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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
(bottle) clear coppery amber colour with a medium tall tan head; aromas start with fruit, then a whiff of metal, then a strange salty herby aroma; dry flavour with a long medium bitter finish; interesting but not anything I want to return to

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (364) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
600 mL bottle. Pours pale gold with a thick lacy white head. Herbal aromas, a mix of familiar hop notes with some depth from the other additions (really wish I knew what these things tasted like individually), some slightly sweet fruit notes here (I’m assuming that’s the cranberry and maple in action) and a hint of grain. Dry, but somehow leaves the impression of sweetness, with a well bittered finish. Moderate carbonation and light on the palate. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2130) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
Batch number 3312. The ingredients look wild with lots of teas (flowers) and some maple syrup. Still smells like a pale ale. There is also cranberries in here, and they add a nice touch of fruity sweetness to everything. Hazy amber colour with a frothy white head and creamy lacing. Mild soap nose with the hop and oats. A nice dryness for mouthfeel, but still goes down well with some wetness. Hop bitterness with loads of flavours. I am pretty amazed at everything found in here and how well it is blended. A must try !!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (403) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours deep yellow with a luscious one finger sea foam cap. Aroma reminds me of the yuppie tea shop in leslieville: floral, herbal, citrus. Taste almost too much at once but after a few samples the favour starts to unfold. Adventurous brew - don’t expect the same-old pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (203) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a clear golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma notes include lots of flowers, almost pulperie like. The tasting notes are quite noisy, with notes of floral, herbal, grassy, cough medicine. The Cranberries and Maple syrup are lost in this complicated brew though, and I feel like this brew may be attempting to much. Still, not a bad herbal brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (2766) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
600 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy amber with a full white head. Aroma: Lots of citrus and pine, a little dank with some cat pee, bitter green herbs, somewhat sharp and harsh, lavender?, so-so. Palate: Medium body, full yet gentle effervescence. Flav.: Much like the nose...citrus, pine, floral, dank, cat pee, bitter herbs, reminiscent of sage and rosemary, a little malt character; dry with slightly unbalanced bitterness and a finish with slightly more malt presence than the aroma/flavour.

Different...doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. Veiled orange with a resilient white head.Aroma is hoppy, lemon, grapefruit. Flavor is tons upon tons of fruits, citrus, sugar. Finish is very, very citrusy bitterness. Medium body, soft, creamy mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Very tasty, soft, and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3807) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
tap @ beau’s oktoberfest, vankleek hill. unclear light yellow pour with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. lemongrass, pepper, flowers, astringent bitter herbs, berries, grass, crisp pale maltiness. moderate carbonation, light body, dry grassy-herbal-spicy finish - good palate. nicely crafted - the spices/herbs/flowers blend in very well to this crisp and quenching pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
On cask at Beaus Oktoberfest. Lemony hops and fermentation ester aroma with some peppery phenolics. Hazy copper under a thin, white cover. Lemony and peppery phenolic flavour with a good balancing, medium bitterness and very faint caramel. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 in Maine with Andrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a light golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is citrus, yeast, honey and wheat. Mouthfeel is soft to light with notes of wheat, spice, yeast, honey and citrus fruits.


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