Nickel Brook Ale

Nickel Brook Ale

Rated 3.413 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Company / Better Bitters Brewing Company

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Cream Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

21 International Bittering Units

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Outside: A plain brown bottle. A plain brown label. A plain brown 24 carrier. Inside: A naturally carbonated, deep gold ale. Brewed with a blend of four malts and English hops. By choosing product quality over high-end packaging and advertising, we were able to lower costs and pass the savings on to you, our customer! The result, a delicious premium beer at the lowest possible price. Nickel Brook Draught. It’s what’s inside that counts!

ID: 18469 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank5242
Overall Percentile90.2
Style Rank8 of 241
Style Percentile96.7
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.660
Weighted Score3.413
Standard Deviation0.195

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This beer pours a nice dark gold colour with reddish hues. The head was generous and lasted a while. A malty arima backed up by some citrusy fruits makes the mouth water. The mouthfeel was indeed creamy. The flavour however backs up everything I else I said. Nothing to print in the morning paper but certainly an enjoyable brew.

  • CHOPZ 7308 reviews
    rated 3.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Beautiful creamy off-white yellowish head that has great retention. The brew is clear copper in colour and has a good amount of active carbonation. Lacing is thick and patchy. The aromas are light with grainy malt and bittern hops hidden in the back. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The taste is also light, with some refreshing malt, apples in the middle and mild corn in the finish. Hop is also present as a flavour, but not in bitterness. I enjoyed this one as an easy-drinking cream ale... and like the description says, so did my girlfriend.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A Very nice ale that really dosen't fit in any of the catagories that have been set out. Nice hoppy attack and a very smooth taste, I wouldnt go as far as to call it a cream ale, but a decent ale non the less. Recommended.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from a bottle filled that day at the brewery. Far from being a "bitter", "blonde" or "common golden" ale, according to the brewer this ale is a modern revival of the cream ales that were made by most independent commercial Canadian Brewers in the 40s and 50s before EP Taylor sanitzed the style with bland adujnct ingedients and fast fermentation methods. This is granddad’s cream ale....a fruity accented mild malty ale with lager dinkability characteristics..........pours a golden-amber into the glass, fluffy 3 finger sticky white cap that laces well ( good quality malt mix)........... Aromas of sweet malts , unripened fruits (pears/apricots) and wet hay........ Medium-light bodied, creamy mouth feel, mild character with defined malt spine and distinct ale yeast fruitiness. Malts, yeast and hops blend harmoniously in this very drinkable mild-mannered, but tastey, cream ale....finishes semi-wet with a light fruity-citrus finish...malty but not sweet....... A very well put together retro all malt cream ale and one of the best examples of the style I have tasted. Seeing how Cream Ale is a Canadian brewing invention of the early part of the last century, its a shame not too many authentic examples exist in today’s cottage brewing industry....this is one of them

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A really great malty taste, strong bitter mouthfeel and flavour. Seems like a hardworking beer, a good first impression of this brewery. In very much the true English bitter fashion, quite a well put together beer. Very drinkable, a social type beer. I could see this brewery putting forth some reasonably good beers in the future, this is certainly a good start.

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