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

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86
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: korguy123 on 07-05-2013)
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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%

Photo of CRObighit2
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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%

Photo of Canada_Dan
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.

Photo of Tilly
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Excellent!!!

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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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mick303
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rereviewed from the bottle (packed 5.25.14) into a tulip. Colour is a medium orange gold, very hazy with great head retention and lacing.

S - interesting and complex nose, almost a hint of briny oysters, dry rosehips and the spice additions add a tea like quality, spicy and a bit earthy and vegetal, maybe a fain character of the maple syrup, but this has a wide array of aromas, a lot of the heather and with some peach and sea breeze. As it warms it becomes more heavy but also has a greater floral component.

T - an initial pleasing breadiness and then the array of flavours flows forth, rich cranberries, earthy heather, getting a bit more tannic and dry toward the finish. Some of the herbalness mixes with the hops for a pleasant balanced spicy bitterness. This certainly is a very flavour-forward beer with a lot going on coming from the mix of ingredients. However not only is it drinkable and quite tasty, but each of the aspects are detectable, some more than others, blending together to make a sort of gruit-style pale ale which I find quite agreeable.

M - pleasant spiciness from the rye, with a full maltiness, moderate carbonation and then more bitterness transitions in, leading to a crisper spicy finish, quite refreshing and interesting. Has a bit of a sticky resininess on the finish.

Overall, this is a very out there beer which may not be for everyone. Strong herbal and spicy character, but I thought most of the ingredients helped bring something to the table to make a somewhat balanced cacophony of flavours, fairly well proportioned bitterness and the incorporation of cranberries and maple added to a thoroughly quite good beer. Very different, but all together the result is both unique and quite interesting.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.