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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swiseman (433) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
pours a thick white head with plenty of carbonation from the can. strong aromas of hops and malt. color is very light amber. taste is lots of roasted malt, caramel, maybe even a hint of coffee. definite alcohol notes - high gravity does not go unnoticed, but does not detract from the overall impression. Much better than I expected - certainly a sleeper pick.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (812) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadp (13) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
Amateur ’judge’ here but veteran beer drinker! Pretty tasty offering from these guys, somewhat reminiscent of ’ Innis & Gunn’ and ’Hofbrau Octoberfest’. Great colour, quite sweet but overall a very good beer. Recommend serving cool/cold to balance the sweetness. $2.50/can from LCBO? I’ll definitely buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Pale amber pour with a tight sticky white head. The aroma is pretty sweet. Lots of fresh Munich toastiness along with some warming ethanol as well. There is a little bit of light plumminess that isn’t typical for this style. Softly chewy with a touch of light sweetness. Nice - if a little strong. There’s a bit of soft almost estery flavour, but it’s not entirely lagery

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours golden amber with thick foamy head. Aroma is caramel, bread and fruity, herbal hops. Medium bodied with slightly more than average carbonation, Taste is bittersweet - bread, herbs and a touch of wood. The finish is pleasantly dry and lingering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
Haven’t enjoyed a beer from this brewer in years... Until now. Hazy rich brown/gold brew with a semi-sweet aroma with a hint of whiskey - Canadian whiskey ("Rye") which is not something I’ve ever smelled in beers aged in whiskey barrels before. usually, scotch barrels are used. A sweet malty flavour that is cut with rye whiskey and a touch f hops. But not bitter. The lingering taste reminds me of when I used to chase rye shots with beer (when I was a "kid". An interesting and satsfying (and strong) beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
473 ml cn from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a fair off-white head. Aroma: Pleasant fruity malts, light caramel notes, somewhat grassy, biscuit and toast crust, a touch floral. Palate: Medium body, fairly unctuous effervescence, full and rich overall. Flav.: Fruity malts, some dark dried fruit notes, British malting kinda, a touch earthy, a little floral, a touch grassy; dry with limited bitterness and a nice biscuit and caramel malt finish.

This from the makers of Radlermass and Red Baron Lime...who knew??

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
Solid offering. The aroma is almost non-existent but is reminiscent of garbage. The smell aside, it’s a very enjoyable beer. Not what I expected given the name "amber" but nice nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1155) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
473ml can, the old warthog can when it was still a seasonal. Pours a paler amber than I was expecting, but has a big off-white head and isn’t completely filtered. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with a bit of a fruity tartness. Sweet whiskey malt and tartness come through on the taste with some herbal and earthy hops. Light spice. Body is medium, dry and creamy. Overall, it was a pretty good lager, especially considering the ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
473ml can pours clear amber bright with lots of carbonation. 1 inch pillowy off-white head settles to cap of micro-bubbles but lasts to end leaving good lacing. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with a bit of hops bitterness. Whiskey tones apparent in flavour with biscuit malt, spicy herbs and earthy hops. Dry palate with creamy lingering mouthfeel. Not as good as Warka but closest I have tasted. Waterloo continues to kick molsons arse!


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