Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.
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3.34/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, toast, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, toast, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing too memorable in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle.
08-22-2014 06:00:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
08-22-2014 03:00:47 | More by superspak
3.75/5 rDev +9.3%
Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 43ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens well and pours a healthy head that stays. Dark amber color
S- Very good. Nice malt.
T- Very good. Malt and yeast with caramel hints
M- Dry and crisp
O- Very good. Nice refreshing break.
This wonderful little beer went well with... roast potatoes with bacon
08-03-2014 19:54:11 | More by DaveBar
3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
On draft at Milestones. Pours a caramel colour with moderate white head leaving substantial lacing as drunk. Semi-opaque with visible carbonation. Aromas are of caramel malts, toffee and biscuits. Tastes are sweet caramel malts and some cereal. Hints of toffee. A decent beer from this Moosehead subsidiary.
07-30-2014 17:31:56 | More by BeerWatcher
3.71/5 rDev +8.2%
473 ml can poured into a tall pils glass.
A- I like the cartoonish can art. A normal pour created a 2-finger, khaki head. The body is a clean, copper with moderate-heavy carbonation. The head settles in at 1/4-finger and the lacing is abundant.
S- Very "beery." Doughy malts and lighter, spicy hops. Hints of caramel, especially after it warms a bit.
T- Caramel-like malts dominate at first. Hops are lightly spicy through the middle and the finish is doughy/bready. Maybe a little nutty and buttery with warmth.
M- Medium body with moderate carbonation. Lightest hop bite. Pretty good for the style and strength of this brew.
O- A nicely balanced amber lager. No frills, but nothing off-putting either. My wife returned to the cottage with this one from the LCBO. It was a nice surprise and didn't seem too expensive compared to the "domestics." I'd buy it again the next time through CAN.
07-28-2014 01:25:50 | More by GRPunk
Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.