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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
A hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. In aroma, a lightly fruity malt with light spices and faint sulfur. In mouth, a crisp fruity malt with mineral character, light herbal spices, thyme, ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at The Rhino summer fest. A big head and lacy. Lightly floral hops,the bitterness not coming out as I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Bottle from LCBO. Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is awesome - lots of bright spicy/herbal aroma. Sort of gruit-like but with a flinty dryness in addition to a bit of soft fruitiness. There is a little bit of spice and a touch of lean pale malt. It has an almost bretty character even though I don’t think they use any. Earthy bitterness but a lingering freshness. Really damn tasty. Tap at Brydens. Very pale golden pour with a little bit of soft yeast suspension. Nice light fruit and a soft earthiness. Moderate bitterness with a touch of light spice on the finish. Pretty nice, summery beer. Lingering wheatiness flavour. 7 3 7 3 14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 2013-10-05. Bright hazy orange body nice white head. Aroma is pleasantly fruity, lightly green. The flavour has much more piney and herbal ’green’ character than I remember from previous glasses. Pleasantly fruity and bitter. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. The stronger herbal character makes it more assertive and more interesting, but also means I need to be more in the mood for it. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Bottle at Beaus Oktoberfest, Vankleek Hill

2013-06-20. Hazy yellow orange body with a nice white head. I think... They just turned the lights out on us. Aroma is pleasant, mild fruity berry like character, like lingonberries or similar but that could be purely in my head based on the name. Undertones of wheat and grass. Flavour is pleasant but I find it very similar to some other Beaus beers - Something about the way the malt and yeast character comes together. Pleasant modest malt, lightly bready pale malt, moderate bitterness throughout. Average bodied palate, with a modest carbonation that suits it and lends itself to drinkability. Decent, enjoyable. 7/3/7/3/15 OCB Week, at Beau’s Beer Around The World Event

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk, citrus, light Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, soft wheat. Spice, citrus, musk. Gentle grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Where and how at bar Volo
Aroma medium plus intensity. Malty with citrus hop bend. Clean. Mild hint of pineapple.
Appearance
Top: small white creamy cap
Base: clear, dark golden.
Palate : dry with softer walls. Medium bodied. Bit longer than average finish.
Taste: on dry side. Plain straight citrus from hops. Rather mild.
Other notes Bit dry. Not much beyond hop feel. Thin malt base. Extra elements mentioned in description feel to be muted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
600ml bottle with a purty light blue crown cap. Evidently rating # 5900. Slightly hazy dark gold with a large fluffy and lasting off-white head. Dry and slightly acidic floral / citrus zest aroma, some alcohol - good fresh cereal grain lushness. Taste - not bad, follows, but light, more grain, less bitterness, a hint of lemon - decent balance. A little watery, astringent and acidic, mild carbonation, a long low-level dry grassy somewhat earthy bitter finish. Weirdly boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Draught at ’Beau’s Beer Around The World’ event. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a lasting bubbly white head. Mild aroma of pale malt, some grain, light honey, fruit and yeast. Flavour of grain, pale malt, light hops, some fruit (citrus and more) and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. It’s good but I expected better due to those involved in making it -- still, it will make for a pleasant Summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe herbacée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #5663)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5297) - 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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