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.

MattShizzle's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (532) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhajones (1) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (563) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Appearance is small white head with deep brown color. Aroma is on the sweet side. Taste is some nice full malts. Overall a very solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a somewhat clear amber/red colored body, one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute and leaves some super light cling lacing. The smell had a nutty caramel malts in front and not much else. The taste was mainly sweet through the malts, slightly nutty aftertaste, quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, somewhat sessionable and the carbonation is smooth and ends up rolling nicely around the tongue and mouth. Overall, its nothing spectacular, but nothing bad, worthy of coming back and probably even better with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
Appearance: orange gold with a short tan head. Aroma: caramel malts, light brown bread, some grassy hops. Taste: light caramel and molasses, some nuts and a touch of vanilla, with clean, earthy hops at the back end. Finish: clean, crisp, and pleasantly dry. Notes: A solid lager, but not spectacular when compared to something like Sprecher’s take. But still, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle - Light amber pour, one finger head... there’s a mild caramel malt aroma and a sweet, bready, caramel malt flavor. It’s medium bodied with mild hops bitterness. It’s straightforward and average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a golden copper colour with a fluffy head. Light malty and caramel flavour with a similar aroma. Medium bodied, decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper with a soft, slight off white head that leave a thin trail of lacing. Aroma has some light molasses accents, some nuttiness, some odd ’fishy’ accents. Flavor leans to the sweet side, some caramel, some molasses notes, a touch of brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a decent texture to it. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (108) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Can. Amber pour with a medium thick off white head, a little lacing. Aroma is malty, a little caramel, mild fruit notes. Medium body, sweet malts, caramel, a bit of mild bitterness in the middle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1181) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit, caramel, chocolate milk. The taste is chocolate milk, rich fruit, a bit of caramel and slight dryness on the end. Light/medium body with active carbonation. Well, since I purchased this beer in Germany it is likely a bit old. It certainly want particularly hoppy. It was decent but not much more - would like to try a bottle closer to the source.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
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.

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