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Brewed by Camerons Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Oakville, Canada

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was originally brewed as a one-off draught beer for our specialty beer bars. The demand was so high for a return that we decided to bottle this one and share it with everyone. A deceptively dark brew that is fermented using lager yeast, our Dark266 is actually a much lighter tasting beer than one would anticipate. One try and we’re sure you’ll "have a dark side" too.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
dark brown color with a light tan head. Malty aroma, with some sweet bread and a little bit roasty. Taste is bready with a little bit of a chocolately roasty flavour. Hops are present but very subtle. Bit of a dry finish, nice summers drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma is a light roasted malt character with slight hopiness. Taste is slight creaminess, roasted malts and a dry bitterness. Somewhat bland, finishes somewhat watered down with not a whole lot of complexity. Body is a dark brown (clear). Head is pearl white and retains poorly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Rating #1031 - March 19, 2014 - Bottle from Cameron’s mix 4pk shared with clients. Clear dark brown pour with a foamy tan head, medium retention. Aroma is toffee and roast malts. Taste is mild sweetness, hint of toffee with dominant maltiness. Mild bitterness in otherwise crisp and balanced finish. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4088) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
341ml bottle pours dark brown to black in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with some grass and hints of chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain, grassy and herbal hop bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium body. A decent dark lager, worth trying once.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
341 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a tall, frothy tan head that fades slowly and laces well. The nose has notes of roasted malts, molasses, anise, grass, herbal hops and a hint of smoke. The flavour is balanced, slightly sweet and slightly hoppy with big herbal notes, roast malts and some molasses. The finish is medium in length, herbal and roasty. On the palate, it is light-medium in body, with a watery texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent dark lager with a surprisingly light body. It is well brewed, but not the most complex. 2013-05-17

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bazookee5 (5) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
I love a dark ale and this beer does not disappoint! Love the chocolate and coffee undertones. Perfect for these cold fall nights!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
[bottle] Toasted hazelnut aroma with sweet caramel malt and milk chocolate. Clear, very dark brown with orange highlights and a white ring. Sweet dark malt with some caraway and a touch of cardboard. Flowery accents. Balanced toward sweet, though a low bitterness is present. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet and sour, nutty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2940) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black pour with thin white foam. Aroma is malty, carbon toasted, light caramel notes but mostly very roasty. Malty, roasty flavor, vegetal hop flavor (very light), light malty finish, rather dry, a bit watery. Palate is light bodied with light-med carb. Easy drinking but easily forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2119) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
Black colour with a frothy head and lace. Syrup aroma. Sweet malt flavour. Thin texture. Very sweet flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur brune-ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de grains de malt rôtis, léger de noix avec des notes de café ainsi que des traces de de houblon herbeux. Plutôt mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement aqueuse. Faibles notes de tabac lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de grains de malt moyennement rôtis avec des notes de pain grillé et quelques traces de biscuits puis en finale l’on retrouve une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des traces de noix et de café. Post-goût moyen-court, très légèrement amer de rôti avec des traces de houblon herbeux et de café.


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