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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, smoke - peat, light sweet licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101219]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #9: Pours hazy dark brown with a tan head. Light roasted and chocolate malt aroma. Light leathery flavour. Mild liqourice note in addition. Light acidic note from the roasted malt with a smooth chocolate note following. Ends with a bitter and roasted malt flavour into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Bottled. A very dak brown beer with sediment floating around under a brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood, alcohol, chocolate, whiskey, and prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, prunes, wood, whiskey, and alcohol, leading to a dry woody finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a warm dark brown with a tint of red and a creamy light brown head that leaves quite some lacework. Aroma of fruit and burned malts. Quite full-bodied with sweetish roasted malts, overripe fruit, a little ashes and a dry and hoppy finish. Nice one. 190408

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige ehad. Aroma of dried fruits and soy sauce with notes of liquorice and roasted notes. Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee and liquorice with notes of soy sauce and hops with roasted notes. Roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Very deep ruby red colour with a small brown head. Aroma is spices, some ripe fruits, ashes, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, some liquorice and mild bitterness in the finish. Big coffeeish and ashy notes in finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Near black. Dry and surprisingly crisp, medium bodied. Heavily roasty, anise and licorice dominates. Well hopped, resulting in a mangoish bitter finish. Like the other beers at this new brewpub it’s well crafted.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
15th November 2011
Persistent slow gusher and pours with a huge blooming tan head! The beer is black. Smooth palate, a little dry. Smooth dark malt, trace of smoke. Mild lactose. Palate turns frothy towards the end with subtle figgy fruits. Okay but the over frothy gusher palate messes things up a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2011
bottle at cropredy ... deep black .. huge tan foam head ... soft meaty dark toffee chocolate roast ... quite bitter ... lots of dark fruits ... plums and green rasisn ... hint of brett ... dark malts ... very nice but hint of brett drops it a couple of points


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