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

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Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale AleKissmeyer: Nordic Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%

Canada_Dan, Tuesday at 10:01 PM
Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

Franck, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Excellent!!!

Tilly, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

AllanWexler, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jrenihan, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MasterOfArgos39, Sep 14, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +25.3%

BushwyckCraft, Sep 11, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

ToddMopps, Aug 29, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -20.6%

slackt, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Orionigel, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

schopenhauerale, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

mick303, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MatChar, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

derberts, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

alienmario, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mjacquard, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

russwilliam, Jul 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

TheHammer, Jul 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Shcook, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GoHabsGo, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

NightINgale, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DaveR514, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of John656
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours out a nice golden colour with a thick fluffy head. Visually rich and appealing.

S - Floral and lemon. Hops and pine also come through strong.

T - Hoppy but smooth and not overbearing with hints of citrus and floral flavours. Semi-dry finish follows the fresh and crisp taste. Kind of feels like a combination of an IPA and a Saison.

M - Sharp and flavourful. Medium-light bodied with average carbonation. Tastes better when not too cold as the ingredients meld better together.

O - Not my favourite beer style but I did enjoy this. The hops are present but don't linger too much and for too long. The unique ingredients of yarrow, flowers and rose hips lend to a smoother, more herbaceous brew.

John656, May 14, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden copper filtered with no carbonation, 4 fingers of off white head leaving chunky lacing.

S: Pine, heavily hopped like a west coast ipa style, pineapple, passionfruit, red chillies,

T: Pine, menthol, pineapple, passion fruit, light sweetness, sage which I suppose is the sweet gale, heavy bitter hops also in a west coast ipa style. Earthy herbal taste which is perhaps the heather.

M: Medium resinous syrupy body, numbing bitter finish.

O: Really like an IPA to me, but well crafted. Only getting a little sweet gale and perhaps heather, but non of the maple syrup, cranberries, or rosehips as the hops are so strong. That said, it’s a good beer, cool style, bottle and concept.

patre_tim, May 12, 2014
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Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.