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

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RATINGS: 300   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.


guzzler67's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1495) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Clear bronze appearance with an average size, short lived, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Subtle, grainy, sweet malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt taste dominated until a modest amount of spicy hops popped up in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Bottle from State Line.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
97hill (52) - - SEP 1, 2014
A can from the LCBO. Nice a lager that tastes like real beer, like it well done. Great colour and aroma, lighter than an IPA but still got some attitude. I am becoming a fan of this brand , really good beers well priced , oh and the cans look great.After all it is all about the presentation.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1154) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pour frmo a 12oz bottle. Clear brown brew with white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, light toast and metal. Taste is a mash up of sweet malt, wood, nuts, toast and slightly toasted grains, a astringent finish with a lingering faint metallic aftertaste. Doesn’t come together well for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-2-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a medium golden colored brew with a one finger white fizzy head. The head faded very fast leaving only a small level of lacing. Smell-The smell is rather clean and simple. It’s mainly of toasted malt and a small amount of caramel sweetness. Taste –The taste begins with a smoother malty flavor mixed with a light amount of caramel malt sweetness. As the flavor moves on, the caramel fades some with a more bready flavor coming to the tongue. A light citrus hop flavor accompanies the breadiness. The hop starts out rather weak and gets slightly stronger as it advances to the end where a little bit of floral and hay-like hops joins the profile. Overall the flavors end up leaving a dry and lightly hopped bready flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a lager style of only 5 % abv, with a carbonation level that is rather low. The feel really doesn’t suit the style very well as it doesn’t make for an as refreshing and crisp brew as a more traditional lighter body and higher carbonation level do. Overall- It is an OK brew, but this is one I wouldn’t likely go to again as there are much better and/or cheaper out there.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmahut (955) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper body with medium white head. Aroma is malty, metalic in the background. Taste has sweet funky malt profile with unbalanced metalic bitterness. Yeast in the background. Body is full, high carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12 ox. bottle pours a clear dark amber color with small but lingering tight off-white head and some lacing. Since this was labeled a lager, I was surprised at the nutty aroma, with biscuits, wood, and caramel malt, toffee and vanilla. Taste is on the sweet side with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation but a bready mouthfeel. I’m not quite sure what to make of this one, but it was unexpected and enjoyable, and worth a try.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sam_rates_beer (16) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
The bottle I opened was skunked. Sucks, cause my rating may be only a shadow of what it could have been. Slight toasty and roasty taste. IBU of 24, really? It's good, although the film on the posterior of my tongue seems to be multiplying like a bad virus and encroaching the space nearest my lips. 10 cent bottle refund!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2572) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear amber/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Vienna lager. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (604) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
Clear amber. Huge, frothy, offwhite head. Aroma has malt, hops and slight hint of butter. Flavour is smooth, caramelly. Light hoppy and spicy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (673) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Ambrée avec une petite tête beige. L’arôme du malt un peu sucre. Le goût à la même caractère avec un peu d’houblon dans la finale. Bien équilibré.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Clear copper color with ivory head. Caramel, grainy malt, sweet fruity aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet toasted caramel, grainy malt flavors with mild cardboard


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