HogsBack Vintage Lager | HogsBack Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HogsBack Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
hogsback.ca

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / 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.

18 IBU

Added by Viggo on 04-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.45%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden-copper, clear with a thin white head that wisps. A little lacing, but not much.

S - Sweet grains, honey and a slight floral note. A bit of grass.

T - Follows the nose, with a strong sweet malt forward open and a mild bite of acid and bitterness in the close.

M - Lovely to drink, clean and quaffable.

O - I'd nearly tilted this one back before I wrote a word, so it being easy to drink is not strong enough. Ultimately not very deep or layered, but if it were local I'd keep some around for its easy drinking.

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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boszormeny
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kestik
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staubot
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can and produced about a finger of head which dissipated rather quickly with little lacing. A somewhat pale hazy colour. Smelt of Tasted of a nice malt melody with noticeable back up of hops and ended with a taste of butter. Smooth feel and only slight bitterness that is cut off quickly at the end for a good feel. Is somewhat unique in taste. So far one of the better brews brought back for me from this region.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Long813
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CurtisD
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DrJay
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Catalysts
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Bought it because it said European style Lager. Brought it to my British boyfriend and he gave it a stamp of approval, so that says something. I liked it as well :)

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Photo of Mit
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Pours a light amber colour with a lasting head.

Smells malty with a slight spice...some slight yeast smells.

Kind of muted in taste...the malty smells are in the background....tasted a little flat

Mouthfeel is good for the Abv.

Drinkability is good....I have had this in the past on tap and it was much more flavourful. I would buy it again for sure.

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of slackt
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of SlyBrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of hunterjames
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of tabhill
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hogsback Brewing Company is a relatively new venture, bringing its first beer to market in April 2010. Hogsback has chosen to start out as a contract venture, with its production performed by Cool Brewery in Toronto. Bucky picked up a 473 ml can of Hogsback's Vintage Lager ("Vintage") from his local LCBO for $2.60. Vintage was 5.2% alcohol by volume, and the can was stamped with a production date of June 4, 2012.

Vintage poured a slightly hazy amber/golden colour which become much deeper when backlit, with some slow rising carbonation bubbles visible through the haze. Pouring produced about 1/2" of compact white head that disappeared within three minutes, retreating to a thin collar and film that left a small amount of spotting down the glass. The aroma from the can was of rich, sweet malts with a touch of hops, the aroma being much more subdued when poured into my glass. Its taste was certainly dominated by the malts, beginning with a sweetness that reminded me a bit of brown sugar, and finishing with a mild hop bitterness. There is a good balance here...the hops kicking in just in time to moderate the sweetness of the malts, but not lingering too long. Vintage's mouth feel is clean and crisp, with a level of carbonation appropriate to the style. Overall, a solid but pretty straightforward brew...certainly a cut above mass produced beers but nothing to knock your socks off. Its price is middle of the road...not overly expensive, but no bargain either.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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