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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: English Pale Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ale is called "Perfection" pale ale it is the ongoing refinement and search for perfection that earned this beer its name. With an aromatic hoppy nose,creamy,biscuity,and toffee followed by 45 IBUís donít miss this one at the Black Creek 1 Dodson st Blenheim.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reviled (13) - Auckland, - JAN 27, 2009
500ml Bottle. Poured a hazy amber colour with a creamy off white head, awesome head retention. Aroma is very tart with hints of biscuit and caramel malt. Taste is creamy with a nice lingering tart bitterness with notes of carame,l toffee and biscuit. This is one of my favourite Renaissance beers, I could drink it in the winter or summer alike.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 15, 2015
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Mont Kiara. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light resin hop, biscuit malt, toffee caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter with a nice crisp citrus hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A fresh, easy drinking pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4442) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Gentle bitterness that gradually dominates.Medium body. Claims to be an English Pale Ale but I thought it was more like a classy bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2771) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from local Yamaya. Light caramel nose, some citrus, other mild fruit, light grass, and piney hops. Hazy orange/amber color, thick beige head, sticky slow-drooping lace. Thin maltiness in initial, some decent bittering, grass, and a somewhat dry finish. Medium body. "Perfection" .... well, thatís a stretch, but it is a pretty solid pale ale. Smooth and mellow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6621) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
500ml bottle from Beerhive. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head nice lacing. Aromas are creamy, biscuit, light saline note, citrus. Taste is more cream and biscuits, rich tea maybe. Redcurrant fruitiness develops. Nice crisp finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, fruity, taste is dry, light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2014
500ml Bottle from Costco courtesy of Ray. Renaissance Perfection English Pale Ale 5%. Served in a pint glass. It pours an exceedingly clear copper gold with a thin head of off-white foam. It has a really nice lemony sweet malt aroma, very appetizing. Medium to light bodied with a scratchy carbonation. The taste is not bad, earthy, sweet, lemony hops and fairly balanced. Nowhere near as cloyingly sweet as I usually get from an English IPA - pretty good. One of Renaissanceís better beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
[5921-20131012] 500mL bottle. Bready grains aroma. Hazy, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grainy flavour has a toasted note. Medium body. Average. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdiBeer (2169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma: fruity, floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, flowers, getting quite dry in the finish. Overall: nice APA, yet struggles to stand out. Pint at The Globe, Hong Kong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
(bottle) clear amber colour with a small brown head; aromas of fruit, soda pop; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (542) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours hazy orange amber with tiny white head that quickly disappears. Nose is toffee and biscuit with faint citrus. taste starts with sweet malts with a decent level of bitterness at the back end. Grapefruit and grass are evident. Medium slick mouth with slightly soft carbonation. Decent bu nothing outstanding.


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