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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 19, 2009
Pours a hazy deep gold with a white head. Malty aromas strong with some citrus, probably grapefruit, and a hint of yeast. The flavour is very bitter with peppery hop and roasted malt, which moves through to a watery grapefruit and lemon character. Clean on the palate, with a pepper and burnt malt aftertaste.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1529) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle@Merimakasiini. Golden color, white head. Fruity hop aroma. Bitter hops and red berries. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (5412) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
500ml bottle (K-Supermarket Sello, Espoo). Clear golden amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Malty, sweet, fruity, papery in aroma. Paper, corn flakes, raw hop pellets, salt in taste. Acidic raw hops in aftertaste. Bites my mouth. So acidic. Nope.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
500ml bottle (K Sello, Leppavaara)
Pleasant fruity hoppy aroma, husky grainy malts. Scary soapy taste. Rough and a bit chemical. Acidic. Harsh. Rough. Almost lagery. No thanks.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Aroma is malt, cornflakes, fruits, grass. Flavor is sweet, sushi, fruits, citrus, acidic notes. Finish is citric bitter. Overall: not good, but drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Semi-clear golden amber beer, small quickly diminishing off-white head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, grainy and malty sweetness, mango. Flavor is hoppy, citric, malty, fruit notes, but it’s flat and lifeless, also thin. Finishes with malt, fruit and thin metallic notes. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UjoKlobasa (403) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Red golden color, hazy liquid. Without smell. Hoppy, medium bitter, a bit of iron in aroma. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (814) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2015
NYE Extravaganza 2. 500ml bottle into shaker. Gusher! Scent of orange peel and lavender. Hazy golden beer with thin film on top. Crisp flat mouthfeel leading to a dry grainy bitter finish, a little fruit present. As APA’s go, quite mellow. Good quaffer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (5043) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle@opusk. Cascadian citrus, bit doughy homebrewy nose. Light bodied, bit watery. Quite watery actually. Green citrus, slme oine. Weak.

-- bb

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (356) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2015
From old notes. 500ml bottle from Costco. Pours a slightly hazy light amber, finger of white head, bubbly. Smells nice, tastes good. A malty feel with some nice piney hop notes coming through. A little floral or tropical toward the finish, gentle bitterness. Just a bit aqueous and light-bodied over a whole bottle, needed a little more punch with both malt and hop body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TET (2466) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
A slightly orange beer, a head is small and almost white. Aroma has biscuits, some caramell, citrusfruits and wood. Taste has wood and biscuits, the bitterness is quite mild but still it’s drying enough the mouth. Quite light bodied, easy to drink. Wooden vision, nevertheless, quite fresh.


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