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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   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
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Toasted malty and breadish. Dry malty. Bitter, metallic and roasted malty flavoured. Bitter and dry herbal finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Can, from LCBO
Hazy amber color with generous head, creamy; is there a widget in the can? Mild aroma of caramel and caramel. Round mouthfeel, some caramel flavor; ordinary bitterness. Simple.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, caramel, malt and notes of fruits.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, 5%. Buttery aroma. Clear amber colour. Small off-white head. The flavour also starts a little buttery, turns spicy, perhaps from the hops, and finishes on a sour grainy note.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a clear, amber body under a small, off-white head. The aroma is weak, with some caramel and toffee, hints of dried fruits. It’s medium bodied and semi-dry, with a soft and pleasant carbonation level. The flavor has caramel and some toast, with hints of cooked vegetables. Caramel finish. Pretty drinkable, but rather boring. 140301

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10733) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours amber/copper with an off-white head. Aroma suggests very light cola. Med body, or nearly. Flavor is slightly roasted caramel with a small amount of herb/spice hop. Seems to nail the style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and old hops. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 010314

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9502) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
16 oz can poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and light graininess. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light carmel and light earthiness with a crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with light spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation


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