Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine (2012)
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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cargo150 (604) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Belle couleur cuivrée avec un col plus ou moins résistant. Nez très complexe de bois,fruits confits,caramel. En bouche une explosion de saveur bien réchauffé par l’alcool, bois,caramel,fruits rouges,notes terreuses et herbeuses,biscuits,noix. Corps élevé, Carbonation moyenne. C’est bien bon!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
2014-09-18. Lightly hazy nice dark brown body, headless. 3+ Aroma is quite sweet, lots of sweet malt, light sugar and treacle, muted alcohol. 7++ Flavour is rich, sweet sugary malt, notes of caramel and treacle, whispers of hazelnut and chestnuts, muted toasty malt accents. Brown sugar and a hint of maple syrup that may be influenced by the reference on the label. Little or no hop character. Smooth medium to full body is effectively flat, and suffers for it in my opinion. I love the richness of the sweet malt, subtle accents are pleasant but not really enough to cut through the density of the core. A bit of carbonation would go a long way to may it a touch less heavy on the palate. I actually quite like it, it has more of an old ale impression than a barleywine at times, but its a lot to handle. Even a 12oz bottle is a lot of it. 2012 Vintage bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3337) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting . Pours dark, yet clear amber . No head . Smell is sweet, grainy . Typical . Bit caramel . Taste is sweet . Thick mouthfeel . Some grains . Sticky honey . Nice !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4475) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Botttle at the pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium brown. The aroma is rich sweet caramel The flavour is moderate bitter sweet with a rich alcoholic sweet malt palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5270) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours clear amber with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, overripe fruit, booze. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5370) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting Thin white head. Clear amber pour. A lovely barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3405) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured clear reddish brown with no head, aroma of caramel malt and dark fruit. Full body, flavour as the aroma, quite vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2960) - 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 (1242) - , 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 (3114) - 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.

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