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


on tap


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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (897) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2811) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hungarian_G (90) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2509) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a clear dar brown. Metallic aroma...but some cocoa,and dark fruits too. It is rather tasty. Chocolate, cherries, coffee, vanilla. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (437) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
472 ml can. Pours a clear dark brown with a massive, persistent mocha-colored head. Aroma is roasty malt, maple, and some coffee. Taste is earthy and toasty malts and bitter coffee. Much lighter bodied than the aroma led to anticipate. Mildly bitter short finish. Decent stout but not a “go to”.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1262) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
Clear, dark burnt amber with an off white cap. Woody malt, caramel, almond aroma. Taste is roasted malt, and creamy. I didn't have high expectations for this, but I'm pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarrelSelect (16) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
Nice brown color. Thin foam. Aroma caramel, nuts, toast. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, great toasted grain, thin feel, medium body, average carbonation. Not an exceptional beer but a great brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1673) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Can from LCBO. Pours a beautiful clear dark ruby, with a big frothy white head. Aroma is nutty, toasty, with some English hops. Taste is toasty, smooth, and a little metallic. Thin-bodied. A decent dark ale.

   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 can’t actually pour any more beer! Aroma is quite heavy of Swedish berry candies! Beautiful mocha-ruby beer (Lovibond 21). Once head subsides, there’s a ton of thick lace! Flavour is amazingly complex. Can’t put my finger on it... Initially sweet, then bitter like dark chocolate... But there’s a mysterious subtle toasty taste. Detecting Dr. Pepper aroma now that the head is gone. Good carbonation. Excellent!

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