8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15074) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14610) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark brown - white head. Nice fresh coffee. Lovely fresh coffee aroma. Ok bitterness. Hazel nuts. Fruity. Smooth malty. Dry bitterness. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14399) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, coffee and vegetables. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 160213

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13416) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at Craft, Clerkenwell - 10/12/12. Opaque dark chestnut brown with a thin tan head that clears fairly quickly. Good lacing follows. Big coffee punch on the schnozzer, roast malts, espresso, light burnt tones. Taste comprises coffee, although nowhere near as strong as the nose, roast malts, sweet dark sugars, hops, touch pine. Full bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a hoppy coffee finish. Good stuff !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13111) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, strong coffee and caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, strong coffee, chocolate, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, alcohol, caramel,hop. Flavour is coffee, alcohol, caramel, hop, chocolate. full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12216) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured a cloudy dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, coffee and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11853) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter candis flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Powerfull but not harmonic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Pours deep brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fine duration. Aroma has lots of fresh ground coffee, caramel, soft chocolate. Low carbonation, fantastic creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of elegant dry coffee, roasted malts, light herbal, some citrussy hoppiness. Very bitter finish with some astringency from the coffee. Very elegant beer.

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