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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BytownJon (37) - 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 (6471) - 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 (137) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (155) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
From 600 ml bottle in tulip. Slightly hazy orange pour with a beautiful white head. Lots of lacing. Nose is fruity with passion fruit, mango and grapefruit. Fruity sweetness. A hint of herbs. Very complex taste. First some herbal tea notes followed by a heathland flavor. Feels like being up north. All very dry and backed up by a tropical fruit body. Light malt profile. Very pleasing experimental beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (765) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Couleur dorée, légèrement trouble avec un col assez mousseux et épais blanc. Au nez des notes fruités,herbeuse et floral, Ca semble etre une bière assez complexe. En bouche c’est plus le coté herbeux et floral qui ressort, accompagné de timide agrumes et un peu de résine. Corps faible a moyen, Carbonation moyenne. Une bonne bière mais sans plus!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gregorymconway (137) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 600ml bottle from the LCBO. Hazy gold body with cloudy thick head. Hop aromas are at the forefront, for sure. Herby floral notes. Great lacing, a few flavours I can’t place. Really enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft - Floral, grapefruit and herbal notes. Cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Bitter grapefruit rind and herbal notes. Not bad, but herbal bitterness is a bit much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (175) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Au nez, on sent vraiment le côté poivré des baies scandinaves. Le goût est bien épicé avec des notes de genièvre. Légèrement amère aussi. La finale persiste assez longuement et est très agréable. Belle collaboration! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (253) - CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
This is a weird beer for me. First few sniffs and sips were surprisingly hoppy. Fresh flowers and citrus, pine, lots of APA notes. Thereafter the beer settled into something that was much more like what I was expecting: sweet malt with spice and dried flowers, almost like tea. Taste is pleasant: sweet and spicy, with the same floral/tea-like element from the nose. Finish is a nice mix of dry pine and alcohol warmth. Overall very drinkable, though it would be nice if that early hop profile stuck around a bit longer. Not sure if letting it breathe would help or not.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2331) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. A glowing copper with a solid head of foam. A lovely fruity & herbal hop bouquet. Very soft velvety mouthfeel. The taste is a simpler woody pine bitterness with a bit of residual sweetness from the malts.


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