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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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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.


MattShizzle's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Free sample at distributor. Medium golden color, clear. Very clean aroma. OK. Decent flavor - fairly hoppy but not worth the price it sells for.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (131) - - JUL 26, 2014
On draft at Milestones. Pours a caramel colour with moderate white head leaving substantial lacing as drunk. Semi-opaque with visible carbonation. Aromas are of caramel malts, toffee and biscuits. Tastes are sweet caramel malts and some cereal. Hints of toffee. Good on this Moosehead subsidiary for brewing this one.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (10829) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, 5%. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and grainy. Flavour is malt, caramel, grainy, hop, medium sweet, little grass and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is the same. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swillguzzler99 (118) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2014
16 oz draft. Medium copper no head. Taste is biscuity. Finishes well. Cannot complain

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2233) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2014
On tap at The Snooty Fox. Pours a deep reddish amber color with a huge off white head that persists for a while. Aromas of bready pilsner malt with hints of caramel or burnt sugar. Rich bready maltiness with a fair bit of melanoid and spicy hop. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Nice malty rich lager, I enjoyed this.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Amber pour with fluffy white head. Crisp bread and biscuit. Hops taste a bit stale, but nice caramel malts with some toast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, amber to copper colour with a medium-sized and slightly tanned foamy head. Buttery and slightly bready malty aroma with notes of caramel, a nutty touch and woody hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Nutty and mildly bready toast-malty taste with notes of caramel, as well as hints of spicy, woody hops; moderately dry bitter-sweet caramelly and mildly spicy hoppy finish. Likeable Lager. 13.VII.14

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1590) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Decent blend of malt and hops. More substantial than the typical lager, which is admittedly not saying much.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gerbeer (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap. Pours a deep copper color with moderate head. Aroma and flavors of thick sweet malts. Not much else.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cmiller54hr (41) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours a copper to amber with off white head. Hints of toffee and caramel malts. Lacking in the taste department. Was a gift from a friend at a tasting party. Neat name but not sure I would buy


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