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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This award winning ale is called "Elemental" porter. It is a classic English porter. It is a medium bodied beer with chocolate, and roasted notes. Extremely well balanced and hopped using a New Zealand hop variety.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
(500ml bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, peat, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, subtle anise, chocolate, light pine, and earthiness with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle from Phaleslu. Thanks again Peter. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted grains, stone fruits, chocolate covered raisins. There is something in the aroma I’m having a hard time placing, I want to say it smells kind of like a sharpie but that sounds negative and I am enjoying it. Maybe it’s just husky grain. Taste is well balanced, lots of malty sweetness, dark fruit, nut, medium bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy brown color with tan foam, aroma is oak and coffee, flavor of sour dark fruit and coffee

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2011
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin/cherry, grape/grapefruit, roast. Medium body, fairly smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Bottle shared by plovmand, thanks buddy :) Pours a dark brown with a tan head. It has a pleasant aroma of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and a hint of grass and coffee. Flavour is caramel, roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, tobacco and a hint of hops, Finishes fresh and very pleasant, the Halls feeling ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6488) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle shared with Anker. The beer pours dark brown with a creamy thick tan head. The aroma is dark fruit, chocolate, berries, earthy hops and light roast. The flavour is tobacco, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and liquorice and ends up caramelish and liquorice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3111) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark brown with a full and fluffy dark tanned head. Lots of roasted characteristics on the nose. Smooth chocolate, dark fruits in the flavour. Taste is dominated by a smooth, mild coffee. Excellent porter

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
bottle from ølbutikken dark brown, large smooth light brown head very nice roasted stuff aroma, also brown sugar, coffee. There is some hoppy balance but it is not very strong and quite hidden, makes the brew appear a little drier.in the aroma. flavor is roasted malts, flowery and dry hoppy balance, brown sugar, caramel, coffee. aftertaste is roasted malts , sweet caramelly malts, and a little dry hops. This is a very nice porter indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 18, 2011
Pleasant roastiness intertwined with big hop bitterness. Dark fruit, chocolate, mild coffee dominate taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Creamy excellent lightbrown fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Nice. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Some roasted notes. Creamy palate. Nice porter.


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