Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burlington, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Balance is finding the point between two opposing forces for a more desirable outcome: Equilibrium. We crafted our Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESB with balance as the primary objective. Equilibrium has a great malt character and full body that you expect in an ESB. We balance it with a generous dosage of hops that gives Equilibrium a distinct fruity flavour and appropriate level of bitterness. We advise you to find your Equilibrium today!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
n1940 (54) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
473 ml can from lcbo. Quiet pour with medium carbonation; amber colour with generous tan head that lingers; abundant lace. The aroma is hoppy with an earthy undertone.The beer has a smooth malty start with hop dryness appearing and expanding in the middle along with notes of dark dried fruit. Long finish with a very good hop-malt balance. Good rich mouthfeel. A classic ESB!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (8326) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
can. gushy and foamy. pours unclear copper-orange with an abnormal light beige head, sticky lacing. spicy toffee maltiness, sweetish specialty malts as well - peppery peaches perhaps; carbonic acid, treacle, potent grassy, piney and earthy notes, alcohol. foamy carbonation - settling; light body; assertive grassy-grapefruits medium long finish. obvious canning issue. still an average take on esb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (884) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
Can. Clear copper body, medium beige head with medium retention, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, herbs, dried apricots, nuts and earthy notes. Pretty aggressive taste: bitter herbs, wormwood, caramel malt, apricot jam. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a dark amber colour with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is biscuit, some caramel and fruits. Taste is biscuit, vanilla, bitter. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1111) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
473ml 29 June 2016 can. Pours a clear caramel with a finger of off white head that thins slightly but sticks to the glass. Aroma has notes of dark caramel, traditional bittering hops, slight dark fruits, and a creamyness. Taste is balanced well with notes of caramel, biscuit, bread, mild dark fruits, faint roast, and medium, fruity yeast. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a nicely crafted esb. Lots of malty caramel and bready notes with dark fruits and hints of roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanDan_ (14) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2016
Pours hazy brown, amberish, thick beige head. Aroma is fruity, malty, hoppy, oak. Smooth, bitter taste/finish. Overall: enjoyable, dig the hoppy take.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4813) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2016
Nicklebrook Equilibrium ESB 5.5% Waiting for a triumphal parade for an Olympian to start I decided to give this a try. Milky orange brown color, thick beige head. Biscuit and toffee aroma. The taste is bitter, biscuit, a little acrid with some orange hop notes. Passable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3260) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Pours dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel and earthy malt with nice english hops. Taste at first is really sweet but after my palate adjusted it is nicely balanced but rich. The hops give a big earthy bitterness with loads of caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head. Aroma has notes of Apple, plum, pear, roasted malts. Tasting notes include apple skins, pear, peach, vanilla, oak, bitter orange peel. Palate is slick, and finishes with sharp bitterness. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (384) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
Picked up a 4 can sample pack from the lcbo. Pours dark amber with a big foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet carmel, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Mouthful is straight bitter at first then mellows to a great balanced taste. Very good beer, starting to really like this style.

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