Nickel Brook Cause & Effect | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
nickelbrook.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bylerteck on 08-01-2014

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Ranking:
#34,741
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
76
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Ryannoelan
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light gold into a regular pint glass. Good lacing, small head.
Smells wonderful floral, a little malt. Absolutely wonderful
Taste is on point with smell very floral and lightly malt. A tiny touch of hardwood pine, I also detect lime here.
Overall a well balanced delicious beer. Pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this strongly, especially to somebody looking to branch out from macro's.

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Photo of bixby1971
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eberesford
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy gold with a thinnish head and surprisingly good lacing. Aroma: indistinct malt sweetness with a hint of floral hop. Flavour: biscuity lightly balanced by flowery grassy hops.Light mouth feel.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Jack Astor's Square One
Slightly hazy deep yellow with a thin white head. Crackery bready pilsner with bits of green apple earthy floral hops and light grainy maltiness. Not too shabby.

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Photo of jhodgert
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pootz
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

473ml can - puts a hazy gold brew in the glass with a moderate bone-white cap with minimal retention. Very perfume-like aroma - floral-piney - light hints of grain. Soft mouth feel and a mild character - flavor has potential but is flaccid and uneventful. This is another example of a decent crafted beer which does not transfer well to the can. I had this on tap and it was bright, flavorful and smooth. The canned version was disappointing so I split the difference on my rating number.

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Photo of kier
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a can of this in the Toronto suburbs whilst there for work. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of lemon. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Presence of lemon is nice. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of StormAles
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gome2990
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sweet tasting, odd flavour profile

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Photo of JavierGC
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This is a solid beer that I could drink all night with ease, it is good. It has very little taste even for a blonde.

Other than that I cannot really complain.

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Photo of binno
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop2Hops
4.62/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an excellent product. Truly balanced for a small brewery. A recipe that could easily go toe-to-toe with some of the European greats.

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Photo of ZachT
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brody1714
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a very tasty beer. A real disappointment from Nickle Brook. This tastes like an industrial blonde ale. I think it's in the realm of Moosehead Pale Ale. I might rather the Moosehead.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mousel
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillT916
2.35/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rukeli76
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jadjunk
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"A relationship between a set of factors is the cause. The resulting causal nexus of these factors leads to a phenomenon, which is the effect. In the case of our Nickel Brook 'Cause & Effect' Blonde, it's the dynamic combination of malts, balanced with bright hoppiness, which create a remarkalby flavorful, yet easy drinking Blonde ale." Brewed in the style of an American Blonde Ale, available in 16 oz. cans and on draft.

Poured from a 16 oz. can to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy, sudsy head of an off-white over a moderately hazy honey amber body with ample carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Bready, biscuity malts with a syrupy sweet undertone akin to fermented honey, met with a subtle hop profile of peppery, earthy and fruity hop character. Potency is modest. 3.5

(Taste) The malt flavor follows much the same characteristics of the aroma, with biscuit and pilsner malts, a softly sweet undertone of residual sugars. Lesser hop character than in the aroma, grassy and peppery hop notes with a mild bitterness. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual smooth, clean, moderately dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to hoppy bitter. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Probably the least impressive entry in the mix pack that came home from Nickel Brook/Better Bitters, but comparatively a more simple style, with a decent amount of malt diversity to keep the beer's body a good bit more interesting than water. I didn't find much to write home about with the hop profile, and a slightly more vibrant hop character would have complimented this ale nicely. 3.5

Better Bitters Brewing Co.'s
Cause & Effect Blonde
3.49/5.00

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Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 76 ratings