Formerly brewed at Freeminer
Style: Bitter - Ordinary / Best
Cinderford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle Conditioned. Relaunched in 2004 with a higher abv.
"Waterloo has a very rich malt character with gives an unexpected depth of taste. Brewed with an American hop variety, this beer has a wide spectrum of unusual floral flavour notes."

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sic1314 (4771) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2013
Poured clear amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet red fruit, sour hints. Medium carbonation with a medium body, flavour is as per the aroma but a bit more muted with some soft malt

zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Aroma is sour, probably infected. Flavor confirms the infection. Not getting much of the original flavors.

fredandboboflo (1591) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of lots of leather and yogurt. Flavor sour with citrus notes and some spice notes, surprisingly not that bad for a beer that’s clearly infected. Pretty light bodied. Though not too terrible...still infected. Odd that nobody’s rated this for a long time...didn’t taste too old.

LilBeerDoctor (5055) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dirty orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma is sour--infected?? Flavor is also sour with some bland malt in the background. Seems that infection is common in these bottles. Would like to have gotten more of the base beer from this but unfortunately the infection covered it up pretty much completely. Somewhat drinkable, I guess... 6/4/5/3/11 (2.9/5)

markas101 (2666) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2008
50 cl bottle, Fargo. Amber colour, energetic bubbles visible. Thick foamy head (maybe an overzealous pour) with a subtle spicy hop/malt aroma. More carbonated than expected, although a nice flavor comes through - caramel., bubblegum, bready. Crisp finish, although I could have done without so much carbonation (I miss the flat ales of the UK!)

OKBeer (1175) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
500 ml bottle. Despite being purchased and sampled only a few weeks after it debuted locally, a gusher upon opening and signs of an acidic and infected mess. I suspect this may have sat in an NSLC warehouse or at customs for a while before the retailer got his hands on it. Pours with a huge but mostly diminishing frothy and fizzy off-white head. Caramel, bready, and leafy aroma is accompanied by an acidic and tangy character. Quite sour with a touch of bready malts and earthy hops. Light bodied, fizzy but somewhat refreshing. It’s actually not that bad, but clearly infected. At close to $8 for a 500 ml bottle, I don’t know that I want to retry to see if this is a one-time thing. Of course, a bottling date so I’d know how fresh it was would help immensely.

JoeMcPhee (10750) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Deep amber beer with a thick massive tan head that just doesn’t fade. Very hazy appearance. Woody aroma with a fairly pronounced tartness as well. There is also a fairly nice lightly toasty aroma. A little bit of caramel and soft dustiness. The sourness is quite pronounced and probably shows that this particular bottle is spoiled (but other ratings mention the same things I’ve seen). Thin-bodied but I can see little shadows of how this one was intended to be... but it isn’t there anymore.

DuffMan (10982) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2007
Dirty orange amber with a massive bubbly head that requires a pause during the pour so that it doesn’t spill over. Aromas of toffee, apple, spice, and faint citrus zest. Lively palate with unusually high carbonation for a bitter, but lots of fruity, spicy flavour and nice toffee malt base. Very bitter citrus oil finish. A little unusual, perhaps due to the bottle conditioning, but very nice in my opinion.

GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Not really much of anything going on with this beer, and it was a considerable let down. An aroma of fresh cut green apples, with soft spicy hops. Amber in color with a huge, exploding head which sat clumsily atop the beer for a VERY long time. Mouthfeel was harsh and overly carbonated. Reminded me of drinking club soda (same effect). Flavor is mostly spicy hops, minerally with an overabundance of carbonation muddling up the whole beer. Difficult to finish.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
From bottle. Sweet aroma of apples, almost like a cider in aroma. Good copper appearance decent white head. I keep getting apples, slightly metallic. Bitter sweet ale. Settles down to a decent smooth beer. I would pour the sediment in because it tastes better. Has a bite.

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