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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

Broad Distribution

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, at TFODRBSG-12. A clear looking dark brown beer topped by a dense, light beige head leaving some lacings. Lovely hoppyness in the aroma, pine cones, resins and some grapefruit, along with some caramel, roasted notes and malty sweetness. Caramel, some roasted notes and most of all, hops in the flavor. Nice bitterness, as well as pine cones, grapefruit peel and some citrus. Full-bodied. A quite lovely one, certainly one I’d very much like to have more of. 120818

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13437) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark dark red/brown - offwhite head. High malty, lovely hoppy, dried fruits, ryebread, nutty, lovely high bitterness, light sweetness, lots of nuts. Nice pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12562) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled 500ml (vPBF)
Brown color, good beige head, some lace. Resiny, a bit woody aroma. Full-bodied. Resiny hoppyness, salted licorice, Some alcohol, lingering bitterness. Some caramel and vanilla too. Plesant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very impressive beer for an amber, huge body, tons of roasted malts but good balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11555) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180812

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11187) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Deep fat amber with a medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is nice, fat caramelly malts, strawberries, peach, piney, red currants. Lots of red berries really. Vinious. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has loads of fat caramelly malts, strawberries again, piney bitter, raspberries. Mildly warming and vinious. A very interesting, dark fruity and full DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11173) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 9% @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, hops, grapefruit, pine, little sweet, little citrus and quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
Januar bonus @Sørens. Clear chestnut colour with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, dried fruit and vineous alcohol, a touch of licorice and some citrus hops. Sweet toffee and caramel flavour with licorice and a roasted note. Nice citrus hops and a nice bitter finish


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