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


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RhetoricalAns (111) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Can. Pale gold colour, thin head. Aroma is mild, grass, some malt. Taste is grainy, decent bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
473 can from the Beer Store. Meh... Pours a golden colour with thin head. Aroma is malt. Taste is the same. Not bad. But there’s so many better beers out there...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
473ml can. Pours a clear pale gold with an off-white head. Aroma is pretty malt heavy, sweet Austrian style malt notes, and light straw. Slightly sweet, with more heavy malt notes, good minerality, and some woody/straw notes in the finish. This is totally solid, and one of the better Ontario lagers on the market. It’s just unfortunate I can get something of the same quality from Europe for so much less.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Motobashi (62) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Light Aroma with floral or grassy scent. Golden and clear with an active head. Decent carbonation. Light flavour but with an overpowering taste of tin. (From the can?) Seemed to improve as the tongue acquainted itself. Slightly bitter finish. Extremely light beer for 5.2%. Not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmacleod75 (105) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Poured from can. Meduim golden colour with minimal head and slight lacing. Grainy aroma, seemed sweet. Taste same. Sweet and refreshing. Fairly light body, with minimal bitterness. Quite good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (454) - - SEP 8, 2013
Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival. Grainy, ’organic’ yeast/malt combo. Well-hopped, finishes lightly bitter. Smooth-drinking and tastier than most of the weekend’s other lagers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Can, shared with TylerDurden. Alright, so if you don’t use any adjuncts, then why does your lager smell like dirty dishrag shit? Sweet grainy mess ofa palate. Fuck this-- the Romanian lager we had last night was way better than this shit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap. Grainy malty aroma. Some grassy hop notes. Crisp and fairly light. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (396) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours fool’s gold blonde with meagre lacing. Crisp with an almost apple juice tongue. Inoffensive. Could drink one before work & not raise an eyebrow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trieckie (1) - - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
Excellent Kolsh. Refreshing, clear, low carbonation. Tasted at Cold Tea, Toronto ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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