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Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison Farmhouse Ale

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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We bring you a taste of Belgium with Le Paysan Saison. this style originated from the farms of Belgium where it served to refresh workers as they toiled in the fields over the hot summer months. We fermented our Saison warm which gives rise to many distinct fruity aromas. The initial malt flavour gives way to a crisp, dry finish with a lingering spiciness. The result is a remarkably smooth, refreshing beer that anyone can enjoy in the hot summer months!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2223) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Whoa, is that Megadeth on the Last Action Hero soundtrack? Like, cool, man! So this’s got some serio-so head that goes away a little too fast, okay lager body with heavy carbonation. Aroma has little of "saison" on the menu but rather is more like a gold lager or just a decent pale lager, sadly and unfortunately. AC/DC man, Big Gun! Whaaow where was I when all this was goin’ down... gotta remember good times. Flavour has a few saison-y notes in very small amounts on top of a regular lager flavour. A good lager flavour methinks but not transcending, per se, into a saison. Say, why didn’t they show more of that chick in the film? She was kinda hot, though a little too 80’s for me. I liked the 80’s don’t get me wrong but I think I liked a little more edge to the 90’s chicks... leg warmers are perhaps a turnoff at this stage of my life sadly. Nonetheless this is a mixed bag, not giving enough of the rough-along-the-edges cow-shagging goat stink that a true saison needs. A little too refined, too new-world, they gotta loosen up and let it get messy like the old French farmers of old. Or Belgian. Liked the old Arnold movie tho, no idea why they panned it so much in ’93. A good popcorn flick and always great when you’re drunk on good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2233) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2016
Big bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Mulmur. Hazy light amber gold. Persistent head. Citrus yeast aroma. Skunky. Mellow. Sweet and bready. Long lemon zest finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
Rating #1438 - 16.01.2015 - Bottle from CBI - Pours a golden yellow with a carbonated white foam that goes on for days Aroma is mild funk, mild floral lavender, citrus. Palate is actually quite sweet, lots of floral lavender notes, as well as a sticky sweetness. Mild sour note from the yeast. Not enough gumption in the funk for a real rippin’ saison, but this is certainly light, sweet, and crushable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1321) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2015
Tap at Bar Hop’s new place on St Peter, Toronto. Paleish amber yellow with an off-white head. Really nice, sweet, candy-like, citric, refreshing aroma and flavour... The kind of beer that makes you forget taking notes. The finishing bitterness complements the initial sweetness. Refreshing crisp carbonation and medium body, slightly drying finish which makes me always crave for another sip. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (867) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at the Loop, in Toronto. Pours a nice golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, grass. Taste is same, plus floral and some banana. I like it!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1142) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear golden with a foamy white head. Flavors are crisp/sweet cereals, lemon zest, peach, grass, pepper and bubblegum with fruity and floral notes. Light to medium body, good carbonation, slick texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
bottle. Poured gold which turned cloudy at the end, with a big white head. NIce mellow aroma, slightly citrusy and bready with spices. Medium body, tight carbonation with a dry crisp mouthfeel. Flavour of biscuity malt, belgian yeast notes of pepper and banana, herbal hops coming throw. An easy drinking Belgian style beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
A tasty saison, erring on the side of clean, summery and refreshing. Top to bottom, this is a beer summer needs. The body is a light honey gold with a big fluffy white head with solid lacing. The nose is soft but pleasant, with light malt, some apple and a touch of Belgian yeast. The taste is easy drinking at its very best, with green apple, soft yeast, citrus and spices, including lavender and cloves. The effervescence is moderate to heavy, but not overdone. The body is moderate to light. Both of these characteristics help deliver a clean refreshing finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4695) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Embouteillée le 07/18/14. Robe dorée et mousse en meringue. Le nez est fruité par les oranges et par d’autres agrumes. Des effluves de gomme se mettent de la partie. Des arômes de levure campagnarde s’établissent faiblement. Au goût, une acidité agréablement fruitée accompagne chaque gorgée. Une certaine douceur naît sur chaque papille. En bouche, un corps moyen qui montre un pétillement modéré et une texture crémeuse. En finale, des notes sèches qui font le style. Agréable à boire.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3640) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Hazy golden body with a thin, white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with herbal and citrusy hints. Its well balanced taste carries coriander, grainy, and citrusy notes. Ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.


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