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


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RATINGS: 285   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34334) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3104) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (82) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
Ganz leichte Fruchtaromen, ziemlich metallischer Geruch (?). Schöne, leicht rötliche Farbe. Am Gaumen leicht fruchtig, malzig, etwas wässrig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Floback (523) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Six pack from Big Red Liquor store, Indianapolis. Pours a copper/amber body with minimal off-white head. Tight, sifting lace on the glass. The nose is malty with caramel notes. Flavors include more malt, dough, caramel, light toast, and an astringent alcohol bite in the finish. Medium body and full carbonation. Drinkable, but nothing much going on here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
bottle. deep amber with small head. a bit of toasty malt. rather bland with a hint of metallic flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (106) - - MAY 10, 2014
A nice clear amber that goes down smooth. Refreshing after taste and smooth taste make it a perfect match for pub food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (227) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear rusty orange colour with a small short lasting white head. Malty aroma. Slightly bitter. Mild caramel flavor with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gildnerk (127) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 30, 2014
Can. Pours deep orange with a plentiful, solid white head. Aromas of corn and malts, somewhat putrid. The taste is predominantly sweet with very, very little hoppy bitterness at the end. Oily texture. Wouldn’t drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (449) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 24, 2014
Pours with a nice amber, towards golden, color, topped with a decent slightly off-white head with decent retention. There is a very nice malty aroma complemented by some nice caramel and biscuity smell. The taste is pleasantly sweet at first, slightly roasted in the body, together with some caramel feel. Finishes with a nice bitterness. Easily drinkable, smooth and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhajones (5) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
This is an amazing well balanced beer. From caramel sweet to buttering hops adding a crisp finish with earthy tones it is extremely satisfying.

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