Brewed by Brick Brewing Company
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Waterloo, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Waterloo Amber is brewed with hops from the renown Hallertau region in Bavaria. This region is known for continuously culturing their hops since the 8th century AD and is one of the oldest hop growing regions in the world. Brewed with all natural spring water and a special blend of five distinct malts – Canada two row malted barley, two types of roasted malt, rye malt and a special distiller’s malt giving this amber its perfect whiskey color. We age this beer slowly with northern white oak, delivering the same subtle caramel notes and spicy aromas that are often found in many fine whiskeys allowing this premium brew to remain perfectly balanced from beginning to end.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
AWS9 (690) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Copper pour. Copper taste. Sticky finish. Sugary malt backing. Ambers really aren’t my thing, but this seems to be a particularly poor example by my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
Out of the can pours a rich foamy glass. Light scent of woody hops and a bit of mudied malt. Full bodied with lots of flavours. Vanilla and metallic do not come to mind so it rates higher than many Ambers. Kind of reminds me of Innis & Gunn so maybe tehy get something from the Oak. Could probably pound some while watching Leaf’s games. A bit of an alcohol candy bit in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
Haven’t enjoyed a beer from this brewer in years... Until now. Hazy rich brown/gold brew with a semi-sweet aroma with a hint of whiskey - Canadian whiskey ("Rye") which is not something I’ve ever smelled in beers aged in whiskey barrels before. usually, scotch barrels are used. A sweet malty flavour that is cut with rye whiskey and a touch f hops. But not bitter. The lingering taste reminds me of when I used to chase rye shots with beer (when I was a "kid". An interesting and satsfying (and strong) beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tiger_08 (138) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
473ml can pours clear amber bright with lots of carbonation. 1 inch pillowy off-white head settles to cap of micro-bubbles but lasts to end leaving good lacing. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with a bit of hops bitterness. Whiskey tones apparent in flavour with biscuit malt, spicy herbs and earthy hops. Dry palate with creamy lingering mouthfeel. Not as good as Warka but closest I have tasted. Waterloo continues to kick molsons arse!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
473ml can. Pleasant warm amber colour with tan head composed of tight micro bubbles. Goes to lace quickly. Smells of honey, some peppery spice, and alcohol. Taste is surprisingly comes and vibrant with a lively carbonation. Caramel sweetness, pepper on the tongue and a grassy bitter finish for balance. Probably their best offering!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Clear golden colour with a thin frothy white head and lace. Citrus honey aroma. Malt flavour. Surprisingly strong alcoholic kick. malt bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
473ml can, the old warthog can when it was still a seasonal. Pours a paler amber than I was expecting, but has a big off-white head and isn’t completely filtered. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with a bit of a fruity tartness. Sweet whiskey malt and tartness come through on the taste with some herbal and earthy hops. Light spice. Body is medium, dry and creamy. Overall, it was a pretty good lager, especially considering the ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (2493) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
Canned sample. Dark gold in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of heavy sweet malts, booze, and caramel. More sticky sweet malt in the mouth, along with berry fruit caramels, and whole wheat bread dough. Heavy bodied with a long finish in spite of the carbonation level. Seems like a simplistic overly sweet oktoberfest to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a nice clear orange with creamy white head. Flowers, honey, and some citrus in the nose. Sweet malty start, with a nice bitter finish. Well balanced but flavours aren’t that strong. Still a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swiseman (494) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
pours a thick white head with plenty of carbonation from the can. strong aromas of hops and malt. color is very light amber. taste is lots of roasted malt, caramel, maybe even a hint of coffee. definite alcohol notes - high gravity does not go unnoticed, but does not detract from the overall impression. Much better than I expected - certainly a sleeper pick.

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