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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This award winning ale is called "Elemental" porter. It is a classic English porter. It is a medium bodied beer with chocolate, and roasted notes. Extremely well balanced and hopped using a New Zealand hop variety.

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3.6
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle from brewdog Manchester. Really tasty, thick and loads of coffee. Just a bit too fizzy for me.

4.4
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2012
I have been a bit disappointed with renaissance lately but this is stunning. A really good and solid beer, great balance and rich deep flavour.

3.7
JStax (6996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours a dark, thick black with a hefty head of beige foam. Great retention. Aroma is nice cacao nibs, dark chocolate, and some cinnamon. Taste is same as the aroma, but the cinnamon really comes through. Finish is a little dry and definitely roasty. Overall its a pretty nice Porter.

3.9
Davros (3231) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours black with a large, tan head. Nose shows dark chocolate, peppery hops, roasted coffee beans and roasted malt. Equally roasty flavours, focussing of coffee and roasted malt rather than chocolate though. Very smooth stuff, but becomes a little more bold in the dry finish. Could use a richer body.

4
kiwi_daz (55) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2012
not normally a fan of porters but this one is great, nice bittering, and mouth feel/body.

3.7
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
1L growler, pours black with a big mocha head and a wonderful creamy coffee aroma. Sweet espresso taste as well as anaseed but it is amazingly well balanced. Great porter.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14755) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.

3.8
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
In short: A nice tasty roasted porter with grassy peppery hops. Very good.
How: Bottle 500ml. consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after purchase (after a boat ride from New-Zealand). Bottle sent to me by blankboy, thanks a lot Paul
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan-beige head
In long: Nose is roasted, light notes of coffee and has a strong showing of peppery hops. Taste has some burnt caramel, chocolaty malts, some raisins, light notes of espresso. Carbonation is a bit aggressive. By itself the grassy peppery hops didn’t seem so dominant, but when sipping back and forth between this beer and my girlfriend’s Fuller’s London Porter (her fetish porter) then the peppery character of the Renaissance Elemental Porter seemed totally disproportionate. Rather dry (again compared to the Fuller’s London Porter) and quite tasty for the style. Lacks the smoothness and class of a classic like Fuller’s London Porter but makes up for it with more “Omph!”. A very nice beer, and I feel bad for all of you who are out on dates tonight and aren’t sitting at home drinking a nice Elemental Porter all by yourself in front of a computer like I am.

3.8
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2012
Dark brown pour, almost black, off white, creamy head..chocolate, and a little something else...kind of a toffee flavor..overall very drinkable. Decent porter.

3.8
BenH (3435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2012
From bottle. Bit of a gusher but slighty out if date so forgiven. Black with tan massive tan head. Aroma has deep dark chocolate, ovaltine, dark fruits and slightly metallic. Taste has less metal, lots of chocolate again, some ovaltine, lingering chocolate. High carbonation, very fizzy. Decent


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