Brick Waterloo Dark Lager | Brick Brewing Co.

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Brick Waterloo Dark LagerBrick Waterloo Dark Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
brickbeer.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Looks dark, tastes light. It's Ontario's favourite dark lager. A dark beer that is slowly brewed with Canadian grown malted barley, specialty coloured malts, imported hops and pure cultured brewers yeast.

Dark lagers are enjoyed all year long, and they're not as filling as ales. Waterloo Dark will cut some of the heaviness in sauce-based meat dishes. Waterloo Dark is an equally perfect beer to go with appetizers suitable for watching sports games, or used as an actual ingredient when preparing a meal.

Experience what this great dark "light tasting" lager has to offer and why it has won multiple awards at the World Cup of Beer, Canadian Brewing Awards, Ontario Brewing Awards and the Monde Selection International Institute For Quality Selections.

Added by kbub6f on 08-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
94
Avg:
2.98
pDev:
19.46%
 
 
Wants:
3
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For Trade:
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Photo of jamesd345
3.69/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting balance between a dark beer and a light taste. Little to no head and a strange carbonation were turnoffs for me but it is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of ChrisCage
2.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- This one pours a nice dark brown color with a head that is pretty much non existent....instead, it is a fizzy thin layer that only covers a portion of the liquid and then disappears rather quickly unfortunately. The liquid is clear and with red hues, along with being quite clear. Carbonation seems to be thin and the lacing is pretty much devoid of life....not a great looking lager.

S- Smells like a super weak, metallic porter.....with dried unmalted grains, grassy, dusty and perhaps with some adjunct like boiled corn. Positive notes on the nostrils include weak chocolatey notes. Overall musty......

T- This doesn't do much for me personally.....while it does contain some sweetness, caramel/toffee flavors and chocolate, it is very weak and underwhelming. Grassy, dry and somewhat bittering on the finish, this just is a little too clean for me....I suspect some rice/corn was used in the boil.

M/O- This is light bodied, well carbonated (which is fine for this style) and is highly drinkable.....put it this way.....it is very much like a slightly bolder version of a macro lager. I would probably try it again but I most definitely will not be seeking it out on purpose ever again.....above average swill.

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Photo of derdtheterd
2.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ikidunot
3.74/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
2.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours black in color. Not much head retention. It smells slightly roasted with notes of hard well water and dirty dishwater. The flavor is mild, and easy drinking, but it tastes as much like an american macro lager as it does any kind of decent dark lager. Maybe a cross between the two styles is the most accurate way to put it.

I can't say this is a great beer, it's not. However, it is easy on the palate, and quite drinkable. It definitely could use more flavor. It's still better than most macros out there, but not by much.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brick Waterloo Dark Lager brewed by Brick Brewing Co. This Euro Dark Larger has an ABV of 5.00% The lager pours out a nice brown color with a nice light brown head. This brew has the look of cola, not saying that is a bad thing. I really like the color of this brew. The smell of Brick Waterloo Dark Lager is rich with roasted grains and malts. You also pick up a nice amount of hops in the smell of this brew. Brick Waterloo Dark Lager is a real inviting brew. Now for the taste it is bold but smooth with flavors. There is a lot going in this brew. First you pick up on some nice roasted malts and grains. Then a hit of hops . Brick Waterloo Dark Lager has a real nice clean balance to it. is nothing overpowering about this brew. Just a note the head to this brew stays around and there is also a nice amount of lacing on the glass.The mouthfeel of Brick Waterloo Dark Lager is Rich, Bold, Clean ,Smooth and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Brick Waterloo Dark Lager a 4.25 out of 5 . Brick Brewing Co., Did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. This dark brew would go good on any occasion.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.23/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
2.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Enjoyed from the 12oz bottle. This dark lager pours a dark, yet clear mahogany brown with a nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and decent lacing. Nose of sweet malts and moderate grain notes, little else. Flavors follow the nose lightly cloying sweet caramel notes on all sides followed by a light grain bill on the back. Smooth and moderately crisp with a sweet aftertaste. Would be decent after mowing the lawn, but the sweetness is a bit much and I like sweet brews.

Not much else to see here. Move along.

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Photo of Soots
3.96/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.
Nice smooth feel, judge right amount of soft carbonation, and good looking, with a large pillowy head.
The aroma is only acceptable but the flavor is fine.
Good dark lager.

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Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimWakimika
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Amartian
3.64/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taters21
3.49/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a dark amber (think yuengling black and tan) with a 3 finger head that slowly settles to about a finger and a half
Smell: Malt forward, grain, roasted chocolate
Taste: Surprisingly light, malty, roasty, grassy finish
Mouthfeel: Thin
Overall: Interesting, but not exceptional

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Photo of joesi
3.65/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was much nicer than I was expecting. People seem like they may have a prejudice against this beer— that, or I guess my taste preference might just be more unique/broad.

For what it is (which I'll get to), it's very good in my opinion, although obviously not everyone likes what it is.
This is a sweet tasting (not necessarily added sugar or anything, but a sweet vibe), malty beer, with a bit of roasted flavor as well. The hops are very minor in this beer. Not particularly noticeable neither at the start nor lingering afterwards. Some people may not like that, but I certainly like it.

The carbonation consistency is average, and carbonation level is medium high in my opinion. It looks similar to many stouts that aren't using nitro; very dark with average beige head.

Highly recommended to anyone that likes very malty beers and/or sweet-FLAVOR beers and who don't like much hops in their beer. If you like lots of hops and/or don't like lots of malt, stay far away from this. I bought some of these on clearance for just under 2$ per 473 can, and will buy more if I can get them cheap. Great value for Canadians (best I've had for under 50¢/100ml)

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Photo of AGRIPINO
5/5  rDev +67.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very refreshing for an dark beer

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Photo of jcubz
3.52/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.26/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.20 for a 473ml can. Served at 7deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny white head that is gone in 1min. Very dark brown. Filtered clear

S- Not much here at all. Was expecting something but got next to nothing.

T- Not too good. Has some roasted body but not much else. Some nuts and malt

M- Dry and tart.

O- Not a very good beer. I rated it high and still not a good rating. Will not buy again. Thank goodness I can try beers 473ml to 500ml one at a time as I would be upset if I bought a case of 24 bottles.

Food Pairing

This beer pairs well with...... Potato chips, just to get it down LOL

Enjoy

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Photo of FRANKIE65
2.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
2.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Brick Waterloo Dark Lager from Brick Brewing Co.
2.98 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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