Waterloo Spiced Dunkel | Brick Brewing Co.

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Waterloo Spiced DunkelWaterloo Spiced Dunkel

Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by ThinkAgain:
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of MJ63
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of al_al1357
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $2.90 mark or so for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a tiny white head that gone within a minute. Dark to medium brown colour and filtered clear.

S- Spicy good! Has a slight metallic scent though.

T- Cinnamon galore. Lots of malt. Touch heavy handed on the spices.

M- A bit watery. Has some dryness to it.

O- Not bad brew. Not great and won't buy more but it is nice. Prefer a pumpkin brew to this one.

Food Pairing

This ok brew went well with...... Roasted turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes. Reserve the drippings and make a gravy!


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Photo of CurtisD
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thehyperduck
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can from the LCBO; packaged Oct 28 2015 and served slightly chilled.

Pours clear copper-amber in colour; capped off with one finger of loose, frothy, off-white coloured head that wilts disappointingly quickly. I can partially revive it with a few swirls of the glass - also inadvertently producing a bit of lacing. Vanilla and gingerbread on the nose, in addition to a few lighter notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Caramel, treacle, figgy dark fruit, banana and toasted wheat come through as well; it's a pretty enticing aroma, actually.

The flavour profile is more along the lines of a standard dunkelweizen - at least, initially, as the spiced contributions remain minor up 'til the finish. Toasted grains and bready, wheaty malts play a supportive background role, with flavours of caramelized sugar, gingerbread and banana up front. Vanilla is the most noticeable of the adjuncts to me, with cinnamon not far behind; the nutmeg and clove are subtle presences first noticed in the spicy, lingering aftertaste. Light-medium in body, with moderate carbonation levels and a relatively smooth, soft feel on the palate. Goes down easily, though like most spiced beers I don't think it's something I'd want to drink more than a few glasses of per night.

Final Grade: 3.7, a B grade. Brick's Waterloo-branded seasonals have been on a continuous upward trend for a while now, and I'd have to say that this Spiced Dunkel is definitely one their best releases to date. The only black marks I can levy against this one? The visual appearance is lacking, the mouthfeel could be fuller, and the vanilla is a tad overdone for my tastes. On the whole though, this is a more-than-acceptable dark wheat ale that I will be picking up again in the future.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for about $3 CDN.

Appearance - Pours a clear mahogany colored with plenty of carbonation. A small half finger of tan head rests on top, before dissipating withing a minute.

Smell - Some banana and plenty of vanilla, the nose is very sweet and a little one-dimensional. There is a nice wheat backing to the beer, but it's very subtle.

Taste - A little banana and plenty of vanilla, some clove and maybe nutmeg to round out the flavors. Lacks the creamy wheat qualities I usually find with a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel - Body is thin and finish is dry, not quite like the best and robust dunkelweizens from Germany. Carbonation is light despite the appearance .

Overall - An interesting seasonal a spiced dunkel, but lacking the creaminess i was expecting and the spices and vanilla are just a smidgen too forward to make this an easy drinking beer. Probably worth a shot, as I'm certain this may have appeal to certain BA's, and again it's nice to see the envelope being pushed, but this isn't one of the best seasonals I've had from this brewery.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice ruby colour, thin layer of head with no retention or lacing. Nose is loaded with spices and fig newtons. Spicing is present but not overwhelming on the tongue, raisins and figs remind you of the dunkel style with the vanilla lingering on the finish. A solid brew amd a welcome surprise from a brewery that has traditionally underwhelmed me. Well done. I'll be grabbing a couple more for sure, especially at this price point.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Molson2000
2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fortyfield
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light brown, actually more of a ruby colour with a very nice looking finger and a half of head that of course fizzles too quickly.

Smells of vanilla and spices, mainly cloves and nut meg. Missing some distinctive Dunkelweizen scents though.

The taste is very similar to the smell. This almost reminds me of a winter warmer more than a dunkelweizen. Pleasant taste but really lacking what I suppose is the wheat flavour more prominent in the taste of this style.

Mouthfeel is thin as well for the style. Not a bad beer by any means here, as my beer for the night I'm still enjoying it. But definitely not a top notch Dunk for those that are searching for one.

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Photo of TerryW
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Waterloo Spiced Dunkel from Brick Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 16 ratings