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

bottled
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RATINGS: 304   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6328) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
330ml bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A copper coloured pour with a thin cream head; boozy aroma with some sweet grains; sweet caramel and barley sugar taste; and a slightly drier finish with some warmth. Seems more like an old-fashioned barley wine to me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (1435) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2017
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 5x09. Some caramel, specially in nose, with a significant yet not excessive smokyness and a good dose of neutral hops in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sccp1910 (237) - BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2017 Aroma intenso do malte, com notas de chocolate. Sabor complexo, bem maltado e com notas de whisky. Cor avermelhada e espuma bege, densa e duradoura.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1168) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle - pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is dried fruit, caramel toffee and a bit smokey. Taste is sweet toffee and dried fruit. Fizzy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3572) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Redish brown colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, nuts. Taste is burnt caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisins, caramelissed almonds, bitter, slightly spicy. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3688) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2017
Brown color, off-white head with nice lacework. Aroma has notes of dry fruits, toasted malts and caramelish notes. Flavor with a light sweetness, notes of sweet liquor and toasty with a light bitterness in the final. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1541) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Clear red with white head. Smoked bacon, raisins and caramel. Sweet, roasty and some burn finish. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2918) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle. BBE date Feb 2012; Drank Dec 2011 - Dark Red-Amber in colour. Very Malty; caramel, toffee, roasty malts, chocolate, brown sugar, hint of liquorice, some smokiness. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, oranges. Hoppy; slight citric hops; peppery in the finish. Sweet roasty malty and fruity throughout. Rich, smooth and full bodied. Lingering dry finish. Very tasty. Liked this a lot. Nice Scotch Ale! (2011-12-09)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (815) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle 500 ml. Pours dark brown with ruby reflects. Aroma is of brown sugar, roasted malt, alcohol, and dark fruits. Taste features a strong bitterness. A bit thin. Good beer although a bit too bitter for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4066) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy copper body with a thick, lasting, off-white foamy head. Rich malty/hoppy taste with brown sugar, woody, and fruity hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries woody and barley sugar notes. Ends with a moderately warming, bittersweet finish. Good stuff.


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