Hogsback Vintage Lager
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Brewed by Hogsback Brewing Company
Style: Premium Lager
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Our inaugural and flagship style is a European-inspired lager with superior flavour derived from using only premium ingredients combining three malt types (2-Row, Munich and Vienna), unique Saaz hops and German lager yeast. The result is a crisp, flavourful lager experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPoole (284) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma is malt and grain. Taste is similar to aroma and a bit sweet but not too sweet. Nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Canned sample from a friend in Ontario...not sure why it is rated so low. Quite liked it

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (1313) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
473ml can. Clear amber with a foamy white head. Flavors are cereals and honey with grassy and fruity notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gregorymconway (216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Getting some caramel and toffee on the nose, but can’t get much through the popcorn sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BytownJon (56) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Tall boy can: Solid pub lager - creamy finish but no real complexity. Colour is reminiscent of a macro but with a wet bread and malty cereal aroma, very aromatic. Easy drinking, no aftertaste. I’d chose over a macro any day of the week but not my 1st pick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippyHop (603) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
This is pretty indistinct. Pour is pretty blah: decent colour but no life to it whatsoever. Nose is mix of grainy sweetness and acidity. Taste is sweet grainy malt with a teasing hint of Saaz spice on a slightly dry finish. Body is medium but the carbonation is pretty soft, borderline flat. Pretty meh overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au coût de 2,65$. Arôme: Très légère odeur de céréales et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est dorée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5672)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Red_hop_blue (3) - - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
Ok, nothing special, kind of disappointed with the overall taste. Kind of boring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Stephane_Houle (229) - - JUL 11, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur jaune dorée translucide, elle est coiffée d?une mousse moyenne d?une durée moyenne. Effervescence moyenne avec des bulles de petite taille. Arômes: Au nez, exclusivement des notes de malt subtile. Saveurs: Au goût, il y a pas grand chose. Des faible notes de malt frais. Aucune effervescence, aucune amertume et aucune longueur. Rien! Fiche technique Style: Premium Lager Format: 473 ml Taux d?alcool: 5,2% Houblons: Saaz Malts: 2-Row, Munich et Vienna

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Can from lcbo. Pours gold with a white head. Light lemon and bread aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Some caramel, lemon, very bready... Poor.

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