Brick Waterloo Classic Pilsner | Brick Brewing Co.

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Brick Waterloo Classic PilsnerBrick Waterloo Classic Pilsner

Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 9
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can, again part of a mix-six in these broadly-spaced parts.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of tightly puffy, moderately creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a thorough array of ancient language script lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty corn grain, a mild barley maltiness, a touch of bland, stale lemon juice, and weedy, dead grass hops. The taste is semi-sweet, mildly biscuity malt, some interloping corn sweetness, the same old-seeming citrus from the aroma, and fairly musty, weirdly tangy grassy, fragrantly weedy hops.

The bubbles are slightly edgy, with a mild metallic twinge, the body medium-light in weight, and not really all that smooth - the hops and pithy grain claiming equal culpability here. It finishes mostly dry, the hops sort of superceding the wan lingering malt.

Not really a traditional Czech Pils, but not lacking the moxie required for such either. I suppose the missing parameter here is the crispiness, and of course the presence of any of that non-barley grain character. Merely helpful hints, Brick boyos.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Waterloo Pilsner should be a very respected beer. Poured slightly cloudy, a sign of flavour. Not much head or lacing, just a steady amount of flavour from the first sip to the last. The Beer Store here in Canada has it on sale recently for $19.95 for a 12 pack, i bought a few of those. Its a good summer beer for the patio with a magazine or a good book. Not sweet or overly hoppy. Good for someone who wants a flavourful beer without committing to a true IPA.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

471ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for 3$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3minutes.

Smell - Malts, bread/grains, corn, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, corn, and some faint hops. There is also some breads/grains and a light grassiness. It ends with a grainy aftertaste.

Overall – Another beer that is serviceable, but no where near exciting. It is very drinkable but could be a little more 'crisp' and refreshing with some light citrus more more hops. Anyways, worth a try I guess, but I won't buy it again.

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3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Overall a nice beer. Dark gold colours. Straw smells. Metallic finish nice beer but better finishes.

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3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thehyperduck
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 mL can picked up at the LCBO; coded E30312. This is from a sampler pack containing three brews I have never tried before - a nice deal for me, since that means I get to tick three beers I'd probably never try if they had only been available in the usual 6/12 packs. Served well-chilled.

Pours the standard clear golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of bone-white head. Good retention; it takes at least a few minutes to die down into a dense cap and generous collar, leaving a rim of lacing around the glass. If nothing else, this is a great looking lager. The aroma isn't off-putting, though it's hardly what I'd expect out of a Czech-style pilsener - a lot of lemony citrus, wet grass and grainy malts, with a touch of corn sweetness and floral notes.

Fairly tasty stuff, though it doesn't meet all of my prerequisites for this style. While there are plenty of floral, grassy Saaz hop notes to justify the 'pilsner' name, the malt backbone leaves a bit to be desired - it's mostly grainy and corny, providing some light, bland sweetness. The finish is grassy and a little dry, with a clean, non-descript aftertaste. Light-bodied, with strong carbonation that gives this one a good bite and a bit of bloat. Unlike many Waterloo brews, this one is easy to drink quickly *and* tasty enough for that prospect to not seem daunting.

Final Grade: 3.37, a manageable B-. Waterloo Classic Pilsner is a respectable lager, although it can't hold a candle to the genuine Czech examples (or even most domestic craft lagers). This one is reminiscent of a more floral, noble-hopped version of Rickard's Blonde - the macro influences are detectable, but it's obvious that at least some effort was put into catering toward the beer geek set. A passable brew - I'd drink this again, but I'm not in a hurry to pick up a case of the stuff.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for a reasonable $2.45 CDN.

Appearance - a bright mostly clear straw colored beer poured nearly two fingers of white head. An absolute plethora of bubbles are unleashed towards the surface and help the head keep its form. Modest retention even still and no lacing left behind.

Smell - Mostly grassy and floral notes but there a sweet corn aroma that sits in there and detracts from the fresh aromas usually associated with pilsners.

Taste - Clean and short grainy flavor, with some sweet corn with an adjunct-ish flavor. Mostly crisp with some maltiness at the back end.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and fairly crisp with lots of carbonation. Maybe a touch gassy but good feel.

Overall - A decent pilsner but by no means does it stack up well with some of the best from Czech republic and Germany. The sweetness is more reminiscent of a German pilsner as often I find that the Czech ones are more bitter and sharper than their German brethren.Not missing much by avoiding this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 473 mL Can

A- Pours a slightly hazy pale golden topped by a 2 finger white head. Good retention. Head works down to a thin ring and a few whispy patches. Slight lacing.

S- Bready grains, corn, slight lemon tinge, and grassy hops.

T- Same as aroma. Good solid flavour throughout.

M- Light-Medium body and moderate carbonation.

O-Not exactly what I think of when I think of a Czech Pilsener, but a good beer nonetheless. Very drinkable with a good flavour.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

473ml can poured into pint glass 20/11/13

A slight haze in a golden yellow body, bubbles of all sizes and speeds feeding a well sustained finger of foam that leaves a collar of lace followed by random patches

S wet hay and grass, sweet grains, soggy cereal, honey, and some faint citrus,

T grainy, sweet bread, maybe a little sour lemon, still has some hay but its was put away wet, nothing special

M has some body, a little creamy, but quite slimy after the fact, slick is one thing but this is almost like having a loogie in your mouth, doesn't have the crisp bitter snap I look for in the style

O drinkable but nothing I'd go looking for, better then macros but that's about it

basic beer that I wouldn't bother with again, not necessarily flawed but the look is by far the best part and it doesn't really look that great

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.52/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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