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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Tessic's rating

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tessic (917) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4683) - 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 (1708) - 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 (462) - 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 (182) - - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papillon (381) - 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 ;)

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (509) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
bottle. Cloudy orange-yellow and fizzy head. Very peppery and spicy nose, some orange and lemon citrus, yeast, bread. Dry and refreshing. Good saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (215) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Pour is hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Lots of citrus notes and even some tropical fruits in the nose. Belgian yeasts and some bread notes. Taste is dry with some good spiciness. Lots of citrussy and some passion fruit flavors. Pepper and clove notes too. Low to medium bitterness in the end. Medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4513) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy light orange color with a huge white head that has decent retention and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon rind with some caramel and flowery notes. Taste is a light lemon sourness with a moderate grapefruit hop bitterness and a light caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation leaving a good mouth feel. One of the better saisons that I have tried.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - AUG 30, 2014
Even on a very delicate pour a giant frothy, pure white head swells, which lasts forever. Bright yellow, some haze (not murky, but you sure couldn’t make anything out through the glass). Aroma is strongly of cloves and pepper, some sweetness with a hint of citrus(grapefruit?). Flavor quite wheaty, strong citrus, perhaps lemon zest and orange. Moderately sweet to start, but dries out after a couple seconds.


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