RateBeer
overall
98
100
style
8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2904) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
500ml bottle, with a dark brown color, and a small off beige head, with a yeasty, earthy green vegetal light green coffee bean, tobacco leaf, vegetable cooked rapini, toffee nose, with some cookie dough, brown milk chocolate, mint leaf, brown sugar, roasted peanut, nutty accents, with some honey peanut granola bar, light green molasses, roasted, toasted, biscuity, bready, caramel malt notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet caramelized, biscuity, toasted, roasted malty, earthy green roasted grind coffee bean, toffee, mint chocolate, floral green tobacco leaf, grassy, minty hoppy character, with some roasted peanut, espresso coffee, tiramisu cake, brown chocolate, hazelnut butter flavours, leading towards a warming, sweet caramelized, toasted, bready, roasted maltiness, toffeeish, earthy green roasted grind coffee bean, minty dark bitter chocolate, roasty bitterness finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak coffee and caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Slightly roasted malty coffee and caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (559) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 31, 2013
On nose - fresh, unroasted coffee beans, darker malts. Pours deep reddish ambery with off-white top, min lasing. Taste - malt(simple and good) sweetness with coffee roast bitter, to me almost no from hopping. Interesting mix, equally mixed, no overwhelming aspect. Medium body, quite thick texture, light dry finish. Weird but interesting flavor mix of fresh coffee beans and roast bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
Thanks to Nick for this. Pours deep brown with a moderate dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, nut and slight caramel. Taste is silky smooth, rich roasted malts, intense coffee and sweet caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - DEC 16, 2013
First impression was green coffee beans. .a lots of them. Then comes quite intense maltiness, bit roasted malts, caramel, coffee. Some fruitiness with decent hop balance. Bit dry finish. Really enjoyable brew with no weakness for brown ale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2013
Tap at Hop Revolution 2013. Nose came across as just coffee, which I didn’t dig so much. Nice malt flavor kicks in, though, with caramel and chocolate going with the coffee. Good body. Rich and malty. An interesting, somewhat different coffee beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (328) - ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2013
8wired fouble coffe brown ale Tap @ Hoprevolution Vol.2. Aroma is full of caramel, sweet wig fruit - and actually not too much coffee. Well, maybe a bit. Coffee-chocolate. Caramel pudding. You can feel coffee creme cake and some more coffee chocolate in the taste. At the end there is espresso, a nice espresso, coming through and dominating the taste. Maybe this is the best coffee beer that I have ever had. Aftertaste is long, full of coffee and malt sweetness. With some hops of course. This beer is made for sipping, not for gulping.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (226) - HONG KONG - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Very burnt coffee taste and aroma but nice floral happiness underneath characteristic of 8wired beers. Interesting. Nice cloudy brown color with nutty head. Taste is chocolate, nuttiness, burnt coffee and hops underneath it all. If the burnt coffee taste was a bit less prominent, or a bit less burnt tasting, this would be delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Dunkelbraun, trüb, kaum schaumkrone, aroma malzig, kaffee, leicht hopfenbiterre, geschmack röstmalz, mässige bittere, feinbitterer abgang, sehr schöner bachklang nach kaffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - NOV 16, 2013
Nice brown-red colour that looks almost like root beer. Smell starts out very strong roasted coffee which gradually becomes raisin-y. Taste is very burnt coffee with good nutty hoppiness. Medium body. Nice ale with lots of coffee but wish it were slightly leas burnt-tasting.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50