8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty chocolate, some liquorice, some hoppy notes, malty biscuit. Flavour is quite dry and roasty, big caramel and chocolate malt, some liquorice. Ohw and coffee, lot’s of coffee, not too bitter. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4148) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
50 cl. Un liquide brun et sa mousse fondante. Un début de dentelle. Un nez de grains de café colombien, de noisettes et de caramel croquant. Une impression terreuse et quelques houblons en feuilles. Un goût collé aux arômes. Du chocolat et du café brun, des noix grillées et du caramel terreux. Une pointe d’alcool qui apporte une certaine richesse. En bouche, la sensation d’un corps de moyenne densité. Un pétillement qui tire vers le bas et une texture huileuse. Une finale de fèves de café torréfiées qui procurent une amertume bien accrochée.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3737) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2012
Small biege head darkest of red brown pours medium carbonation aromas strong coffee like liquer or strong bean roasted some vanilla and caramel nutty notes mild fruit the flavours citrus taste gritty touch coffee very tasty medium ibu lovely roaasted coffee caramel a sweetness sugary touch vanilla very bright but smooth brown ale the finish good aftertastes of the coffee sweet malts frut hops lasting bitter nice alround brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
12-OCT-2015, bottle @Morten, from Kihoskh. Hazy dark amber with a huge, fluffy, lasting, lacing, tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee. Taste is coffee, roast, caramel, bread. Huge carbonation. For a Brown ale this is one of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3688) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Bouteille de 500ml. bue avec Patrick. Bière brune acajou avec une mousse beige pâle durable. Un nez de café rôti, de cigare, tabac, de poussière, quelque chose qui rappelle un cendrier. Une odeur qui revient dans la Big Smoke. La bouche a une forte amertume d’alcool, elle semble mince, insignifiante, du chocolat, du café et de la poussière. 6+/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3584) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights and a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has rich floral and fruity coffee flavours, chocolate hints and a fruity and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear, dark amber with a small off white head which slowly disappears. Spotty lacing left about. Nose shows bitter coffee beans, toffee, a touch of aniseed and some piney hops. Freshly ground coffee beans come to mind. The faintest hint of milk chocolate in there too. Taste is slightly sweeter with a nice vanilla note throughout the bitter espresso like coffee notes. Heavy on the toffee with a hint of butterscotch about it. Grassy bitter and dry finish. Good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3479) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. Dark brown cloudy/muddy body with a thin off-white foamy head. Robust, complex malty/hoppy aroma with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Taste carries vanilla, woody, yeasty, and coffee notes. Ends with a strong, moderately warming bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Bottled. Pours hazy and deep brown with a medium sized off-white to beige head, leaving a fair lacing. Nose of grapefruit, orange, coffee, chocolate, caramel and floral + pepperish notes. Sweet flavor with a slightly toasted malt taste, that ends up more dry and decent bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft CO2. Delicious and very enjoyable. ★★★★

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