Formerly brewed at Brick/Waterloo Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kitchener, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"J.R. Brickman Founder’s Series is hand crafted using only the finest natural ingredients: pure Formosa spring water, malted barley and imported hops and yeast.


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rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours dark amber with frothy head. Aroma is pretty neutral, taste has some medium sweetness.

Metalchopz (3679) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Originally rated June 2006. This was the first one of the Founder’s Series I bought. Pours a copper colour with a small head that disappears rather quickly, but leaves a bit of lace all around. Not as much carbonation as the Pilsner, but smells the same. Grainy bread malt with some caramel. The taste is quite pleasant all-over, with some caramel, mild bitterness of grass, grainy malt and light honey to blend everything. Really enjoyed this one from the bottle before a Pelican show, but prefer their Pilsner.

Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle: Pours almost copper, medium sized but visually nice white head. Certainly some honey in the aroma, little else. Flavour is sweet, malty, with no real hops to find. An odd alcohol note is present for a 5%. Average.

fredthecat (337) - CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
smells like light malt and cereal, it is orange with a disappearing head that was soapy rather than foamy. tastes sugary, not like much at all... way too much carbonation typical feel of all brick garbage, i dont know why i expected this one to be pleasant. but then again it is really cheap in a can, so maybe i will try the pilsner.

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle 341ml
Appearance :Copper/amber brew with medium creamy top.3+
Nose:Aroma of honey with caramel and toffee malt. Slightly spicy top.
Medium bodied, more or less impression of aroma. Fairly sweet honey-caramel character with hint of twiggy spice. All sounds great but you can’t escape of the feeling that this is still quiet average brew than is only step above mass produced suds.

BytownJon (63) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
Dark appearance, only slightly darker than the Brickman Amber. Malty dark, foamy head. Very good flavour, but not overpowering.

JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
On tap. Dirty orange/brown appearance. Practically aroma-less, with just a touch of malt and honey. Flavour is pleasant, honey/fudge sweet, with minor alcohol astringency on the finish. Average for a honey. Could use more contrasting flavours to the sweetness.

JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 I actually really like this one, despite not totally understanding the whole honey beer thing. Nice aroma, with hints of toffee that become more apperent the longer it sits there. Nice brownish head (that leaves a good lacing on the glass), amber/red/orange in colour. Initially tastes of malty sweetness then the honey hits pretty strongly, but not severely. There’s almost some bitterness in there too, but nothing too strong. After taste is good, mostly malty and sweet like, well, honey. Lower on the carbonation which I like. Pretty enjoyable IMHO.

Cartoonkhaki (1341) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2007
(room temp) Darkish amber gold with thin slightly off white head. Malt aroma, very sweet, caramel like with honey. Sweet flavour, there is an extreamly light bit of smoke in the flavour. It is overly sweet. Not that enjoyable but still has a bit of drinkability to it. Carbonated and creamy palate.

presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle thanks to Pootz. Dark amber with a big starting head. Aroma more vanilla than honey, although both are present. Flavour is sweet, thin and with a metallic finish. It is not a pleasant beer.

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