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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - 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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregorymconway (25) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 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 (4128) - 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 (132) - 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 (107) - 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 (2045) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Hazy pale gold, lively white head. Aroma is more hoppy than anything (I think I was expecting more of a wit-bier aroma for some reason), and to be honest I have no idea how yarrow or sweet gale should smell or taste. Biscuity pale malts, unripened mango, nettles/grass. Finish is bitter and dry. I would never guess this is anything other than a well made American pale ale, but I mean that as a compliment.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
60 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Slightly hazy gold, thick head. Caramel and resin aroma. Bright and sweet, then a peppery vanilla finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle, pours a pale yellow, a light hop aroma, taste was also hoppy and it had a nice easy drinking flavour, really quite enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (71) - - AUG 5, 2014
Overall a great IPA. Great hoppiness and a noticeable floral note in the aroma. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5751) - Montréal, 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)


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