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


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RATINGS: 284   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.

gsmitty80's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
This was not at all what the description or rating says. Pretty bland with no real redeeming qualities. Just swill with some good marketing. Blah

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (10792) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10259) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2193) - 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1586) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Decent blend of malt and hops. More substantial than the typical lager, which is admittedly not saying much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gerbeer (1675) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (619) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2014
Canned, brought from Canada by friend. Pours amber with white head. Sweet, malty and grainy. Light bitterness. Expected a bit more.

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