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

bottled
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a pint glass. Pours clear amber with a moderate white head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of lemon, pine and caramel, along with biscuit malts. The flavour is delicate and balanced, with slight piney hops and slight caramel and pale malts. Lemon and herbs come through as well. It closes out with a medium-long, moderate bitter finish. On the palate it is light in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent pale ale, though it feels a bit light in the body. 2013-06-05

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Growler, 10C. A beer I’ve passed on many times because of unease about bottle age. Pale amber with a modest white head. Aroma of oranges and flowers, peaches, lychees. Sweet stone and tropical fruit with clean pale malt malt supporting, then a floral peppery bitter finish that’s moderate but cuts through nicely. Reminders of some of the newer English golden ales hopped with new world hops, though presumably this came first. Delicate, refreshing and highly drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crippledbrewer (45) - - NOV 16, 2013
It pours as a colour between copper and amber with thin off white head that dissipates quite fast. The aroma is quite muted with caramel malts and an earthy aroma mixed with hops, not unpleasant. The taste is the same as the aroma and the earthy taste was different to what I am used too but once again not unpleasant. The body was a bit watery with minimal aftertaste. I suspect that this beer was not a great representation of their work and may have been stale. I will have to try it fresh when I go to NZ next Christmas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is good, the body gold-orange. It smells flowery, parfume, fruity. Taste is intensive flowery, fruity, hoparomatic, parfume. Good and interesting. 3.6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Aroma: clementine Appearance: Huge fluffy rocky head which lasts until the end, a bit cloudy golden colour body, Amazing lacing! I can see the individual rings going down the glass showing the progress of the drinking. Taste: hoppy taste with lively carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head, aroma is fruity with some orange,the taste is bitter with a dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Very nearly clear, short white head. Nose of sweet malts, pie crust, honey, very faint grass hops. Thin, maybe under carbonated, traces of salt. Loads more cereal than expected. Very mild medicinal hop, with traces of peach. Not aromatic or crisp. Washed out modest mineral finish. Very very simple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours unclear golden orange with a bubbly off-white cap, some retention and lacing. spicy and toasted malts, pine, earth/dirt, fruitiness - apricots, light vinous notes, bit of nuts and caramel. average carbonation, light body, relatively short piney-citrusy-herbal finish. ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (490) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a hazy dark golden colour with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is hops and malts. Taste is same. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a light hazy golden color ale with a medium to large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light bitter hops with timid citrus notes. Taste is also dominated by timid citrus hoppy notes with a dry and bitter finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not bad but somewhat disappointed as I was hoping for a hop bomb based on the commercial description but the Cascade hops were hard to notice.


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