Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
80
good
583 Ratings
Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
hopcity.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barking Squirrel is a 5% ABV amber lager with a distinct rich burnt orange colour and subtle noble hop aroma. Its medium body, pleasant hop bitterness and caramel malt sweetness makes it smooth and drinkable with a slight hop aftertaste.

24 IBU

Added by Viggo on 11-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
583
Reviews:
136
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
137
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little beer went well with... roast potatoes with bacon

Enjoy

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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