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Brick Waterloo Classic Pilsner - Brick Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Brick Waterloo Classic PilsnerBrick Waterloo Classic Pilsner

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BA SCORE
76
okay

23 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: spinrsx on 05-04-2013)
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-14-2013 23:14:16 | More by ThinkAgain
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

04-14-2014 00:00:16 | More by hunterjames
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Ian-on-the-Trent

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is certainly crisp and clean although the taste and smell are pretty weak. It is bitter, however, it isn't balanced at all by the smell/taste combination. Not even close to being in the same league as a Pilsner Urquell. For my taste, a decent pilsner has a certain floral overtone...certainly with regard the aroma. This certainly doesn't taste like they used a Saaz hop.

As much as I would like this beer to shine (I am an avid craft beer drinker) it just doesn't.

Would I buy this again...no. But if one was offered to me I would certainly drink it. If I was offered this or domestic pint I'd choose the Classic Pilsner just because it isn't from a major brand. One positive...this would really quench your thirst after a hard-played sport.

To me this verges on being a discount beer although at $35.95 (Ontario, The Beer Store), it isn't priced like one.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 23:16:17 | More by Ian-on-the-Trent
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-11-2014 15:31:03 | More by DamageCase76
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Derek69

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Waterloo Pilsner should be a very respected beer. Poured slightly cloudy, a sign of flavour. Not much head or lacing, just a steady amount of flavour from the first sip to the last. The Beer Store here in Canada has it on sale recently for $19.95 for a 12 pack, i bought a few of those. Its a good summer beer for the patio with a magazine or a good book. Not sweet or overly hoppy. Good for someone who wants a flavourful beer without committing to a true IPA.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 07:26:18 | More by Derek69
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

12-12-2013 20:17:49 | More by kelvarnsen
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 mL can picked up at the LCBO; coded E30312. This is from a sampler pack containing three brews I have never tried before - a nice deal for me, since that means I get to tick three beers I'd probably never try if they had only been available in the usual 6/12 packs. Served well-chilled.

Pours the standard clear golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of bone-white head. Good retention; it takes at least a few minutes to die down into a dense cap and generous collar, leaving a rim of lacing around the glass. If nothing else, this is a great looking lager. The aroma isn't off-putting, though it's hardly what I'd expect out of a Czech-style pilsener - a lot of lemony citrus, wet grass and grainy malts, with a touch of corn sweetness and floral notes.

Fairly tasty stuff, though it doesn't meet all of my prerequisites for this style. While there are plenty of floral, grassy Saaz hop notes to justify the 'pilsner' name, the malt backbone leaves a bit to be desired - it's mostly grainy and corny, providing some light, bland sweetness. The finish is grassy and a little dry, with a clean, non-descript aftertaste. Light-bodied, with strong carbonation that gives this one a good bite and a bit of bloat. Unlike many Waterloo brews, this one is easy to drink quickly *and* tasty enough for that prospect to not seem daunting.

Final Grade: 3.36, a manageable B-. Waterloo Classic Pilsner is a respectable lager, although it can't hold a candle to the genuine Czech examples (or even most domestic craft lagers). This one is reminiscent of a more floral, noble-hopped version of Rickard's Blonde - the macro influences are detectable, but it's obvious that at least some effort was put into catering toward the beer geek set. A passable brew - I'd drink this again, but I'm not in a hurry to pick up a case of the stuff.

Serving type: can

12-12-2013 05:36:13 | More by thehyperduck
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

473ml can poured into pint glass 20/11/13

A slight haze in a golden yellow body, bubbles of all sizes and speeds feeding a well sustained finger of foam that leaves a collar of lace followed by random patches

S wet hay and grass, sweet grains, soggy cereal, honey, and some faint citrus,

T grainy, sweet bread, maybe a little sour lemon, still has some hay but its was put away wet, nothing special

M has some body, a little creamy, but quite slimy after the fact, slick is one thing but this is almost like having a loogie in your mouth, doesn't have the crisp bitter snap I look for in the style

O drinkable but nothing I'd go looking for, better then macros but that's about it

basic beer that I wouldn't bother with again, not necessarily flawed but the look is by far the best part and it doesn't really look that great

Serving type: can

11-21-2013 17:30:06 | More by wordemupg
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dumarrm

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

11-01-2013 03:09:50 | More by dumarrm
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

09-26-2013 01:02:18 | More by cam477
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-14-2013 21:51:14 | More by Pmicdee
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-10-2013 00:27:12 | More by cfalovo97
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-13-2013 00:33:57 | More by CurtisD
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-10-2013 02:00:34 | More by HATS4BATS
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-07-2013 16:02:17 | More by beerhunter13
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-15-2013 01:47:23 | More by Vyronian
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can, again part of a mix-six in these broadly-spaced parts.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of tightly puffy, moderately creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a thorough array of ancient language script lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty corn grain, a mild barley maltiness, a touch of bland, stale lemon juice, and weedy, dead grass hops. The taste is semi-sweet, mildly biscuity malt, some interloping corn sweetness, the same old-seeming citrus from the aroma, and fairly musty, weirdly tangy grassy, fragrantly weedy hops.

The bubbles are slightly edgy, with a mild metallic twinge, the body medium-light in weight, and not really all that smooth - the hops and pithy grain claiming equal culpability here. It finishes mostly dry, the hops sort of superceding the wan lingering malt.

Not really a traditional Czech Pils, but not lacking the moxie required for such either. I suppose the missing parameter here is the crispiness, and of course the presence of any of that non-barley grain character. Merely helpful hints, Brick boyos.

Serving type: can

06-05-2013 03:35:07 | More by biboergosum
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-27-2013 21:22:45 | More by lgmol
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

471ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for 3$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3minutes.

Smell - Malts, bread/grains, corn, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, corn, and some faint hops. There is also some breads/grains and a light grassiness. It ends with a grainy aftertaste.

Overall – Another beer that is serviceable, but no where near exciting. It is very drinkable but could be a little more 'crisp' and refreshing with some light citrus more more hops. Anyways, worth a try I guess, but I won't buy it again.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 00:36:26 | More by spinrsx
Brick Waterloo Classic Pilsner from Brick Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.