Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Brick Brewing Co.-Waterloo Dark

Waterloo Dark is produced by one of Ontario's largest craft brewers, the Brick Brewing Co.  It is sold in 341mL glass bottles and has an alcohol content of 5%.  Waterloo Dark belongs to the Schwarzbier family of dark lager beers.  It is nearly as dark as a stout, but its flavour is considerably lighter.
WD comes from Waterloo, Ontario.  It is extremely drinkable for a dark beer, but otherwise unremarkable.  When poured, it looks uncannily like Coca-Cola--beautiful dark amber colour with a creamy brownish head.  The beer is extremely clear.  Unfortunately, it doesn't taste nearly as good as it looks.

In terms of taste, Waterloo Dark has a mild, malty flavour.  There is some sweetness but nothing overpowering.  It has a faint, slightly sour aroma.  I couldn't identify any particular notes; it just tastes like beer.

Waterloo Dark is not a bad beer.  I picture it being consumed around a campfire-it would make a welcome addition to a camping trip.  For a dark beer, it goes down easy and it tastes pretty good.  It just isn't very noteworthy.  There is no smokiness or nut flavour to hold the interest and it doesn't have the big flavour of its gloomy brethren.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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