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


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (3929) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2005
2005, I assume, pub can from Sammy, thanks! Orange-amber-brown with a beige head, which is well retained leading to questions of whether there is a widget in there (there isnt). Quite creamy and lasts atop the beer at couple centimeters through most of the glass. No lacing, however. Smells foremost of light caramel, hazelnuts and mineral water, with some notes of anise and light yeast as well. Flavor begins with toffee, biscuits and a simple caramel-additive-like sugar. Citrus and cardboard mix for the finale. Watery to the max. Plant stalks, some earthiness that I wouldnt quite call roast. Tobacco ash mixed in to water on the end, as well, as it gets rather dirty. Forced carbonated mouthfeel, with just tons of wateriness, I must reiterate. Some sweet cherries and toffee linger on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Pours a dark brown body with a thin beige head. Lots of carbonation going on here in the body though. Looks like cola. Aromas are faint malt, coffee, smokey, and caramel. Tastes like coffee, balanced with some sweet malt and some mild nut flavours. FInish is smooth, leaving a nice malt aftertaste. Well done! A lot more enjoyable than the organic lager!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1538) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 Half liter can. Pours dark and smoothly carbonated, very Britiish style NO widget, forms medium silky head. Toffe/caramel aromas emerge. Drinks very smooth and balanced, intentionally lighter body with measured notes of fruit and fleeting hints of tart/sourness. Feels great on the palate. Hops are well integrated and show only as complimenting the general balance. Very quaffable yet refined and satisfying brew, I could drink a few of these quite enjoyably. Thanks for stocking this nice handcrafted ’true to type’ beer, LCBO!<P>It’s all in your expectations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
clear dark brown colour. dark malt aroma with mild smoke and caramel. flavour is sweet with mild roasty flavbours. soft bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2005
Minimal head, cola like appearance. Carmel and fruity aroma - quite nice, not overpowering. Decent taste, but kind of innocuos. A bitter tasete left behind, but not the sort of hoppiness I would have expected or enjoyed. A decent but underwhelming drinking experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harperwood9 (16) - milton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2005
Quality beer, pours Dark,tastse like a lager. Good price-point. Pleasantly smooth with little after-taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1962) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
Dark pour with red edges. Some head. Rich smokey aroma. Nice. Light body with some nice flavors. Overall a light bodied beer with very drinkable flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13136) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Amber-brown colour. Slightly toasty aroma. Flavour is toasty, chocolatey. It’s a little thin but tastes fine enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Can. Darker amber in color. Cola flavors along with some burnt malt little to no hop prescence. Thinner palate. Need some adjusting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Radekfest ’05. Rich amber color with a thin head. Aromas of toffee and caramel. Taste is thin bodied with some roasted malts up from and no real hop bitterness. Not much going on here.

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