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

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (353) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Quelle belle surprise!! Je ne savais pas trop à quoi m’attendre mais wow, tout y est! Le parfum est envoûtant, ça goûte un superbe amalgame de fleurs, fruits (citron, orange), résine de pin et céréales. L’étiquette laisse à désirer, quoiqu’elle se démarque, mais le produit est quasi sans faille (à part la mousse timide).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves tremendous lacing. Nose is of juniper, wild herbs, earth and slight onions. Quite atypical and intriguing. Taste is of juniper, fir, light caramel and moderately bitter. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and there is a lightly astringent finish that I’m not entirely fond of. Herbal. Overall a nice pseudo (ethno?) pale ale, it works quite well and is pretty drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (394) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Magnifique représente de son style, j’ai été séduit par une Pale Ale ai bien construite! Blonde, mousseuse et voilée. Elle propose un nez de fruits, de pain de grains germés, quelques jolies fleurs - des Perce Neige. Nez complexe pour une Pale Ale si douce. En bouche le liquide a un corps certain et affirmé mais être trop sucré ni gras. C’est rond, et je plais à tenter d’identifier laquelle des facettes de cette bière est ma préférée entre ses arômes, sa texture ou les saveurs qu’elle déploie. Un belle présence de jeunes céréales dorées. J’aurais toutefois aimé une touche houblonnée supplémentaire mais reste que l’équilibre est magnifiquement réalisé. Chapeau pour ce très beau produit!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (504) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
600ml bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: citrus, grapefruits, unpleasant earthy background. App: hazy peach color, small white head. Taste and palate: medium body, average to high carbonation, light dry bitter finish. Overall: maybe I was expecting too much. This beer is good but there is something I don’t like in the smell, mouthfeel is what we expect from a pale ale, no clue what a Nordic pale ale is though. Anyway enjoyed it and good appetizer for a next beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (370) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Comme bière de dégustation où l’on désire avant tout de la diversité : 20/20, indispensable! Très bien brassée comme bière, avec un corps bien rond mais surtout une personnalité forte. Par contre, pour mes goûts personnels, elle est trop particulière pour être réellement agréable. Je suis bien content de l’avoir essayée et c’est en fait probablement ma Beau’s disponible au Québec préférée jusqu’ici. Mais ce n’est pas une bière que je boierais régulièrement...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Nice cloudy golden pour with a white head, dissipated into a ring for me! Very nice. Mildly herbal aroma, some hops, not too strong. Slightly herbal taste, moderate hop bitterness, medium-light bodied with a nice long aftertaste. Yum!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (780) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
600ml bottle. Clear amber with a frothy white head. Flavors are tropical fruits, bread, citrus, spices and sweet herbs and grass with resinous and floral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture. Dry finish, a bit harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (140) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy blonde/amber with particles in suspension and small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Taste of citrus, wheat, herbs... A lot of complexity is poping at is warms. Bitter, a bit sweet and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2595) - 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 (3905) - 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.



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