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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8924) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8883) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of grass, nettle, some fruits, malts, caramel and some smoke and jalapeno. Flavor of creamy coffee, dark malts, mild fruits, chocolate, cocoa and mild caramel. A bit offensive aroma, but the taste is quite nice and smooth.
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8820) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
On tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Pours very dark brown with an attractive clinging tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a hearty coffee and treacle flavor with a bit of anise and a dry finish. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8442) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8421) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8293) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
Dark brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. An aroma with a mix of nice hops and roasted malts plus faint coffee. Flavor starts heavy sweet, more coffee and hops. Finish moderate to heavy bitter. Harmonic and creamy and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8269) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8010) - 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.

3.2
   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.


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