TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Hazy orange-gold with a medium, sticky, bright, white head. Aroma of fresh C-hops, with pine resin and a little sweet mandarine. The flavour is good because it’s a little different; hard to describe, but there is almost a hint of a Christoffel Nobel or Schneider Hopfen weisse or that sort of thing. Which makes me wonder about the flavour hops in this one. or maybe I’m just imagining things. Nice hop/malt balance. Not a lot of bitterness. Very drinkable.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Hazy gold, some remnants of a bubbly white head. Nice lemon and orange citrus aroma - grassy as well. Fresh and almost minty. Taste is nice - bright citrus fruit taste, light body - very light actually - clean, short finish, super drinkable. No gimmicks - this is what a west hop ale should be - right on style with the fresh hops making the better better and unique. Well done Nickel Brook and well done high quality Ontario hops!
czar (7824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy very pale yellow with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. peppery strawberries, honey, grass, hay, bit of melons and ashes, relatively low compared to other harvest ales, citrus. moderate carboantion, light body - oily, herbal-citrusy-lightly piney finish. fresh. good balance - pretty nice harvest..
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [750ml]. Pours a hazy, bubbly yellow-gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head and a good amount of lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of grain, citrus hops, fruit and herbs. Flavour of citrus hops, fruit, herbs and an average bitter finish. A touch watery but it’s quite tasty. Average bodied. Really enjoyable and easy to drink.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared thx, aroma was citrus and the taste was a nice light hops and it was very drinkable, nice and refreshing
jksipa (799) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy very pale orange with a generous white head and lots of lacing. Nose is fresh cut grass, hay and citrus with a layer of honey in the background. Lots of hops bitterness through the front and middle but smoothed out by a peaches and honey sweetness. The finish could use some more punch. The body is light and slick with average carbonation. Very easy drinking.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head and no lace. Aroma of citrus, steamed veggies, chlorophyll, fresh cut grass and light sweet malts. Taste is veggies, tropic fruit, fresh cut grass, caramel maltiness and a nice smooth smooth bitterness throughout. Medium carbonation gives and a medium body give this beer a very easy to drink feel.
GlennHendry (300) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Light citrus on the nose. I get more citrus, a bit of lemon zest, some tropical fruit and a dollop of sweetness. Nicely balanced.
MarkoR (945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is floral, fruits, honey. Taste is same, plus grassy hops. This is a pretty good beer.
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a
clear straw yellow with a couple fingers of white head that fade rapidly leaving little lace.
Hops, grapefruit, bit of bread
Grapefruit, lemon, lime and other citrus. Sweeter flavours like apple and peach come out after the beer is open for a bit.
Thinner with average carbonation.
Overall: An interesting blend of citrus that turns towards the sweet side after the beer is open a while. I found it a little on the thin side but the interesting flavours made this one an enjoyable beer.