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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: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4275) - 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 (6470) - 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 (1079) - 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 (6052) - 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. It’s good but not really my thing. A fine beer though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Looks great in the glass! A hazy, light brownish colour with a slightly tan coloured head. There is a nutty and toasty aroma that comes off of this one and follows through in the taste. A nice, subdued hop character shows up in the finish. Great after work beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2014-05-09. Crisp copper amber body with a nice white head and lace. 3+ Sweet fruity caramel malt aroma. Similar flavour, sweetish fruity malt. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation suits it. Relatively non-descript but decent take on the style, I suspect I might enjoy this one more on a different day. On tap at Volo, Toronto

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
esb on cask at Bar Volo. Very minimum hops. Good colour and some lace. Not so drinkable because no flavour to attract me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (229) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
As far as ESB style beers go, this is one of the more interesting ESB’s I have tasted with more flavour to it. good session beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1110) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Can. Slightly hazy and off-white head. Malty and caramel sweets aroma, earthiness and slight floral hoppy note. Medium body, some roast bitterness and caramel, balanced brew. Easy going with a bit more body than others out there but boring if you asks me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin (457) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
cask at the Wooly. Copper colour and bubbly head. Fruity, caramel, light earth. Well-balanced, lightly bitter finish. Good session ale.


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