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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: American Strong Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Amber Ale. A 3 way collaboration between Norway and New Zealand. Loosely based on a mix of our 3 flagship beers: Stonecutter Scotch Ale, Hopwired IPA and Batch #100.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (5967) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
Medium brown head. Clear deep dark red body with carbonation. Strong malty caramelly raisiny aroma with gooseberry and wine grape notes. Dry-sweet roasty burned caramelized sugar taste with spicy wooden gooseberry notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Aftertaste is very similar to main taste, and lasts for a long time, with resiny notes. Very, very nice. Full of delicious flavour, complex, harmonic and unusual. (0.5l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2647) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
16-DEC-2012, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Clear dark brown with low tan head. Malty, bready and hoppy. Very hoppy with grape fruit and pine. Very bitter and very sweet. Full body and medium carbonation. Really a monster but a sweet one:-)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3085) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is just a tad hoppy, but with some heavy malty undertones. Taste is slightly bitter and very malty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Farven er mørk mahogni, med et lavt hvitt skum. Aroma av vanilje, toffee og noe citrus. Smaken er vinøs, men med markert bitterhet. Toner av karamell, honning og furu. En meget god øl.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle provided by argo0. Thanks! Poured a copper-amber color with a small white head. Aroma was light, sweet malts, some caramel. Flavor was light caramel, sweet malts. That’s about it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop clear brown-garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
500mL thanks to argo0. Pours a clear deep mahogany. Weak head. Nose is puppy breath, red candies, mushroom. Taste is spicy, bitter, starchy. Palate is bitter and dusty, sharply bitter. Drying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (3526) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep ruby-hued brown body with a small, creamy off-white head retention. Nose is sweet raisiny malts, caramel, toffee, wet leaves, perfume, hints of chlorine(!) and pine in the back. Unusual, but pleasant. Taste is licorice, pine, raisins, toffee, caramel, hints of chocolate, cola nut and resin. Lovely and complex, just hittin’ the spot as a primo sipper candidate. Full body, medium carbonation. Grand, sweet, and pretty damn awesome! :-)

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
npwgallagher (38) - valparaíso, CHILE - NOV 19, 2012
Aroma suave de pasas y uvas. Muy oscura por un ’amber’. Sabor de caramelo, quemado, tostada, pasas y regaliz. Bien rica! Muy buen cuerpo. Excelente.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very impressive beer for an amber, huge body, tons of roasted malts but good balance.


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