8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11391) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11303) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11071) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off White excellent fully lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Healy malty and hoppy Nice aroma. Powerfull Healy bitter flavor. Long Healy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10446) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, tobacco and light toffee. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, earthiness, tobacco and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering earthy toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10387) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark mahogany with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light fruity esters (pear, apple, dates) with caramel and cookie malt, light toast notes with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, fruity esters, supporting sweet malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, pine, toffee, resin, mixed nuts and red fruits. Medium body. Slightly sweet with a nutty resin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Dark orangish brown, fairly clear appearance with a creamy, brown head. Nutty, creamy caramel, toasty malty, earthy/herbal hoppy aroma. Caramel, biscuity, toasty malty, toffee, mild dark fruity, grapefruity, nutty flavor. Somewhat strong but it is quite smooth for the abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8960) - San Diego County, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, pine, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8123) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2012
Small, if dense cream head, receding over deep ruby-brown beer. Fruity hops with lychee, passion fruit, citrus and rosewater. Dry hops, and somehow makeup-powder smell. Bitter, very dry flavour. Hopoils galore; faint fruitiness (grapefruit- and orangepeel), walnutpeel. Some other ’grain’; too - quinoa, or something similar. Feels surprisingly carbonated, certain oiliness, very dry. Well-bodied. A tad monotone, and too strong to be an easy-drinking beer. Still far from bad.

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