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Brewed by Brick Brewing Company
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Waterloo, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Waterloo Amber is brewed with hops from the renown Hallertau region in Bavaria. This region is known for continuously culturing their hops since the 8th century AD and is one of the oldest hop growing regions in the world. Brewed with all natural spring water and a special blend of five distinct malts – Canada two row malted barley, two types of roasted malt, rye malt and a special distiller’s malt giving this amber its perfect whiskey color. We age this beer slowly with northern white oak, delivering the same subtle caramel notes and spicy aromas that are often found in many fine whiskeys allowing this premium brew to remain perfectly balanced from beginning to end.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
473ml can pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that settles down to some very thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel with some kind of grassy hops. Taste is some earthy and metallic hop bitterness with a light caramel malt sweetness and some woodiness. The metallic notes kind of knocked a few points off this one for me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1237) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
Not exactly quaffable, but somehow compelling. You expect a certain type of beer when you buy an Amber made by Brick Brewing but this just throws expectations out the window. There’s chaos hiding in that can. I find it really hard to rate, actually... the hotness is DEFINITELY there but it’s not overpowering, it’s clashing with what I would describe as roastiness, unexpected for this style. And do I taste molasses? Higher points than I thought I’d give it, just because it’s so exciting. Try it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
[4368-20120404] 473mL can. Maple caramel sweet malt aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Bitter lemon zest toasted cardboard flavour has a lingering light sweet maple note. Medium body. Not for me. (6/4/6/3/10) 2.9
(w/ jerc)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
473ml can. Clear gold, fat white head that leaves decent lace. Nose is bready, some light noble grassy hops. Taste is sweet caramel up front, gets bready, light rye grain, maybe some nuttiness. Some alcohol at the end, light hop notes, woody, herbal, little bready aftertaste. Medium body, a lot of carbonation. Not bad, kind of bock like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
2012-04-04. Hazy orange amber body, large off-white head fades a bit. Modest aroma, sweet caramel, light alcohol and modest cereal character to the grains. Flavour is similar, sweet sugars and caramel touches, dry bitterness in the finish has a light grainy character. Average palate. It feels like a sweet Belgian crossed with a strong European lager. The alcohol is not overly strong but is a bit distracting somehow. Reminds me of another beer that I can’t place. Okay. Can from the LCBO

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (829) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
can. Poured clear copper with a white froth. Light toasty malt aroma. Medium-light mouthfeel, very smooth carbonation. Up front alcohol note with an apricot sweetness. A touch dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Reddish amber pour with just a little touch of white head. Watery slightly sweet scent. Warm mouth. A touch floral and nutty. Nice slightly bitter hops taste. Years ago I fell in love with an Amber beer you can no longer buy (sadly I forget the name, Royal Amber Lager perhaps), I’ve been chasing that beer for years and have had many ambers that have disappointed. This is the closest I have had. I’m really digging this. It’s not deep, it’s not complex, it’s just easy to drink and tastes good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Single 473ml can at the LCBO from Brick’s "Seasonal Collection". Pours a clear golden-amber colour with a decent big tanned cap that has good retention and offers foamy lacing. Grainy aromas of mild roasted and caramel hops, alcohol with very light fruits and hops. Very smooth silky mouthfeel, but not much stick in the end. Soft sweet malt start with the hop kicking a bit after the middle and notes of rusty water appears in the finish. Gets better as you drink more. Interesting coming from Brick’s under their Waterloo name, but still not a top Oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Not bad, not super strong on the taste or anything but not bad. Decent touch of faint caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
Pours a clear amber orange with a medium white top. Aroma is lots of German hops and malts. Half decent mouthfeel but that’s when it ends. Fairly pedestrian in taste.


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