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

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
Didn’t really like this beer. Very confusing. It was a schwarzbierbier in colour only. It tasted like a very mediocre pale lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Canned sample. Dark brown in colour with spritzy carbonation. Simplistic aromas of bready malts and caramel. Slightly more complex in the mouth with bread and toffee notes combining with a bit of minerals. Light bodied with a short finish. Tastes more like a mediocre North American interpretation of a dunkel or oktoberfest than a Schwarzbier. Where is the roast?

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stoutgirl86 (6) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
This beer is crowd pleaser (providing the majority are not too into beer). Most people who like beer will be satisfied with this beer, those that really know beer will be a little disappointed. But it is mild enough that non-beer people tend to like it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Slightly malty flavour. The body is nice and black but the head is mediocre and quickly fades. Taste is only slightly malty and roasted. Close your eyes and you’d barely detect the colour. Mediocre.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Drinkable, maltier than expected. The roasted nut flavor seems to dominate the mild bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
roasty, coffee, full aroma, brown, light sweetness, light body, average carbonation, thin feel, not bad at all for the price

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (2347) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown, almost opaque with medium tan head. Very light fruity aroma. Palate initially light and watery. Sweet & roasted caramel and raison flavor. Light dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2056) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Thanks to Brian for setting me up with some Canadian beers I had not seen before. Tad bit of cocoa in the noise along with some pleasant malty sugars. Dark clear and reddish with pretty lacing. Tingly and sugary but satisfying palate, though simple. Decent. But I like the style.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
Well I know schwarzbier well enough to know it’s not supposed to taste like this. Taste of hotness (at 5%!) and so-so malt. Where’s the German flavour? It should be relabelled as an American dark lager, it wouldn’t be as good as average for that style but at least it would make sense. 100% for appearance of course, how could I give it anything else?

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
April 6 2012. 473ml can poured into pint glass. Pours a very dark burgundy almost black except in bright light, with a 1" head that quickly falls to a thin cap and finally a ring after leaving some lacing during consumption. Light on the nose with only hint of malt and hops. Even lighter on the taste buds. Like the description says - for those who are scared of dark beers - for those who like them this is weak. Has good flavour but tastes watered down. This is only reinforced with the watery palate. Refreshing and clean mouthfeel and no aftertaste but not comparable to other dark beers. While living near the brewery I had many on tap and will continue to enjoy them, just don't expect a rich dark bittersweet beer.


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