Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine (2012)
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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Blenheim, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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Bold and satisfying,a prodigious ale with generous amounts of malt.

Cartoonkhaki's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, - FEB 6, 2014
I was thinking something a little more would come out of this other then a very syrypy bland looking barley wine. It just sits there and doesn’t do very much. Brown rose in colour and over all flat. This thought shouldn’t negate from trying to cellar it for a bit that could improve it nicely as I have had experience with fresh & both cellared brews. The sweet and alcohol seem to cancel out any other thoughts I would have with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
330ml bottle, batch 336, dark mahogany-ruby color, with a small beige head, sweet grainy toasted, caramelized, biscuity malty, barley sugar, faint sugar pie nose, with a soft candi sugar, caramelized bread crumbs, toffee, candyish honey lollipop accent, with some sponge toffee, faint Graham cracker, bran muffin note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a warmth sweet candyish honey lollipop, candy sugar, subtle bubblegum yeast, faint fruitcake, sponge toffee, barley sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malty character, with a subtle Welsh grape jam, sugar pie, grape lollipop, brown sugar granola bar flavour, leading towards a warming sweet toasted,biscuity, caramelized maltiness, faint fruity grape yeast, barley sugar, faint fruitcake, french toast, caramel fudgy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
(bottle) clear bright amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of smoked fruit, dried longan, bit of alcohol; thick palate; rich, complex, balanced flavour; very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3111) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Vey dark mahogany pour, flat with no head. A huge boozy, sherry, woody nose. Dark fruits, fig, cherries and dark candied plums. Mouthfeel is oily and viscous, with zero carb. The hops are there, some slight pine, bitterness is medium. A great sipper, nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
pours slightly hazy dark golden-orange with a small and reviving light beige-orange cap, nice lacing. chewy sweet layers of caramel and dried fruits - tons of figs, raisins, cranberries, caramelized honeyed nuts, bold leafy grassiness, pepper, warming alcohol, sweetness - cloying but saved by hops’ assertiveness. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily, sticky and a bit heavy, bold herbal-grassy-peppery finish. sweet english toffee goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle 330ml. [2012] Thx Czar Pours very nice amber with low light beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, fruits. Taste is of caramel, fruits, toffee, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Intense. Good balance. A sipper. Not too refreshing. Nothing off. Nice malt features.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
[Bottle (330ml). Vintage 2012] Pours a murky dark orange-amber with no head at all. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, hops, dark fruit, wood, some alcohol and a bit of spice. Really nice flavour of caramel malt, a good amount of hops, dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee and more. Almost oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (513) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle [2012 vintage - 11.8%]. Muddy amber brown with no head. Aroma of mild alcohol, toffee, dark red fruit, brown sugar. Flavour fairly boozy with quite sweet brown sugar texture. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minor lacing. Aroma consists of heavy caramelized malt with a more than healthy dose of residual sugars. Taste is dominated by a heavy dose of caramelized malt with loads of residual sugars and light toffee notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with light warming alcohol. Nicely brewed though not to be recommended for diabetic people.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
330ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, Ontario. It pours a reddish dark amber colour with a small head which disapates quickly. It has a dark dried fruity aroma, dried apricot is pronounced. It has a very sweet taste, with notes of dried plum and apricot. Seems a bit overpriced at $10 a bottle.

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