Hogtown Ale is a unique beer in that it’s Hogtown Brewers main flagship and yet it is a kolsch style ale instead of something more common such as an IPA or a pilsner.

This brew was tasted in a balloon style glass (my go-to for most ales) from a tall-boy can which is commonly available at LCBO’s. It was shared with my partner because beer is made for sharing.

Appearance: Golden brown. Somewhat clear.

Aroma: It smelled somewhat like salted chocolate with a bit of caramel. There was a hint of cherry.

Taste: The caramel continues with a bit of hops to sweeten it up. The mouthfeel is very bubbly and soft, kind of like a pilsner. There is a bit of orange flavouring after a few sips.

Aftertaste: A little earthy and hoppy.

Overall: I’d say I enjoy this. It’s an ale but lighter than you would expect. It has some very complex flavours but none of them are overpowering.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com