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Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy golden color with generous head. Nice aroma of biscuity cereals and spices, flowers withered by the summer sun. Dry but smooth, highly carbonated; the spicy character from the yeast is storng; a bit of vegetables too unfortunately; but in the end it’s a solid beer, a bit funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a clear / hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma brings out lots of farmhouse yeast, some pepper, and a lovely spiciness. Flavour is pretty solid, with Belgian yeast, pepper and spiciness, just as in the nose. Nice balanced of flavours - no residual sweetness. Nicely done saison, especially for a North American attempt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alkdarf (1) - - APR 21, 2015 does not count
For me, this is what a saison should be. Tasty, refreshing, interesting and subtle. Nothing hits you in the face, everything just shows up delicately and says: "Hey, relax, we’re good!". I love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4762) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Thin white frothy head atop a cloudy Amber body. Nose of chalk and watercress. Tasty dry, yeasty and spice hop. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden straw with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is lemon, pepper, fresh cereal. Flavor is fruits (apple, peach, pear), bubble gum and cereals. Finish is lemon, pepper, some mint. Lingering subtle fruit aromas. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Refreshing as heck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (547) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
750 mL Bottle. Light orange, slightly hazy, white head that sticks around. Citrus and flowery aroma. Taste has citrus, cloves, a bit of spice. Quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crazy_cat_lady (213) - - OCT 21, 2014
Aug. 16, 2014. Bottle from LCBO. Golden yellow, slightly cloudy. BIg white head that lingered. Aromas of hops, straw and lemon. Seems too hoppy for a saison; hops are very prominent. Nice lacing. Had this on tap before and it was much better. Quite disappointing in the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
750 mL Bottle. Murky straw-yellow body with a tenacious frothy head leaving ribs on the glass. Aroma of pears and other pale fruits, floral notes and hints of fresh-cut grass and pine. Pungent in a way that piques my curiosity. Flavor of wheat malt with a note of cantaloupe, an astringent lemon rind aftertaste, and then a mild sweet cream cheese twinned with hops finish. A very specialized kind of mouth-puckering taste. Have an open mind ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Hazy yellow with a lasting, lacy, generous white head. Spicy and quite hoppy, with bright mango hop character adding to appealing yeast character.

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