Nickel Brook Pilsner (Light)

Formerly brewed at Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Burlington, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
This beer might be a light in alcohol, 4% alc./vol. but not light in flavour. Brewed with 3 select malted barleys, European hops and yeast carbonating naturally and aging for over four weeks. We have produced what I feel is one of the finest light beers on the market. You will not be disappointed.

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pushkinwow (2851) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Tap at Arrow & Loon Called Bohemian Pilsner but assuming its an alias. Clear yellow, no head. Crisp, clear and fresh but not much in terms of hops, grains or flavour - bit of a lager taste though. Dry finish. However on a hot day, on a patio this is decent beer.

Lubiere (14126) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
A hazy blonde pils with a super thick collapsing white head. In aroma, a lightly lactic infected aroma, getting into lambic territory, not bad. In mouth, a chalky gueuzy pilsner, getting unpleasant as beer warms up.

Spab (3973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
On tap at K-W Ribfest and Craft Beer Show (as "Nickel Brook Light"). Pours a near clear yellow/gold with moderate-sized white head. Aroma is light and fruity. Flavour is quite fruity with some light grains. Decent body and flavour for a "light" beer.

blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle [341ml] at The Brewers Plate event. Pours a clear golden-orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma’s slightly buttery along with grain and corn. Flavour is watery and buttery, not a good start, after that I get some notes of fruit, caramel malt and grain. Medium bodied. Disappointing, this should be and could be much better.

barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
ive had countless bottles of this and tons of times on tap. very light pale yellow with a snow white head that rarley lasts. minimal carbonation. 2 row barley and minimal hopping for aroma. the flavour is clean light and refreshing. its a decent light lager and worth a tick if you come across it.

MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to matt7215!
Opaque gold, moderate white head that runs away pretty quickly. Nose is grainy with corn and wheat, maybe hints of lemon (I am cleaning furniture, so that may be the lemon). Strong wheat keeps the flavor from sinking into swill. Crisp body but only the faintest hints of cracker finish. Still, surprisingly light and refreshing. Would be an improvement if this was in most local bars.

Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
On tap at Juniors Bar & Grill. Labled Nickel Brook Pilsner. Very light gold with no head. Nice malt backbone kept it interesting. Nice beer, though it should be simply labled "light", as it isn’t a pilsener.

Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
On tap KW beer fest. Really pale yellow with small white head. Very little flavour, no hops at all. Clean and well made but absolutely lacking in any flavour here to recommend it, even as a light offering (Stonehammer and Anti Gravity had far more flavour in comparison).

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 [2118-20090430] 341mL bottle. Mild corny wheat yeast aroma is mildly skunky. Clear, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Wheaty yeasty corn meal flavour has mild sweet fruit notes. Medium body. Fair. (3/2/5/3/9) 2.2

[3492B-20101121] Tap. Light corn aroma. Clear, bright yellow brown body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Yeasty flavour has a mild corn aftertaste. Light body. Good aftertaste, probably nice with spicy food. Good for a light beer. (6/2/7/2/11) 2.8
(Called "Lighthouse Light" @ Gourmet Food & Wine Expo, Toronto, ON)

Sammy (12496) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
Surprisingly decent light beer, with significant bitterness. I have had a few lighter but still bitter beers. Weighs in at 4.4% abv and listed as a pilsner. Very light yellow yet delivers some flavour. Fresh bottle at the brewery. ABove average for pale lagers.

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