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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2008
Passionfruit, pine and citurs aroma. Big fluffy white head. Intial malt sweetness with big lemon and grapefruit flavours, then a firm bitterness and lingering lemon and pine resin taste. Lots of hops, but I’d prefer more malt to balance them, and the finish is a little harsh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2008
Poured golden yellow with a loosely packed white collar of foam. Aromas are more in the floral spectrum with some citrus coming into play. Palate is more of the same, not quite as much tropical fruit as i’d expected. Caramel malt and dry hop presence give a feint resiny bitterness, while palate is relatively light. Pleasant, but not overly impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 500mL Bottle. Strong and very pleasant passionfruit aroma. Pours a amber beer thats slighty cloudy - Small white head. Tastes of passionfruit and slight citrus dominate this beer also with caramel malt notes. Ends with quite a bitter finish on the roof of your mouth. I have to agree with others that its a little thin mid swallow. Flavours are very seperated from each other unlike something like Epic Pale Ale - perhaps something is missing for this to be a GREAT beer.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 This is my second attempt at this one, the first time i tried this it promised much but delivered little....this time it kicks ass! i think this is going to become a favourite of mine! great nose, it’s all passionfruit and pine resin, looks good in the glass and tastes great, more of that pine resin passionfruit flavour. It’s like a dialled down version of ’monks habit’ and ’mayhem’ almost a session version. My only critisism is that it’s a bit light on the palate for me but hey it’s still going to be a must have in the fridge.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3483) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 8, 2008
Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy dark yellow. Small white diminishing head. Light sweetness moderate bitterness. Malty aromas of grain and caramel. Quite hoppy with aromas of citrus and a hint of resin. Medium bodied. medium carbonation. Long bitter ffinish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FindingQuality (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2008 does not count
floral, citrus, cereal, banana, ginger, nice warm gold with rich white head. chill haze thicker than most but certainly not murky. An immediate blast of fruity esthers and floral notes from Cascade hops, followed quickly by hop bitterness. finish is dry and refreshing, slightly sweet and wheaty -- reminiscent of German Weiss. piquant carbonation makes for a fluffy sensation on the tongue, finishes crisp and refreshing but a little hollow mid-swallow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cconners (11) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 29, 2008
Last one from my 4 pack,but not my last one from this brewery. This bottle poured an attractive amber colour with slighly more carbonation than the other in the range, an off white head . The beer smells of citrus and grapefruit which I am told is a characteristic of the american hop that was used. The taste is well balanced and interesting more delicate than the others, very drinkable. The finish is very resiny and lingering with a citrus taste which is slightly bitter and refreshing. A great beer for a hot day.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a hazy golden with a dense, off-white head. Vague aroma of citrus and peach. Medium body with light caramel notes and a peachy touch from the aroma hops that also leave a solid bitterness. The brewery’s "Perfection English Pale Ale" tastes almost more American than this one. 050208

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
Light golden slightly hazy body and normal size head. Citrus and some "spicy" elements in the nose. Complex taste with hops and citrus dominating. Fresh and light in feeling.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle, pours an amber-tinged gold with a creamy white head. The aroma spews forth from the first splash in the bottom of the glass, all juicy malt and spicy hops - with plenty of the nettle that others mention. The malt is pretty much dominated in the mouth by the resiny hops and their accompanied bitterness. The palate is somewhat thin and has an astringent finish. But I guess it is true to it’s American style.


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