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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 (8819) - 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (187) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Magnifique représente de son style, j’ai été séduit par une Pale Ale ai bien construite! Blonde, mousseuse et voilée. Elle propose un nez de fruits, de pain de grains germés, quelques jolies fleurs - des Perce Neige. Nez complexe pour une Pale Ale si douce. En bouche le liquide a un corps certain et affirmé mais être trop sucré ni gras. C’est rond, et je plais à tenter d’identifier laquelle des facettes de cette bière est ma préférée entre ses arômes, sa texture ou les saveurs qu’elle déploie. Un belle présence de jeunes céréales dorées. J’aurais toutefois aimé une touche houblonnée supplémentaire mais reste que l’équilibre est magnifiquement réalisé. Chapeau pour ce très beau produit!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (361) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
600ml bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: citrus, grapefruits, unpleasant earthy background. App: hazy peach color, small white head. Taste and palate: medium body, average to high carbonation, light dry bitter finish. Overall: maybe I was expecting too much. This beer is good but there is something I don’t like in the smell, mouthfeel is what we expect from a pale ale, no clue what a Nordic pale ale is though. Anyway enjoyed it and good appetizer for a next beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (322) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Comme bière de dégustation où l’on désire avant tout de la diversité : 20/20, indispensable! Très bien brassée comme bière, avec un corps bien rond mais surtout une personnalité forte. Par contre, pour mes goûts personnels, elle est trop particulière pour être réellement agréable. Je suis bien content de l’avoir essayée et c’est en fait probablement ma Beau’s disponible au Québec préférée jusqu’ici. Mais ce n’est pas une bière que je boierais régulièrement...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Nice cloudy golden pour with a white head, dissipated into a ring for me! Very nice. Mildly herbal aroma, some hops, not too strong. Slightly herbal taste, moderate hop bitterness, medium-light bodied with a nice long aftertaste. Yum!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (631) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
600ml bottle. Clear amber with a frothy white head. Flavors are tropical fruits, bread, citrus, spices and sweet herbs and grass with resinous and floral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture. Dry finish, a bit harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (136) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy blonde/amber with particles in suspension and small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Taste of citrus, wheat, herbs... A lot of complexity is poping at is warms. Bitter, a bit sweet and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2339) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours dark blond with medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of hops, citrus, fruits, resin. Taste is of bitterness, citrus, fruits, some sugar, malt, grain, resin. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: I’m going to be honest and say that I missed pretty much all of the "northern-inspired features". Well in a way this is good: they are well integrated in the beer. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3613) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle (600 ml) bought @ Beaus. Split 2-ways with the brother in law.

Appearance: Hazy golden/orange with a small quickly diminishing white head that leave some lacing.

Aroma: Quite herbal with peppery notes, cereals, floral notes and hints of soap.

Taste: Herbal forward too with fresh cereals, peppery notes, light sweetness, floral/perfumy presence, soapy notes and very light bitterness.

Palate: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Airy, a bit oily and also almost watery mouthfeel. Moderate, but lingering spicy finish.

Overall: Balance and drinkability are ok for a grassy/spicy/floral Pale Ale. The mouthfeel is a bit weak to support those features, but not enough to ruin the beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phild44 (2) - Rockland, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
Very good IPA from a toughtfull process, brewed by quality brewery. Perfect bitterness and notes of hop. Love that it hangs around as a regular from Beau’s, says alot.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Randy4Beer (324) - - JAN 18, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 11, 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.


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