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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate malt, moderate hoppy, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate malt, malt and hop bitter, grapefruit peel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120818]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is overripe fruity and dark roasted malty. Roasted malty and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and caramelish. Smooth, caramelish, breadish and roasted. Light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, and chocolate, leading dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an almost clear reddish brown with a creamy beige head. Nuts and toffee aroma combined with intense hops. Full-bodied, thick burned caramel notes - a whiff of smoke perhaps. Spicy hoppy with an almost herbal bitterness. Intense! 090812

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Slightly hazy amber colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is hops, mild nuttyness as well as some slight bready malts. Flavour is sweet malts, some hops, mild nuttyness as well as some wooden notes. Hides the abv quite well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty earthy piney aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy flavor. Has a fruity think malty piney hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, caramel, flowers and pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
15th October 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous. Semi dry. Mild minerally carbonation. Rich brown malts with subtle coffee and roast. Very mild lactose. Lightly tangy and with a whisper of licorice. Good piney hops. Mild minerally finish, semi dry. All right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours amber with a small creamy head and lacings. Bread, roast, nuts and caramel. Hoppy and dry finish. Smooth and medium bodied. Nice.


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