probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy deep amber with a so-so white head.
Aroma: Very British with lots of earthy notes, “dry” toffee, faint raisins/dark dried fruits, fairly floral, alright.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Slightly sweeter, friendlier caramel/toffee, still fairly earthy and floral, appropriate, just not what I like; dry with fair bitterness and an earthy caramel/toffee and lightly floral finish.
Well-made. Not for me.
chris__hartley (397) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours amber with a slight brownish tint; the head is bone and foamy. The aroma has notes of: roasted grains, toast, burnt toffee, and wet grass. The taste is light bitter that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: toast, pine, biscuit, and a grassy note. The palate is medium bodied, light-medium carbonation, and a long bitter finish. Overall, very light in profile - Renaissance has the quirk of making beers that smell way better than they taste.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Looks nice - fairly clear orange-amber with a large-ish frothy beige head. Smells like a light biscuity bitter with some floral/acidic bittering - ehh. Taste follows, maybe a bit of orange peel, definitely a bit wort-y. Light slick mouthfeel, weakly carbonated, quick malty floral finish, no aftertaste. Ehhh.
solidfunk (7612) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mostly malt in the aroma but a little hops. Pours cloudy orange with ok lacing and some head. Pretty explosive initial carbonation, but it ends up being pretty flat. Finishes sour with a bite of tinny astringency. Pretty boring import for the lcbo.
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, sweet, bready aroma. Hazy dark brown with a big, long lasting head. Looks nice. Pretty interesting beer, starts off with some herbal/resiny notes, ends with a faint sweetness on the tongue and a lingering bitterness. Very carbonated, medium bodied. Not overly refreshing or amazing, but still good.
Spab (3378) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky copper colour with large, lasting off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is toffee, biscuit, hints of fruit and some flowers. Flavour is biscuity, toffeish malt, modest citric fruitiness with a nice floral hoppiness towards the end as well as some spicy and minerally character. Lively carbonation. Quite nice.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: quiet malty with very solid depth. Great toffee nutty green hop play. Not just one sided approach here. Bolder secondary hop character Very refreshing
Look: poured with large foam , thick creamy lasting with splendid lace. Bottom of slight haze on gold. 5-
Taste and Palate: medium lighter bodied with fuller walls. Yeah this have in its core British genes but evolved with New Z twist. Tad spicy , tad fruity , bit tart. Its this modern interpretation? Well I love it. Great make over,
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle - decants an ale with a clouded amber hue in the glass and a 2 finger puffy off white cap that lasts well and laces. Medium bodied, sandy mouth feel. Flavour profile has biscuit- toffee malts in front with a tart, berry like discernment ... mid palate we find some nut-like flavours and resinous hop balance that leads into a decent bittering in the clean finish. Very well put together ale.
ComradeK (1101) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well, and leaves decent lacing. Savoury crispbread, toffee and faint grassy hops make up the aroma. Grass and mild resin hops notes up front lead into a mix of biscuit, toffee and burnt caramel malt in the mid-palate, with more mild resin hops coming into the finish. This is a pretty decent beer without being too groundbreaking.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Doftar karamellmalt, apelsin. lite sött, godis. Smakar söt malt, karamell, toffee. Avslutas med apelsinbitterhet, humle, gräs.