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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 22, 2012
Dark ruby colour, thin head. Aroma is thin, some roast and chocolate. Taste is also thin, almost like the roast flavours are artificial and were added after the fact.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle: Pours dark, ruby-lit brown/black with a frothy beige head. Dark, roasty caramel, chocolate aroma. Flavour is roasted and rich....slightly black-pepper accented caramel malt..chocolate, cola.....maybe even a slight whiff of smokiness. Light, but not watered-down... Curious about the low ratings on this....I thought it was a bit dark for the style, but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Can in Toronto. Pretty typical dark lager (per ’schwarz’ over in SEE), lighter brown-black body, clear. Light sipper, clean with some caramel and roast. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3220) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Nice smooth feel, judge right amount of soft carbonation, and good looking, with a large pillowy head. The aroma is only acceptable but the flavor is fine. Good dark lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
473 ml can. Full transparency, I don’t know how long this has been in my fridge. Pours a clear, light, nutty brown with a large beige head. Aromas were bread and chalk. Tastes are grainy, roasty, and on the dry side. Light bodied with a short, mild tinny finish. Not offensive but not much in the way of character either, it is a lager after all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Very dark ruby red-brown colour with a tan head. Good retention and moderate lacing. Aroma of toasty nuts & earthy. Tastes of bread with a trace of nuts and caramel. Medium body & carbonation. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (348) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Sweet aroma of caramel and dark roasted malt. Clear mahogany colour. Sweet front with short bitter finish; more malt and caramel flavour. Light body with high carbonation. More interesting than the average typical lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daefido (9) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015 does not count
Enjoyable drink. Nice smell. sweety taste. However, it needs something more intense, I assume.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bewyder (271) - FRANCE - DEC 18, 2014
Pas mal mais saveurs retenues, finalement peu goûteuse. Bouteille bue dans un petit restaurant à Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Canada, courant mai 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6468) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez The Beer Store (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 2,25$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #5988)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1504) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Une boisson rouge très foncée, avec une mousse de couleur crème à la surface ; le nez est assez discret, et rappelle à la fois le sucre cuit, le raisin rouge, et la réglisse douce. La bouche est mince, les saveurs retenues, encore ce fruité qui revient hanter le buveur, avec une finale définitivement dans le raisin, le tout étant très pétillant. Cette rousse plus foncée que d’ordinaire est assez juste dans ses saveurs, mais demeure un choix de seconde, voire troisième zone. Rien pour y revenir.

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