RateBeer
overall
65
71
style
Brewed by Hockley Valley Brewing & Malting Company
Style: Brown Ale
Orangeville, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1208) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Liquide rouge foncé avec un bon col de mousse crème, les arômes varient entre le sucre d’orge, le boisé et le caramel. En bouche, on retrouve les mêmes arômes, mais elle surprend par sa richesse et ses malts puissants, la rendant très ronde à défaut d’être complexe. Les saveurs de sucre d’orge dominent en fin de gorgée. Aurait pu être encore plus intéressante avec des houblons plus présents, mais demeure un très bon exemple du genre.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Poured dark brown with reddish tinge, thin tan head that disappeared quickly. Nutty malt aroma. Light body, almost thin. Slight sweetness, but mild malt flavour. No lacing on glass, seemed flat. No bitterness. Drinkable, mild, nothing memorable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (207) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
473 ml can. Pours a almost opaque ruby brown. Aroma of roast malts and delicious toast. Flavour is slightly bitter with some hints of chocolate along with the toast. Slightly warming going down, finish is dry rosary and very slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (491) - - AUG 9, 2013
473ml can. Far and away the best of the three Hockleys I tried. Liccorice, coffee, ash, butter, citrus. Medium bitterness, full-bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Canmoore (242) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours a rich mahogany brown, with a thin head. Aroma is of malts, toffee, dried fruit, and oats. Tasting notes include rich malts upfront, but a thin watery middle, and a dry finish. Not bad, I have tasted much worse!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mucca (27) - - JUL 13, 2013
Pours dark with a small tan coloured head. Smooth crisp flavour. Easy to enjoy and one everyone should try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (481) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
Straight from the tall can as I prep my world famous drunken chicken marinade (takes 2 of these or other dark & malty bad boys as the base) is sweet & malty. Not as thick & rich as I would like but decent. The malt is pumped here. Decent. One more sip & then this puppy is going into my marinade.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
thin head, looks like flat cola. Weak malty aroma. Flavour is sweet malt with a something soapy lingering at the back. A little fizzy. Poor

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Canette 500 ml. De couleur brune foncée et quasi-opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, léger de caramel toffee et de noix avec des traces de fruits foncés (cerises noires, mûres, notes de prunes). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Notes de fruits foncés (notes de cerises noires et de prunes) avec quelques traces de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche rapidement suivi d’un goût de malt rôti (faibles notes brûlées), moyen de chocolat noir avec des petites notes de caramel toffee et puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût sec de noix. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de rôti, léger de chocolat noir et de noix grillées avec de très faibles notes fruitées.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hungarian_G (87) - - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a mahogany brown with a fluffy, 3-finger head of tan foam. Up front aroma of deeply roasted malts, smokey coffee and mild hops. Taste of roasted malts, smoke, bitter coffee and some chocolate. A nice brown ale, but as other reviewers have noted, it is actually much lighter than many darks and stouts. Easy drinking, medium carbonation and mild hop finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 23


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50