Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison Farmhouse Ale

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
We bring you a taste of Belgium with Le Paysan Saison. this style originated from the farms of Belgium where it served to refresh workers as they toiled in the fields over the hot summer months. We fermented our Saison warm which gives rise to many distinct fruity aromas. The initial malt flavour gives way to a crisp, dry finish with a lingering spiciness. The result is a remarkably smooth, refreshing beer that anyone can enjoy in the hot summer months!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Raistlin (358) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
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 cinnamon and spice lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1117) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
473ml can. Pours a clear golden yellow with a swirl of unfiltered haze at the end as well as a finger and a half of white head. Aroma has notes of Belgian yeast, slight candy sugar, bubble gum, farmhouse, faint lemon, citrus, and spice. Taste is balanced but not sweet with notes of bubblegum, slight candy sugar, floral, citrus, slight lemon, farmhouse, and faint resin and pine at the end. Medium-full body with a medium-high carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a mildly hop forward saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8537) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
can. pours unclear bright golden orange with a very nice creamy white cap, nic lacing as well. lots of berry fruitiness, pear estery orcharnesss, low on other phenols, tart-ish cereals and fruits, fresh leafy amarillo, citrus skin - softly bitter; hint of tartness - acidulated peppery wheat, other cereals; very tasty and complex notes provided by this zesty, spicy and fruity ssaysonne yeast. bright healthy carbonation, light body - texturized; drying spicy-grapefruits finish. solid lightly hopped saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
googleimage83 (109) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Pours a lovely orange hue, with nice cloud, nice foam and light lacing. Aroma is spicy and refreshing - lemon, belgian yeast, light malt, pine. Taste is citrusy at first, following with a clove spice, and finishing with resinous hops. Some caramel malt and light banana in the mix. Finish is dry but a bit boozy. Not perfect, but a very solid offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2991) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
473 ml can purchase at the LCBO on Rideau & King Edward (Ottawa) on June 30, 2016. Hazy honey gold, medium head. sweet hoppy aroma, notes of berries and malted wheat. Much drier hoppy taste, notes of wheat citrus and sweet herbs, mild bitterness. A "this will do" saison!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lux_edwards (298) - - JUL 22, 2016
50 cl can. Pours a cloudy orange with a nice lasting white head. Aroma of cereal and fresh cut grass. Taste is bitter and a little sour. The palate is creamy. My new go to ontario beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
97hill (161) - - JUL 1, 2016
Can from LCBO, Just good solid "real" beer. Slightly bitter/sour but very refreshing. These belgian style farmhouse ales are amongst my favourites to s of flavour but fresh and clean

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
portwood (248) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: lightly fruity, sour orange. Taste: mildly tart, average carbonation. Finish: medium bitterness, dry w/touch of spices and sourness. (no date on can, sigh, tasted 06/07/16).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
curve (3) - CANADA - JUN 13, 2016 does not count
Very nice aroma and rich fruit flavors with a resemblance to a wheat beer, but certainly not wheaty. Wonderful head and tastes good from cold to warm. A new favorite. Not a light "summer beer", and that is good. Can from LCBO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (758) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
473ml can. Pours a hazy pale golden hue with a very light tan coloured head. On the nose, Belgian hits of wet concrete, with floral apple, and an almost strawberry-like nose. It smells pretty great. Taste wise, light tropical fruit, mineral notes, a faint sour undertone, and light bubblegum that heads into metallic, doughy bitterness with citrus, and faint fruity esters. I havent ventured too far into the world of Ontario saisons, because what I have had taste NOTHING like the style, or are just poorly made. This however is the best I have tried thus far. Well done.

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