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Brewed by Hockley Valley Brewing & Malting Company
Style: Amber Ale
Orangeville, Canada

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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3.6
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
473mL can from the Lickboe mixed 3-pack. Pours a nice deep copper with a large beige head. Aroma has some nice roasted malts upfront, caramel, and a touch of earthy dryness. Flavour is heavy on the roasted caramalts, quite tasty, on a thin palate with minimal carbonation. Finish is mostly sweet but I could swear that hops may have at some point in time come in contact with this brew. Decent session-ale, but I’d love for this brewery to actually try something ambitious someday.

3.5
Daefido (9) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
A little bit bitter but nice. First note is very flavourful but doesn’t last long. overall nice amber coloured beer.

3.5
BrewWhatIWant (279) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2017
Pours a reddish amber with a short lived off white head. Aroma is bready malt. Taste is slightly sweet with notes of bready, nutty malt, some fruity esters and mildly bitter hops. Light bodied with lots of carbonation. This is a pretty well balanced and flavourful amber reminiscent of an alt beer.

3.4
pootzboy (1790) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Can : Clear reddish copper ale with a decent 3 finger cap. Malty-caramel dominates aroma with some fruitiness and grassy hop tones in the background. Sturdy mouth feel, good malt backbone. Tate profile has the big chewy bite of cara-malts in front, almost gets sweet but there is sufficient hopping to balance. Finish lingers and gets more bitter with a clean hoppy bite at then end. All in all a very decent and servicable amber - and very drinkable. I’ll buy more.

3.4
barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
473ml can from the LCBO. pours deep orange with a lasting off white head. minimal nose, slight hint of character malt. well balanced and progressive. really drinkable. nice session bitter.

3.4
JoeMcPhee (9519) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Pale amber pour with a thick white head. The aroma is quite malty and sweet. A touch of soft caramel along with a little bit of toasted grain. Some moderately spicy hop aroma is apparent as well, but they’re quite muted. Medium-bodied with a bit of sweetness but it’s pretty well-balanced. I wouldn’t call it my favourite beer but it’s a pretty decent lawnmower brew.

3.4
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Can from LCBO. Clear amber with white head. Nose is mild hops (citrus, peppery) with grainy malt. Light body. Balanced hops and sweet grainy malt come through on the taste. Rather tasty for what it is.

3.3
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
473 mL can. Lovely amber colour, lovely pale brown head. Aroma is far too mild. Needs an uptick on the late addition Goldings or Fuggles or whatever they’re using. Flavour is mild, and kinda toasty. A bit of earthy/herbal hops. Pleasant.

3.3
markas101 (2490) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
473 ml can, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Clear amber caramel, thick foamy head. Sweet metallic aroma with some breadiness. More caramel on the first sip, then a mint brightness from the hops. Finish is medium length with some raisin coming through.

3.3
blankboy (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
Can [500ml]. Pours a clear, deep orange-amber with an average size semi-lasting fizzy off-white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, caramel, some light toastiness and nuts. After a minutes some light hops appear in the aroma and it’s more pleasant, bumping up the score a bit. Mild flavour’s also bready malt first, lightly sweet, followed by caramel, some nuts and just a hint of hops in the finish. Average to medium bodied. Nothing special and nothing bad, just a decent Amber Ale.


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