Nickel Brook Organic White | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Organic WhiteNickel Brook Organic White

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Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 08-26-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by bobsy:
Photo of bobsy
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At The C'est What Fall Festival of Beers. A decent brew, if a lacking complexity.

Hazy yellow body with a radiant white head that dropped to a film and put down some good lace. The aroma is very clean, with summery lemon and wheat notes bringing a lightly crisp sourness. Flavour was nicely wheaty, with an echo of citrus in a crisp finish. Reminded me quite a bit of Hoegarden, but without any spice. Refreshing light body with a brisk carbonation that stays the right side of aggressive.

I think this would be a perfect beer for a hot day, and it still tastes good on this fall night. Of course its not really that complex, but its fairly well crafted and a good attempt at the style.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Kitchener Craft Beer and Ribs festival.

Poured into my 6oz sampler glass. A light, opaque golden brew, looks like a pale hefe. A thin, but persistant white head.

Nose was mild citrus, lemon, cloves, pepper. Not bad, nothing funky.

Drinks pretty well, actually. Refreshing and to the point - a mild witbier, but with all the usual wit suspects. Finish was sour, but with a bit of chemical funkiness that made for a slightly unpleasant finish.

With some tweaking, this would be a fine summer brew.

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Photo of Sammy
3.27/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Victory Cafe on tap. The brewery has been expanding their choices, they can brew. I call this a pale white/wit, rather than a hefe. Light yellow almost beige, with crowning head and carbonation bubbles. Light mouthfeel, a sugared down sourness. Above average carbonation. Wheat aroma. Quaffable.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.65/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - cloudy yellow in colour with very little carbonation. Slight head that disappeared quickly.

S - Fruitiness (hard to pinpoint a specific fruit)

T - Bitter for a witbier. A citrus aftertaste that stays on the tongue. Overall sort of bland.

M - Carbonation becomes very noticeable.

D - too carbonated and has a bland flavour palate compared to other witbiers. Wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of Derek
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Yellow with a slight haze, white head, no retention or lace.

S: Lemon, corriander, slight breadyness.

T: Corriander, lemon grass, cloves, slight bubblegum fruityness.

M: Light to moderate body, dry, greater than moderate carbonation.

D: Decent drinker.

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Photo of bartle
3.22/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow straw. On the clear side for a wit. Very thin white head that dissipates very quickly.

Aroma is of lemons, coriander, touch of sulphur, light banana esters, and a clean bready yeast.

Tastes of citrus, pepper, cloves, mango and orange juice. It remains crisp and dry finishing with a touch of mint.

The body is highly carbonated, lacks a little body lending it to a soda like beverage. No off palate sensations.

This is a clean, crisp, dry beer. Possibly too clean, but lends the idea of something to sip on a very hot summer day.

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Photo of crwills
3.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Victory Cafe. Fairly refreshing, but I don't know if I'd quite call it an American Wheat - more like a Belgian wit, with sourness that likens it almost to a Berliner Weisse style beer. Very pale yellow with a decent-sized head. Served relatively cold. Mild tart, peppery wheat aroma. Flavour is light, with some wheat presence (but not overpowering) and definite tartness (although not really fruity like a green apple or something). Light-bodied, and goes down very easy.

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Photo of pootz
3.77/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


The decant puts a murky gold ale in the tumbler with a small sticky white puffy cap...laces the glass well.

Aroma is biscuity with citrus tones and a fennel-coriander type spiciness.

Flavor is toasty-wheaty-biscuity up front with aromatic herbal hopping and light citrus tone, starts drying up mid way and finishes with a dry tartness and a light bittering almost puckering...great stuff!.

Dry, spritzy, spicey, citrusy, refreshing good rendition of the style and the closest flavor profile to Hoegaarten I've tasted from local brewers of the style.

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Photo of kwjd
3.14/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Victory Cafe. Pours a cloudy orange colour with zero head. No lacing down the glass. Smells of lemon and bubblegum, some muted wheat smell. Flavour is much sweeter than I expected, mild tartness though. Smooth mouthfeel, but the beer is a bit under carbonated. Overall this does taste ok, just not up to the level that I would expect from a craft brewery.

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Photo of Mit
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Accidentally found the brewery when I was in Burlington shopping with my girl friend. She was the one that spotted it and mentioned it knowing full well it would entail a u turn...

a-pours a hazy straw colour with very short lived head.

s-typicall coriander yeasty smells one would expect from a wit with a light citrus smell.

t-spicy bite, acidic citrus taste all forcasted in the smell.

m-kinda thin I found for the abv.

d-very drinkable and would be a great wit beer to introduce any macro friends to.

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Nickel Brook Organic White from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 11 ratings