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

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RATINGS: 282   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Can. Nothing wrong with Hop City I say. She smells of light citrus and pine. Tastes of caramel, grass, and light pine, and some spicy hops. Has a heavier mouth fell than most lagers and that is a good thing. I was quite pleased with this lager.....for a lager.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TATE (285) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep amber cool with no head. Aroma is strange, kind of medicinal, not good. Taste is malt forward, not what I was expecting from a brewery called hop city. The beginning is odd and funky while the end is a bit bitter and to style. It seems like it had promise but ended up being pretty pedestrian for me, just okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (319) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap. Amber pour with a white head. Very caramel. So much caramel. Kind of metallic. Not a bad mouthfeel for the style, but very one-dimensional flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2014
from Bier-Bienne - pretty clear reddish-amber beer with a little foam left; caramel dominates with hints of walnuts; medium-bodied, soft palate yet with a late earthy tartness; gentle bitterness, quite dry and with malty caramelish and flowery notes in the finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (480) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
When your barmaid brings you this pour it’ll be deep amber with a half finger cap. Aroma is muted. The big uh-oh here is the taste. What in the world is with that coppery blood in the mouth profile? Not cool. Could be good but wow. No thanks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (314) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Dégustée en fût au Pub Italia à Ottawa le 14 juillet 2011. Bière blonde limpide tirant sur le orange. Col mince blanc persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles fines. Légère odeur de noix de Grenoble. Très douce, assez sucrée, amère en finale. Saveur légère de noix, d’huile de noix. Très bonne, rafraîchissante. Sucre bien présent mais ne ressort pas trop. Corps moyen.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (693) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours amber with an off white head. Malt, caramel, nut, toffee and some oxidation aromas. Caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, nut, malt, light hop and a hint if diacetyl flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Caramel and toffee finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, light hoppy. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, malty, dry, grass - straw notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Poured medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of muted dark fruit, soft malt. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter, slightly nutty.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (77) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
Ganz leichte Fruchtaromen, ziemlich metallischer Geruch (?). Schöne, leicht rötliche Farbe. Am Gaumen leicht fruchtig, malzig, etwas wässrig.


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