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Brewed by Hogsback Brewing Company
Style: Premium Lager
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our inaugural and flagship style is a European-inspired lager with superior flavour derived from using only premium ingredients combining three malt types (2-Row, Munich and Vienna), unique Saaz hops and German lager yeast. The result is a crisp, flavourful lager experience.

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2.8
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Golden color with a modest size, stable light beige colored head. Light aromas, some grains, some hints of light fruit, perhaps a bit of floral hops, hints of diacetyl. You really have to work hard to find the scents, and when searching hard, you find some hard things. Sweeter start with lots of grain. Pleasant enough malt flavors. Tight carbonization. Vintage lager seems to fit. Seems like an early fall type of brew.

3.1
AleRider78 (1133) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours a foamy creamy looking head. Active carbonation. Has a slight cloudy golden amber appearance. Ok lacing. Light malty aromas with subtle hints of mild hops. Flavours are quite malty with some creaminess. Some grainy malts, toast and nuts as well. Slightly sweet. Hops are mostly resin and spices, mostly due to the use of more types of malts. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied and the sweetness and bitterness is well balanced. Not too bad. Brewed like a real lager should be. Definitely better than most mass produced lagers.

3
ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma is malt and grain. Taste is similar to aroma and a bit sweet but not too sweet. Nice beer.

3.1
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Canned sample from a friend in Ontario...not sure why it is rated so low. Quite liked it

2.6
ametras (1628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
473ml can. Clear amber with a foamy white head. Flavors are cereals and honey with grassy and fruity notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.

1.4
gregorymconway (232) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Getting some caramel and toffee on the nose, but can’t get much through the popcorn sweetness.

2.7
BytownJon (62) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Tall boy can: Solid pub lager - creamy finish but no real complexity. Colour is reminiscent of a macro but with a wet bread and malty cereal aroma, very aromatic. Easy drinking, no aftertaste. I’d chose over a macro any day of the week but not my 1st pick.

2.6
HippyHop (656) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
This is pretty indistinct. Pour is pretty blah: decent colour but no life to it whatsoever. Nose is mix of grainy sweetness and acidity. Taste is sweet grainy malt with a teasing hint of Saaz spice on a slightly dry finish. Body is medium but the carbonation is pretty soft, borderline flat. Pretty meh overall.

2.8
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au coût de 2,65$. Arôme: Très légère odeur de céréales et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est dorée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5672)

2.5
Red_hop_blue (3) - - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
Ok, nothing special, kind of disappointed with the overall taste. Kind of boring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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