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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1874) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11313) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Hazy dark golden with a medium, frothy, white head. Sweet fruity hops aroma, oranges, peach, resin. Mild sweet, light caramelly base. A hint of strawberry. Highish carbonation, dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour has piney hops notes, light grassy, mild resiny. Lovely crispy malt base. Good, lingering herbal bitter note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a clear orange-amber with a small white head. Aroma is a little subdued but ripe fruits, citrus and hops come out reluctently. Quite an easy drinnking pale. Not a heap there but what is there is pleasant enough. Hops, citrus, a little grass. Solid

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, sweet citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110322]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2158) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2011
Pours amber with a large lasting head. Lots of juicy fruity hops on the nose, mostly lighter fruits like apples, grapes, pears and grapefruit. Underneath is loads of sweet malt with honey and toasty characters. Malt dominates the flavours as well with toasty overtones. The hops here are straight resin and a little grapefruit. Unfortunately there’s a slight metallic character in the short finish. Carbonation is way too high, only exacerbating the very dry finish. Watery body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6745) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy deep golden with a medium white head. The aroma is citrus, caramel and fruit. Citrus, grapefruit, light caramel and lime in the flavour. Bit weak but a nice session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14388) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Nice head with medium duration. Color is Golden. Aroma and taste aminly bitter hops, but also some caramel and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and grape fruits. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, over ripe fruits, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw. and hops, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
clear light brown, small white head. Flowery aroma, mild malts. Flavor is flowery malty. A bit watery


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