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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 9, 2011
08/09/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (500ml bottle). Ambrata chiara, lievemente torbida, schiuma bianco sporca, abbondante e persistente. Aroma indecifrabile, poco intenso e con qualche imperfezione. Malto, caramello, una nota metallica, sentori di acqua saponata. Il luppolo fatica a venir fuori. In bocca è assolutamente anonima, acquosa, insipida, con un corpo modesto. Una piccola delusione, dato che di questo birrificio ho apprezzato moltissimo la porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
[500ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Blonde pour, with a fluffy white head. Slightly oaty, zesty lemon aroma. Some hops on the palate. Reminded me more of a golden ale than an APA – until the aftertaste, when that Cascade zing arrives [19082011]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle at Craigs. A blonde pale ale with passion fruit aroma and flavour. Aroma is a little sweet with caramel and barley also. Similar flavours. A little thin but OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
bottle at home ... light amber ... thin white head ... soft citrus and passion fruit nose ... over fizzy ... ligth hop ... quite a lot of passion fruit .. soft fizzy hop... ok... not getting me excited.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
0.5 l bottle from GBBF2011. Hazy orange color. Orangey and yeasty aroma. Bitter, nutty and biscuity flavor with orange and passion fruit. Yeasty and metallic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4622) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
hoppy aroma,golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2011
500ml bottle. Clear, orange-gold pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Balanced nose with pine hops and medium roast malt. Medium body and carbonation. Resin, toast and a subtle citrus tartness which keeps it interesting and light. Gets a hair weak in the finish as the body fades too soon and grapefruit becoming too prominent. Nose, beginning and middle remind me very much of SN PA, which means it’s delicious and sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
Thanks to HenrikS. Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Hoppy aroma, fruity, passion-fruit, fresh water. Flavor is light sweet, heavy bitter, a bit sharp, astringent. Dry texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Flowery and perfumed notes. Moderate bitter flavor. elderflower notes. Average moderate bitter messy finish. Oily palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1650) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2011
Such a lovely orange colour, but hazy and the head was fleeting. Points for aroma as it is resiny (as it says on the label), citrusy and gives a pointer toward the intriguing. There’s something about smelling this beer that invites you to try it.. Subtler aromas of stewed apricots, almonds and chaffy grain beneath the thresher’s flail. It leans this drinker toward poetry. Overt hoppiness is the predominant first flavor. Lime leaf, lemon juice, pine resin and cut herbs. The malts are a little more restrained but there’s a definite nuttiness. Thoroughly enjoyable. I couldn’t wish for a better afternoon than this, the crossword and a piece of aged cheddar and crackers.


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