Brewed by Brick Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Waterloo, Canada


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Looks dark, tastes light. It’s Ontario’s favourite dark lager. A dark beer that is slowly brewed with Canadian grown malted barley, specialty coloured malts, imported hops and pure cultured brewers yeast. Dark lagers are enjoyed all year long, and they’re not as filling as ales. Waterloo Dark will cut some of the heaviness in sauce-based meat dishes. Waterloo Dark is an equally perfect beer to go with appetizers suitable for watching sports games, or used as an actual ingredient when preparing a meal. Experience what this great dark "light tasting" lager has to offer and why it has won multiple awards at the World Cup of Beer, Canadian Brewing Awards, Ontario Brewing Awards and the Monde Selection International Institute For Quality Selections.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Bottle, Skydome, Toronto (from their Beers of the World vendor – it was this, Alexander Keith’s, or Carlsberg!). Dark beer in colour only, this is a light tasting beer with only the slightest hint of malt in the taste. Not much else going on. Easy to drink though and the appearance and packaging is nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 At one time, Waterloo Dark was a solid "exotic" choice. Either the beer has changed or the competition - foreign and domestic - have left it far behind. Flavour is in hiding. A dark beer for those who like macros.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Scary? That's an odd commercial deScription. Body looks ok, but I am not getting much as far as aroma is concerned. Almost not there. Slightly malty if anything. Taste is of malt and slightly coffee and chocolate, but just barely. Smooth on the palate though, which is why I had 2. I also like the stubbies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (11379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
Brown ale with a nice fruity(raisins) and chocolaty nose, almost vinous. Thats where the pleasure stops. Very sweet malts and little hops make this a uninspired beer in the mouth. Very thin also. Note that this was tasted in a blind tasting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crockett (1034) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
Dark brown/red with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Sweet. Kind of like a thin porter. Very light mouth feel. Sour and tart with notes of roastiness and smoke, some burnt sugar. Late malts. Where are the hops? Not too bad from Brick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2004
Pours a reddish black with next to no head. Scents include metalic malts and roasted caramel. Initial sip was very watery. Very little carbonation. No metalic taste but roasted malts were present. Slightly nutty flavour too. Besides the roasted flavour the palate was almost non-existant. This one was out of a bottle, I've had it on tap and was much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpikedLemon929 (6) - CANADA - JAN 26, 2004 does not count
Very light tasting dark beer. Smooth with a slight malt aftertaste. The dark beer for the masses?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2003
Surprisingly light tasting for a dark beer. Hint of sweetness, light malt flavour. I quite enjoyed this. (And it now comes in "stubbies.")

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Deep ruby color, head went away quickly. Some roasted malt in the aroma but it was faint. Lighter malt flavor. Light to medium bodied. Not bad but could use a bit more flavor/aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Decent tan head but does not last long and little carbonation. Aroma has gone on vacation. It was there initially but quickly left for the Bahamas. Some roasted malt is all I can remember. Color is a very nice port red. Flavor is a little weak and bland. More malts with a little bit of chocolate. Not much else. Finish is a little sticky and unimpressive. Not a bad beer just bland and unimpressive.

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