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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 4, 2012
Can Appearance: Clear golden lager, frothy white head fades quickly, visible effervescence. Aroma: Sour apples, creamed corn, and toasted white bread. Flavour: Bready flavour, sickly sweetness, mild hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel: A little bit astringent, with a raspy metallic tang, moderately high carbonation, medium light body. Slightly sour aftertaste. Overall: I had this a few weeks ago and liked it much more. Maybe something happened to this one. Will try again on draft sometime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (831) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPoole (383) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1258) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Canned sample from a friend in Ontario...not sure why it is rated so low. Quite liked it

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (1433) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gregorymconway (229) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Getting some caramel and toffee on the nose, but cant get much through the popcorn sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BytownJon (58) - 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. Id chose over a macro any day of the week but not my 1st pick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippyHop (609) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7196) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achete chez LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au cot de 2,65$. Arme: Trs lgre odeur de crales et dagrumes. Apparence: La couleur est dore lgrement voile avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun moyen col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de crales avec une pointe fruite. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement fruit. (Rating #5672)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Stephane_Houle (229) - - JUL 11, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur jaune dore translucide, elle est coiffe d?une mousse moyenne d?une dure moyenne. Effervescence moyenne avec des bulles de petite taille. Armes: Au nez, exclusivement des notes de malt subtile. Saveurs: Au got, il y a pas grand chose. Des faible notes de malt frais. Aucune effervescence, aucune amertume et aucune longueur. Rien! Fiche technique Style: Premium Lager Format: 473 ml Taux d?alcool: 5,2% Houblons: Saaz Malts: 2-Row, Munich et Vienna

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