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


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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
473ml can. Even a delicate pour produced a tan marshmallowy head that took up most if my glass - nice, but frustrating when you canít actually pour any more beer! Aroma is quite heavy of Swedish berry candies! Beautiful mocha-ruby beer (Lovibond 21). Once head subsides, thereís a ton of thick lace! Flavour is amazingly complex. Canít put my finger on it... Initially sweet, then bitter like dark chocolate... But thereís a mysterious subtle toasty taste. Detecting Dr. Pepper aroma now that the head is gone. Good carbonation. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
April 29 2012. 473ml can pours clear dark brown mahogany with nice 2 inch foamy light tan head. Head settles to cap in minutes. Aroma is light malt and licorice. taste is hardly there but traces of coffee, sweet chocolate, malt and licorice are hinted at. This beer is all appearance and no substance. If thatís the target audience u did it! Too light. Otherwise, I like it. Got 5 more?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
A good one. Nice chocolate with a very mild roast, not too thin at all, just a good solid interpretation of the style which I plan to buy more of.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OntBeerDrinker (483) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
Got it in the taster pack witch also came with a can of their new black & tan and their stout. This is my 2nd time with this beer. 1st this yr & see havnít rated it. 1 finger of small shoirt lived head that laceís a tiny little. Dark black but can see a redish brown to it without being near light so kinda more brow or red but black as well. Smells of that typ[ical 5% dark ale sourness I notice & some chocolate and or caramle a little. Taste well itís heavier bodied & way more watery then I thinik It should be taste kinda like a cherry cola with a little chocolate & or caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
500ml can pours a dark brown color with a finger of light tan head that leaves some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild caramel malts with hints of nuts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is a nutty, caramel malt sweetness with light chocolate and coffee and a faint hop bitterness. Body is a little thin for the style and carbonation is decent. Overall, this is quite a tasty brown ale and I rather enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thb (748) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours dark brown with reddish tinges. Ample head that stays. Aroma is mostly malt-based - caramel and nuts. Toasted nuts. Taste is sweet with nutty character through and through. Some cereal finish. Not much hops - just a touch of very light floral ones. Not much bitterness. A little watery really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
AROMA: not much aroma; some caramel malt, nutty APPEARANCE:dark coppery brown with a thick tan head TASTE: big caramel malt with a cloying sugarry aftertaste notes of nut and a slight hint of hops PALATE: light to medium bodies with good carbonation for style. crisp, but with a lingering sugar aftertaste OVERALL: a better than average brown ale. Not bad for a mild, not as cloying sweet as some can be. a decent session beer, but without any big highlights.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PictouRx (156) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
Pours a dark copper brown with a lively foamy head. Creamy texture,fizzy carbonation. HInts of coffee, toffee, molasses. Bitter finish. Not a bad brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Two year old can. Pours a fairly clear ruby hued amber with a large creamy beige head. A soft hint of cocoa, malt, toast. Nowhere near as bad as I was expecting. Medium bodied, a bit of roast, cocoa. Some age and light paper notes, but still roughly drinkable. Not good certainly, but drinkable. Finishes with more soft cocoa notes, a bit more old malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5169) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Good litter bite of bitterness on the end. Fairly high carbonation for whatís described as a traditional English ale on the can though. Nonetheless, itís good enough.

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