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Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESB

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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3344) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
473ml can. Slightly hazy copper pour, with a large beige head. Great nutty, bready malts with some sweet caramel malts too. Nice hopping, crisp, but slightly citrusy, with light stone fruit. Incredibly well balanced, a easy drinking esb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2255) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
473ml can from larry. solid ESB, a touch to bitter. the malt profile it spot on but not my fav english yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2485) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Can at the Arrow & the Loon. Pours a clean amber colour with a golden hue. Creamy warm cap with good retention and lacing. Becomes hazy by the last pour. The taste starts off mildly hoppy, then goes through caramel to finish with grain. Then, the grass comes back. Aromas of caramel, citrus and grass reminding me of an IIPA. The mouthfeel is crisp, mildly dry. A nice balanced brew with good grain, hops and caramel. A slightly hoppier ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (597) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
473 mL can. Pours auburn brown with a thin head of just white foam. Toasty malt and light caramel on the nose with plenty of earthy, spicy hopping. Bread crust, woody herbs, mild citrus and gentle roast. Dry with a hint of mild malty sweetness and plenty of contrasting hop bitterness and a touch of roastiness on the end. Light to moderate body with light carbonation and moderate mouth feel. Lingers slightly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6317-20140509] Tap. Fruity young toast yeast aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head and some thick lacing. Fresh doughy yeast fruity bread flavour. Medium body is very smooth. Delicious. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (290) - - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a medium caramel colour with a thin slightly off-white head. Aromas are caramel and toffee. Tastes are strong caramel malts, toffee and a surprising light sweetness in the background. Overall this is no Fullers ESB, but it isnít a bad effort in the category.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft - Toffee and a very light twig. Hazy gold with a good beige head. Toffee, toasted malts and light twig. Dry and bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6572) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Where and how: on tap at Volo
Aroma malty side with nice hop backing. Proper ESB set up.
Appearance :
Top: medium top.
Base: fine haze on amber.
Palate : clean ,easy going, bit too easy...
Taste: malts well paired with its hops. Balanced.
Other notes nothing screaming here, just solid old school brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1215) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
At the Kitchener beer and ribs show. Pours hazy copper. Taste has caramel/toffee, spices, with a bitter finish. A little odd tasting, somehow, but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
[Cask at Mugshot Tavern] Pours a hazy dark amber with a small lasting bubbly white head. Aroma is fruity along with bready malt and light earthy hops. Flavour of caramel malt, fruit, light hops and a moderate bitter finish. Average bodied. Itís good but not really my thing. A fine beer though.


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