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Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Helsdon (120) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Maybe I got a bad bottle, because looking down this page I see a few regulars I respect and they seem okay with this beer. Yes, yes Freaky_tiki youíre on this list. But here it is. Pours a golden cloud, with three fingers of fluffy head that would not settle. Smells of resin hops, pepper and bubble gum. Weird. Taste? Lots of sour-off flavours, bitterness, as well as pepper, tough to suss out malts. I have to give this my lowest score Iíve ever given a craft beer. Nickel Brook folks, send me another for free and Iíll re-evaluate, but I canít buy this again on my own, thatís right, nickel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (472) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
When I first tried to buy this at the LCBO they wouldnít let me cuz they didnít know how much to charge for it. When I asked a worker why I wasnít allowed to buy something that is on their shelf he said "itís not that youíre not allowed to, itís just that you canít." I am sorry, WTF? Anyway, another store didnít mind selling their products, and I gots me a bottle. Pours beautiful gold with a bubbly cap that collapses quicker than Ontario manufacturing sector. Crisp bursts of lemon zest, orange marmalade & subtle spicing make it a really good local farmhouse saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (425) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
750 mL bottle. Pours lightly hazed burnt gold with a thick foamy head. Aromas of peach, nectarine and woody hop mingle with spicy yeast and grainy malt notes. Quite dry, with only a touch of bready sweetness and a well bittered finish. Creamy palate with carbonation a little shy of heavy. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2014/06/28 - Pours a hazy orange/honey colour with a large foamy white head that lingers. Aroma is Belgian yeast, wheat, banana esters, mild citrus, spices, mild funk with floral and herbal notes. Taste is banana esters, clove, mild spices, yeast, wheat and floral & herbal hops. Body is medium and chewy, with lots of lively carbonation and a drying and slightly acidic finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob6239 (614) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours good amber colour with white head. Aroma is medium - floral, spice. Taste has some good flavour but is mild-medium. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Clear brew with a decent head and amberish colour. Very estery aroma with some herbal spice and fresh cut flowers. On the palate it is medium bodied with a bit of heat those estery and spicy notes come through well enough. Decent brew with a leafy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Clear, bubbly yellow with a very small, quickly fading head. Aroma is grass, cantaloupe and sweet caramel. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Taste is sweet malts up front with aromatic hops and yeast in the middle and a refreshing, dry finish with just a hint of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Where and how: draught @ Volo
Aromamedium plus intensity. Slight tartness, aromatic feel with banana notes.
Top: mid sized with lace and rings. Bright white cap.
Base: slight haze on gold plain.
Palate : soft, easy going with lighter carbonation. Medium bodied. Longer than average finish.
Taste: Mild, gooseberry hint with soft chewy texture. .
Other notes Nice , side bitterness with soft mid base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
I found this more of a pale ale rather than a saison. It had a rather dry palate and grains but the definite amarillo hop presence threw me off by sweetening and bittering the beer. Still good but seems like a confused beer as to its classification.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (1955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
On tap at the Second Ottawa Brewers Market. Pale amber with a thin white head that disappears completely. Bit of grass, some very light spice, bit of green apple, grapefruit and some citrus. Mild body, moderate+ carbonation, touch tart, light, couldnít pick up much in terms of hops and the flavour combination was a little odd.

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