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Beaus / Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale

Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale is an imaginative interpretation of the Pale Ale style and features a unique northern-inspired medley of ingredients. Sweet Gale, Yarrow, Dried Heather Flowers, Rose Hips, and Cranberries comprise its balanced fruit-and-herb bouquet, while a Maple-Syrup addition rounds out the complex character of the beer. The Nordic pale ale features intricate herbal nuance, moderate hop presence, pleasant dryness, and a crisp finish. A one-man gypsy brewing company, Kissmeyer Beer creates innovative beers with a distinct personal and unique character, brewed to an exemplary degree of technical quality, inspired by and often brewed in collaboration with world-class brewer friends and colleagues. Nordic Pale Ale is a pioneering style for Kissmeyer, intended to fuse the best in modern brewing techniques with ingredients that reflect Nordic and Canadian traditions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CurbDog (74) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Two fingers fluffy persistent white head. Hazy gold colour. Herbaceous, citrus, light cran and almost tea like aroma. Matching flavours, a little grassy, nice balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Medium body, med carb, slight astringency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
On tap, poured into a nonic pint. Grassy, floral, and herbal aromas are immediately noticeable with an earthy baseline; very outdoorsy. Later, some light toffee and citrus pokes through. There’s a slight haze to the amber orange brew, with a white, doughy soap head that keeps moderate amount by the end and leaves some mild lace on the glass. The taste is a medium, grassy bitter with a compliment of medium sweet. The texture is oily with a soft fizz carbonation. The medium body has a profile of toffee, very subtle tart berry and citrus with a light floral spice. The finish is herbaceous and grassy with a bit of an earthy spice that leads to caramel. The aftertaste clean and herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (697) - - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Canada. Thanks Crystal! Points for interesting. Super floral and spicy. Not getting too much maple. Great for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3426) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Festibère de Gatineau, savoured on May 30 2015; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, lightly hazy, tiny ring of mocha head, light lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, light malt, tropical fruits; mouth: resinous hops, pine, light malt, tropical fruits, semi-dry finale in hops with presence of soap gum, medium-full body, quite carbonated, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, lors du Festibière de Gatineau, savourée le 30 mai 2015; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, légèrement voilée, petit anneau de mousse moka, légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, léger malt, fruits tropicaux; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, léger malt, fruits tropicaux, finale semi-sèche en houblon avec présence de gomme savon, corps moyen-corsé, pas mal carbonatée, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (656) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Bière orangée, complètement remplie de particules pouvant être assez grosses, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un beau col blanc, large, dense, mousseux et persistent. Arômes de houblon fruité, agrumes (surtout orange et autres semblables…), mangue et beaucoup de pêche/abricot, avec léger de conifère. Aussi, effluves de malt mielleux (tendance sirop de pêche!), avec un peu de pain frais et pâtisserie, levure à pain… Également, mélange d’odeurs difficile à identifier en trame de fond, probablement un genre de mélange d’herbes, fleurs et canneberge, pointe d’acidité. Nez fort intéressant, très agréable, complexité élevée, bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement moyen sur la langue, onctuosité élevée au palais, c’est rond, moelleux et velouté, soyeux à souhait! Au goût, pâtisserie et malt mielleux, houblon fruité (agrumes, mangue, abricot, pêche…), pointe de conifère. Le mélange particulier d’herbes et de fleurs est plus présent en bouche qu’au nez (et c’est fort agréable!), et la finale apporte le goût et l’acidité typiques de la canneberge, accompagnés d’une amertume faible mais tout de même bien présente. Excellente intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, goût succulent, complexité et intensité élevées. Il s’agit d’une excellente bière!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AwaKe (147) - Laval, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Bouteille de 600ml. Couleur ambrée limpide mais avec beaucoup de particules en suspension, épaisse mousse blanche et dentelle. A: Fleurs, fruits, gazon. G: Très parfumé, fleurs, fruités, citron, cantaloup, un peu boisé en fin de bouche avec amertume modérée en résiduel. Palais fin, effervescence faible. Ça pourrait s?appeler Tropical Pale Ale sans problème, belle bière de canicule!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (910) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Incredibly floral aroma here. The taste is quite herbal with a moderate amount of hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Myo (3) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
An amazing balance of surprising ingredients. From yarrow to sweet gale to flowers tastes, this make the beer an incredible mix. Very distinct from the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Orange gold with a full white head that leaves plenty of lace. Aroma is floral, citrus. Taste is a bit more herbal, still has a nice bitter finish. Best beer of this style of had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Orange in colour with a mid sized white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is grassy, grainy, some cereal. The flavour is of citrus hops, floral and herbal, some bread and cereal. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes long and lightly hoppy.

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