Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised that this beer was terrible. It was tossed to me by a teenager in a boat while I was paddle boarding. When I was his age, I was worried about cost per can instead of good flavour, and after drinking the Brewhouse Pilsner, clearly he was too.
Although I had never heard of this beer, I assumed it was cheap. After all, it was freely given to me by a drunk teenage boater. I figured, if he felt he could afford to give one away, it had to be cheap. I've never found the cost of this beer, but it tasted as cheap as I imagined it would. I thought, maybe it was just me, but when Carolyn tried it, she almost spit it out. She may not be much of a beer drinker, but that was an adverse reaction even for her.
Luckily, we were frying halibut that night and we needed a beer for the batter. Brewhouse Pilsner did the trick. It made a great beer batter! That's probably the best thing I can say about this Pilsner. It makes a great fish batter
Brewhouse Pilsner barely deserves one weak burp. Fish batter - yes, drinking - no.
************** Warning!! Don't Drink Nickel Brook Gluten Free Ale **************
The above message may be a little extreme, but I believe it needs to be put on every can of this beer. That's how much I didn't like this beer. It's just terrible.
I should have realized what I was getting myself into when I poured this pathetic excuse of a beer. It was the colour of piss, and its head resembled the foam that forms in the toilet during my morning leak. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that it tasted like piss too.
I only drank this beer because a close friend of mine had recently gone gluten free and he wanted me to try this "great gluten free beer" he recently discovered. All I've got to say is that if this is a good gluten free beer, my friend needs to get back on the gluten!
To be fair to Nickel Brook's Gluten Free ale, I did have one positive experience. Up to this point, I had not given any beer my lowest burp rating (one burp). I was starting to think I was like Homer Simpson doing restaurant reviews. I like everything and I hate nothing. Thanks to this beer I know that's not true.
I really hated this beer. I actually poured it into the bushes instead of finishing it. Now I know what a one burp beer tastes like and this is it.
Drinking the world.
One beer at a time.