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

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 (8746) - 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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Randy4Beer (274) - - JAN 18, 2015
A filtered amber body, with a finger of white head. Very floral notes tickle the nose. Something akin to mint is in the mix too. Some citrus hops fill the background. The citrus hops completely disappear on the tongue, and it is all floral tastes, and lavender. Reminds me a little too much of Beau’s St. Luke’s Verse Gruit. I’ve come to realize I don’t much care for floral beers. N’uff said.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammyboyy (45) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Très bonne pale ale. On voit que Kissmeyer une fois de plus veut créer une bière qui sort de l’ordinaire. Après avoir lu les ingrédients j’étais surpris, j’ai réussi à trouver les goûts présents dans la liste d’ingrédients sauf le sirop d’érable qui est inexistant. C’est très floral, avec goût léger d’argumes, zeste d’orange je dirais, mais avec un goût bien présent de conifère. Loin d’être désagréable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (325) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
A light crisp bitterness in the foretaste followed by some complex spicy notes but all well balanced and not overpowering the malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (136) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Arômes de houblons et d’épices. Le goût est remplies de saveurs variées: Herbes épicées, gingembre, feuille de cèdre, zeste de citron et houblon. L’amertume est modérée, épicée et acidulée. Très bonne considérant tous les ingrédients de la recette. Une bonne ipa bien équilibrée avec beaucoup de saveurs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BytownJon (38) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Both on tap at Lieutenant’s Pump and from 600ml bottle. I found it a bit weaker on tap. Happy for Beau’s to do this, but can’t see them as a contract brewer for some reason. Respect their approach to it. Hazy yellow/burn sun appearance with significant head. Floral aroma and mild sweetness. Hoppy/spicy bite which I’ll call "medium" in level with strong alcohol. Sweet aftertaste followed by spice residue. You could taste "Beau’s" in there, that’s for sure. I could only have 1 of these in a sitting. Strong, but not over powering. Good balance and complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
[5899-20131005] Tap. Rosemary orange aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter lemon yeast flavour. Medium body. Very tasty. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Beaus Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill, ON)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Très bonne pale ale.Cadeaux du beaux frère.arôme d’agrumes,canneberge,quelque herbes, une pointe de poivre. beaucoup de subtilité,un peut de miel, traces de pain..marque de petits fruits, final très sèche , un peur amère , arrière goûte de petits fruits sauvages qui s’étire longuement . super bonne!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (191) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
From 600 ml bottle in tulip. Slightly hazy orange pour with a beautiful white head. Lots of lacing. Nose is fruity with passion fruit, mango and grapefruit. Fruity sweetness. A hint of herbs. Very complex taste. First some herbal tea notes followed by a heathland flavor. Feels like being up north. All very dry and backed up by a tropical fruit body. Light malt profile. Very pleasing experimental beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (822) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Couleur dorée, légèrement trouble avec un col assez mousseux et épais blanc. Au nez des notes fruités,herbeuse et floral, Ca semble etre une bière assez complexe. En bouche c’est plus le coté herbeux et floral qui ressort, accompagné de timide agrumes et un peu de résine. Corps faible a moyen, Carbonation moyenne. Une bonne bière mais sans plus!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gregorymconway (163) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 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.


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