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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: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (148) - 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 (3964) - 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 (3395) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16462) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9568) - 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.

4.7
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4813) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (617) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crazy_cat_lady (241) - - 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.


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