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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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


ngeunit1's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy brown with some red-orange mixed in and a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, brown sugar, fruity yeast esters, nuttiness, some citrus hops, and a hint of booze. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts, fruity yeast esters, and some citrus hops. Through the middle, roasted coffee comes through with a touch of hop bitterness, some nuttiness, and some more fruity yeast character. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, coffee bitterness, some mild citrus hops, and some fruity esters. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a roasty, bitter, and dry finish. D - Very drinkable. Good brown ale with the coffee adding some nice complexity and depth.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (5) - USA - APR 17, 2016 does not count
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1379) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma is deeply roasted malts, caramel, toffee, fig, vanilla and coffee. Taste is chewy sweet roasted malts with coffee , chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Light tartiness on finish. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains fairly well.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours darkly ruddy with a slight beige head. Light coffee aroma with some complex hop. Med body or better. Flavor is moderate coffee, hops mostly from under the Southern Cross, and some mild darkish malt. Not exactly dry; lightly bitter. Flavors are complex, and arguably subtle. Not sure how to view this, so benefit of the doubt. Good drink. I mean it tastes nice, but what am I supposed to think about it? BoD!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9175) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a fading tan head, some light lacings. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, nuts. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, coffee, light roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, nutty, sweet dried fruit, little alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish with light warming alcohol. 050316

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2918) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, drops, krydder og honning.
Utseende: Gyllen kastanje brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Kaffe, krydder og honning.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@8%, Når@27.02.2016

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1401) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2016
BB 14 12 16. Poured a clear dark red-brown with a one-finger beige coloured dense foamy head that retained very well and laced well after each sip. Carbonation moderate to high with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma strongly of chicory and not much else. Taste of roasted coffee and sweet caramel with hints of brown sugar and dark fruit; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth with a creamy mouthfeel and subtle coffee on the long finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (15588) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 22, 2016
Malzig-herber Beginn, weiche Kaffeenoten. Karamell, eher geringe Würzigkeit, Die Kaffeenoten steigen ein wenig. Wässrig süß, dann trockener, insgesamt harmonisch. Gelungen! 10/10/11/11/11/11

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4813) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - dark brown with a nice fawn head. Nose - dark chocolate dominates coffee. Taste - creamy milk chocolate with just a hint of coffee. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (2544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu. Pours murky brown. Nose is toffee, coffee, milk chocolate. Tastes coffee, sweet caramel and toffee, fruits. Very good, has sth else than coffee as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evilkniamhel (284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
From bottle. Pours cloudy brown. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, resin. Taste is pleasantly sticky, sweet and full bodied.


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