8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1824) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1754) - 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

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2641) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (504) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts spicy dry fruits caramel nuts some yeast and hops flavor roasted malts spicy fruits citrus some oak some caramel spicy and hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Brewdog, Sheffield. Clear, chestnut brown. Minimal, beige head. Pear drops. Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. As it warms, the pear drop thing lifts, and the caramel and coffee deepens. Taste is full on bitter. Both hoppy, and roast malt. Some coffee astringency on the palate. Stays smooth, and rich. Finishes long, pithy, roast coffee bitter. A grower. By the time Iíd finished this, I was loving it...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (532) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
500ml bottle from Slowbeer. Pours clear brown with a medium head. Coffee notes in the aroma, next to a typical brown ale nose. This combination is also very present in the taste, and it works well. Thereís not much else to say; Itís interesting and good, but not blowing my mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Coffee makes up most of the aroma with some tobacco smoke. Carbonation is low with a medium body. Taste is cold coffee with some brown sugar. Finish is bitter sweet. This was delicious!

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