Thursday, 12 June 2014

Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale

Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale is brewed in Vankleek Hill, Ontario--home of Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.  This stuff is brewed by the B-Side Brewing Label and Kissmeyer Beer. According to the promotional material, B-Side Brewing Label is "like a record label, for beer", and it's "a portfolio of international brands of excellence being produced fresh and locally for the Ontario market".  Seems like a pretty cool idea to me.

According to the label of the 600mL bottle, Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale contains 5.6% alcohol, not to mention maple syrup, heather flowers, sweet gale (aka bog myrtle--thanks Wikipedia), yarrow, and more.  Plus, it's certified organic.

This is a faintly hazy golden brew topped with a bright white head. The aroma has a fascinating blend of hops and unusual floral notes.  This curious little brew has a lot going on. There are considerable floral notes, a gentle lilt of sweetness, and a comfortable hop finish.

There isn't a whole lot of maple flavour, which suits me fine. I really enjoy the floral vibe, and the hoppy finish really seals the deal. A little more oomph on the front end would be nice, but this is a tasty brew. Well worth trying.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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