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Kissmeyer Beer

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DCon on 02-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of kevgod
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of xraydaniel
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this 22 oz. bomber at Julio's on sale. Worth a try for the sale price and when I go to Julio's and see that there are only one or two left of such brews I grab and go.

Labeled as a Belgian style brown ale. Brewed with Pomegranate syrup and orange peels.

Appearance is a beautifully clear copper with lots of tiny bubbles swirling around the glass. A large, dense, and light tan pillowy head retains very well into nice clumps of cumulus looking foam.

Smell is of a typical farmhouse ale with some citrus notes, sour fruit, and muted sweetness. I don't get any pomegranate at all. Doesn't get as sour as an oud bruin but that doesn't bother me in the slightest.

Taste is of mild orange peel with some sourness, like a citrus fruit medley that I find superb. Some sweet malt backbone on the tongue that finishes nice and dry.

Mouthfeel is full , not syrupy, not cloying in any way, but tantaliyzingly full with perfect carbonation. Finishes dry as expected and would do well in summer type weather.

Over all this oud bruin reminds me of the Tank7 farmhouse saison from Boulevard just with less lemon notes and a bit more malty sweetness (hence, brown ale). I don't get why this is considered a bier de garde when in fact it is represented by Kissmeyer as an oud bruin. It is nothing like jenlain, 3 monts, or the like. It is also not as sour as other flanders oud bruins I've had like Rodenbach. This really seems more like a slightly darker saison in look and in smell and taste with a nice citrus kick. I actually love the flavors and that they meld very well. Again, I get no pomegranate but the orange, sour, slight funk and malty sweetness work very very well for my palate. I will obtain this again for sure!

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Photo of liamt07
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Jason, 650ml into a tulip.

Reddish brown with some ruby highlights; offwhite head and some spotty lace. Red fruits/citrus, label suggests pomegranate was added and this seems about right. Perhaps a bit synthetic in quality though, some hop notes as well. Bitter citrus rind on the palate, more pomegranate and darker citrus notes. Sweet and dried out in the finish. Medium body and medium high carbonation. An average fruit beer, really not sure how this was lumped into the 'biere de garde' category.

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Photo of Cabbage_pants1
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a 10 oz. Pour, upon delivery topped off at my local taproom
20 tap about a centimeter head
Smell was sour up front, brown amberish in color, lovely

Upon tasting sharp sour hit first mellowing out toasty with a sharp nicely effervescent finish...

Damned well made brown here

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Photo of DCon
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PT 6 FL OZ - 650 mL bottle of this from The Wine & Cheese Place for $6.99. Poured from the Bright Fuschia/Maroon Colored bottle w/ a heart on the side into a 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has no freshness date.

Aroma- Tons of sweetness, orange, and malt complexity show up many times on the nose. Has some nice herbal hops included too. Awesome!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has good retention. Has a dark brown colored body with semi-haziness. Leaves tons of suds afterwards.

Flavor- A nice marriage of malts and hops come together in the beginning of this drink. Has tons of orange but the pomegranate didn't show up. Very smooth and has a light bitterness level on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, Silky, and leaves tons of orange citrus and hop on the palate.

Overall Impression- A very nicely done brew! Quite artisan and even though didn't catch much pomegranate, the orange peel was very profound. I recommend picking up a bottle if available!

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Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a copper color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very fruity aroma - more than I expected, with some malty notes as well.

T: Tasted of malt, oranges, yeast and little pomegranate. A bit too harsh and acidic in my opinion. Different from the usual biere de garde, but also a bit off.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its good qualities, but probably isn't something I'd readily return to.

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, dark brown color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left soapy sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of bready malt with a some pomegranate.

T - It tasted of bready malt with a touch of pomegranate and orange peel. Some yeasty/spiciness, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good beer. By no means does this taste like any other Belgian-style ale, though. Very unique.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rudzud
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Julio's. Sounded interesting enough. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Appearance is pretty nice. Crystal clear coppery hue with a one finger off white creamy head that faced to leave a nice thick lacing and cloud/halo.

S - Somewhat medicinial qualities here. Good tart pomegranite thats imparted a very honeylike quality. The orange is very, very prominant here. Very sharp and candied orange like aroma. Interestingly different.

T - Hrm. Rather sweet up front with more of that medicinal note. Sweet, malty, kinda yeasty, light spice, with a very nice candied orange finish.

M - Medium bodied with decent enough carbonation. Nicely sweet. Fairly enjoyable.

O - Overall, this isnt that bad. I like hte orange, and I think its the pomegranite that lends a medicinal note to this beer. Wouldn't buy it again, but its not that bad.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, orange peel, pomegranate, Belgian yeast, some spices, a bit of dark fruit.

T - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, orange peel, Belgian yeast, some spices, pomegranate, some dark fruit, lemon zest, citrus hops, and a bit of funk.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet an estery finish.

D - Interesting blend of flavors, but the balance turns out fairly well.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of impending
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


22oz into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear deep copper amber, minor head, little lacing.

Aroma is very sweet. The pomegranate is equaled by a honey, both strong. The orange while distinct is subtle.

Smooth taste with a momentary twang from the pomegranate. Orange much more up front than in the scent but restrained. Chalky yeast. Tiny orange bitter appears in the aftertaste which is fairly complex and evolves nicely. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Momentarily it had me thinking scotch ale. Warms well.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of danedelman
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-burnt orangish red with a 1 finger white head.

S-smell has a beautiful barnyard smell too it. Along with some lemon and grassy notes. Some cherry lies in the background but very faint.

T-A bit of the funk but very subdued on this. What really hits you is the hops and some lemon which really distracts from how great this beer could be.

M-medium body high carb

O-this could have been up there in the ratings. Okay, so I rated this beer as more of a fruit tart beer at first, then looked and noticed that it is a Biere de Garde which makes this a very good brew for the $6.75 that it cost. I would put up there with Saison Dupont. It also grew on me as the glass went down.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fair if quite unremarkable brew.

Presentation: 650 ml brown capped bottle. Bright magenta/pink label with white typography. Side offers small notes with ingredients and main description. Shows 6.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Fair look with a medium to deep amber pour, fair frothy head and retention, fair surface memory and some touches of lacing.

S - Caramel, sweet malt, fruit/bitter hint...

T - Malty, bread and caramel, with a generic fruity touch that is buried under a coarse sugary feel with a harsh if generic feel.

M - Medium body and carbonation, sweet bitterness that does not estimate much.

O - Between blah and forgettable.

Notes: Worth the try for those weak on curiosity, but frankly.. While decent I almost felt like this was not ready for commercial distribution. As for how it is filed in places… Fruit beer maybe, but bier de garde or saison? Uff difficult to recognize it as such. Feels like a generic/brash amber with a fruity edge.

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Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Kissmeyer Denied Entry from Kissmeyer Beer
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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