Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.
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3.6/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Draught at The Black Shire in London, Ontario. Tap handle is a piece of work, with a squirrel chomping on a hop cone above the Hop City banner. Everything from the coasters to the intricate, branded glassware suggests that a lot of money has gone into this beer (à la Moosehead). Let's see if it lives up to the hype.
Taps a reddish amber orange with brown hues and a solid cap of frothy, cream-coloured head. Big globs of lacing on the glass. Smell is floral, grassy hops, fresh cereal grains, and bready malt. Taste is grainy, sweet caramel malt, husky wheat flavours, and a subtle hop bitterness. Tiny citric bite. Hops are probably Tettnang or Saaz, or both. More bread and cereal flavours in the aftertaste, very lager-like. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with a lightly parched finish. For an amber/vienna, this is comparable to Creemore and Sam Adams but not as well-hopped as Brooklyn Lager. While Barking Squirrel isn't ground breaking, it's still a respectable drinker. A good start for this brewer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-09-2009 17:48:41 | More by cratez
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3.29/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Had this one at the Regina Festiv-Ale on Friday night. 4 oz sample.
Nice amber colour with a decent light beige/off white head.
Aroma is lightly malty with hints of floral/herbal hops.
Flavour is pretty straight forward. Well balanced between the malt and hops. Caramel and nutty malt with leafy, herbal hops.
Not a bad beer. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 00:38:42 | More by Noxious26
Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.