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Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESB

Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burlington, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Balance is finding the point between two opposing forces for a more desirable outcome: Equilibrium. We crafted our Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESB with balance as the primary objective. Equilibrium has a great malt character and full body that you expect in an ESB. We balance it with a generous dosage of hops that gives Equilibrium a distinct fruity flavour and appropriate level of bitterness. We advise you to find your Equilibrium today!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a dark amber colour with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is biscuit, some caramel and fruits. Taste is biscuit, vanilla, bitter. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
can. gushy and foamy. pours unclear copper-orange with an abnormal light beige head, sticky lacing. spicy toffee maltiness, sweetish specialty malts as well - peppery peaches perhaps; carbonic acid, treacle, potent grassy, piney and earthy notes, alcohol. foamy carbonation - settling; light body; assertive grassy-grapefruits medium long finish. obvious canning issue. still an average take on esb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4668) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2016
Nicklebrook Equilibrium ESB 5.5% Waiting for a triumphal parade for an Olympian to start I decided to give this a try. Milky orange brown color, thick beige head. Biscuit and toffee aroma. The taste is bitter, biscuit, a little acrid with some orange hop notes. Passable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (321) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
Picked up a 4 can sample pack from the lcbo. Pours dark amber with a big foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet carmel, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Mouthful is straight bitter at first then mellows to a great balanced taste. Very good beer, starting to really like this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
473ml 29 June 2016 can. Pours a clear caramel with a finger of off white head that thins slightly but sticks to the glass. Aroma has notes of dark caramel, traditional bittering hops, slight dark fruits, and a creamyness. Taste is balanced well with notes of caramel, biscuit, bread, mild dark fruits, faint roast, and medium, fruity yeast. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a nicely crafted esb. Lots of malty caramel and bready notes with dark fruits and hints of roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
googleimage83 (70) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Cloudy, forms a gorgeous fiery red hue when held in light. Average head, but long retention. Sweet caramel nose with some vanilla and oak notes, not a huge aroma but very nice. Taste is surprisingly dry in contrast, but the malt profile still reigns supreme. Lots of grain as well. Nice floral hop finish, not too common in an ESB. Very impressive, far and away my favourite from the sampler pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
portwood (190) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Smell: sour cherries, orange, slight funk. Taste: crisp carbonation, tart & grainy. Finish: dry/earthy bitterness, lemon, burnt caramel. (canned 3/3/16)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. A pretty decent esb, fruity and toasty notes, good malt body, medium to low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sallysudz (31) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
Nicely balanced with gorgeous malts and bitter hops. A little more hoppy than I am used to from this style. Nice complexities in flavours: malts, chocolate, fruit, leafy hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuperTiti33 (855) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Bien malté. Céréale. Léger caramel doux et pas sucré. Houblon herbacé. Un peu végétale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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