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8 Wired C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale

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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In my opinion, coffee rivals beer for the title of "greatest beverage in the world". I often say that I would rather give up beer than coffee. So it is only natural that we would attempt to make a beverage that incorporates both. If we were to succeed, surely this would then become the greatest beverage in the world? After years of research and trials in the garage, I have come up with what I think is the perfect marriage of coffee and beer: A hoppy double brown ale, that compliments both the roasty and fruity aspects of the coffee without putting up too much of a fight. The coffee was selected in collaboration with the Christchurch institution C4 Coffee and consists mainly of lightly roasted, delicate and floral, Ethiopian beans. Worlds are colliding and, in my humble opinion, greatness is achieved on the other side.

HOPS: Pacific Jade, NZ Cascade and Pacifica

MALT: Gladfield Pale, Crystal, Munich, Caramalt, Chocolate, Oats

YEAST: Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2126) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Rich, coffee and espresso notes, light bitterness. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a thick beige head that dies to a thin cap leaving some splotchy lacing. The nose is rich, roasty and nutty with a light toffee malt. Coffee and french roast espresso. Complex but well balanced with light bitterness, mild sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a generous light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is coffee and roasted grains with some chocolate notes. Taste is a coffee and roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brew with a nice balance of bitter and sweet. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (474) - - JUL 4, 2015
Medium brown hue. Burnt toffee nose with molasses. Sweet with plenty of chocolate & a hint of coffee. Quite a bitter end too. Lovely. Rated by BrewTom

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Benjo87 (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle. Pours like a typical brown ale. Doesnít retain a lot of head. Smell - Loads of coffee! I really like the smell of the coffee, you can tell its gonna be good. Taste - wow! Who would have thought a coffee brown ale, could have as much depth as a stout. This is a great beer. Taste follows the nose beautifully. Itís a little thin on the palate, but itís a brown ale, not a stout, so thatís expected. If youíre a coffee lover, youíll love this. I put this right up there with some of the top coffee stouts. So well balanced. You would never guess this is 8%, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Highly recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1748) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
With Z, pours a í semi clear í rusty brown color with an ethereal Java head. Nose is fresh coffee grinds with some mocha in the background. Taste is sweet coffee with sugary mocha notes. Finishes on the same sweet coffee notes with a moderately long finish. Drinks quite easily, and would have guessed a much lower ABV . Quaff score 8 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1676) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a tan head and nice strong roasted coffee aroma. Taste is full of coffee up front. Nice roasted bitterness, chocolate, and caramel with sweet, hoppy notes and coffee filled finish. Very drinkable coffee brown ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle, brown pour, white head, nose is coffee, taste is same, pretty good overall

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ dedicatedtofun ][ Tasting ][ Tulip Flute ][ 5.1.15 ]
>> Amber brown pour, weak yellow foam. Nose is green pepper, jalapeŮos, that bell pepper style of old grindy coffee. Taste is weak, mealy apple, dusty, old bottle probably, brown sugar, tea flavor finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2498) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
This is good, but Iím not a huge hoppy brown ale fan and the coffee doesnít seem to add anything to me. Appearance is great with a huge tan head that slowly settles some lace, and a clear amber brown color. Aroma is a faint brown ale. Flavor is basically a coffee flavored hoppy brown ale. Body is good. Iíll drink this one, but donít want another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (469) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
On tap at the Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst. Cola colour with small beige head. Coffee and toffee aromas, with the taste reflecting the same notes, with some bourbon notes too. Quite light bodied, increasing the drinkability. Enjoyable and fairly well balanced between bitter and sweet.


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