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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours dark blond with medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of hops, citrus, fruits, resin. Taste is of bitterness, citrus, fruits, some sugar, malt, grain, resin. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: I’m going to be honest and say that I missed pretty much all of the "northern-inspired features". Well in a way this is good: they are well integrated in the beer. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3278) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle (600 ml) bought @ Beaus. Split 2-ways with the brother in law.

Appearance: Hazy golden/orange with a small quickly diminishing white head that leave some lacing.

Aroma: Quite herbal with peppery notes, cereals, floral notes and hints of soap.

Taste: Herbal forward too with fresh cereals, peppery notes, light sweetness, floral/perfumy presence, soapy notes and very light bitterness.

Palate: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Airy, a bit oily and also almost watery mouthfeel. Moderate, but lingering spicy finish.

Overall: Balance and drinkability are ok for a grassy/spicy/floral Pale Ale. The mouthfeel is a bit weak to support those features, but not enough to ruin the beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phild44 (2) - Rockland, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
Very good IPA from a toughtfull process, brewed by quality brewery. Perfect bitterness and notes of hop. Love that it hangs around as a regular from Beau’s, says alot.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Randy4Beer (292) - - JAN 18, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 A filtered amber body, with a finger of white head. Very floral notes tickle the nose. Something akin to mint is in the mix too. Some citrus hops fill the background. The citrus hops completely disappear on the tongue, and it is all floral tastes, and lavender. Reminds me a little too much of Beau’s St. Luke’s Verse Gruit. I’ve come to realize I don’t much care for floral beers. N’uff said.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammyboyy (50) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Très bonne pale ale. On voit que Kissmeyer une fois de plus veut créer une bière qui sort de l’ordinaire. Après avoir lu les ingrédients j’étais surpris, j’ai réussi à trouver les goûts présents dans la liste d’ingrédients sauf le sirop d’érable qui est inexistant. C’est très floral, avec goût léger d’argumes, zeste d’orange je dirais, mais avec un goût bien présent de conifère. Loin d’être désagréable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (326) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
A light crisp bitterness in the foretaste followed by some complex spicy notes but all well balanced and not overpowering the malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (203) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Arômes de houblons et d’épices. Le goût est remplies de saveurs variées: Herbes épicées, gingembre, feuille de cèdre, zeste de citron et houblon. L’amertume est modérée, épicée et acidulée. Très bonne considérant tous les ingrédients de la recette. Une bonne ipa bien équilibrée avec beaucoup de saveurs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BytownJon (38) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Both on tap at Lieutenant’s Pump and from 600ml bottle. I found it a bit weaker on tap. Happy for Beau’s to do this, but can’t see them as a contract brewer for some reason. Respect their approach to it. Hazy yellow/burn sun appearance with significant head. Floral aroma and mild sweetness. Hoppy/spicy bite which I’ll call "medium" in level with strong alcohol. Sweet aftertaste followed by spice residue. You could taste "Beau’s" in there, that’s for sure. I could only have 1 of these in a sitting. Strong, but not over powering. Good balance and complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
[5899-20131005] Tap. Rosemary orange aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter lemon yeast flavour. Medium body. Very tasty. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Beaus Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill, ON)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Très bonne pale ale.Cadeaux du beaux frère.arôme d’agrumes,canneberge,quelque herbes, une pointe de poivre. beaucoup de subtilité,un peut de miel, traces de pain..marque de petits fruits, final très sèche , un peur amère , arrière goûte de petits fruits sauvages qui s’étire longuement . super bonne!


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