This kölsch from Hockley Valley Brewing Company in Orangeville, Ontario is a clear and bright golden colour with a thin but persistent cap of frothy white head that caps a steady stream of bubbles emanating from the bottom of your glass. Hockley 100 has extremely faint aromas of fresh grains and sour white grape, with a honey note and the unmistakable, buttery smell of diacetyl.
The taste of Hockley 100 is almost imperceptible at first, with flavours of syrup, light grains, red berry juice and grape struggling to make their presence felt against a bitter metallic note that is woefully unbalanced. This ale has a thin body with a slight creaminess, but mostly just feels like watered down syrup in the mouth. The finish is rather dry with an unappealing and dirty earth note in the aftertaste.