Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is the big, hearty ’red wine’ of our range. Nine malts are blended to produce layers of caramel, coffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty flavours and these are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to a lingering dry finish. Rich, full bodied. warming and moreish. Stonecutter pairs well with venison, roast beef or lamb, or the heartiest casseroles and stews. For dessert try with a creme brulee or, of course, Scottish shortbread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2008
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Light unclear medium red amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (100908)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy deep orange to amber and with an off-white and tan head. Mild orange citric and hoppy spiced aroma. Mild bitter, liqourice, light smoke and caramel sweet malty base flavour. Bitter and dry finish with a light liqourice lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2009
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of fruits, leading to a bitter finish. It has a nice body. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at home. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, cookies, dried fruits and hops. Fruity flavour of caarmel, hops, dried fruitsssss and berries with notes of marzipan. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Ruby red colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramel and some mild leathery notes. Flavour is fruity, leathery, mild sweet malty notes. Leathery aftertaste with sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy amber golden with a dense beige head leaving laces. Fat aroma of burned caramel and a little smoke. Solid body, hard roasted malt and a little peaty smoke. Dry and lightly bitter finish. Quite decent. 100908

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark nut brown. Gently malty with full body and soft mouthfeel. Besides the caramelly malt there is notes of oranges, and the finish holds salty licorice and nice bitterness. Well structured and warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with yeasty hints. Roasted malty yeasty spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
13th October 2011
Hazy deep amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is slightly thick and a little soft. Good dose of prickly carbonation. Rich malt, slightly dark in character and a little smoky. Mild malt cream and a brief peach note. Dry finish, sweet malt aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at home from my GBBF 2011 haul ... deep copper ... big light tan head ... sweet fruity malt ... rich soft toffee malt ... little peppery nose ... juicy malts ... sweet toffee malts ... dark mellow vine fruits .... juicy ... again a little peppery hop ... light pine hints ... and lime peel ... just very plesant and drinkable

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