Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
Berliner Weisse
3.66 | pDev: 15.3%
Oct 03, 2019
Jul 09, 2014
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Rated: 3.83 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Oct 03, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

Oct 12, 2018
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Reviewed by JunctionCat from Canada (ON)

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nice effervescent gose / Berliner style beer. Aroma is a little off, but flavours are on point. High carbonation makes this one better than most. A little cheesy notes at the end are pleasant and work with the acidity to make it more than a typical kettle sour. Other variants of this beer are more balanced, this is the pick, however.
Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 3.16 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Dec 25, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by Ultrarunner100 from Canada (ON)

Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by atsir

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jan 29, 2016
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Reviewed by tomghiley from Canada (ON)

5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
best berliner weisse i've ever had, one of the most sour, though i thought their previous "Green Light" berliner weisse was slightly more sour, and some beautiful light malts, almost no hop presence at all, this is albout the tart, strong citrus flavors, this is my favorite sour beer of all time.
Oct 14, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by shigg85 from Japan

Oct 08, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Sep 25, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by imfinished from Canada (BC)

Apr 30, 2015
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Reviewed by SebD from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down rather quickly and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart lemon, grainy malts, some wheat, a light breadiness and light funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some tart lemon upfront, grainy malts, light wheat, some breadiness and slight funk.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. It's nice to see some Ontario Breweries finally tackling this style.

Serving type: bottle
Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by MatChar from Canada (QC)

Feb 10, 2015
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
750 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for about $8 CDN. Served into a glass.

Appearance - murky lemon / lime pie filling color. Lots of bubbles are visible at the edges and a finger of white head is poured but it doesn't last.

Smell - lots of lemon and that's about it with just a bit of funk.

Taste - the lemon comes through again as the beer is quite tart, but not overbearingly so. Some wheat in the background, but hard to separate from the tartness.

Mouthfeel - thin body with good carbonation, tart finish.

Overall - my first foray into the style, so while I wasn't blown away, it wasn't half bad either. However, given the steep cost and no great love for sour beers (yet?), I probably won't pick this up again. But I can certainly see the appeal of this, especially in slightly warmer weather than a Canadian winter.
Jan 26, 2015
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Finally, a darn Berliner Weiss in Calgary. Thanks Kensington Wine Market. A whole pint glass full of fine white head (oops) quickly coalesces into a pale yellow cloudy liquid. Repeated pours leave a finger or two of frothy head that again breaks down quickly.

Aroma is distinctly tart and fruity. Lemons (rind and juice), dry musty white peppery spice, hay, sea salt. Minimal sweetness.

Taste is a wonderfully sour blend of lemon juice, unripe grapes and stone fruit, faint bread yeast (no discernible banana notes despite use of a weizen yeast, which is rather cool), hay-like hop notes, flinty wheat spice, a slight mustard-like heat. A uniform citric tartness is the main impression. Very refreshing. Some green apple emerges late. Heavy carbonation ("champagne of the north" indeed), medium thin body, supremely prickly mouthfeel (like licking a rosebush, to use a little deliberate hyperbole).

This is a fine introduction to the style, near as I can tell. Nice to finally try something I've read a lot about. I don't feel this one requires any nasty ass syrups to render it palatable. The sour comes though better on the palate than on the nose.
Jan 16, 2015
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Reviewed by ssmack from Canada (ON)

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Very light yellow taupe colour. Slightly hazy. Huge super fine white head that dropped to zero. Masses of cargonation but not in streams. Some lacing but poor retention.

Very tangy wheat aroma. Yeasty.

Quite sour. Like biting into a fresh lemon. One dimensional. No malt. No hopes. Little wheat.

Light feel.

I found this refreshing. It is quite different from other weisses I have had.
Jan 14, 2015
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