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


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Looks dark, tastes light. It’s Ontario’s 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 they’re 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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Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-30-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a dark brown nearly black color with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a light level of lacing and a rather persistent film. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt mixed with a lighter sweetness of caramel and some corn. Taste – The taste begins of roasted malt and a sweet caramel taste. As the taste advances it seems to sweeten even further as some sweet corn malt flavors get more pronounced. The flavor takes on an almost cola like flavor with the mix of sweet corn and roast. A very light coffee flavor comes to the tongue at the end of the taste and when combined with the rest leaves a rather odd mix of sweet and roasted malt. Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the average to just below average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average. While a darker brew, which is normally nicer with a creamier body, this beer actually seemed to do better with the thinner body and higher carbonation as it matched the more soda like flavor. Overall – Well… it was a little too sweet and cola like in flavoring for me. Not bad if that is what you want from a beer, but not something that I personally really enjoyed.

Stephane_Houle (229) - - JUL 11, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur brun foncé opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse couleur caramel d?une bonne durée. Effervescence difficile à évaluer, mais semble moyennement présente. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt légèrement caramélisé ainsi que des fruits sec. Saveurs: Au goût, il y a pas grand chose autre que le malt. C’est moyenne amble en bouche. Aucune effervescence, aucune amertume et aucune longueur. Fiche technique Style: Amber Lager/Vienna Format: 473 ml Taux d?alcool: 5%

ljthiessen (1391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Clear dark amber-brown pour. Lightly malty aroma, some dark candied fruits and grains. Flavour is sweet and malty, some serious notes of grape juice. Light and easy, sweet, not altogether repulsive. But not what I want to drink.

taylorderek (40) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Served chilled in a shaker. Hazy, dark brown body with a tan/creme head. Head was quick to dissipate, cutting off the freshly painted coffee shop aroma. Beer has a nice light body with only mild carbonation and a long, slightly bitter tail. The beer’s flavour is very basic - slightly bitter take on a traditional lager. Overall an average beer, good choice for party goers with a preference for dark beers that aren’t filling.

gildnerk (201) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
Pours dark brown with a plentiful tan head. Aromas are malty, grainy and a bit stale. Taste is mostly sweet malts with a somewhat sour finish. The body is quite thin and watery, with an alcoholic aftertaste. Not that good.

italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Can shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Dark chocolate thin pour. Malty body of caramel with the slightest coffee notes. Some grainy cereal and sourness in the finish. An amber ale only not amber.

AgentAle (1783) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma: rich smoky aroma with soe hints of molasses Taste : rich dark makt character thst finishes fairly flatly with sone carbonation. Slight cider type taste Appearance : clear dark amber with poorly retained head

sudomorph (1175) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 473ml can. Pours a dark ruby with an off white head that thins quickly. Aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and slight dark fruits. Taste is on the malty side with hints of dark fruits, bread, and caramel. Short finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean and crisp in the mouth. Almost refreshing. Overall worth a try for sure. Cheers!

Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Nice caramel aroma. Deep amber colour with a thin but productive head. Dissipates quickly. Little sweet with just a touch of bitterness. Light body with a thin texture and lively carbonation. Very enjoyable. Not overpowering. Very refreshing. I could drink several of these. Minimal aftertaste.

realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Aroma is of yeast and bread. Color is dark but not opaque. The head is white and short lived. Taste is sweet, malty, bready, some bock like qualities without the body. Other tasting notes subtle toffee, brown sugar and clove notes. It finishes very sweet and leaves a syrupy molasses taste on the palate. Palate wise its kinda of thin. Overall, it is ok.

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