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

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2001
Light body, mild flavour with just a touch of dark malt/coffee flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9877) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Dark, sourish, true to its style but certainly not the best example of it. Quaffable but weak mouthfeel. Modest taste some chocolate malt.Spot of coffee and nuts, the latter like a brown. Even a hint of licorice. Reasonable carbonation. Malty but not cloying sweet.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Dark brown beer, no head. Dusty and a bit thin. Woody and earthy flavour with a touch of roasty sourness. Lean aroma, some light earthiness. Thin-bodied and fairly bland.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Yet another 473 mL can from matt7215. You rock! A little bit of a gusher. Ruby brown pour with a a large, frothy, quickly receding head. But, to catch the gushing I had to pour pretty vigorously. Nice lacing. Head has a nice... SOUND... snap, crackle, pop! Slightly bitter roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt taste with hints of coffee and soap. A little watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7952) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Sample at Primo’s Deli. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt and slight hops. Light body with flavors of grainy malt, chocolate and mild hops. The finish is slightly roasty with a short chocolate malt aftertaste. Just average overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 TFOB 2007. Draft. Very dark brown, with a small tan head (3+). Muted sweet malt aroma (6+). Light dark malt flavour with very light notes of ambiguous dark fruit. (6+) Average palate. Quaffable, this is pleasant but not assertive enough to take it to the next level. 6+/3+/6+/3/13 <P>Octoberfest 2000 - just a bit sweet and malty, smooth and thicker than average. 5/3/5/4/10 - 2.7

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
473 ml can from Andrei / Torpedo (non on ratebeer), thanks! Sampled on January 27, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, metallic scent. Sweet, dry, malty, metallic taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6659) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
Looks and smells great-- dark chestnut brown, thin tan cap, aromas of faint toast, chocolate and raisins. But very little in the way of flavour other than caramel (how do they do that-- lure you in with the aroma and short-change you on the flavour?).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
473 ml can via trade with MrManning- thanks, Len! Pours a cloudy dark brown with a small khaki head. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, pepper, barley malts, toast, earth, and a hint of smoke. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty, peppery mouthfeel and medium carbonation. It seems like I’ve been coming across a lot of schwarzbiers lately and growing an appreciation for the style; this one is pretty good.


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