esox (1224) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Murky amber beer, frothy white head. Hoppy aromas of apricot jam, raspberry, mango, kiwi and a hint of tamarind sauce. Extremely fizzy carbonation makes it diffucult to taste. Dryish, slightly biscuity and caramelly malts, quite strong and sweetly fruity/slightly herbal hop flavor, mellow hop bite in the finish. Carbs erupt in your mouth forming a mouthfull of foam. Way over carbonated! Medium body. Aroma is wonderfull, but carbs knock out most ois the rest. And it is very good, nevertheless.
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Golden brown with a thin head. Toffee and hedgerow berries with mushroom funk. Citrus rind with nutty notes. Pithy, clean, bittersweet grapefruit with herbal aspects. Leafy, peppery pine with a malty, yet dry finish. A bit roasty and toasty. Decent.
jookos (4243) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@opuskm amber hazy. Green citrus, grapefruits, pine, doughy yeast on nose. Med bldied, good bitters, feels bit homebrewy messy tho. Soft, nice. Green citrus hoooy ioa.
mrjez (249) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From old notes. 500ml bottle from Costco.
Pours a bronze-amber with a tiny filmy head. Quite clear. Big malty aroma, caramel toffee, but mixed well with bright floral hops. The taste and feel is excellent, very solid malt base, a little sweetness, mild hop bitterness, a little fruity pith and lightly spiced. Ends quite bitter and dry. Really enjoyable.
mike_77 (4577) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden. Aroma has a lot of caramel malt. Flavour is full on and packed with malts and hops. Very well balanced.
RichTheVillan (5488) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Craven Arms; hazy dark amber pour with a creamy beige head, aroma has sweet toffee and red fruits, taste has some spice along with caramel and red fruits.
undercurrent25 (1787) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
IMBC 2015 Pours a pale colour. Very hoppy with a dry finish. A good example of the style
MOFO (28) - Melbourne (Prev: Chch, NZ), AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Perhaps a bad bottle? Although not off in any way, just nothing great.. Poured a dirty copper colour like you get at the end of a keg sometimes but looked a bit dirt for my liking. Very short lived head of foam. Nothing wow on the nose. It drank like it looked - copper/metallic - but not off/tang - just, malt driven and not hop driven like I would expect of an IPA.
I havent had a Renaissance beer before - despite seeing them in AU/NZ quite a bit - the cost of them and the fact that they just look a little boring meant I hadnt tried one. This one was a gift, and I cant help but think my spidey-senses work pretty well after this one. I still have a Scotch version to get through to hopefully swing me to a more positive tune.
canadiankiwi (78) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable quite enjoyable. Poured from bottle copper colour. Malt and caramel taste. Sweet and very drinkable as an ipa
DanielBrown (4269) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Craven Arms, Birmingham. Really delicious. Sweet, thick, bustling with hedgerow fruit and cascading cascade. Smooth, rich:- a little bit like ..... aah who am I kidding?