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Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale Ale - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: korguy123 on 07-05-2013

B-Sides Brewing Label

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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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 23
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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a orange hued copper color.....even yellow hues.....interesting! The head starts off well, about two fingers thick and quickly disappears into a soapy looking layer. Lacing is very good....plenty of foamy patches clinging to the glass! Appears to have a good amount of fine carbonation rising to the top as well!

S- Spicy, herbal notes, tart berries, wood all come into play with this one. The cranberries used are noticed, and the spice reminds me of peppercorn without the zing. Hop presence is muted and there is a certain sweetness about it...perhaps from the maple syrup used.

T- Very dry and flowery would best describe this one. It is Earthy, wild and leafy all at the same time. I've never been out in the wild North but somehow this reminds me of spending time in the woods......berries, leaves, roots and sage like spice come to mind. Medicinal.......

M/O- Solid medium body and the carbonation is finely tuned but does provide a cleansing nature at the same time, this is very different, and in a good way. I expected something else I thin and am pleasantly surprised by the overall character of the ingredients used...some I've never tried or heard of before. I may get this again if given the chance.

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4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Logan12321
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Medium head and pours to a think amber color, not transparent. The aromas are great, fruits and citrus immediately come to mind. Personally, taste was a big let down compared to the aroma. The bitterness of the hops seems to overpower the flavors in the brew. Left a very dry finish, minimal carbonation.

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Excellent brew. Something subtly different, you won't be disappointed.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MasterSki
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, dated 5.27.14 and consumed in mid-August. Served in a mini-pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a thick cap and plenty of splotches of lace. Transparent golden body with bubbles racing throughout.

S - Citrusy hops, nebulous flowers, hint of rosehips, and some sharp Nordic botanicals. Not much malt presence under all that.

T - The flavor shows more hop flavor, with citrus zest being the dominant player. Rosehips and flowers show up in the finish. Fairly low sweetness, although a vague toffee note and perhaps a kiss of rye(?) spice show up as the beer warms.

M - Medium body, pleasant carbonation, and a gritty and tannic texture. No obvious alcohol, and a dry finish.

D - Pleasant surprise, and probably the best thing I've tried from Beau's. Would love to have this on the fresher end of the spectrum. Don't really get a lot of the listed ingredients, but what is there works well together.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Smell of hops and spices
Taste is spiced herbs, ginger, bush, lemon zest, hint of hops
Bitterness is moderated, spicy and acidulated

Not bad considering all the ingrédients in the recipe. A well-balanced ipa with full of flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%


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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.04/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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