Art Brew: Renaissance: (England: Bitter: 4.5% ABV)

Visual: Burnished red, light bubbles form an off white head.

Nose: Lights hops, vanilla.

Body: Solid; Deep bitter core in a midst of a lighter body. Slight strawberry.

Finish: Lots of burnt wood, charcoal, slight sugar.

Conclusion: A bit of a disappointment. Art Brew normally turns out good quality ales but this Renaissance casts little enlightenment into the world of beer and sets no bar for the rebirth of style. It’s fairly standard bitter ale. Not unpleasant but without much to recommend it.