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Brick Waterloo Dark Lager | Brick Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#43,825
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
187
pDev:
18.39%
Bros Score:
2.5
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.29/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: A: Dark brown with a ruby tinge, little carbonation, clear filtered, 2 fingers of slightly tan head

S: Skunk, sourdough, offal, cheesy.

T: Bready, then a slightly clean linen but one that’s slightly cheesy, a yeasty clean slightly dough finish. Much cleaner than the scent.

M: Medium body, medium low fine bubbled almost foamy carbonation.

O: A little cheesy on the nose, flavor is not too bad and mouth feel is fine. Not too bad overall.

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Photo of marmstrong1212
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of tabhill
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of CRObighit2
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked one tallboy can up from the LCBO and served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark chestnut brown color, poured 2 fingers of tan head that dissipated quite quickly. Just dark enough that the bubbly nature of the beer can't be seen.

Smell - Smells dark, but some light grassy notes and slightly metallic. Not much else there.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose, not a lot there but nothing off putting. General "beer" taste.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated and medium bodied, but because of the lack of significant flavor doesn't give it any of the rich creamy feeling that other beers in the style may have.

Overall - Unremarkable, not likely to be purchased again. Would rather have something else.

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Photo of dumarrm
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of ZachT
3.32/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 473 mL can into a conical pint glass.

3-finger head (in this narrower glass) shows significant carbonation in this beer.
Very dark red-brown appearance, as the name tells. Head settled to half a finger
in about a minute or two.

Nice smell. Some breadiness, some bitter sweetness. Hints of some other fresh
scent that I can't quite name.

First sip has a nice taste, though with a slightly metallic finish. This blood-like
taste went away after a few more sips. Taste is a little roasty, turning into bitter
fruitiness. Almost coffee-like notes in the finish.

As hinted by the tall head, the mouth can feel a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer. As far as dark goes, I prefer porters, but this is very
acceptable. I'd order it if I went to a bar or restaurant that had it.

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Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of LXIXME
2.99/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A smallish light brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear dark red wine to amber colored beer.

Very thin nose, maybe a little dark roasted malts in the aroma.

A very light taste of dark roasted caramel malts, kind of reminds me of a watered down Amber Bock but in a good way almost. When one thinks of something watered down they almost always got to it getting a more negative taste, but this might work in this beers advantage given the situation.

A very light almost dryish aftertaste on this light to medium bodied beer.

This is another beer that to me would appeal to people that are trying to get away from the typical Bud Light type beer. This to me could be considered a gateway beer for future Rogue and Stone drinkers.

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Photo of dalehihn
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Pmicdee
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vyronian
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of irishkyle21
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of saburky
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of buschbeer
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Bf_89
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Watershed
3.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 473mL can into a pint glass. Held to the light, this looks pretty much exactly like Coke, with a slightly foamy lace of head instead of bubbles. It's appealing looking, actually -- pretty much exactly what a dunkel should look like. (I'd classify this as a dunkel rather than the "Euro Dark Lager" it's labelled as, because I'm pretty sure that's what they're attempting.) The smell isn't particularly impressive -- wet malts and brown sugar -- and these flavours continue in the taste, with the occasional odd sour note, which I think must be a yeast thing. Despite being pretty nondescript taste-wise, this does improve in the creamy mouthfeel, light chocolate with the slightest linger of herbal hops. (But there's that odd sour note again, too...).

I buy a can of this once every couple months because I like dunkels and it's one of the two widely available in Ontario (the other being the markedly superior King Dark Lager). So the fact that I'm even drinking this stuff is more a testament to the neglect of this underrated style than evidence of any real fondness for it. Still, until I can get the King more readily, or until another local craft brewery starts making a dunkel, I'll keep drinking this once in a while.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Brick Waterloo Dark Lager from Brick Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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