Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine (2013 & Onwards)

Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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dambor (839) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 2013 version. Pours ruby red with no head. Aroma: nice dried fruit aroma, including raisins. Taste: nice thick, with dried fruit and malt dominating

dorain (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2017-11 getrunken. Sehr gut balanciertes Sweet Barley Wine mit einer tollen Sauerteignote. Süffig und lecker!

rosenbergh (11868) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2017
330 ml bottle. Vintage 2013. Courtesy of Brandman. Clear mahogany color, no head. The aroma is sweet malt, sugar, some alcohol and liqueur. The flavor is sweet malt, dried fruits, sugar and liqueury. Balanced. Tasteful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

SinH4 (6393) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2017

2013 bottle. Reddish-brown color with no head. Aroma is raisins, prunes, chocolate, molasses. Taste is raisins, prunes, plums, rich caramel, boozy warming finish. Oily mouthfeel with low-ish carbonation. Nice Barleywine!

fletchfighters (1590) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2017
330 ML bottle
2013 bottle

Murky brown color. Hints of ruby. No head at all, some gurgles of bubbles but that is it.
Nose has notes of oxidation, dark fruit, date, fig and brown sugar.
taste is pretty much the same as the nose. Oxidation is a bit less but present.
Jammy and a touch sweet. Not really carbonated well. More carbonation would lift this a bit more and not as sticky sweet.

Maris (1596) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2017
From a 330ml bottle (2013 vintage, abv 11.3%) on 14/8/2017. Pours a deep amber with no head. Has a lovely nose featuring caramel, butterscotch, toffee, fruit cake. The flavour is complex and intense, featuring all of the aforementioned, along with masses of raw sugar and golden syrup, with some nuttiness in the mix. The texture is syrupy and my bottle seemed under-carbed. I’m a little torn with this one, as it’s flawed, yet quite magnificent in some respects. Defintely worth a try if you into bold dessert beers.

Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle shared at Six Deg N event. It pours clear rich red brown with a small white head. The aroma is earthy, woody, leather, toffee, dried fruit, honeycomb and toffee crisp. The taste is slick, bitter - sweet, oily, toffee, candy, toasted brown sugars, chewy, slick, dried fruits and some warming booze with a slick finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rich and filthy. Good fun.

Eructoblaster (4412) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle - 330ml (2013). Cloudy copper body with a thin, white foamy head. Rich, complex, well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, caramel, and crème brûlée hints. Alcohol is not overwhelming. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries maple syrup, woody, and biscuity notes. Ends with a warming, bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable!

jvhemert (438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Aroma: caramel, alcohol (much of it), malts, peach
Taste: light sweet, light bitter
Appearance: ruby, no head
Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Overall: strong quadruple, bit too strong on the alchohol.

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
1st September 2015
Very hazy deep amber beer, thin cream colour head. Nose of toffee and dried fruits. Palate is light and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Little tangy toffee - caramel. A mild touch of paper - oxidisation. Little dried fruits. Light finish. A shade of JW Lees Harvest Ale here but it’s not as good as that beer.

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