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
Ranking:
#41,721
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
71
pDev:
14.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to yield a lightly hazy golden body, with a strong, vigorous head. On the nose, the beer is fairly grain-heavy, with some sweet malt and some very faint floral notes. On the palate, a crisp hoppy sharpness accompanies fairly clean malt flavours and a nice herbaceous hop flavour, leading into a very clean finish. This is a really good, flavorful lager, that does so without being to heavy on the stomach.

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Photo of StormAles
2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
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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Photo of bryanzk
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of boszormeny
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kestik
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staubot
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
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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3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Long813
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CurtisD
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DrJay
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Catalysts
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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 -11.2%

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 -40.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of slackt
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of SlyBrew
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hunterjames
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tabhill
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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HogsBack Vintage Lager from HogsBack Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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