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Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison

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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1855) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. An opaque copper gold pour, fizzy white head & great lacing. A bready spicy  saison aroma, citrusy tropical fruits as well - no surprise as it is hopped with Amarillo & the yeast is the same as saison DuPont. The taste is the kind of saison flavor I like , spicy citrus, a bit of funk, some wheat & bready quality from the malts. Easy drinking stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
A strong peppery taste combined with resinous and grassy overused hops are discouraging me from appreciating this faithful to style Saison. Olfactif: on y sent dès le départ la fraicheur des champs. De fortes notes de poivre et d’épices accompagnées de note herbacées et de menthe poivrée. Est-ce l’intensité du poivre ou cet accent d’herbes brulées qui me repousse malgré l’honnête complexité des arômes? Visuel: blonde / dorée, légèrement floue, bonne mousse, bonne effervescence, maintient assez long. Pas beaucoup de traces dans le verre. L’entrée de bouche nous ramène cet excès de notes phénoliques avec une touche citronnée. La finale est herbacée et résineuse, la rendant sèche et astringente. L’effervescence est très active, ce qui la rend très rafraichissante. La texture est entre mince et moyenne. Les fruits sont bien présents; la mangue surtout et quelques agrumes. Mais, l’aspect résineux des houblons, combiné aux poivres puissants, m’empêche de l’apprécier à sa juste valeur. Assez conforme au style cependant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (535) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
750ml bottle. Clear golden body, medium white head, good retention. Aroma of green hops and yeast, spices and apricots, pickles. Taste of lemons, yeast, spices, decent amount of herbal hops, peppercorns. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (181) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Fruity aroma. Hazy gold colour. Flavour of dried fruit, hops, yeast, and caramel. Medium body with mild carbonation. Quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (318) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy honey colour with a large fluffy white head. Nose is yeast, wheat and spice with some lemon and honey. Lightly sweet fruity star followed by tart citrus and a dry spicy finish. There is also a faint metallic tinge that is a bit distracting. Light mouth with active carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1242) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Blonde foncée à haute effervescence, mousse blanche sur liquide trouble mi-épais. Nez en épices, en agrumes, en fruits à chair jaune, avec le piquant de la mangue mûre. La bouche est plus mince que prévue, elle est tout juste aqueuse mais dans l’ensemble bien dans le sillon du style. Rafraîchissante, un peu retenue comme déjà mentionné, mais c’est une saison bien faite, à défaut d’être percutante ou renversante.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (250) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a cloudy honey colour, with a large bubbly head. Aroma includes notes of citrus, pepper, and yeast. Tasting notes include sour tangy citrus, pepper, coriander. The palate is light and the citrus notes almost leaves your mouth puckered. Not bad, but a little overpowering on the citrus notes. Not bad though.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
netty (66) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Flaska dovezena z Kanady priamo z Nickel Brook. Farba je velmi pekná pomarancova alebo skor mandarínkova. Vo voní okrem kvasnic je citit mandarínkove kostky alebo koru. Chut zacína od jemne trpkej az suchej cez perlivé biele kvetové víno. Dochut je suchá a horka. Celkovo je toto pivo velmi zaujimave a hrejive na dusu.---- Bottles imported from Canada directly from Nickel Brook. The color is very nice orange or mandarin. In addition to the smell of yeast can feel from cube of mandarin or peel. Taste starts from slightly tart and dry over sparkling white flowery wine. Aftertaste is dry and bitter. Overall, this beer is very interesting and warm the soul.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karol (616) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
Bottled bought at the Nickelbrook brewery in Burlington/Canada. Overall a very tasty but damn dry beer. Aroma of mandarines, Belgian yeast typical of a Duvell plus some white wine. Color is hazy orange yellow, head is white, vanishes but keeps a layer. Taste is fruity, bitter and damn dry and finishes with a dry bitterness of a grapefruit. For me a very tasty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
750 mL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, foamy, persistent head. The aroma is appealing, but more like a Belgian blonde or a wit. It’s missing the typical barnyard funk. Lots of sweet orchard fruit and yeast. The flavour is a little more typical, although there is something weird at the end. Just before the end, really, because there is a nice bitterness right at the end. Asparagus. I don’t know. Dry enough. Not terrible, but an odd saison.


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