Half Pints Sweet Nikki Brown

 
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Formerly brewed at Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer has been brewed especially for my wife, Nicole. Just like her, it’s a little sweet, and a little bitter. Brewed in the American Brown tradition, this hoppy ale is nut brown in colour (just liker her hair and eyes). The addition of two different British crystal malts give the beer a sweet, fruity flavor while the Belgian Biscuit and Chocolate malts lend a deep nutty character (draw your own conclusions) to finish. I’ve used UK Goldings and Yakima Valley Cascade hops to add a flowery citrus finish to the beer. Try it with a ploughman’s lunch of Rye bread, Asiago cheese, and deli pickles. Serve at 8 degrees celcius in a nonic pint glass. Unfiltered and unpasturized.

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2.9
Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 very dark brown, fruity, light, way too yeasty w a dash of nail polish. Not much complexity and the balance isn’t for me.

3.3
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2007
A dark clear brown ale with a thick lacing light moka head. A light chocolate and coffee aroma, malty, caramelly and light black olives. In mouth, a good dry powedery chocolate and chocolate bitterness. Medium bodied. Trade with Piscator34. Tasted summer 2007.

3.5
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a chestnut brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of cocoa, toasted grain, and nuts. Easy drinker.

3.5
Sammy (12604) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle at Bar Volo. Starts as a nice chocolate malt, and ending with a decent hoppiness. Good drinkability. Dark brown body with abundant white head. Good for the style, refreshing.

3.2
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
Ruby tinged brown, tan head. Grainy hops and very muted toasty malt. Watery coffee grounds like bitterness up front is a bit off putting to me, washed out malt in the middle, hops escape in the finish with a last minute citrus note. Average palate. Actually not a bad take on a brown ale, but does very little for me personally. 7/3/6/3/13

3.6
DuffMan (10606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Bottle. Dark chestnut brown pour. Surprisingly roasty aroma, some burnt malt and bitter chocolate. Chocolate comes forward on the palate, some nutty character, and some nice bitter roast. Medium bitter finish that is surprisingly hoppy. Well balanced, nice character, very tasty!

3.3
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Impressions from the YeHa! party:
-A veil of foam barely covers the cloudy brown.
-Entertaining roastiness and toastiness converse with sweet nuttiness in the nose.
-C-hop citrus fruitiness are ably linked to the nutty maltiness; I usually don’t like this match, but in this case it is very well done.
-The low carbonation and somewhat thin maltiness are not enough to sink your teeth into, and although they provide high drinkability, they tend to bore me.
-A roasted malt bitterness is paired with supporting leafy hops in the finish, as hazelnut sweetness trails off.
-Even though I’m not impressed by the mouthfeel, I would say this is nonetheless an enjoyable brown ale.

Bottle; no date.

3.2
mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
[151-20061221] 660mL. Roasty meaty malt aroma. Deep brown body with a quick white head. Big heavy flavour carries meaty beef and malty bitterness with a hoppy aftertaste. Medium-full body. Interesting togetherness of meat and malt and coffee qualities.

2.9
TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
Bouteille, de 660 ml, partagée dans le cadre du "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006" chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de cerise. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #791)

3.2
blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma’s roasty and chocolaty with some floral hops. Slightly watery flavour is roasty along with some coffee and a bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Flavour’s a touch too watery but otherwise this is pretty good stuff.


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