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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet Belgian malt with light caramel notes and some dry fruits clearly identifiable. Taste is also dominated by light sweet caramelized malt notes with some dry fruits notes easily noticeable. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting but not necessarily something I would seek on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a rich amber colour with a big frothy warm-beige head that is foamy, still coming out of the bottle. Fruity raisin nose at first, with eventual sweet malt, apples and grassy hops. The taste has the raisins, but is quite mild. More metallic hops and then, soft prunes and apples. A little roasted malts come out in the finish. Decent overall, but not one I would have again (not my style).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (414) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a rich dark ruby amber, with a massive creamy head that lasts and lasts. The aroma profile includes raisins, dates, figs, and yeast. Tasting notes include raisins, passion fruit, dates, yeast, and some roasty malts. The body is a light despite the dark colour, and rich aromas. The finish is quite dry. Not a bad Belgian, and it has the potential to be so much more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (3164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is raisin and rich earthy malts. Taste is sweet raisin and plum malts. Slight hop bitterness finishes this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours very dark orange copper with no significant head. Interesting aroma - which suggests inhaling a freshly opened box of raisins. Med minus body. Flavor is darkish malt, and darkish raisin. Might be some other fruits too. This ale is pointed in a nice direction, but it seems light (tho quite dark). Nice drink, but it seems it could have been more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (201) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured a hazy reddish brown, aroma is rich breast malt and raisins with dried fruit. Taste is raisin with some cinnamon and some dark bread like rye. Medium body medium mouthfeel. Nice beer tastes very much lime a dubbel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Poured a cloudy brown with ruby highlights....modest cap reduces quickly...aroma is slight for a belgian but you get the raisiny discernment....flavor is a tad thin but pleasant, not too sweet, fruity and roasty - dries in the finish - good drinking brew but over priced for what you get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4662) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO served in a wine glass, deep amber red with a filmy beige head. A malty sweet, brown sugar, molasses, raisins & light spice. Medium-full bodied with a round carbonation. The taste is malty, well balanced, a bit boozy, candy sugar + raisins.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours medium brown tinged with violet. Aroma of red wine, chocolate and malt. Taste of grapes / wine, chocolate and malt. Lingering slightly sour aftertaste of grapes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
Deep, shimmering ruby body with a fine bead but little to no head retention. Cellar temp. and into a snifter. Deeply embedded in raisins is the nose. It is all savoury fruit mince in a thick sultana, raisin and date syrup - sweet and spiced. Tangy, tart and sweet raisin and dried stonefruits on the palate. Quite clammy, but with just enough woody, roasted malts in back to dry it out. Body is medium-light. The carbonation quite spritzy and vibrant. Long, woody length gets away from the raisins flavour of the palate. This is Ok drinking, up against the -70 shilling I tried prior. Not exciting, but not bad at all. (50cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

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