good litter bite of bitterness on the end. Fairly high carbonation for what’s described as a traditional English ale on the can though. Nonetheless, it’s good enough.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Helsdon (111) - Toronto, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Bought the random big 1 liter with the swing top. For just less than $10 for a liter is not bad, hopefully it’s worth trying. Pours a dark coke colour, clear with a little tan head that nearly disappear in no time at all. Smells good. Roasted malts, molasses and a little vanilla. Taste comes off a little thin, coffee, burn toast, little bitter hops. So this beer is Meh. Might be perfect for my Dad who doesn’t want any challenge in what he drinks, and that swing top will make him feel all fancy, but it just doesn’t cut it for his beer-snob son.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (36) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Appearance: Pours a dark black with just a little tan head. Aroma: Dark chocolate and sweet malt Taste: Dark chocolate, malt, biscuit, hints of coffee Palette: Smooth with some effervescence Overall: This beer started out really well with lots of dark chocolate aromas and flavours but faded after a while to the point where I was mainly picking up coffee notes. An enjoyable brown ale overall but nothing stellar.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
defothebunt (17) - - MAY 2, 2014
Mildly basic dark ale. Poured high foamy head that dissipated quickly. Non distinct taste. Unique bottle that will be put to other use. Not on my list to buy again .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achetée à la LCBO de Hawkesbury. Dégustée le 7 septembre 2009 (mug). Bière limpide brune. Col moyen beige, éphémère. Peu effervescente, grosses bulles. Légère odeur de caramel, de brûlé, de chocolat noir. Très douce, très sucrée, assez amère en finale. Goût de butterscotch très marqué, de toffee, de noisettes grillés. Savoureuse, se boit bien. Un peu mince.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
473 ml can. Deep amber pour with minimal head that dissipated quickly. Nice caramel and chocolate notes. Deep malty flavour. Strong chocolate taste. Only the slightest hint of bitterness on the finish. Gentle carbonation continued. Creamy texture. Overall extremely enjoyable. Top shelf.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarnotingPete (771) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Bière couleur de cola, limpide et où flotte un mince col ne marquant pas le verre. Des arômes légèrement torréfiés ou on note de l’érable et de l’aspartame. Peu amère avec une pointe acide. Elle est mince, de corps léger et se termine sur des arômes somme toute honnêtes.


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