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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2678) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Clear brown pour with a beige head and light lacing .... Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, toffee and caramel malts .... Taste is of chewy caramel malts, toffee, roasted malts, coffee and light berries ... Has a brown sugar sweetness as well with a very light hop bite at the end ... Finish is dry, bitter with sweetness and roasted malts .... Solid brown ale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4957) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Thin, white head atop a deep caramel mahogany coloured body. Nose is toasty and coffee. Flavour is nicely malted... Good roastiness, I’m liking the brown ale and coffee mix instead of stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1486) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Slightly soured chilled coffee Adjunct: Chocolate, creamy, great balance.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2015
It pours clear brown with a thin beige head. Toffee and vanilla in the nose and in its taste, which adds coffee (less than expected), roasted malts and something tart. Thin body, easy to drink and booze very well hidden. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Deep copper pour. Sweet to fee aroma with caramel, vanilla, coffee. Sweet males up front with a burnt coffee bitterness and lingering lightly smoky malt, coffee. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2644) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway. Brown pour with a beige head. Coffee, vanilla, caramel and toffee nose. Flavours of smoke, coffee, treacle toffee, nuts. Quite dry. Pleasant taste. Easy going brew, belies its strength. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
Klar mørk amber farve med beige skum som avtar. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe, sirup og frukt. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, sirup, karamell og frukt. Søt maltavslutning. Vinmonopolet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (9740) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle - Dark roast cold pressed coffee and lots of nice chocolate notes. Deep clear amber with a small light brown head. Coffee, nutty chocolate notes and bitterness. Light body though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle, shared with my brother in law. Beautiful clear mahogany hue, off white head. Bread and coffee, LOTS of coffee! Vegetal/peppery undertones, hints of dark fruits. I really liked it-- the coffee flavours dominate, but do not completely overwhelm the base beer. I like the fact that there isn’t any black malt in here, different (and very good).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fwldennis (8) - - OCT 24, 2015 does not count
Nice hoppy taste without being too bitter. Nice mix of floral Flavours balanced with coffee taste. All the Flavours are balanced and neither overwhelms each other. Has also a slightly malty taste, though it lesser than the other Flavours ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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