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Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Green Apple PilsnerNickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 23.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This one of a kind beer is brewed as a pilsner style beer which is then combined with natural apple juice and essence. The result is a refreshingly smooth beer with a crisp, clean finish, which is perfect for complimenting or cooking with poultry, pork and seafood.

Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner is a wonderful alternative for those looking for something new!

(Beer added by: pootz on 06-11-2006)
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
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Alberta (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - gold-yellow colour with a little foam head and moderate carbonation.

Smell - prominent smell of tart green apples over a light malt aroma. Interesting.

Taste - weird combination of drinking sweetened apple juice over a very light, sweet malt. Very sweet overall, you have to want a sweet drink to like this a lot.

Mouthfeel - a lot like pop or sparkling water. Not reminiscent of beer, especially with the tart acidic apple finish.

Drinkability - definitely a novelty beer, but one I won't be bothering with again. Not my cup of tea, due to the sweetness and lack of beer character. If I wanted sparkling apple water I would select intentionally.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 23:40:24 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

05-24-2014 19:01:57 | More by duimie
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-23-2014 11:10:06 | More by deonreds
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-08-2014 22:15:05 | More by Jotora
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.2%

12-14-2013 05:29:30 | More by DamageCase76
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.2%

11-02-2013 01:27:28 | More by KeKeKumba
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Ontario (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473 ml can from LCBO poured into a pint glass on a cold October day.

Appearance - A clear golden yellow spills into the pint glass. Nice 2 finger white head with almost ten minutes retention time. Some bubbles are clearly visible in the beer and there's a nice thick white cap sitting on top. Nice lacing is left as well.

Smell - Apple cider, rhubarb, some other sour notes as a melding of green apple and rhubarb. Almost detecting a hint of strawberry / rhubarb pie as well.

Taste- Sweet at first, but then the sour green apple kicks in, replacing the sweet. Definitely tastes like a cross between cider and beer. Sip of almost all head is very sweet. Also picking up bready malts, rhubarb and apple as in the aroma. Second sip yields almost a pastry baking around these flavors of apple and rhubarb. Upon further reflection though the sweetness keep shining through and there's not quite enough beer here to meet the demand.

Mouthfeel - Slightly dry finish that is not unpleasant with medium / high carbonation. Slightly watery and a bit too fizzy for my tastes after the first few sips.

Overall - Pleasantly surprised with this beer enjoyed it quite a bit, but a bit too much of the apple juices and non-beer components within this beverage itself especially once the first few sips have been had.

Serving type: can

10-18-2013 21:06:11 | More by DenisKolkin
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -26%

09-04-2013 00:22:36 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Overall it was a good attempt but I split a can with 3 people and nobody finished their sample. The flavour is very artificial and overpowering. Tasted more like apple skins than anything. Would not go well with any type of food either. Their ipa is ok but the organic didn't win me over enough to keep trying their brews

Serving type: can

08-26-2013 19:26:27 | More by pokerman
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-19-2013 16:48:53 | More by WillAndSarah
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Ontario (Canada)

3.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a pilsner glass

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden colour, with a bright white fluffy head which shows no sign of dissipating. A great deal of carbonation is visible.

Smell - An incredibly powerful green apple smell as soon as the can is opened. By the time the beer was poured all I can really smell is green apple. Like it's ridiculous - it smells like it could be green apple soda. That said - over the top isn't a bad thing in a beer like this as its sort of a novelty to begin with.

Taste - Lot's of apple ans artificial sugar flavour going on here. The apple flavour is pleasant enough, the sugar not so much. It's so over powering that i'm struggling to remind myself that this is in fact beer that I'm drinking. Not sure what I was expecting from the nose, but the sugar here sort of kills it.

Mouthfeel - Extremely light body, high carbonation and a sort of water-y, but refreshing finish.

Overall - 3/5

Serving type: can

06-30-2013 02:28:27 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

06-16-2013 13:45:32 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

05-21-2013 04:46:18 | More by Kmat10
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

03-30-2013 03:06:58 | More by lgmol
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4.5/5  rDev +48%

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Alberta (Canada)

2.35/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - clear golden, plenty of bubbles, short head quickly disappeared
S - over the top apple and sugar aroma is dominate this to the point of being nearly impossible to smell any beer qualities, it is a decent aroma but not really a beer aroma
T - same as the nose, its more like an apple soda than a beer, not bad tasting not really beer tasting
M - light and well carbonated, but then its just a sugar bomb
O - a classic example of going too far with a feature ingredient

Serving type: can

12-10-2012 01:44:39 | More by joemcgrath27
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +31.6%

11-29-2012 09:40:54 | More by hoptailbrewery
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Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: It has a nice pale yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of green apples and jolly ranchers. Not much else.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a green apple flavor, mild sourness and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with somewhat bland flavors and aromas.

Serving type: can

11-19-2012 22:23:03 | More by SebD
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +31.6%

09-19-2012 23:05:39 | More by Molson2000
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-30-2012 16:30:27 | More by ZachRusk
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1.73/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing today Jay, this was a good one to start out with. Into a tulip glass it poured a pale anemic gold. High clarity, no carb or lacing visible.

Smells and tastes like a green jolly rancher. Bravo. Might as well just call this crap 4 loko and call it a day. Vague pale malt aftertaste. Bland and lifeless, dull and artificially flavored green apple soda. It has soda-like carbonation and a dry finish, thankfully not too cloyingly sweet, but the sugar is definitely in there.

Pass on the neon green can if you see it, this is purely alcopop in a can. The can actually suggests pouring over ice cream, blech.

Serving type: can

07-23-2012 03:07:51 | More by emerge077
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +64.5%

06-28-2012 03:39:26 | More by KrisDLSmith
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

06-19-2012 00:20:27 | More by ThinkAgain
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Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can into pint. Expiry NOV2612

A- Slightly hazy straw yellow pour with a short lived finger width white head. Lacing is minimal.

S- Strange, it smells like a green apple Jolly Rancher. slight floral hops. Slightly sweet from the malts.

T- Green apple jolly rancher, that slowly transitions to a bright floral Pilsener taste. Floral hops with a sweet malty backing.

M- Light bodied, lively carbonation slightly syrupy finish.

O- The apple is a good touch, it smells and tastes refreshing but the finish makes it taste and feel more like a artificial syrup than anything else. I'd be interested to see what "Naturally Flavored" is/means.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 23:28:53 | More by korguy123
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Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can to brandy snifter.

A - Pale straw yellow with two fingers of bright white head that immediately receded to a small layer on the top of the beer.

S - Huge green apple aroma up front. Some lighter bready malt notes in the background.

T - The apple is not as pungent as the nose suggested but it is still very evident in the palate. The green apple is balanced by bready malts and a very slight hop presence. There is a slight tartness present in the finish. Not bad for an apple beer, but generally not my cup of tea.

M - Light to medium body. moderate carbonation.

Serving type: can

05-27-2012 18:14:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.