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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013

Draught @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

Unclear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate - dark chocolate. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate sweet, coffee bitter, dusty coffee, light chili finish ? Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130118]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a huge off white head. Aroma is coffee, herbal and roasted malty. Toasted malty, toffee and dense coffee. Bitter and roasted malty. Lingering coffee and herbal dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29107) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
Bottled. A red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel, smoke, and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, roasted malt, and herbs, leading to a roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a warm, hazy amber with a small off-white head. Thick coffe aroma atop quite some caramel and some perfumy hops - quite complex actually. Medium body, sweet caramel and coffee and again some perfumy hops. Interesting. 160213

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, coffee freshgrinded coffee and chocolate, Fruity flavour of coffee, chocolate and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16390) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
11th December 2012
Craft Clerkenwell. Clear dark red - brown beer, small pale tan head. Slightly crispy palate. Sweet malts, some dark character and a little lactose cream. Mild red berry fruits. Some coffee - but I was expecting a lot more. Semi dry finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at home.... Deep brown... Thin tan head... Huge coffee nose... Dark roast... Mellow very fruity coffee... Light juicy hop... Great depth

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are vegetables, coffee, roast malt, caramel and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours dark ruby amber with a small white head. Lots of coffee and mocha. Roasted. Chewy caramel and a hoppy bite. Tasty.


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