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Hogtown Brewers
Brewed at Cool Beer Brewing Co.

Style: Kölsch
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our flagship Kolsch Style Ale is a delicate blonde ale inspired by the wonderful beers brewed in the German city of Cologne. This is a Kolsch-style beer with a strong malt backbone, nice floral aroma and a lingering hoppy bite. A perfect "session" beer, light and smooth enough to be refreshing yet will leave you pondering as you explore the depth of flavours!


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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pootzboy (1594) - 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.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap @ Crooked Star. Clear medium gold, two-finger white crown. I’m not sensitive to diacetyl, but wow this is a massive mouthful of buttered popcorn.Nothing that suggest kolsch whatsoever, just a grainy butter bomb. Didn’t finish it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Can from the magnificent man that is HogTownHarry. Thanks Harry. Can drunk at home. Clear gold, very thin sparse white head. Not a great aroma, some syrupy lager malt. It has some pale lager malt, it has minimal hop. It’s not a very good beer, but then Harry told me that. It’s not a very good beer, some syrupyness. Even with my goodwill towards the donor, this isn’t a good beer. Some sting on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1861) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Can from lcbo. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Malty, light honey, corn aroma... Medium body, medium carbonation. Light honey, caramel, bread, metal, corn, cereal... It's poor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (239) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Scent of malt, biscuit, and honey. Ear amber colour. Slight sweetness with flavour of malt, bread, and citrus; mild bitterness on the finish. Mild body with light carbonation. Refreshing but not terribly interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (894) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
can. Poured clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma of malty hay. Light-medium body with a crisp mouthfeel and a metallic dry finish. Grassy hop flavour, some pepper and sour notes but grainy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3011) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lacyhead (23) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJester (1941) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (539) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (154) - - 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


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