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Herevana – Renaissance – Unfiltered Series #2

A Five beer Series. A series simply 1-4 and a 15 year celebration beer. Obviously the place to start is at 1 and finish with the 15 year celebration beer. Beer #1 was delicious if not outstanding and I’m pleased I have another for another day. But here we go for #2

Renaissance Brewing make the Renaissance Unfiltered Series and they do that in🇳🇿 Blenheim, New Zealand.

The Unfiltered Series #2 is a Pale Ale  of  5.2% ABV and 12 IBU or 1.8 standard drinks

The can words says that the profile of the pour should be light., citrus hoppy, like #1 was, and that was magnificent.

The pour is different, slightly duller and the head is appreciably different but still quite full and airy. Aroma is light hoppy.

This is quite brash compare to #1, of course. But I’m not sure that it’s on the money. The bite is all at the front, and there’s no travel for it, it’s there and then it isn’t.

Quite enjoyable though and it really looks nice and inviting, with an easy going profile and light but interesting tastes this is a decent beer that deserves your attention.

Hazy Pale Ale, in my experience, and I could be wrong. a recent change in style, what this has is that hazy style, what it misses, for me, is a pale ale profile. Yes it get it’s ‘experimental’ beer. Oats should have added fullness, which this does not appear to have. Fancifully though I recon that Kviek yeast is paying a major part in the the lingering taste that this has about it. Again I could be wrong.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. Again, there’s nothing wrong with this as a beer, it presents well and is easy drinking, I’m not that enthusiastic that I’m going to tell others about it, but it rates well and above my expectations.

Using a traditional Pale Ale malt bill, we jazzed this brew up by adding heaps of oats and wheat, balanced with a touch of crystal malt to give a hint of sweetness. The citrusy, tropical nose with a hint of passionfruit was created by using Cashmere, El Dorado and Strata Hops and fermenting with Kviek yeast..

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.



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