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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
fkoolen (1216) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Draught @ Cafe Derat. Dark amber cookout, beige creamy head. Tard, maybe even cherry nose. Taste has roasted malts at first, a bit smokey, bitter, gets Brett-y funky in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
dmctaster (90) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2016 Brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, raisins, and prunes. Taste is raisins and strong scotch flavor at the start. Slight boozy feel

2.8
Inbreak (6068) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2016
10.11.2016, 0,33l bottle @ local tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, weeds, sugar, slightly smoked caramel malts, bark, raisins, sap, minerals. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, weeds, sap, burnt caramel, grass, bark, minerals, slightly smoked caramel malts, raisins, paper, cardboard. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Not really my cup of tea.

3.8
Hanoi (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. Nose is brown sugar, brown bread, prunes, caramel, toffee, berry. Taste is prunes, toffee, raisin, treacle, sweet malt. Slick Mouthfeel, decent scotch

4
ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep red-hued clear brown body with a medium off-white head. Nose is raisins, nuts, prunes, caramel and hints of walnuts, deep malty notes and brown bread. Taste is caramel, raisins, smoke, brown bread and hints of nougat, nuts and prunes. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely, tasty and classic scotch ale from Renaissance, well done.

3.9
DerGantzel (437) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Very sweet, well tasting scotch ale. Brown reddish appearance. Notes of caramel and fruits. Full body.

4
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle. Clear dark chestnut color with a lasting khaki head. Aroma is nice and rich, with pear smoke, ham sandwich, toffee, vanilla, and chocolate. The flavor is dry and smoky, only mild caramel and toffee sweetness. Surprisingly drinkable considering, with a good active carb level. Really interesting and tasty.

3.7
Itsumishi (48) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
Poured from a pint bottle. Pours a deep brownish red toffee colour. Aroma is big on malts but isn’t overpowering. Toffee, toast, caramel, scotch, wood. Taste is big sweet right from the start that carries through the middle with light unami joining in the middle and a medium bitter finish. A light alcohol kick comes with the bitter. Palate is a bit light for a scotch ale and not as oily as I usually enjoy. Carbonation is medium and pleasant. A decent well made and balanced drop, well suited to those starting out in the world of scotch ales and other stronger beers; but not enough kick or booze for my taste in that world.

4
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, grape, bubble gum. Flavor is burnt caramel, brown sugar, black licorice and ash. Finish is dark grape, light tartness, red and black cherry. Lingering earth and fruit. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Solid!

3.9
Skarecrow (749) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2017 500ml bottle Poured chestnut brown with creamy head. Malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty body/palate with fruitcake note and a smooth slightly roasted finish. Yummy.


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