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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (158) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (292) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Blonde foncée ŕ haute effervescence, mousse blanche sur liquide trouble mi-épais. Nez en épices, en agrumes, en fruits ŕ chair jaune, avec le piquant de la mangue műre. 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 déjŕ mentionné, mais c’est une saison bien faite, ŕ défaut d’ętre percutante ou renversante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (242) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a cloudy honey colour, with a large bubbly head. Aroma includes notes of citrus, pepper, and yeast. Tasting notes include sour tangy citrus, pepper, coriander. The palate is light and the citrus notes almost leaves your mouth puckered. Not bad, but a little overpowering on the citrus notes. Not bad though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
netty (66) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Flaska dovezena z Kanady priamo z Nickel Brook. Farba je velmi pekná pomarancova alebo skor mandarínkova. Vo voní okrem kvasnic je citit mandarínkove kostky alebo koru. Chut zacína od jemne trpkej az suchej cez perlivé biele kvetové víno. Dochut je suchá a horka. Celkovo je toto pivo velmi zaujimave a hrejive na dusu.---- Bottles imported from Canada directly from Nickel Brook. The color is very nice orange or mandarin. In addition to the smell of yeast can feel from cube of mandarin or peel. Taste starts from slightly tart and dry over sparkling white flowery wine. Aftertaste is dry and bitter. Overall, this beer is very interesting and warm the soul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karol (603) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
Bottled bought at the Nickelbrook brewery in Burlington/Canada. Overall a very tasty but damn dry beer. Aroma of mandarines, Belgian yeast typical of a Duvell plus some white wine. Color is hazy orange yellow, head is white, vanishes but keeps a layer. Taste is fruity, bitter and damn dry and finishes with a dry bitterness of a grapefruit. For me a very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1811) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
750 mL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, foamy, persistent head. The aroma is appealing, but more like a Belgian blonde or a wit. It’s missing the typical barnyard funk. Lots of sweet orchard fruit and yeast. The flavour is a little more typical, although there is something weird at the end. Just before the end, really, because there is a nice bitterness right at the end. Asparagus. I don’t know. Dry enough. Not terrible, but an odd saison.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Helsdon (133) - 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 you’re 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 I’ve ever given a craft beer. Nickel Brook folks, send me another for free and I’ll re-evaluate, but I can’t buy this again on my own, that’s right, nickel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
When I first tried to buy this at the LCBO they wouldn’t let me cuz they didn’t know how much to charge for it. When I asked a worker why I wasn’t allowed to buy something that is on their shelf he said "it’s not that you’re not allowed to, it’s just that you can’t." I am sorry, WTF? Anyway, another store didn’t 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 (435) - 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.

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