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Nickel Brook Bertwell 80/-

Nickel Brook Bertwell 80/-
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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Scottish Ale
Burlington, Canada

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Part of the Wet Hop Series. Bertwell 80/- is a typical Scottish style 80/- in terms of malt, it is then accented with wet Bertwell hops, the variety originally found in Prince Edward County in Ontario, now being grown at Harvest Hops and Malt in Guelph. The hops were used as a finishing hop and in dry hop.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle - Heavy caramel malts, orange and some candy sweetness. Pale gold with a nice white head. Candy, perfume and light orange/mandarin. Nice but really sweet. Very different from most wet hopped beers which have a lemon citrus dominating characteristic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (614) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Blonde. Pâle. Nez: Houblonné. Florale. Citron. Bouche: légèrement malté. Mince. Légèrement amère. Fruité. Pomme. Banane. Céréale. Légère et rafraichissant. Bière de soif.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours clear golden with a big pillowy white top. Aroma is light citrus hop and cereal malts. Taste is light cereal malts with citrus hop flavouring and light bitterness. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2575) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
750 ml bottle from LCBO (wet hop series). Pours a clear golden colour with moderate-sized white head. Aroma is big, fresh floral hops, grainy malt with hints of apple. Flavour is perfumey, floral hops, light-skinned fruit and grains. Moderate bitterness in finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (643) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Third ontario wet hops brew in three days. And this one comes in second (well above the abysmal trafalgar offering & slightly below Amsterdam’s) with a pretty pale yellow pour with a one finger cap that fades quicker than my paycheque. Aroma is punchy fresh hops. Loving the taste with this one: wet grassy hops, solid malt backbone & sessionable full flavour. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from brewery ("wet hop" series). Pours deep amber, hazy, with floaty bits. Rich fruity aroma with English hops. Taste: caramel, pepper, dried fruits, cherry; nice. Decent body. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (6777) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4857-20121011] Cask. Apple juicy fruit aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange red body with a quick bubbly head. Light bread crumbs and grilled-ness in the flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(Project X @ GLB brewery, Toronto, ON)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
341ml bottle from the brewery. hazy amber. nice complex malt nose, some spicy hops as well. the flavour is similar. the malt progression is really well done and the hopping is ample but not the best part of the beer. great cold weather session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from From the brewery, this is a wet hop 80/- made with fresh harvested hops from a local source. Pours a murky amber-red with a 1 finger tight sticky cap. Modest carbonation. Aroma is very pleasant – a perfect balance between rich toasty-sweet malts and fresh floral hops. Flavour is what one would expect from a wet hopped ale coupled with a scots wee heavy – Rich chewy malts in front with balance from floral/resinous herbaceous hop bittering from green cones. As this finishes the hops dominate making the long wet finish pleasingly bitter. A nice mix of malts and choice of fresh hops make this unfiltered ale a very drinkable with tons of flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
This ale poured a deep amber colour with a nice, big, foamy, tan coloured head. No lacing. Scents include malt/caramel, gravy, ripe fruit and a light earthy aroma. First swig had medium carbonation, slightly thin mouthfeel, caramel, dough, tea and leather flavours. Finish is lightly bitter with a small amount of hop bitterness.


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