Brewed by Brick Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Waterloo, Canada


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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Looks dark, tastes light. Its Ontarios favourite dark lager. A dark beer that is slowly brewed with Canadian grown malted barley, specialty coloured malts, imported hops and pure cultured brewers yeast. Dark lagers are enjoyed all year long, and theyre not as filling as ales. Waterloo Dark will cut some of the heaviness in sauce-based meat dishes. Waterloo Dark is an equally perfect beer to go with appetizers suitable for watching sports games, or used as an actual ingredient when preparing a meal. Experience what this great dark "light tasting" lager has to offer and why it has won multiple awards at the World Cup of Beer, Canadian Brewing Awards, Ontario Brewing Awards and the Monde Selection International Institute For Quality Selections.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
Poured a slick ruby-black without any head. Nondescript, yet non-offensive odour..maybe sugary. Crisper, cleaner taste, but man was it sweet with malt and caramel. This beer was too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
Schwarzbier is not really for me. I would have to get more brands to really make an honest final rating. Ill get to work on that right away. My first impression of schwarzbier (Waterloo Dark). May be as a good winter beer, full-bodied, and more sweet then bitter. The logo is cool too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 31, 2004
Light sweet, fruity aroma. Fairly clean, but suffers from same problem as many local brothers do - to much dry carbonation. Other than that fairly soft texture, with hinted roasted malt. Simple , beer that does nor shout for attention . I would not call this true Schwarz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2004
Aroma is sweet, molasses, chocolate. Pours an opaque brown, tan head quickly evaporates. Style points on appearance for stubby bottle and cool wild boar logo. Body is thin, porter like. Drying hop bitterness in the finish with some astringence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
The description doesnt lie. It is quite refreshing for a dark beer and you can get it in stubbies! Nothing special about the aroma or taste. Just a solid drinking beer when you want a little more body and taste than a blue or bud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2004
On tap at Scots Corner London Ontario. Dark brownish black body, with creamy thick head. Aromas of coffee, molasses and nuts. Tastes of slight malt, and coffee. Very smooth and light beer. Easy to drink! One of my favorite dark beers, however not like any dark beers I have had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2004
When Brick called this beer dark, they sure werent talking lightly its totally black, with no opaqueness. A decidedly un-5% alc./vol. waft of ethanol escapes the glass, quickly followed by surprisingly muted notes of sugar, hot caramel and a drop of molasses. Given the intense colour, the flavour is disappointingly thin: traces of burnt toffee and chocolate milk behind an eaves-trough-full of rainwater. Refreshing rather than overpowering, Waterloo Dark is a show-off beer that looks like a black Corvette but has a tractor motor under the hood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
Sometimes you just want a dark beer, and this is the my go to dark beer when I dont want it to be overwhelming... like a lot of dark beers are. First and only ever schwarz. Reccomended!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 not too bad. a good stab at a real beer from canadas biggest wannabe macro brewer. fairly decent, actually contains enough flavour to fool regular macro swill drinkers. flavour is pleasant, but its a little watery for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
At first this beer looks great. Very dark and good head, but if you wait 30 seconds it just fizzes away like any mediocre beer. Still have to give it points for colour. The aroma is actually nice. Decent maltiness. Some roast and toast, but not a whole lot. Taste doesnt live up to the aroma, and certainly not the colour. Almost non-existent in the dark toastiness I hoped for. Can I be said to be disappointed, if I expected to be disappointed?

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