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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Wheat Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered beers are prized by artisan brewers worldwide who relish a pint that’s cloudy and hazy with nothing stripped away. We do too. So at Renaissance, our White IPA is packed with unmalted wheat and heroic doses of New Zealand grown American hops. Aromas of dried tangerine and fresh citrus. A luscious body with a dry lingering evergreen finish. Think of it as a beer made - and served - the way nature intended. "Cloudy as."
Thanks to Jason Bathgate and Jim Holly.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (703) - - FEB 4, 2013
Soft hopped aromas which suggest a hint of sweetness in the beer. Not over carbonated but is very soft on the palate and this softness lingers. This is no doubt an refreshing beer, but it does lack vibrancy and upfront flavours to make it shine.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaril (28) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
Smells of sweet tropical fruit with the underlying tang of hops. Pours cloudy tan with foamy white head dissipating quickly. Small flecks of yeast apparent. Sweet aroma quickly gives way to herbal bitterness right through the palate from start to lingering finish. Fruity yeast notes and biscuity malt lie under the piney hops. The wheat is more apparent in the aroma than flavour, but is hiding away there. As an IPA variant this is fun, if you’re after a bananaery wit beer go elsewhere

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (541) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle from (Feb 2014). Cloudy orange/amber, frothy white head, doughy, yeasty, peppery, citrus/pine hops, very long, resinous bitter finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stuvetnz (6) - - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
Bottle - quite a lot of white head after pour. Cloudy orange. More wit than IPA. Nice aroma, taste didnt follow through

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
(Bottle) Cloudy amber with huge white head. Pleasant refreshing aroma, mainly citrus with hints of toffee and spice. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Taste is hops all the way, but in a very good way. They overlay a refreshing gentle citrus tang. Plenty of hoppy bitterness in a very long lasting finish. Nice hoppy IPA, rather unusual.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is ok, the body orange-brown and cloudy. It smells yeasty, hopintensive, a bit fruity. The taste is yeasty-wit, bitter, a few different hops, malty. Interesting! 3.7

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
glhall (4) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Rob liked it. Hard to drink 2 in a row. Hop bitterness is quite abrasive and it lingers on the palate for a long time. True to brewer intention, very cloudy and enjoyable drop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
500ml bottle from Archive. Loose white crown of frothiness, sweet banana and bubblegum aroma and a full thick mouthfeel. Wheat beer on steroids.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1263) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
Slowbeer ontap (21-Sep-13) Herbal lemon light fruit aroma. Lemon herbal hop flavour. Bitter herbal dry finish and lemon crisp aftertaste. Hardly a wheat beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a quickly fading head. Nose shows some floral and herbal hops alongside soft sweet malt and a touch of wheat. Fairly similar flavours. Soft, light malt with a fair bit of spicy and herbal hops. Finishes with a bold, sharp bitterness. Carbonation feels just a bit full on.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maketu (1) - - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
Give s a break - another over hopped IPA! Aroma and colour all to expectation. Palate and taste dominated by hops about as subtle as a slap in the face with a wet flounder. If you are going to hop the hell out of a beer at least warn us on the label.


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