Dark 266 | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
cameronsbrewing.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Phyl21ca on 01-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
15.48%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of fortyfield
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monticristo23
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of mikemands
3.42/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FRANKIE65
4.35/5  rDev +34.7%
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".

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.21/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CRObighit2
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.66/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 341ml bottle poured into a small pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a dark, almost black colour. When held up to the light, the beer appears to be a very, very dark blood red colour. Poured with two fingers of off-white/light brown head which dissipated extremely quickly, with very little lacing left behind.

Smell - Toasted malts dominate. There's also notes of coffee, with some faint hints of caramel/toffee.

Taste - Toasty malts up front, just like the nose. Again, following the nose is come light coffee flavour which lingers towards the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, and quite creamy. Carbonation is high - maybe not for a lager though. I'm just not use to beers this dark being that carbonated probably. Regardless, it makes for a crisp and fairly satisfying finish.

Overall - 3.75/5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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Dark 266 from Cameron's Brewing Co.
3.23 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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