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Brewed by Camerons Brewing (ON)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Oakville, Canada

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
This had a much lighter taste than I had expected, and I guess now reading the commercial description I understand why. Dark lagers are the only non-bock bottom-fermenteds that can make my tongue keel over from ecstasy so maybe it’s unfair to rate them too low when disappointed. I actually closed my eyes and tested this against the Camerons Premium Lager and they do taste different so we know at least that at least that they’re not just using food colouring. I know when I say "biscuity" you’re going to think Marris Otter, and this obviously lacks that, but I’ll say it anyhow, for that’s how I perceived it. Everything else is just middle of the road.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (5377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
pours a clear dark brown with a small light beige head, very little retention and lacing. caramel malts, light roastiness, brown sugar, light herbalness. dry, straightforward. average carboantion, light body, very short finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
LCBO, Toronto sampler ($8.95): Pours a dark brown colour with a whitish head. Aroma is of nuts, lager, and a wee bit of fruitiness. Taste is much the same. Very simple lager with little creativity; however, everything is mostly in order in this beer. Good session, as are all the other Cameron’s beers, but like his brothers, this little guy ain’t nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (532) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown pour, no head to speak of. Simply malty nut aroma. Thin taste, with mild caramel/malt finish. Not bad, just not really distinctive in any way. Gets the job done I suppose.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1376) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours clear reddish-brown with a thin white head. English-ale aroma with some pepper notes. Taste starts off with toffee and nuts, moves on to pepper, and finally has a clean, slightly creamy, finish. Slightly watery texture. An good dark lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (511) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
bottle. Deep brown, small off white head. Aroma is light roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste has some notes of raisins, nutty, sweet and light. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown with off-white fizzy head. Aroma has hints of cream and subtle dark roast grain. Flavor is decent, light notes of dark roast, hints of bread and cream with a subtle earthy hop finish. Mouthfeel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, nice session brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Pour chestnut brown light beige head. Aroma cereal grain, nutty, light chocolate, light roast. Taste chocolate, light dark fruits, roasty, cereal, cocoa, nutty. MF light body good carb. Solid brew easy to drink wouldn’t search it out tho.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3246) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
341 ml bottle in a mixed pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 16AU11.

App.: Clear mahogany, decent light tan head. Aroma: Fairly nice, fruity dark malts, some dark dried fruits, light, cola-like herbals, reasonably earthy, a touch of corn?, a little brown sugar, caramel, toffee, a touch savoury, with soy sauce notes, nice. Palate: Medium body, fairly full effervescence. Flav.: More austere than the nose, hints of dark malts in a more British fashion, earthy, slightly nutty, not as welcoming as the nose, hints of raisins; dry with some bitterness and a lacklustre finish.

One of their better offerings, though still not awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1626) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Bouteille 341 ml. 4.5%. Couleur brune foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de caramel. En bouche, malt et caramel, un peu de chocolat tout en étant légère. Très bonne. Une douceur goûteuse qui se boit en quantité.


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