Lion Brewery Black & Tan
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Brewed by Lion Brewery and Restaurant
Style: Brown Ale
Waterloo, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft - Light toasted roast. Rich white head and a clear deep brown head. Toasted notes and light malt sweetness. Not quite a Black and Tan, but a nice shwarzbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep orange-amber with a spare creamy off-white head. Very mild aroma (like all their beers) of pale malt. Watery flavour of pale malt, fruit, light hops and a touch of sourness. Average bodied. Just O.K.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
Draught. At the brewpub. Slightly hazy walnut colour with a solid white creamy head, even left some nice lace draping behind. Dry roast caramel aroma with slight dry herbal bitterness. Slightly acidic green fruit taste, roasty, but rather thin, not much bitterness, but so thin it’s not sweet either. Watery, slightly astringent and still mouthfeel, with a little dry acidity in the linger. Ehhh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
At the brewpub. Dark copper, creamy white head. Mild malt aroma. Taste is decent - lots of malt over a light tingly body. Not a classic black and tan but with no stout present, this is not a bad option from this lager-dominated brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
Dark copper color. Decent white cap and good lacing. malty fruity atoma light grassy hops. Smooth mellow character, malty-toasty some hop bite and a light roast taste in the finish. A good sessioner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
on tap at the brewpub. served amber with a little tan head. at first there were no aromas from this one. some breadiness came through after some warming. a little dark sweetness in the flavour. thin with some good lager malt meets roasted brown caramel flavour. not my fav of the night but not a bad pint for #3.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2008
On tap at the brew pub. Decent ruby brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is of wort and barley, mild roast and caramel. Not really your typical brown ale. Flavour is very similar to every other beer at this brew pub, it has that bready/worty house character that they all share (including the Gold Crown beers brewed on premise), which is quite a tasty and nice smelling character, it’s just weird that all their beers seem so very similar. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but it seemed more like a Dunkel or an American Dark Lager than anything else, although I guess using ale yeast makes it roughly a brown ale. I’d order another glass of this again, it is pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2008
Draught at the hotel- Pours a ruby/brownish body.Head is just off white and sticks around a while. Brown bread, rye, some smoke in the nose, with roasted malts appearing as it warms. Semi sweet nutty flavour profile is backed with some soft hops bitterness, caramel malts, bread, and a bit of a spice. A touch thin on the finish, but that is a minor complaint. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
[359-20070623] Tap @ Lion Restaurant (Waterloo, ON). Lightly smoked yeast aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy white head and some lacing. Flavour continues lightly smoked yeast with light generic vegetables. Medium body. Drinkably smooth for a brown ale but has more interesting brothers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Watery as heck, and odd bitterness and balance to it. Not bad per se but a bit off kilter, it feels like an awkward first dance at prom. Not unpleasant but a bit hard to wrap your head around.

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