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Nickel Brook Draught - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Draught
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 19.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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!

21 IBU

(Beer added by: funkengruven on 11-04-2006)
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Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +24.2%

ThinkAgain, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of funkengruven
3.83/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was recently released by Better Bitters as their "Buck a Beer" Product. Made a regular stop at the brewery and picked up a dozen of these to sample them.

This poured a pale amber with a very minimal quickly dissipating head, not too bad but the head was lacking a little excitement. Smell is very malty on the nose, with some hop character in there. These are carried into the flavor quite nicely with a VERY bold malt flavor and a slight bitterness that makes it's way to a slightly watery finish, making this very easy to drink.

As far as craft brews go, this is a decent beer. However, as far as the "Buck a Beer" genre goes, this is by far the best out there so far.

funkengruven, Nov 04, 2006
Photo of pootz
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle from Brewery. Kim sez this is an ale with it’s own smooth character from kreusening.

Pours a lightly hazed honey gold smallish cap good lacing

Aroma is grainy, lightly woody-earthy

Good earthy cereal tastes..organic malts very demure hop presence (northern brewer?) to balance..leaves this malt accented with light earthy-twiggy-woodsy tones, rounded, mellow...the malt is earthy and grainy... no biscuits or bread sweetness...finishes clean and grainy light lemony bite in the finish with an earthy-grainy after taste.

Poor man’s kolsch made with organic malts and Kreusened...drinkable as hell.

pootz, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of spinrsx
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at FarmTeam Cook house Ottawa - Listed as 'Barn Dog Ale' aka Nickel Brook Draught

Appearance – Light amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, malts, herbal notes

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with herbal grassy notes and some light hops. It ends with a grainy malty aftertaste.

Overall – Not a bad beer.. it has some nice flavours going on that keep it fairly interesting. I could see myself drinking a few of these back to back.

spinrsx, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of deonreds
3/5  rDev -6.8%

deonreds, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

beerhunter13, May 07, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.08/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle from the brewery, obtained a few days ago. A bit of moldy smell and in fact taste. Very basic beer, not too drinkable. Pale yellow with a minimal white head. A bit watery, though not the worst in that department. Moldy taste left mouth after a while.

Sammy, Mar 15, 2009
Nickel Brook Draught from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.