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


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a hazy, nearly clear orange with a bubbly, two finger, off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma is interesting. Earthy notes with some herbal spices and a slight sweetness. Taste is a pungent bitter with an earthy, grass, herbal aftertaste. Slightly metallic. Medium body and carbonation. Fairly crisp and clean in the mouth with a slight bit of resin. Overall interesting. Herbal and earthy aroma and taste. Easy to drink and wirth a taste. Probably wouldn’t buy again though. Not really my bag baby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1783) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
Bouteille. Jaune assez claire, muosse blanche. Arôme de céréales et épices, florale. En bouche, malt et un peu de sucre, épices et miel. Bonne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellonearth (122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Arômes floraux, herbeux et d’agrumes séchés. Robe jaune/blanchâtre voilé. Goût rappelant une IPA, mais version soft et crémeuse. Un tantinet sucré, un brin amère. Goodie!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerstore (29) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
Kissmeyer Beau’s Nordic Pale Ale En regardant la liste d’ingrédient, j’étais vraiment incertain du resultat. On à içi affaire à une pale ale qui mise surtout sur le côté herbale et florale avec des pointes d’épices et même un peu petit peu de fruité. Les cannerberges et le sirop d’érable sont très subtil et ont passé relativement innapercu. Pour une bière avec autant d’ingrédient je dirais que le tout est très subtil et ne s’écarte pas tant d’une pale ale reguliere mais ajoute assez de complexité pour en faire une bière d’exception. C’est très bien balancé et très bon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Major97 (2) - - JUL 28, 2016 does not count
Assez surprenante pour une pale ale, le gout présent du houblon rappel une ipa traditionel. Ses arome d'herbes et de canneberges nous transporte en campagne pour une experience delectable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamestulloch (3486) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of dried apricot, dry earth, honeyed fig and grass. Flavour of yeast, white pepper, bread and a hint of glue on the finish. Thin to medium body with a light, oily texture. Very fizzy. I’m not sure what this beer is supposed to be. It’s a mess. I couldn’t finish it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (339) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a foggy golden topped by a thin fizzy white head showing low retention, and leaving some rare spotted lacing. Very low carbonation. The nose is both fruity and floral with strong pineapple, peaches, grapefruit and heather. Likewise for the taste, though the heather is pretty proeminent. Medium-low mouthfeel but nice palate covering bitterness. Finish is floral with a grassy shift at the end. This is one dry and refreshing fruity ale. Pretty interesting. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Pours murky orange with persistent creamy white head. The aroma is very pleasantly herbal with cranberry juice. The mild herbs really mix well with the berry sourness. Tastes cranberry juice sweet upfront with herbal and berry bitter in the finish. Crisp thin carbonation, body a bit watery, finish dry. Excellent drinkability despite the domination of herbs and thickish sour berries which I think is always a tricky combination. Really lovely stuff - I’d love a chilled glassful of this while strolling in an Estonian bog in late summer - that’d be bliss!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (237) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Ce liquide blond à l’effervescence faible a tout pour séduire l’amateur de bière qui recherche une bière rafraîchissante à boire fraiche. Cette collaboration de Beau’s et Kissmayer goûte particulièrement la pêche et les agrumes, ce qui s’allie bien avec l’amertume modérée du liquide. La Nordic Pale Ale, sans être excessivement complexe, la bière fait bien le travail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laurent5345 (52) - CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Un goût d’agrume léger. Un goût prenant. Le houblon se fait sentir. Une excellente bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arseniq33 (63) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Servie d’une bouteille à deux verres. La bière est dorée/orangée et trouble. Au nez, très herbacé. Un peu de fleurs, un peu d’agrumes, un peu de résine. Ça sent très bon! En bouche, c’est très herbacé au début, mais ça devient sucré en fin de bouche. La finale est bien longue. C’est excessivement bien balancé, et j’en boirais plein.

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