Hogtown Brewers Hogtown Ale
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Hogtown Brewers
Brewed at Cool Beer Brewing Co.

Style: Kölsch
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, - AUG 6, 2012
On tap at Gig’s: very pale straw color, small cap. Virtually no aroma to this. Thin body, thin mouthfeel. Profile is two dimensional - weak malt presense with some light hop bite - fast clean finish. I drink a lot of Kolsch but this is a poor representation of the style - this tastes more like a commercial US pilsner. There are no bad or off tastes just weak flavour, thin, vapid and uninspired. I hope this brewer’s next offering is a bit more substantial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2766) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
473 ml can from LCBO via my bro, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a nice white head. Aroma: Pleasant bready, slightly grainy maltiness, a little Noble hops, clean with minimal fermentation character, malty, fairly delicate. Palate: Medium body, fairly full, fine carbonation. Flav.: Nice bready/biscuity malts with a bit more hop presence than the nose, clean; dry with decent bitterness and a clean, light malt finish with a little hop character.

A nice, easy-drinking ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lacyhead (21) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Straw coloured pour wth small white head. Corn and grain nose. Corn flavour leading to low bitterness and metallic finish. Thin. Not particularly apetising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJester (1728) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
473 mL can. Straw coloured with a small, brilliant, white head. Smells a little grainy, and there is some hop bitterness, but otherwise it’s a little too sweet, and a little over-carbonated. No reason to try another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (364) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
473 mL can. Gold with a heavy white head. Biscuit, grain, herb and mineral. Mild sweetness and a touch of hop bite. Moderate body and carbonation. Session quencher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (135) - - FEB 16, 2014
If this beer is meant to represent Toronto, it's bland and uninspiring. A bit of bite, but otherwise unremarkable. I was disappointed. Not horrible but wouldn't order or buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (1844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap at C’est What. This is just an odd one - not much going on and rather thin, not offensive but not worth drinking really. Grainy, biscuit, mild body and moderate carbonation, somewhat dry on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (2247) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Can (473 ml). Extra from Sammy, thanks! Clear straw golden with a small white head that leave a thin ring of foam. Aroma is mild and boring with corn, light sweetness and light floral notes. Taste is slightly sweet with corn and herbal notes. Light body. Medium carbonation. Mild and not really tasty. Easily drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (403) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Can tells me this brew is meant to capture the spirit of our city. What exactly is that character? A crack smoking mayor that people will still reelect? A crappy hockey team that everyone loves? West side hipsters? East side gentrification? Not sure but this beer pours a bit oddly with a toothless head that quickly fades. But the taste is kind neat in that doesn’t taste like anything else. There is a thinness to this beer that seems a little uninspired. Kinda like our city council.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
matt7215 (2111) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
473 ml can from the lcbo. Golden with a short white head. Minimal carbonation. Weird grainy sourness. Some butter. Inappropriate bitterness with no hop flavour or aroma. Almost a drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jksipa (204) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Can from the LCBO. Pours a very pale slightly hazy yellow. Big off white head that settles quickly. Not much nosy. A bit of apple and malt and honey. Quite sweet start with little bitterness. Quite bready. Medium body with lively carbonation. Nothing outstanding.

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