Elemental | Renaissance Brewing

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Brewed by:
Renaissance Brewing
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by belgbeerdrinker on 01-03-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
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Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 101
Photo of willjansen
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark, murky brownish-black... very much like muddy water, but somehow still appealing. Nice, fluffy tan head that is persistent and leaves nice rings denoting each swig line. Nice...

Smell - Srong notes of powdery cocoa, backed up by a nice wall of complexity consisting of hints of subtle berry-like fruitiness and perhaps oats. Alcohol reveals itself slightly as well, but very much in disguise.

Taste - Roasty chocolate flavors explode on the palate with a pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Complexity not as apparent on the platate, but coffee and chocolate are well-balanced with hops and nothing is out of place for the style.

Mouthfeel - Watery, slick mouthfeel, but appropriate for the style. Low-medium, yet agressive, carbonation - great flavor delivery for this porter.

Drinkability - Excellent example of a porter in my opinion... very well constructed - complex, yet simple enough for a porter. Highly drinkabile brew, and a great introduction to renaissance brewing... hope they keep it up.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: dark color with brown highlights, medium head settles to a veil, carbonated trickles evident
s: mix of crisp (carbonated) and roasted malts
t: roasted malts throughout tempered with a softness, subtle bitter coffee finish
m: nice balance of roasted malts and carbonation make for a smooth, medium to heavy body
d: enjoyed this brew because of its balance and coffee taste wasn't overpowering. recommended

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Elemental from Renaissance Brewing
3.98 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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