HogsBack Vintage Lager

HogsBack Vintage Lager

Rated 3.000 by BeerPals
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Brewed by HogsBack Brewing Company

Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Vienna / Amber Lager

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

18 International Bittering Units

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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.

ID: 42240 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank43542
Overall Percentile18.6
Style Rank363 of 594
Style Percentile38.9
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score3.4
Average Score3.000
Weighted Score3.000
Standard Deviation0.381

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  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a foamy creamy looking head. Active carbonation. Has a slight cloudy golden amber appearance. Ok lacing. Light malty aromas with subtle hints of mild hops. Flavours are quite malty with some creaminess. Some grainy malts, toast and nuts as well. Slightly sweet. Hops are mostly resin and spices, mostly due to the use of more types of malts. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied and the sweetness and bitterness is well balanced. Not too bad. Brewed like a real lager should be. Definitely better than most mass produced lagers.

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    473ml can
    5.2% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    October 11, 2012
    The beer pours a medium gold colour, translucent, with a short-lived white head. The aroma grainy malt, weak hops, some skunkiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is very grainy, very malty, some hop balance. Some cereal tastes as well. Not swill, but not something I want to try again.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Hmmm 2-Row, Munich and Vienna malts, combined with Saaz hops should give this more of a kick. It's swill(I seem to be on an inadvertent swill run this evening), and just average swill at that, maybe even below average. It's kinda somewhat sour tasting, and even burnt, yet kinda like a watered down Holstein in a roundabout way. Doesn't really stand out form the crowd. Looks pretty good though. Oh well at least another review in the books.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    On tap: A deep golden lager with a decent puffy white cap, good lacing qualities. Aroma is pungent with Red Munich malts and a fragrant Saaz undertone slight sulfur "funk" from properly attenuated lager yeast.. Fairly straight forward lager in the Munich style - bready malts in fine balance with earthy woody noble hops - drying clean finish. A well balanced but satisfying lager - easy to drink.

  • CHOPZ 7021 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Always nice to see another Ottawa brewer. Welcome ! Pours a clean golden colour with a decent white soapy head that stays a long time and creates lacing. Nice tiny bubble carbonation that goes an average speed. Aromas of fresh grain cereal malt. Refreshing slightly crisp mouthfeel. The grain is also present in the taste with a little hop finish. Pretty good for a lager and a first for this brewery. Hope they can venture into the ales.

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