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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6148-20140124] Bottle. Coffee grains aroma. Hazy, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-white head. More coffee and grainy malt in the flavour with a long aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Brown beer with a dark cream head. Big coffee and malt aroma. Big coffee and light malt flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Coffee and light malt linger with light nuttiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazy brown hued body with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are of coffee, minerals, lightly windex, medium dry. Bready malts. Pretty clean ester wise. Flavors show a nutty and roasty coffee note that seems a touch faded. Somewhat strong mineral content. Nutty and toasty malt. Lively bubbles, medium bodied. A bit bland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
50 cl bottle @ lusikka, no BBE info (probably olio has licked it away)
Aroma is rather strong on vegetable, jalopeno and nettle aromas typical to coffee beers. Flavour has mocha, very dark chocolate and jalopeno‐like vegetables. Very dry stuff, especially in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle share courtesy of sebletitje. The bottle pours brown with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of coffee and mild malty sweetness with a dash of hazel nut at the end of the draw. The taste delivers roasted coffee notes, some slightly roasted malts and a bit of hop spiciness. It gets a bit nutty here and there too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Party Source. Pours a deep amber color with a small off white head that collapses to a thin film. The aroma and flavor have big coffee notes, caramel, brown sugar,earthy character, a faint dark chocolate note and light nutty character. Light to medium bodied. Pretty decent brown ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
bottle from pivni rozmanitost in prague. more black than brown with a fluffy brown head; aroma of mudcake dough, vanilla cream and, of course, coffee beans; loads of bitter chocolate flavours, rice krispies, good whack of bitterness, beautifully balanced

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked wood and roasted coffee. Flavour of strong roasted malts, salty licorice, smoked wood and almonds. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Quite unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7434) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
4cl at Mikkeller Bangkok beer week. Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Coffee in the aroma and aftertaste. Lingering bitterness. Nice brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
8/IX/14 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-976)

Clear red purple brown beer, small beige to white head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, sweet, caramel, some vanilla, soft roastedness. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of coffee, pretty bitter, caramel, bit sweet, sugary, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: lots of coffee, mocha, caramel, little sourish, cocoa powder, bitter, hoppy, more coffee.


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