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

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RATINGS: 256   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Thanks James! Pours a clear golden red with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, caramel, and a touch of hops. Well made.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of malt, salted bread, light toffee and toasted biscuit and cracker malt. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
Glass-bottle. Malty nose with hints of grain. Brown in the glass. The beer starts malty, slightly sweet. Smooth and highly drinkable. Quite fresh. Slightly sourish in the mainpart, the beer continues smooth and malty. The aftertaste is medium, nearly no hops, malty-sweetish and smooth.
--> Nice session beer. Not too deep but nice malty and not too flat in aroma. --> 12/13/11/10

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3234) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, reddish amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty aroma, hints of red berries, a some malt-spiciness, a nuttily touch. Taste is minimally sweet malty with a nuttily touch, hints of red berries, a dry touch of fruit parings, hoppy overtones. Balanced, aromatic, nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Amber pour with amber tinted white head. Aroma is nutty, dates and light pear. Flavor is more of the same, bready, nutty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Rating #916 - January 16, 2014 - 473mL Can from Coop - Pours a clear amber with a foamy white cap, recedes to a ring, little retention. Aroma is grassy saaz hops, lots of grain, light citrus. Palate is slight pale malt, cereal grains, and more grassy, earthy hops, light citrus. A decent hoppy lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, faint hoppy bitterness, and a clean malty finish. Drinkable, but not something worth re-visiting.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
screigh (423) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours a clear copper color. Very thin off-white head. Aroma of grain and noble hops. Sweet almost candy or fruit sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - JAN 6, 2014
This is a good lager, with flavors/aromas of yeast and fresh grains. The name got my attention - barking this or barking that can be a funny name for something or other. It reminded me of Frank Zappa’s record label, Barking Pumpkin, and of the goofy names you see some vintners give their wines.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1607) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a deep burnt orange with a medium fluffy tan head that quickly dissipated to a trace film. Aroma is floral, caramel and toast. Taste is sweet with mild hop bitters. Medium bodied, slick with a little stickiness. Nice Vienna as it is crisp and clean while remaining flavorful.


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