Dark 266
Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
European Dark Lager
3.25 | pDev: 15.38%
Jan 21, 2016
Jan 05, 2006
Cameron’s Dark 266 is a rare breed of beer that was originally brewed as a one-off draught for one of our specialty beer bars. The demand for an encore was so persistent that that we had to bottle it and share it with everyone. Specialty imported hops and dark malts result in a chestnut coloured lager with a wonderful lacy head. Taste the deliciousness of a North American Lager with the complexity of a German Schwarzbier.
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Rated: 3.9 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 21, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by monticristo23 from Canada (ON)

Aug 20, 2015
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
341 ml bottle served cool into a pint glass. Revisiting this beer after a two year absence. Didn't rank it highly before but thought it was time to try it again.

Appearance - dary brown with ruby hues, only transparent when you hold it directly to the light. Nice sized one finger of tan head that lingers awhile. Some visible carbonation only at the edge of the glass.

Smell - dark and roasty, with a strong grainy aroma with just a bit of toasted malt. Pretty standard but enjoyable nose.

Taste - thin tasting with a bit of the grainy flavor and some toasty flavours. Just a hint of dark fruit in there. Maybe even a touch of vanilla. This is much better than I remember and pretty solid overall.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and quite refined despite being a little thin across the board. Decent carbonation.

Overall - a resounding success and quite an enjoyable beer and far superior to many a lager on the market.
May 12, 2015
Rated: 3.42 by mikemands from Canada (ON)

Apr 05, 2015
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Reviewed by FRANKIE65 from Canada (ON)

4.35/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Not sure why this one only rates a 3.2. I LOVED it.
The only knock I have is the lack of head retention.
Smell is nutty, porter/stout like.
As for taste/mouthfeel...that nuttiness, comes through, and is brilliant.
At 4.5 ABV this would be my session beer of choice, IF ONLY, it was available at local liquor stores in something other than a "mixed pack".
Feb 06, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 3.21 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jan 10, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Dec 28, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by TerryW from Canada (ON)

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by JasonThaler from Canada (ON)

Aug 27, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by ThirstyDutchman from Canada (BC)

Jul 29, 2014
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
The dark brown beer is served in a nonic pint glass with a 1/2" light tan head that leaves some lacing as the beer is consumed but doesn't itself persist very long before becoming a layer on the surface.

The aromas include coffee, a bit of slight roasted malt, some orchard fruit and and some hints of dark bread.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with a fair amount of roasted bready malt, but there's also just a hint of sweetness and some fruity and herbal hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some persistent moderate carbonations. As the finish begins any malt and sweetnes slides a way to leave the fruit and coffee which then go away to allow a dry slightly earthy dryness.

On the whole a nice middle of the road quality beer that isn't much to write home about but which is smooth, tasty and worth trying.
May 01, 2014
Rated: 3 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jan 09, 2014
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Reviewed by The-Jolly-Imbiber from Antarctica

3.77/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 341 mL bottle into a conical pint glass.

Generous, 3-finger tan head over an extremely dark, nearly opaque black-brown body. Had to hold it up to a window to see any sense of colour. Head settled in a minute or two to just a thin layer.

Scent is nice. Semi-sweet, slightly nutty aroma. Smells a bit like a porter, with the cocoa or coffee smells. As I progressed through the glass, the scent matured to something that made me imagine honey drizzled on nuts (good ones, like walnuts and pecans), and baking them.

Nice initial taste: semi-nutty flavour, with a slightly sweet bitterness. Unfortunately, some metallic aftertaste present in the first few sips, but this soon went away as I drank more.

Mouthfeel-wise, the carbonation seemed to remain present for at least a few minutes (which I like).

Overall, I like it. A good dark beer. I'd probably buy this again, to have as an option among other beers at a party.
Nov 28, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by MJ63 from Canada (ON)

Oct 26, 2013
Rated: 3 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Sep 27, 2013
Rated: 3 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Sep 05, 2013
Rated: 3 by WillAndSarah from Canada (ON)

Aug 15, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by deonreds from New York

Jul 17, 2013
Rated: 3 by TheBeeraholic from Canada (ON)

Jun 16, 2013
Dark 266 from Cameron's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 60 ratings