saxo (12773) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ōlbutikken. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, raspberries, fruits, malt and citrus. Nice beer with pleasant bitterness.
Rasmus40 (8885) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090212
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Rome during Mesí stag do. Clear copper gold colour. OK pale ale has some character to it. Some caramel. Its again oxidised. Not travelled well. Some cabbage on the hop. Does not work entirely
omega (583) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice creamy head with soft toffee noted on the front palate, Hoppy bitterness rolls over the top onto the back palate. Full bodied.
gnat2006 (12) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Nice looking light-copper in the glass with decent head and remained cloudy and hazy. Light aroma of peaches that is gentle on the nose, but not overly fresh. Tastes of malt and fruit (more citrus than the peaches), but the hops shine through at the end leaving a bitter aftertaste. For me this is the weakest member of the Renaissance family, almost boring against its superb stable-mates, but still a highly drinkable ale.
Miksu (4741) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 l bottle from GBBF2011. Slightly hazy orange color. Orangey, grassy and slightly yeasty aroma. Toasty, biscuity, nutty and bitter flavor with orange and passionfruit. Yeasty bitterness in finish with some burnt toast.
MikeJohnson (2) - Feltham, Middlesex, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the nicest bottled beers that I have tried in a long time.
Despite a number of trips to NZ I found it at the Great British Beer Festival 2011.
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím greeted by a thick, fluffy white head that appears to endure upon an orange amber hazy glass of enticing loveliness. However the initial nosing suggests a whiff of oyster sauce, earthy mustiness, old fruit and other things that Iím not sure I like. Iíve had this beer before and I know that this isnít typical.
Mercifully this beer tastes far better than it smells. Thereís oranges, madeira cake, butter and bitterness that lingers. Pleasant enough, but getting over the disappointment is going to be tough. This is a beer that is calling out for a re-rate later down the track. I faithfully promise to do just that.
thewolf (10537) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ ōlbutikken, Cph.
Light hazy orange-golden with a big, frothy, off-white, bubbly head. Aroma has nice grassiness, fine grapefruit and some mild resiny notes. Crispy sweetish malt in the back. Highish carbonation, very dry and quite grainy mouthfeel. Flavour has mild grainy doughy malts at first, fine grassiness. Fairly harsh bitterness in the finish. Good, but not a perfect pale ale.
maneliquor (2265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This is much better than the APA. Pours a dark amber with a big, billowing white head. Aroma is pronounced piney hops and grapefruit. All the piney and grassy hops come through in the taste. Not completely balanced but I enjoy this one a lot. Great beer