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

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85
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-09-2014 00:50:45 | More by wizo
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07-20-2014 00:54:21 | More by mjacquard
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-14-2014 15:50:43 | More by DaveR514
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John656

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 01:56:56 | More by John656
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patre_tim

China

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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05-12-2014 03:10:11 | More by patre_tim
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-10-2014 22:59:54 | More by hunterjames
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice honey yellow with a thick four finger head that lasts. Lace sticks to the side of the glass. Aromas of biscuits, floral notes, lemon, grapefruit, honey(yet no maple, and the ingredients say organic maple syrup). Tastes strongly of biscuits and heather, with a honey and syrup/bitter aftertaste. The roses kick in after you let the palate mellow. Mouthfeel is smooth, clean and bubbly. I like this beer. I'll pick up a case of it if I can.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:00:56 | More by slitherySOB
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California

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-17-2014 17:35:02 | More by Bf_89
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speedywinger

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-13-2014 14:12:30 | More by speedywinger
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for the reasonable price of $4.85 CDN. Served well chilled into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy dark yellow / honey brown in color with a titanic 4= fingers of white head (This wasn't an aggressive pour either). Great retention time and a frothy white cap subsides into a cylinder of foamy. Spectacular lacing left around the glass. The head is particularly fluffy and gives the appearance of floating on clouds. Very impressive.

Smell - Nice bland of mild malts and a good citrus aroma. Not overwhelingly fragrant yer at the same the nose is prominent. Some floral aspects after repeated sniffs.

Taste - Good clean taste, hoppy and rather bitter. Trace elements of fruits namely lemon but some earthy wood flavors interwoven. Initially I wasn't terribly impressed, but as it warms a bit these meld together more seamlessly and the taste becomes even easier to palate as it warms.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, slight tingling sensation in mouth. Pretty good but a bit sharper than expected.

Overall - A very fine beer in the style and bit outside the box. The only real thing I say is that after the pour and a couple whiffs the rest of the beer was marginally less than what had appeared at first. Nonetheless very good beer from Beau's and may pick up another bottle of this if I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 03:50:43 | More by DenisKolkin
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

600 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; dated Jan. 12 2014. Served slightly chilled.

Pours an attractive golden-orange colour; slightly hazy, and topped with nearly two fingers of frothy, white coloured head. It wilts slowly over the next ten minutes or so, caking the side of the glass with lacing and leaving behind a modest cap and collar combo. The aroma is quite enticing, with notes of heather, flowers and herbs accenting the more dominant (and traditional) APA notes of citrusy hops, pine needles and bready pale malts. Quite impressed so far.

A very tasty pale ale, and reasonably interesting, too - which is a fairly rare thing for me to say as far as APAs go. The backbone of bready malts, pink grapefruit and orange pith is pleasantly augmented by the grocery list of additional ingredients. The gale and heather are probably the most noticeable, providing herbal, almost minty notes toward the finish, reminiscent of their Bog Water gruit. It finishes with a touch of ginger and bitter cranberry, leaving a lingering, herbal feel behind on the palate in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied; certainly more substantial in the mouth than most 'regular' pale ales, with moderate carbonation levels appropriate for the style. Not particularly sessionable, but this quasi-bomber is probably a good serving size for this unusual spiced ale.

Final Grade: 4.34, an excellent A grade. Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale is not your traditional APA, but I'm ok with that because it makes for a nice change-up. This isn't the sort of thing I'd buy in bulk, but it's still an upper-tier pale ale that I could see myself returning to once in a while. The price isn't bad either, particularly as far as Beau's products go. Considering this is probably the most creative (and one of the tastiest) OCB takes on this style I've had in quite a while, that ain't too shabby.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 01:18:54 | More by thehyperduck
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-23-2014 16:43:35 | More by WillAndSarah
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-19-2014 08:49:08 | More by Mr_Rocca
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Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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