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Formerly brewed at Hockley Valley Brewing & Malting Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Orangeville, Canada

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A premium draft style beer made from the finest ingredients grown in Central Ontario.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Canette 500ml sous le nom "Hockley Gold Premium Draught". De couleur dorée et légèrement voilée. Nez de grains de malt pâle, légèrement fruité (léger d’agrumes, traces de pommes) avec des notes de miel et de houblon floral et herbeux. Mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement huileuse et aux notes aqueuses. Goût légèrement fruité (léger d’agrumes et zeste, notes de pommes) avec un goût de grains de malt pâle sucrés lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute des notes de céréales et de miel ainsi que de faibles trace sde de maïs sucré et de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux (foin), légèrement floral et aux notes asséchantes. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (2316) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
Originally rated December 2006. After enjoying their dark ale, I was surprised to see this one in a can at the LCBO. Pours a golden-yellow colour with a small white head, with decent lace. There is a very slight cloudiness to it. Lightly carbonated and aromas of grain malts and a little grass. Watery mouthfeel that is a bit sticky. Mild taste of malt (sweet and grainy) throughout with a light bitter finish and corn showing up in the aftertaste. Not as good as their dark for sure, nor intented to be. Always nice to try a different product from a good Ontario micro.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
Old rating. 500 ml can from brewery. Pours clear, golden in colour, with white head. Aroma and taste typical basic golden ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
355 ml cna from the LCBO breakers bin. pours hazy golde with an off white head. aromas of biscuit malt. the flavour is plain and simple. english malts from start to finish. not overly sweet but on the sweeter side of things. the rtings seem to be a bit all ove rthe place with this brew. i quite liked it and would gladly have it again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GRM (3018) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2008
Can, 500 ml, best before 270307, purchased at the LCBO on April 28 2007, savoured on July 6 2008; eye: golden, slightly hazy, average effervescence, voluminous white head, a bit of lacing; nose: floral hops, caramelized malt, light fruity; mouth: thin, light caramel, light fruity, slight hops, slight oxydation, finale in diluted caramel, no carbonation, lightly sweet, rather watery; overall: so? FRANÇAIS Canette, 500 ml, meilleure avant 270307, achetée à la LCBO le 28 avril 2007, savourée le 6 juillet 2008; œil : dorée, très légèrement voilée, effervescence moyenne, mousse blanche abondante, un peu de dentelle; nez : houblon floral, malt caramélisé, léger fruité; bouche : mince, léger caramel, léger fruité, très léger houblon, très légère oxydation, finale en caramel dilué, pas de carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, plutôt aqueuse; en résumé : correct

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RWWP (19) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
on draught; little head; very grainy aroma; clean, fresh taste, maybe a bit sweet; brief finish; quite liked it

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
500ml Can: These folks aren’t too far from me, and I’ve enjoyed their Dark and Stout reasonably well, but had heretofore avoided this one. Probably for good reason.. pours light orange in colour, reasonably head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet, off-fruits.. not too good. The taste isn’t any better; some soury sweetness, lots of grainy flavour, mildly noticeable bitterness. Not well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours an apricot-straw gold with a white sudsy head (1 cm) that doesn’t last long. Smells of banana, caramel, and toffee. Pretty much a Banoffee pie. Mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation is spot-on. Taste is sweet banana, a bit of dark honey, and mild bitter finish. Something like a hefe-hybrid. The banana seemed to suggest that to me, but it really doesn’t have the spicey clove like a hefe. I quite liked this beer. It’s an excellent session brew and it appeals to me. I think it’s very underrated.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - AUG 4, 2007
first impression: this not the best balanced beer in the world. pale yellow with a slightly fruity aroma, the taste is yeasty. the hop schedule should probably be under review as the bitterness dominates flavor and aroma. and there isn’t enough body to counter it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 500 ml can - pours a nice clear golden colour with a decent sized white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Biscuity, fruity aroma - lots of sweet malt and a surprising amount of hops. Soft and velvety in the mouth, with flavours of bread, yeast, some grain, and a very nice, though subtle, hop bitterness. Beautiful, delicate carbonation. A bit too much sweetness. A fine, if simple, stock ale, and a great session beer in the warmer months. Colour me very pleasantly surprised. I tried this one about a year ago, but it left me with very little to remember. I’m happy I gave this one a second chance.


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