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Half Pints Sweet Nikki Brown

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Formerly brewed at Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer has been brewed especially for my wife, Nicole. Just like her, it’s a little sweet, and a little bitter. Brewed in the American Brown tradition, this hoppy ale is nut brown in colour (just liker her hair and eyes). The addition of two different British crystal malts give the beer a sweet, fruity flavor while the Belgian Biscuit and Chocolate malts lend a deep nutty character (draw your own conclusions) to finish. I’ve used UK Goldings and Yakima Valley Cascade hops to add a flowery citrus finish to the beer. Try it with a ploughman’s lunch of Rye bread, Asiago cheese, and deli pickles. Serve at 8 degrees celcius in a nonic pint glass. Unfiltered and unpasturized.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 15, 2014
Where and how: Bottle @ Volo
Aroma caramel, alcohol, clean approach with aromatic top. Herbal backing.
Appearance :
Top: medium cap.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : mineral feel with watery finish
Taste: brown sugars, some chocolate.
Other notes drinkable, fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1114) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle in a poor light barvolo. Huge aroma that jumps out of the glass, big sweet chocolate, roast and some grain or cereal note. On the palate it is sweeter than I expected it, velvety texture and rich long finish. good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
341 ml bottle at Volo. Pours a rubyish brown with decent sized light tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, toffee and nuts. Flavour is on the sweet side with toffee, brown sugar, a little chocolate and some nuttiness. Active carbonation. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1892) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
341 mL bottle. Dark ruby brown with very little head. Smells big for a brown, with chocolate and American hops in the nose. Not that it smells really hippy, but you know they are there. The flavour is sweeter than i expected, and doesn’t quite live up to the nose. Nice though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle at Bar Volo. Starts as a nice chocolate malt, and ending with a decent hoppiness. Good drinkability. Dark brown body with abundant white head. Good for the style, refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Really well done session brown with a well placed hop. The pour is a nearly opaque dark brown with a foamy tan head. The nose is sweet, medium roasted malts with a great light chocolate and good torrefaction. The flavor is well composed with a rich roasted malt and a sizable hop on the finsih with light citrus and a mild astringency into the aftertaste. Overall, well balanced, great flavor and fantastic malts.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sergelutaba (67) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a frothy off-white head. Leaves a bit of lacing Smells of sweet caramel with citrusy, floral hops, and a hint of coffee. Feels light on the tongue but smooth and satisfying. Flavours start with malty, dark chocolate coffee that transitions smoothly into floral, citrusy note. Aftertaste is similar to the start with a nutty chocolate biscuit flavour. I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (189) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Brown. Nice lacing. Creamy, tan head. Nutty, vanilla in the nose. Roasted, nutty, chocolate. Slight bitterness. Leaves a hop bitterness on the palate. Medium feel. Nice and easy drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
Ruby tinged brown, tan head. Grainy hops and very muted toasty malt. Watery coffee grounds like bitterness up front is a bit off putting to me, washed out malt in the middle, hops escape in the finish with a last minute citrus note. Average palate. Actually not a bad take on a brown ale, but does very little for me personally.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (862) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
Deep brown, near black. Caramel aroma with some roasted malt. Lots of malt, caramel and a bit of coffee in there. Some nice citrus hop bite. Really good brown ale.


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