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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Belgian Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Age of Raisin is aromatic, spicy, light brown Belgian style ale brewed with raisins and passion (27% passion by volume). Raisins were added to the boil and fermenter to yield a subtle background flavour to this rich and flavoursome brew. The passion was added using our own secret method....


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (2994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
basement aromas, the aroma is an intense dark sweet sugary mess. Notes of raisins, sherry, candied cherries, and quite alot of candi sugar. The mouth feel is fine, and the carb is a tad low. Thw finish is low on the bitterness scale, with a mineral sweet raisin and dark candied plum blast. Quite interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, Ontario. 6.5% alc./vol. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a small lasting off-white head. Aroma is raisins, and dark fruits. Taste matches aroma with a well balanced hoppy crisp finish. Medium body with a lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1069) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO. pours a hazy brownish colour. Estery aroma with a sweetness, earthyness and sweet fruit. On the palate it proves drier than expected, has some tartness and flavours of malts and some plums. I find this one more balanced than expected and the raisin is integrated well enough. Interesting brew but not really I style that I seek out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1030) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear brown with a tan head. Sweet caramel raisin aroma. Sweet spicy caramel and raisin taste. Dry finish. Pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1790) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
500 mL bottle. Cola brown with just a film of head. Smells like what it is - raisins and Belgian yeast. Smells sweet. The flavour is not as sweet, and the raisins are a part of the whole, rather than the focal point of this beer. Not really anything else interesting going on, though. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
LCBO assignment. Pours cloudy golden body with dissipitating white head. Raisin aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Refreshing but more than a few ounces were tiring. A little more invigorating than say an Innis & Gunn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is ok, the body dark brown & clear. It smells darkmalty, raisin, malty-aromatic, bit alcoholic. The taste is darkmalty, yeasty, alcoholic, bit fruity-raisin, bit plum. 3.4

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OleMole (1) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
A beautiful fruity beer. Quite sweet with a velvety texture. Almost like a desert wine of the beer world. Port and beer combined - what’s not to love!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (591) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Aroma: malty fruit cake 7 App: no head cola appearance 3 Flavour: Rich fruit cake, vanilla and malt, 7 Palate creamy texture lingering raisin 4 Overall 16 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1200) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
Purvis Cellars (19-Dec-2013) Big sweet rum raisin aroma. Brown red clear colour, poor head and suds lacing. Sweet veg spice soft spirit flavour. Tangy sweet rum raisin soft finish and light raisin aftertaste.


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