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

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Meh - English beers are generally not to my liking, so this review is definitely from that angle. Tastes like a brown ale, with a little more bite and a little more fizz on the palate. Not bad - too sweet for me - but I could drink one. Almost not hops, which is what I’m missing the most.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (62) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
473 ml can. Deep amber pour with minimal head that dissipated quickly. Nice caramel and chocolate notes. Deep malty flavour. Strong chocolate taste. Only the slightest hint of bitterness on the finish. Gentle carbonation continued. Creamy texture. Overall extremely enjoyable. Top shelf.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarnotingPete (740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Bière couleur de cola, limpide et où flotte un mince col ne marquant pas le verre. Des arômes légèrement torréfiés ou on note de l’érable et de l’aspartame. Peu amère avec une pointe acide. Elle est mince, de corps léger et se termine sur des arômes somme toute honnêtes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1026) - Montréal, 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 (105) - 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 (197) - 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 (454) - - 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 (203) - 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 (396) - 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


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