Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook Le Paysan SaisonNickel Brook Le Paysan Saison
BA SCORE
53.4%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 73 ratings
Nickel Brook Le Paysan SaisonNickel Brook Le Paysan Saison
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 06-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,463
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
73
Liked:
39
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
10.46%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of groleau
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SenorBiggles
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A dry, funky saison that has much more in common with the original Belgian style than the excessively sweet saisons that many North American breweries are putting out. Lemon and orange aromas, quite bitter, and a dry finish.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hunterjames
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveBar
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO $3.00 for a 473ml can served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny 1/2" head that films out within a minute or so. Medium gold colour and unfiltered

S- Nice yeast. Touch sour

T- Nice blend. Has that farmhouse yeasty goodness. Has good hops. Seem like noble hops. Nice light malt. Super refreshing to say the least

M- Creamy going down but dries out nicely

O- Nice brew. This is one I can get into. Great price point. Excellent value

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with....... Kielbasa and sauerkraut fried with onions. Super nice pairing. Salt and pepper the mix while frying in a heavy pan

Enjoy

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Photo of Mousel
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinlater
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPNesker
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from new can into pint glass - - -pretty sure I sampled this back when it was bottled but didn't review so here we go. Looks delicious in the glass. Pours dreamy like. Smell is barnyard funk and alcohol. Tastes bready and more than a bit boozy. Missing any kind of sour notes beyond smell, which ends up a bit of a tease. Overall good, but not great. That being said - Think it would rule fresh from a local tap.

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Photo of portwood
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Smell: lightly fruity, sour orange.
Taste: mildly tart, average carbonation.
Finish: medium bitterness, dry w/touch of spices and sourness.
(no date on can, sigh).

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent saison but it's missing what is needed to be a good saison. There is no sour funk in the taste which makes this end up in the very average bin. It's thin, with lots of peach, overly sweet, with a decent spice note in the finish.

I'd drink it again but I won't buy it again.

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Photo of Electros
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Delicious. I like that it's not as sour as some other saisons. Light-golden colour with typical for the style cloudiness, white long-lasting head. Very refreshing overall.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricVonStein
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice cloudy deep golden yellow with three fingers of off white head that retains well with a bubbly lattice clinging to the glass edges. Looks inviting and full figured.

Super fruity esters on the nose with orange, lemon and tart yeasty funk. Mild spiciness in the back.

More tart citrus in the taste, fruit juice and lemon tartness. Hoppy in the back end with some herby bitterness that fades to a dry finish. Smooth and well carbonated on the tongue.

Overall this is a pretty nice saison - Nickle Brook has been delivering some solid stuff these days - if a bit simplistic in the flavours. This one focuses heavily on the fruity and citric esters and hops bitterness but doesnt have all that much in the way of barnyard funk or spicy pepperiness found is some of the great representations of the style. Still very drinkable and plenty there to keep your buds happy.

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Photo of Jaisell
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akdo
4.71/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Once poured in a glass, the beer has a straw body that veers towards shades of orange. The light brown head was about two finger-high and was quite resilient. Although it is sub par to the Saison Dupont in terms of head retention, it is the Canadian Saison that lasted the longest, which means over 30 minutes. Moreover, as we drink it, the beer leaves foam on the glass.

Smell: Like its counterparts from Canada, Le Paysan is a re-interpretation of a Saison, a style of beer that originates from Belgium's country side. Instead of going for a grassy smell, the nose was close to wheat.

Taste: The palate welcomed us with wheat to the point of tasting like an organic cereal. It was later accompanied by zests of either oranges and citrus. It felt like tasting zests that have been boiled in whipping cream without chocolate. Overall, the bitterness, though lighter to that of a Dupont, is fresher, not skunky and darn close to a Belgian-style Saison.

Feel: In this department, Le Paysan beats Dupont. It is less watery and refreshing.

Overall: This beer strays away from what a typical Saison should be. However, it is a good re-invention from Nickel Brook Brewery. In the end, we get rid of the light skunkiness in favour of raw wheat and fruit zests. It is quite close to a New Zealander Sauvignon blanc that tastes like gooseberry on the front-end.

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Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 53.4% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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