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B-Sides Brewing: Kissmeyer Nordic Pale AleB-Sides Brewing: Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale
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3.87/5
Very Good
143 Ratings
B-Sides Brewing: Kissmeyer Nordic Pale AleB-Sides Brewing: Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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.

Added by korguy123 on 07-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,211
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
143
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
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Photo of Samact
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lcampoli
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Everything a beer should be; like most others, it is what it is. What makes this stand out is its taste. A bit bitter, but overall great flavour. Small head, cloudy body, questionable finish.

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Photo of StormAles
4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

600ml bottle - everything is explained here, so I guess I'm just going to twiddle my thumbs right now, as such.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few instances of wayward cloud form lace around the glass as it very lazily sinks away.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, a bit of musty yeastiness, complex herbaceous notes, some mild domestic citrus rind, and further weedy and musky green hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, some weird earthy vegetal essences, a muddled wan fruitiness, some ethereal maple sweetness, and a touch of detached earthy, leafy, and weedy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, with maybe a small tithe to pay from the hovering astringencies, as such. It finishes trending dry, the mixed herbal character creating quite the lingering racket.

Overall, this is an adequate enough pale ale, but one that suffers from the hubris of a brewer that seems to think that throwing a kitchen sink's worth of adjuncts at it will somehow make it 'special'. Not so much, I gotta say, as there isn't really anything wrong here (the flipside being that there really isn't anything right, either). Meh.

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Photo of JOhn_Molson
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tyronegangsta
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobbieG
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - light gold, slight haze, good head retention
Aroma - pine and resin hop aroma
Flavour - pine, resin, floral and earthy hop aroma with a slight sweet finish that provides some balance
Mouth feel - pronounced carbonation, long lasting hop flavour and bitterness
Overall - solid pale ale. Definitely a showcase of pine and earthy floral notes. I prefer more citrus and fruityness personally. Not a fan of overly piney IPA's, but this pale ale isn't overly bitter so would drink again.

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Photo of binno
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotsudge
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice hops, floral, mild citrus. Rather good.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rbck
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful yellow gold body, mostly clear, with a white head, moderate but fading quickly to wispy. Lots of small gauge lacing. The nose is full of pine and wild hops, floral notes, and the taste adds a strong lemony sour fruit note and a subtle earthiness. The maple syrup comes in during the middle and fades out through the close. The feel is a bit prickly, and the close is dry. This is a phenomenally good pale, with a laundry list of items included that in the end integrate seamlessly into a drinkable and delectable whole.

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Photo of thebeers
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this one. Light orange amber with white head. Pineapple and strong herbal element in the aroma and especially the taste. Medium bodied. Interesting.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abbott
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Trop astringent. Manque d'effervescence. Notes de fleurs.

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Photo of Rukeli76
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery. The first little taste was so intriguing that I sprang for the big size cup.

Hazy, golden pale ale colour. Not much head. Pretty good lacing.

Pine and floral/herbaceous hop aromas. I'm also picking up some maple.

Light but complex. There's a pronounced earthiness. It's difficult to separate out the hop flavours from the adjuncts. Very interesting. There's definitely some tartness from the cranberries and rosehips and some sweetness from the maple.

Medium body. Lively carbonation.

I liked this one a lot. The Beau's gruits I've tried have been hit or (mostly) miss for me, but the mash-up of standard hoppy APA and fruit/herbal adjuncts in this beer is really on the mark. At six bucks for a 650ml bomber I'll probably pick this up semi-regularly.

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Photo of BIGGIE101
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spicy and sweet with a good hop character. Wonderful and drinkable Pale Ale.

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Photo of MJ63
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MathewMarkko
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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B-Sides Brewing: Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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