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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thb (673) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canuck_j (70) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PictouRx (142) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3674) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
This looks like some venerable Ontarian product from ancient "sous-Canada" which I should be aware of, somehow, though Iím not from Ontario. It looks like many, many grandfathers have gotten plenty drunk on this brew throughout the ages, but itís completely foreign to me. It is a copper-brown colour with a really decent head as far as a canned brew goes. The aroma is soft artifical barley-ness that is certanly appealing but tips you off right away that itís a macro. Flavour is chocolate and coffee in a fake manner; yet that doesnít bother me too much. This is an unabashed macro, but highly drinkable, and worth seeking out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2150) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
Can. I really like this brown ale. Nice slightly sweet flavour. Quite dark.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
Canned, pours a dark brown, a bit clear. taste is quite smooth and the dark malts come through very nicely and it is a decent drink

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
473ml can. Dark red colour. Sweet with carmel or molasses, tastes like dark.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
500ml can. Strong amber/brown, biege head. Malt, grain, sugar, some hops and a bit of wood. Slightly bitter taste, thin bodied, medium carbonation, finish is dull but hoppy, somewhat dry. Ok beer, not very dark or hoppy for that matter


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