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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 20, 2012
This saison poured a clear, dark yellow colour with a minimal, soapy white head. Scents include yellow mustard, spice, very faint vinegar and light malts. First swig was almost peppery with other flavours of yeast and cinnamon. Finish was lightly bitter with light cinnemon and spice lingering.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft - Light lemon and some farmhouse grassy funk, leafy light hops and spice. Hazy yellow with a good white head. Nice hoppy bitterness up front, perfumy and a bit of pepper. Really refreshing and nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle, purchased at the brewery and shared with TylerDurden. Hazy yellow with a lasting, lacy, generous white head. Spicy and quite hoppy, with bright mango hop character adding to appealing yeast character. Perhaps more of an "American" saison with the hop level, but really tasty, excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (158) - - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a straw colour with moderate carbonation. Very active thick white head that will threaten to overflow your glass on every pour from the 750ml bottle. Aromas of citrusy fruits, grass, lemon drops, and a light pepperiness. Tastes are of citrus up front, but rather than the bitter grapefruit some other drinkers have observed I’m actually getting some sweet caramel on the finish, which might be a bit atypical for the style. Overall this is an interesting hybrid, part Saison, part something else I can’t put my finger on. Just know that I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ketail (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Bu le 22 août 2014 en bouteille. Œil: jaune voilée et superbe mousse et peu d'effervescence. Arôme: citron et poivre Goût: levure, poivre et épices Note: 3.5/5

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - 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 (540) - 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 (184) - 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 (323) - 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 (1250) - 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.


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