Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour

Please excuse the lousy photo.
Naughty Neighbour is a snappy and sessionable American pale ale built by the Better Bitters Brewing Co., out of Burlington, Ontario. It contains 4.9% alcohol and is sold in 341mL bottles with excellent labels that feature a red, white, and blue motif and a sexy "Aunt Sam" character. I enjoyed a bottle at a charming Hamilton, Ontario watering hole.

N.N. is a cloudy golden ale. It has a white head that fades quickly. This brew features a fairly bold citrus hops aroma. It has a hop forward flavour with an emphasis on grapefruit and orange peel notes. Accordingly, on top of some bitterness, this beer is slightly tart and has a somewhat dry mouthfeel.

Naughty Neighbour is an excellently crisp, drinkable ale with a significant hop profile. It is at once mild and flavourful. There isn't much on the malt side of the equation, but it has ample hops and a nice, citrus-y vibe. While this stuff is a bit thin bodied, since first trying it in Hamilton, six packs of the stuff have found their way into my refrigerator a number of times, and I always enjoy it.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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