Beer Wednesday – Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale

Happy Beer Wednesday!

I have a confession to make. This vegan beer post was originally meant to go live last Wednesday, but, like a crazy person, I forgot to change it from a draft to a scheduled post. I throw myself on your tender mercies. Please don’t take away my beer.

This past week I, like so many before me, was taken in by a label. The Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale is a beautiful bottle filed with vegan beer, and I couldn’t help myself.

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Renaissance’s Stonecutter is a very good example of the Scotch ale style, very malty, very rich, but I thought it had a bit too much caramel, almost a burnt caramel, and barely enough (or any) hops.

You know I love hops in my beers.

The mouthfeel was right, with light carbonation and a smooth richness, but I just couldn’t get past the almost burnt flavor of the malt, which disappointed me, but not as much as some others.

Overall, I’d call this beer good, not great. I had a hard time deciding just how good it was, on my six-pack scale, but at the end, I thought this particular vegan beer earned a 4/6, because while I know it’s a solid representation of the style, I just didn’t love it.

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~ by VegansHusband on September 18, 2013.

2 Responses to “Beer Wednesday – Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale”

  1. Reblogged this on touchdownohio and commented:
    i luv Scotch Ale and my name is Roberto …. I think i’ll buy a case or three.

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