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Brewed by Hop City Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Brampton, Canada

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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When your brewmaster comes up with a recipe as good as this one, you let him name the beer whatever he wants. Here’s what makes our recipe so darn good: a rich burnt orange colour, darker than most lagers, a smooth, medium body with a bold, but pleasant, hop taste, full of flavour, unlike your traditional ’cold-as-ice’ beers with no taste, made with only the best ingredients, including Canadian & English Malts, and German & Czech Hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3506) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber/copper with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, figs, apples, floral and grassy hops, and light woody notes. Flavor is bready malts, light caramel, light fruit esters, some floral hops, and some brown sugar; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beer30me (1) - waterville, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
This is a Vienna Lager, in the same vein as Samuel Adams. The colour, is absolutely perfect...the malt forward nose, is full of caramel, and toffee/nutty flavours...the hops you receive on the palate, is JUST enough to let you know it’s a Vienna, and not an I.P.A....The lacing, left in my pint glass, was INCREDIBLE! I did not expect lacing like that to occur. This is an excellent Vienna Lager, and one that is VERY easy to drink. I fell in love with Samuel Adams MANY years ago - as I love this style...Barking Squirrel, is no passing fancy...This beer is VERY GOOD! and here to stay...don’t let the cartoonish, squirrel, on the can/bottle fool you! Kudos, to Hop City!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (563) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Tap. Nut brown pour. Caramel aroma. Taste is sweet with some slight bitter hop notes. Great for its style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lvanbelkom (11) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
Appears a nice nut brown colour with a good foamy head. Surprisingly flat and very drinkable. Aroma is very hop forward with a decent malt and maple presence. Good smooth semi-sweet lager. Probably go great with dark barbecue meats. Also left behind some good lacing.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Brownish, copper color with a tall head. Roasted malt and some caramel, but on the dry side. From a bottle. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pour a nice amber with a low white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has a modest apple sweetness with a good amount of toasted and caramel malt with a nice lagery kick to finish. Flavor has a light apple juice start but moves into a toasted and caramel malt flavor with a nice light nutty ending. Body is very light with some nice fizzy feel. Overall not too bad.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Huge white fluffy head and lots of lacing. very little nose. Smooth drinking beer with nothing sticking out. Would drink a six pack on a hot day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (711) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2013
16 Oz. Can. Poured dark amber, clear, nice off white frothy head with lots of lacing. Pine hops aroma with hints of yeast. Flavor of malts, caramel and hops creates a balanced bittersweet flavor. Very easy to drink, very enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1993) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 7, 2013
Copper with a large white head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts, lightly sweet. Flavor is light sweet malts, toasty, a bit of earthy hops. Medium bodied. Easy going lager- would go a few rounds with this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7801) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
473 ml can from Andrei / Torpedo (non on ratebeer), thanks! Sampled on January 27, 2013.
Clear "Trocadero" brown color, fluffy off-white head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent. Malty, bitter taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.


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