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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: 3.76   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
0,5 bottle. Pours deep ruby-amber with a really nice off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel and alcohol. Same goes for flavors. Great mouthfeel. Nice bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abstractbeer (237) - NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from local Vinmonopol.</br></br> Pours a deep cherry red / dark amber beer, with a nice off-white head.</br></br> Smells very awesome! Hops, fruits, strawberry jam, a tiny note of citrusy hops.</br></br> The flavor is more on the malty side, with definite notes of bread, caramel and hints of coffee in the finish/aftertaste. Also, the fruity notes from the aroma and a solid hop character. I’m also getting a black currant type of flavor in there. </br></br> Tastewise there’s a nice amount of bitterness on the "edges" and in the aftertaste, with a nice malty sweetness in the "center". A tiny bit too bitter for my personal taste. The mouthfeel is nice and full, and the carbonation is low, pleasant and soft.</br></br>

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (236) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (217) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a nice dark red with medium head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is quite sweet and fruity with hints of caramel. Taste is somewhat bitter and hints of sweetness but the alcohol is quite overwhelming. More of the caramel comes through in the body along with coffee malts. The finish is dry and hoppy nicely rounding it out.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
oops (208) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2013
Would I like another one? Sure! Medium head that is lasting forever. Fruity, malty aroma that brings your imagination of having the first beer outside at the springtime. You can understand that it’s kind of heavy beer from the first taste impressions - they are a little bit sweer as usual with strong beers, but within a second it’s gone and replaced with the really nice bitterness that lasts and lasts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
0.5l bottle. Pours a deep brown redish colour with a thick offwhite head. Caramel malt flowery aroma. Caramel, strawberry and plenty of hops. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (200) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
500ml bottle @ home. Ordered from Saveur Biere. Sticky lasting foam and Black/Red colour. Berries at aroma and reminds amber ale. Interesting and fine taste with strong berries. Nice one, but not awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
Pours dark cobber with beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel and hoppy citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is sweet, with a little roasted malt character. Some hoppy character and bitterness, hopcharacter has notes of citrus, peach and grapefruit.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2013
Pours dark brown, with tan head. For a American Strong Ale this is a full bodied beer. Rich malt taste, and good balance with the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TANGO73 (40) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2012
Great dark mahogany with a beige head. Aroma has alot of organic grassy hops, hazelnuts, weak roasted notes, caramel/toffee, light vanillaish and sweet fruits. Taste is more dominated by hops and citrus fruits but still some dark nuances like caramel, toffee, darker fruits.Very nice


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