Consilium
Renegade Brewing Company

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From:
Renegade Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 12.57%
Ratings:
69
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 06, 2018
Added:
Oct 07, 2014
Wants:
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Gots:
  19
SCORE
82
Good
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Photo of Wasatch
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Wasatch from Colorado

12 oz. Can

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice hazy dark yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), slight pine. The taste is nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), pine. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

Jun 06, 2018
 
3.5 by Sevinup07 from Colorado on Mar 06, 2018
 
3.4 by ccozzi from Colorado on Aug 01, 2017
Photo of schoolboy
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by schoolboy from Ohio

I'm not in a silium mood. Maybe Consilium will help.

It is pretty on pouring, with good foaming action and fairly cloudy. The aroma is weak and faintly odd and funky. The taste is unique. It's mostly dry but not bitter and slightly watery.

This is a well made ale but a disappointing one. Not recommended.

Jul 30, 2017
 
4.05 by mpolewan from Ohio on Jul 29, 2017
Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy/pine hops, orange peel, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel citrus rind, pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops, orange peel, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing thorough the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/creamy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops, orange peel, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very well balanced and flavorful, with a nice body from the oats/lactose for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Jul 15, 2017
 
3.89 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Jun 13, 2017
 
3.75 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Sep 07, 2016
 
4.11 by TonyTwins from Nebraska on Jul 09, 2016
 
4.02 by brauseboof from South Carolina on Jul 08, 2016
 
3.66 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on May 29, 2016
Photo of hoptheology
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Pours a beautiful sunny egg yolk yellow, srm of 7. Head is 2 fingers and settles at 1. Delightful haze and 100% opacity.

Smells like OJ, pulp, and juicy hop.

The flavor is oddly very piney, with the oats making an appearance as well. Some juicy orange peeks out alongside some mineral character, and the lactose makes a brief appearance at the end, with some bread following. Pine primarily accompanies everything and wins out.

Feel is spot on with creaminess and carbonation.

Not a bad pale ale, though i wish more of the oj was incorporated into the flavor.

May 08, 2016
Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by OrestesMethuon from Montana

Really nice, brilliant, sunset-kissed orange hue; mild sedimentary layer, when poured into my Junkyard Brewing tulip. Solid head, but quick dissipating, leaving only a thin cloudy ring around the edges. All-in-all, looks quite nice, given style—and the can is quite sleek, as well.

Aromas are slightly underwhelming, with minimal impression, releasing only faints vectors of orange-peel, hay, and dry honey. Flavors are much more intense, however: nice, grassy bite from the hops assert first, but are followed with pleasingly-smooth layers of candied-orange-peel, frothy cereal sugars—which are nonetheless delicate, never approaching cloying—finished by the ultimate return of some bite. This last flourish shoots a kind of bergamot-and-thyme spiciness that caps the Consilium's arc nicely.

The oats and lactose have obviously had a beneficial smoothing effect on the mouthfeel, sanding down some of the rougher edges of that aforementioned spiciness, permitting a very pillowing finish and restraining the bite to appropriate dimensions. The end result is a beer I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to: a quite fine APA with good, combining refreshing citric and spice elements, balanced malt textures, and both adherence to and variation upon the style.

Apr 16, 2016
 
4.11 by carteravebrew from Colorado on Apr 16, 2016
Photo of RockAZ
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by RockAZ from Arizona

Odd beer, glad to have tried it. This is not a fruit beer, not an IPA either, so Renegade picked pale ale to style it. Anyway, tangy orange to it with oat sugar sweetness that is subtle. Hops are hiding, but the bitter finish leaves them on the palate.Would like to try this with a more fragrant hop, but that is just me. This will do for a hot day, and I think a lot of people will like it that ordinarily shy away from bold IPA's.

Mar 16, 2016
 
3.86 by Tlloyd417 from Colorado on Mar 16, 2016
 
3.72 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Feb 14, 2016
 
4 by InfragilisBrew from Illinois on Feb 06, 2016
Photo of bnachtig
2.51/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by bnachtig from Colorado

Bizarre combination of almost every ingredient you can put in beer. The label is misleading until you read the fine print. English hops really in an American pale ale with orange peel oats and lactose?!

This beer could work. Drop the English hops and use more fruity tropical America hops and lower the bitterness and this would kill.

Good idea but poorly executed.

Jan 23, 2016
Photo of HoppyBastard
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, burnt-orange color with larger bits of sediment floating about, one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of bubbles remained, lighter carbonation, there is significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread, orange citrus, faint to the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet orange citrus and bread then a piney hop blast that lingered in a good way.

PALATE: somewhat creamy, lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good pale ale, almost the hop profile of an IPA, really enjoyed the orange citrus, it even looked good in the glass, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys pale ale or IPA , I would buy this again no problem.

Dec 13, 2015
 
3.32 by chodge21 from Colorado on Dec 07, 2015
 
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Nov 14, 2015
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Sampled this past Monday on 11/2/15. Comes in a 12-ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "White Tail Pale Ale" pint glass.

Brew pours a golden-amber in color with close to a 2-finger foamy egg-shell white in color. A good amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of grains and citrus zest with some spice. Bit more going on with the taste as there is sweet malts and some light sweet fruits also. Does have a hoppy finish but not as bad of some others of this style. Pretty smooth for the most part but is a bit dry. Not really my style of brew but will try one but not buy a 6-pack. Medium-bodied with decent carbonation

Nov 06, 2015
 
4 by nuebs from South Dakota on Oct 21, 2015
 
3.52 by taospowder from New Mexico on Oct 14, 2015
Photo of denver10
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by denver10 from New Mexico

Labeled as a pale ale with orange peel, lactose, and oats, I went into this expecting a hopped up cream ale with oats and orange peel. Glad I did, because drank much better to me that way. Pours orange with a slight off white head. Aroma is sweet with the lactose and oats sugars making their presence known, orange peel gives off some citric bitterness, and the hops offering some herbal bitterness. Flavor pretty much follows suit. Creamy, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Overall, interesting beer but glad I only bought a single of it.

Oct 07, 2015
 
3.73 by cantal from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2015
 
3.04 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2015
 
3.62 by ASirahSyrah from Texas on Aug 21, 2015
 
3.75 by Chucker17 from South Dakota on Aug 09, 2015
 
3.46 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Aug 08, 2015
 
3.17 by JohnCassillo from California on Aug 03, 2015
 
4.08 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 03, 2015
 
3.65 by cmoore32 from Nebraska on Jul 24, 2015
Photo of deleted_user_357747
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by deleted_user_357747

Tasty, somewhat sweet pale ale with a good hop bite that doesn't overpower. Oats really come through remarkably, very smooth and tasty. Renegade is doin' real good with their beers lately.

Jun 18, 2015
 
3.85 by tylerstravis from Colorado on Jun 02, 2015
 
3.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 31, 2015
Photo of drone
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by drone from Oregon

It's not a crisp or light pale, for sure. Biscuit malt and lactose give it a really interesting mouth feel; coats you like milk.

May 29, 2015
Photo of Beaver13
2.44/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium frothy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruity soapy grainy malts.

The flavor is sweet biscuit malt with fruit and soapy floral spices and a fairly big grassy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, the biscuit malt and soapy spices is not my thing.

May 26, 2015
Photo of zeff80
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, amber color with golden highlights and a small, white head of bubbly foam. Malty aroma with caramel and pine. Overly malty and unbalanced with a slight bitterness.

May 22, 2015
Consilium from Renegade Brewing Company
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